Leftists appear to have the case they’ve been looking for in the shooting of an unarmed black South Carolina man by a white police officer who shot him in the back and killed him. The officer has been charged with murder. Al Sharpton has decided that the solution is to nationalize the police.
How is that going to help this Al?
Sharpton insists that we need national legislation akin to the Civil Rights Act based on this case.
He made his demand at the kickoff of his National Action Network’s annual convention.
“There must be national policy and national law on policing,” Rev. Al said. “We can’t go from state to state, we’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.”
His audience applauded his speech. The audience included leftists and sketchy politicians including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congressman Charles Rangel, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, city Comptroller Scott Stringer and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
“We commend them (the officials who arrested and charged the officer), but we cannot have a justice system that hopes we have a mayor in the right city or a police chief,” he said. “We have to have one policy that is national.”
He called for cameras and “accountability”. The accountability he would like to see are civilian review boards. Officers are held to account now. The proof lies in this case. The officer has been charged with murder.
Sharpton, a socialist, thinks national policing is a civil rights issue.
“They fought for a national Civil Rights Act, a national Voting Rights Act. It’s time for this country to have national policing,” Sharpton said.
DeBlasio, whose lack of regard for the police is renowned, agrees with race hustler Sharpton.
“It’s a broad point he’s making, and I think he way he made the analogy to the Voting Rights Act is the right one. We’ve got to figure out how to create the right relationship between police and community,” de Blasio told reporters. “The vast majority of police do their job well and want to work more closely with the community. Obviously community residents want to work more closely with the police. But we have to create more of a national standard that says we all have to be on the same page.”
De Blasio has a close relationship with Sharpton and appears to run things by him on a regular basis. He is also a leftist who believes an all-powerful and controlling central government. This is the man who consorted with the communist Sandinistas.
In August of last year, another Obama minion, Elijah Cummings, sent a letter from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to President Obama demanding a police czar and national police standards.
“The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter read. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.”
The letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the Justice Department to monitor and oversee local police departments that receive federal funding.
In 2011, Barack Obama told the CBC, “I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do, CBC.”
They are doing what he asked.
Ferguson wasn’t even a legitimate case. “Hands up” never happened and the entire event was completely made up.
The justice system and law enforcement are constant targets of the totalitarian left who will use this one isolated case to force their will on Americans.
The DOJ has leftists in Ferguson now”reforming” the Ferguson police whether they need it or not.
The Obama administration has pilot programs in six cities who, for federal monies, have agreed to federal police training and are submitting to research. Research is controlling in of itself. It wouldn’t be as much of a concern if it weren’t for the fact that Barack Obama is nationalizing all pillars of society and he has a penchant for social work policing.
In March of this year, Obama unveiled his interim plan to nationalize state and local police. It’s the basis for the pilot program. Labeled the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, it’s a totalitarian leftist’s dream and will prove to be a formidable force for nationalization once its tentacles permeate policing tactics and principles.
He even sent out a dog whistle to his useful idiots in the media. “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it.”
We will all be Chicago one day.