For claiming to be a Constitutional professor and others claiming him to be a Constitutional scholar, Barack Obama didn’t really understand the whole federalism thing. If you study the Constitution one of the first things you learn is that the federal government was given specific enumerated (that means a numbered list for those of you who claim to be a liberal) powers of things it can do, and everything outside of that is controlled by the states. Obama apparently skipped that part in school, and also the 10th Amendment, because he did all kinds of things that encroached on the sovereignty of states, which violated the 10th Amendment.
That means, there’s a whole lot of bad policies that have to be rolled back.
H/T US Herald
Despite facing an onslaught of accusations of perjury and even demands for his resignation from Congressional Democrats intent on driving him from office, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is hard at work heading up the Department of Justice and overseeing a return to common sense law enforcement.
And while some organizations funded by the Left will not be happy with the new policies of the Sessions DOJ, minorities will begin feeling the benefit almost immediately.
While speaking at a meeting of the attorneys general of the states, the AG said that the department would be “pulling back” on the type of federal micromanaging of local police departments that hindered their ability to “do their jobs.”
“Rather than dictating to local police how to do their jobs, or spending scarce federal resources to sue them in court, we should use our money, research, and expertise to help them figure out what is happening and determine the best ways to fight crime,” said Sessions.
The Attorney General did not specifically identify the Black Lives Matter movement by name, he was clear that he believes amateur videos shot during the commission of crimes are making it more difficult for law enforcement officers to carry out their mission.
“In this age of viral videos and targeted killings of police, many of our men and women in law enforcement are becoming more cautious,” he said.
Videos purporting to show police violence against suspects and even showing crime scenes after the fact have skewed evidence and served not only to inflame local sentiment resulting in riots but triggered lengthy and expensive federal investigations during the Obama years.
Investigations into the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exonerated officer Darren Wilson, but only after weeks of rioting including arson, looting and vandalism gripped the community.
The claim that Brown had been in a position of surrender prior to Wilson firing was also disproved, but the narrative of “Hands up, don’t shoot,” had been taken up by the Black Lives Matter movement, even recreated in the well of the House of Representatives and adopted by news anchors as “proof” of police antipathy against blacks.
As a result, then-president Barack Obama named a commission to make recommendations for broad police reform relating specifically to police abuse of minorities.
Similar Obama-era moves, such as ending the “stop and frisk” and “broken windows” policies in urban areas such as New York City and Chicago, along with the adoption of massive paperwork requirements for police following each “contact” have made cops reluctant to go into the very areas – such as the south side of Chicago where gang violence has driven the homicide rate to all-time highs – where the minority population needs police intervention the most.