The high cost of Obama's and Holder's race mongering

President Obama is either delusional or consciously lying when he claims that race relations have improved in his presidency. Writing in the New York Post, John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky not only show that the public disagrees quite strongly, they point out the cost of Department of Justice actions based on the assumption that police forces are racist. Consider what the DoJ has wrought in Seattle:

Take Seattle, where Justice claimed that “Biased policing is not primarily about the ill-intentioned officer but rather the officer who engages in discriminatory practices subconsciously,” adding that even a well-meaning cop can violate the civil rights of black suspects by operating “on implicit biases that impact that officer’s behavior or perceptions.”

Even though DOJ admitted it couldn’t verify the supposed bias, in 2012 it ordered Seattle to weaken its use-of-force rules while disciplining officers engaged in “implicit bias.”

A lawsuit by Seattle police officers against Justice charges that the new policies have led to “hesitation and paralysis” in officers being able to carry out their duty to protect the public from criminals. The suit notes that crime rates have climbed in Seattle — with aggravated assaults up 14%, car theft up 44% and murders up 21%. It is those trends that should scare New Yorkers about the Obama-Holder approach to law enforcement.

America has managed to reduce its crime problem over the last few decades. Thanks to the racialists, that trend may reverse itself.

President Obama is either delusional or consciously lying when he claims that race relations have improved in his presidency. Writing in the New York Post, John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky not only show that the public disagrees quite strongly, they point out the cost of Department of Justice actions based on the assumption that police forces are racist. Consider what the DoJ has wrought in Seattle:

Take Seattle, where Justice claimed that “Biased policing is not primarily about the ill-intentioned officer but rather the officer who engages in discriminatory practices subconsciously,” adding that even a well-meaning cop can violate the civil rights of black suspects by operating “on implicit biases that impact that officer’s behavior or perceptions.”

Even though DOJ admitted it couldn’t verify the supposed bias, in 2012 it ordered Seattle to weaken its use-of-force rules while disciplining officers engaged in “implicit bias.”

A lawsuit by Seattle police officers against Justice charges that the new policies have led to “hesitation and paralysis” in officers being able to carry out their duty to protect the public from criminals. The suit notes that crime rates have climbed in Seattle — with aggravated assaults up 14%, car theft up 44% and murders up 21%. It is those trends that should scare New Yorkers about the Obama-Holder approach to law enforcement.

America has managed to reduce its crime problem over the last few decades. Thanks to the racialists, that trend may reverse itself.