Throughout this presidents administration The United States has creeped even more closer towards a corporatist/fascist state. Obamacare secured the governments control over health care/insurance, Common Core secured control over the nations educational system. President Obama has signed into law executive orders such as the NDAA and NDRP., which have tightened the noose of Federal control over the citizens rights and access to resources. If this is the “change” that Obama promised, then the American people have lost all “Hope”
On December 18th, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order establishing The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This past Monday the president touted that commission’s interim report as a chance to take action in advancing national standards and practices for local policing. The plan is nothing short of the beginning of a nationalized police force which would usurp local constitutional authority and would undeniably tie national politics to local policing.
The President announced his plan to take over state and local law enforcement with the familiar phrasing of “seizing the opportunity”.“We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,”
That “opportunity” he speaks of is the crisis ignited when former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown; a crisis that was exacerbated by the media and politicians, fanning the flames of racial tension for ratings and attention.The Obama administration is using the Ferguson riots of August 2014, to sell us on the need for more federal control.
The federal government will use its police funding programs, such as COPS (community oriented policing services), as a way to exert more control over local practices. Conditions for funding will slowly erode local control of policing. Policies for fighting crimes will slowly wind up being planned from Washington rather than by community leaders.
Obama suggested that local law enforcement would work better operating subordinately under the federal government. Of course, such action would not be grounded in constitutionality—something the president has already proven won’t hold him back. It would also make police forces on all levels subject to the political aims of federal politicians.
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