Exploiting Michael Brown Spectacle, Obama Moves on Local Law Enforcement

The Michael Brown spectacle was constructed upon the sort of occurrence that happens all the time in a nation of 320 million people. The unremarkable well-deserved death of a sordid thug was hyped into a major historic event by people who obviously have an agenda. There is more to it than Obama implementing the classic divide and conquer tactic by exacerbating bogus racial grievances. They are moving closer to ultimate objectives — like the progressive federal takeover of state and local police:

“We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” [Obama] said Monday.

“Fundamentally transform,” he might have said.

“We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Obama also instructed his media allies to help a federalization of policing, and to sideline critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it.”

The media was certainly helpful in hyping the Michael Brown shooting, constantly characterizing the vicious sociopath as a “teenager” and a “gentle giant.” There is no reason to think the industry personified by compulsive liar Brian Williams will not continue to make itself useful.

Obama is trying to expand progressive control by attaching more conditions to federal funding of state and local law-enforcement efforts. “We can expand the [federally-funded] COPS program… to see if we can get more incentives for local communities to apply some of the best practices and lessons that are embodied in this report,” he said.

Take federal money, wear the federal leash. That’s why federal tax booty is handed out to all and sundry.

The immediate purpose of federalizing local police will be, to borrow Obama’s expression, to help the Regime’s friends and punish its enemies.

Those best practices likely will eventually include rules that restrict police investigations of groups that are part of the Democratic coalition, and rules that try to level convictions and penalties among various sub-groups of the United States, regardless of actual conviction rates.

Blacks are statistically more likely to commit crimes. But according to the ideology of our rulers, whites must be arrested in equal proportion. Guilt is irrelevant.

Other officially favored groups, including perverts involved and the sex industry and Muslims suspected of plotting terrorism, will be sure to benefit.

But this politically correct lunacy is only the beginning of the tyranny that can be inflicted with federal control over local police, which is a necessary step in the ongoing fundamental transformation from constitutional republicanism to authoritarian dictatorship.

On a tip from Bill T. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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