Leftist AG to Probe PD in Leftist City for ‘Systemic Racism’
Derek Chauvin’s sentence hasn’t even been issued, but Merrick Garland sees racism everywhere.
Six years ago, Barack Obama’s Social Justice Department investigated the Ferguson Police Department for “systemic racism” after the police-shooting death of Michael Brown. Remember, Brown was a large black thug who bull-rushed white Police Officer Darren Wilson and fought for his gun before Wilson shot and killed him. Yet somehow Brown became the Left’s poster child for the whole “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative and one of the earliest martyrs in the profitable Black Lives Matter crusade.
While the DOJ ultimately cleared Wilson of racism or civil rights violations, then-Attorney General Eric Holder’s social justice warriors predictably found exactly what they were looking for — systemic racism in the Ferguson PD. The department certainly had legitimate problems, and no officer or department is above accountability, but Holder’s report offered no real solutions and it was just one of an eyebrow-raising 23 pattern-or-practice investigations conducted by Obama’s DOJ as part of his war on cops.
Unfortunately, it seems we’re about to see that same movie again.
On Wednesday, the day after Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Social Justice Department will take a look at possible “unconstitutional” practices in the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Chauvin verdict, Garland insisted, “does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis.” Well, of course not. Chauvin was on trial for his specific actions — none of which included racism, despite leftist fever dreams. Nevertheless, Garland effectively indicted the entire department, saying, “The Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing.”
Note for context that Joe “Unity” Biden’s nominee to lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, which will handle this investigation, is Kristen Clarke, an utterly racist and deplorable cop-hater. In other words, the deck is stacked.
To the Left, Chauvin’s guilt was a foregone conclusion, and the trial was a mere formality to reach the “correct” verdict. Even if Garland insists that good officers “welcome accountability,” the entire Minneapolis PD can be forgiven for thinking the same thing will play out with the DOJ.
Such guilty-until-proven-innocent probes inevitably result in less policing. It’s been called the Ferguson Effect for obvious reasons, and it ends up with more crime and more lost lives. Such is the price of leftists finding their racist bogeyman.
Then again, this is a leftist regime investigating a police department in one of the most leftist cities in the country. In fact, the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband its police department last year before thinking better of it, though the city still settled with Floyd’s family for an absurd $27 million, even as Chauvin’s jurors were being chosen. National Democrats are no better. As one example, recall that then-Senator Joe Biden wrote the 1994 crime bill, which many blame for the disproportionate incarceration of black people.
Come to think of it, leftists control most of the real power centers in this country — the federal government, media, public schools and academia, Hollywood, Big Tech, and increasingly even the corporate world.
So if there’s “systemic racism,” who runs the system?
- Justice Department
- Derek Chauvin
- George Floyd
- Merrick Garland
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