Obama told the International Police Chiefs Conference in Chicago how much he appreciates the police and thanked them several times.
But is it true?
The White House has put much of the blame for the violence in minority communities on police and guns, ignoring the root causes. Social justice activists working with the empowered and emboldened criminals caused most of the problems in Baltimore and some other cities targeted by the administration.
Obama has continually blamed police and not the gangs, broken families, racism on the part of minorities, and drugs though he might mention them as an aside on occasion.
Police are afraid to do their jobs because of the tone he has set and crime is rising as a result.
In May, Barack Obama announced he was issuing $163 million in grants with taxpayer money to hire community organizers allegedly to build trust but we all know they are going to run around bullying police, collecting data aimed at nailing police, and they will be comprised of far-left Democrats. I don’t know who is getting the grants but it will undoubtedly include LaRaza and ACORN which now goes under different names.
Also in May, while Baltimore was in flames, Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico, Maryland, said the officers are afraid to be proactive even though it is necessary to save lives.
The police have been “disemboweled”, Sheriff Lewis said. “It’s the worst I’ve seen since I’ve been in law enforcement.” It’s the worst race relations he has seen and it was the best he had seen ten years ago.
Sheriff Lewis said the general feeling across the country is police are fearful of doing their job. He’s hearing it on a daily basis .
He told Sean Hannity on his show that “The President was very quick to weigh in on Trayvon Martin, very quick to weigh in, as you well know, on the Michael Brown case, and the Eric Garner case, but he’s not used any of his presidential influence or power to stop the violence that’s occurring in Baltimore City, in Chicago…Rahm Emanuel, his former Chief of Staff, is currently the mayor…nothing’s been done about this at all in these urban areas.”
After watching a video clip of Obama commenting about the Cambridge police acting “stupidly”, Sean Hannity asked Sheriff Lewis for a response and whether he thought the president has impacted this.
“Wow, Sean. He’s impacted this tremendously,” Sheriff Lewis said. “The racial disparities have grown exponentially under the Obama administration under Eric Holder’s leadership. We have seen this grow rapidly over the last several years. Race relations had been the best I had ever seen 8 or 10 years ago. They have eroded tremendously under the Obama administration and Eric Holder. The worst I’ve ever seen.”
Even Geraldo was infuriated with the anti-cop rhetoric.
In September of this year, Barack Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus and brought up law enforcement who they “love” but who are also “unfair”.
He wants young black women treated with “love and care, not skepticism”, by police, he said.
“Do not make this as an either-or proposition,” he said firmly. “This is a both-and proposition. We want to protect our police officers — we’ll do a better job doing of it if our communities can feel confident that they are being treated fairly. Hope I’m making that clear. Hope I’m making that clear.”
“Our law enforcement officers do outstanding work in an incredibly difficult job. They put their lives on the line…we appreciate them and love them,” he said of the police. The recommendations (that are being used to nationalize the police) are for their safety too he said.
It’s about love, but, and there is always a “but”, there has to be understanding and police have to be fairer.
Obama is quick to send in Federal social work monitors to tell them how to do their job, condemn police, promote hate groups, and launch Federal investigations. He believes all US systems are inherently racist. It is the system that lands minorities in jail, not their crimes or background.
When people in Ferguson were rioting and looting, Barack Obama met with them at the White House and formed an advisory group. He completely ignored the police. AG Eric Holder went to Ferguson and met with them personally and ignored the police.
In March, he said:
“Just this week, I was asked whether I thought the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report shows that, with respect to race, little has changed in this country. I understand the question, for the report’s narrative was woefully familiar. It evoked the kind of abuse and disregard for citizens that spawned the Civil Rights Movement. But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed. What happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom; and before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was.”
The “abuse” and “disregard” he is talking about are the police.
No matter how bad the behavior of his chosen minority rioters, he has consistently taken their side and attacked police. He defended extremist hate groups like BlackLivesMatter twice last week alone. These are the people calling cops murderers and threatening to kill them. We are supposed to accept that it’s not the top leadership doing it as if they would have given the Tea Party were they violent.
Listen, he doesn’t have a negative word to say:
When it became obvious that the Michael Brown shooting was a legitimate shooting, Obama wished he could have done more to indict him federally of a hate crime for which there was no evidence.
The same attacks were duplicated in the cases of Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and others. The goal is to fundamentally transform the entire criminal justice system into a social work agency with social justice as the framework.
His contempt for police dates back to 2009 when he attacked the Cambridge police for doing their job with a difficult professor who resisted.