Do you remember in 2008 when then-candidate Obama said this?
In an administration replete with broken promises, this one appears to be one Obama intends to keep.
As I have documented in the past, Obama has been arming the federal government at war-like levels, and the militarization of the civilian police has been in overdrive since he was sworn in. From tanks to electronic surveillance equipment that makes it possible for police to see inside your home without entering it, it appears that the “equipping” part of the equation is nearing completion.
So now it’s time to launch the next phase of Obama’s plan for federal control of civilian police.
The Department of Justice announced that it has selected six U.S. cities to serve as pilot sites, to develop and deploy federal guidance for local police to create better procedures, reduce racial bias, and regain citizens’ trust. It will use taxpayer dollars to deploy “experts” and “researchers” charged with training officers to act in a manner that the DOJ deems “just.”
Translation? They will do exactly what Obama wants done.
Why is this so troubling? Well, it was within the first 100 days of Obama’s new administration that Janet Napolitano released her “Right-wing Extremist” report that labeled citizens concerned about illegal immigration, abortion, increasing federal power and restrictions on firearms—even singling out returning war veterans—as terrorist threats. This same approach to domestic terrorism has been used in the Justice Department’s “training” schemes for state and local police.
Another concern comes in the aftermath of events in Ferguson, MO., where the Congressional Black Caucus has officially requested that Obama create a national “police czar.”
When you take these facts and add the documented incidents where the DOJ has been found to be working with anti-Christian groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, there’s little reason to believe that this latest effort by the Obama administration is anything less than the beginning of a national police force.
Adolph Hitler had a nationalized police force that eventually gave birth to the murderous Gestapo. It’s beginning to look like Obama is well on the way to creating the same.
For more information on this subject, I recommend this article at The New American.