President Obama seeks to federalize America's police departments -
"I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference,” he said during his evening press conference in Poland when he was asked about the Dallas attack.
Those actions, he said, would be based on the recommendations of the panel that he picked after the 2014 street riots in Ferguson, Missouri. The panel offered “practical concrete solutions that can reduce — if not eliminate — the problems of racial bias,” Obama said.
The dramatic shootings are an opportunity to push that agenda, Obama said. “If my voice has been true and positive, my hope would be that… [the panel] surfaces problems, it frames them, it allows us to wrestle with these issue and try to come up with practical solutions,” he said.
Obama began touting the panel’s recommendations in March 2015. The report, titled “President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report,” was published in May 2015.
The report urges the federal government to federalize police training and practices, via the use of federal lawsuits, grants and threats to cut federal aid. So far, Obama’s deputies have cajoled and sued more than 30 police jurisdictions to adopt federal rules in a slow-motion creation of a national police system, similar to the slow-motion creation of a federal-run health-sector via Obamacare.
Federalization coupled with the ongoing militarization of local police departments is a direct threat to liberty. This will create local forces that are no more answerable to local citizenry than the TSA agents at the local airports. To protect and to serve will be replaced with implementing the guidelines and agendas of the Washington elite.
We can already witness TSA abuses at airports and the setting aside of immigration laws by the border patrol under orders from Obama. We have a Internal Revenue Service that targets Republican organizations and an FBI that admits Hillary Clinton is guilty as well - but refused to recommend prosecution. Do we really want our local police under government control? Seeing the president sack military leaders who didn't drink his koolaid, how long do you think police chiefs, sheriffs, and other police leaders who opposed Washington guidelines would last.
Let's not be the generation who quietly surrendered their liberty.