The terms of a “consent decree” under which the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) will now operate represent a long step toward turning the CPD into a branch of the federal government.
Left-wing pundits are busy trying to make the May 17 Twin Peaks biker shootout in Waco, Texas, a story about anything but crime.
Behind the orchestrated riots that were allowed to strike Baltimore in recent weeks, and Ferguson, Missouri, before that, lies an agenda that has nothing to do with the fact that “Black Lives Matter.” As the Obama administration and more than a few race-mongers allied with the White House have already made clear, the real goal involves further chipping away at local self-government and community control over police departments — and expanding federal control over local law enforcement in its place. In between fanning the division and unrest with racialist rhetoric, Obama is also exploiting the chaos he is helping to create in a bid to advance everything from a greater government role in childrearing to increased wealth redistribution.
Recent unrest in Baltimore may be “just the beginning,” according to one establishment voice promoting more. Virtually all Americans expect more strife and chaos in the cities this summer, according to surveys. One prominent talk-show host even said America is in the midst of a “civil war.” And various agitators are encouraging more violence, looting, and unrest as a means of bringing about “change.” The establishment’s agenda, though, is "change" toward tyranny, plain and simple.
Prejudice is rife in America today and is exemplified by the Freddie Gray/Baltimore affair. But that prejudice is not what you think.
While Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake infamously has said “We don’t have thugs in Baltimore,” they certainly did have at least one: Freddie Gray.
Baltimore police received an order to “stand down” amid the recent violence and unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray that swept the city, according to a Maryland sheriff who was there to help guard City Hall and the Baltimore Police Department headquarters. Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis revealed in an explosive radio interview that law enforcement officers were outraged about the instructions, which contributed to the widespread property damage and looting, and the injuries sustained by about 100 police officers. Critics of the mayor are calling the order "reprehensible" and wondering whether the Obama administration may have played a role in jeoperdizing police, residents, and businesses.
Two people have been indicted and one person has pled guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane closures case that prompted a 16-month federal investigation into New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration.
Last Thursday Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed into law the strongest prohibition yet by any state against accepting “free” used military equipment from the federal government.
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seems to have a unique (one would hope) method for dealing with rioters: Let them destroy property.