President Obama forever indelibly stamped his administration as being anti-cop from almost the first moment of being in office.
Remember Henry Louis Gates Jr.? He was the Cambridge University professor, and friend of Obama, who was briefly detained by police investigating a home break-in.
President Obama immediately took to the bully pulpit and accused the police of “acting stupidly” and, of course, he played the race card.
Thus began the White House’s war on cops that has, according to the Washington Post, resulted in “25 investigations into law enforcement agencies and…14 consent decrees, along with some other agreements.”
Consent decrees are, essentially, forced ‘agreements’ between the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division and targeted law enforcement agencies designed to evaluate the practices of police officers in handling suspects.
This is Leftist code for ‘Protect the criminals at all costs!’ while putting the safety and resulting morale of the police in jeopardy.
On April 3, Attorney Jeff Sessions moved to undo this sham of a policy and announced that “agreements reached previously between the department’s civil rights division and local police departments…will be subject to review by his two top deputies, throwing into question whether all of the agreements will stay in place,” whines the Post.
The wailing, rending of garments and gnashing of teeth on the Left is infused with adjectives like “terrible” and “alarming” all because the AG is going to review these agreements?
No. The consternation is due to the threat posed to yet another one of Obama’s misguided legacies and nothing else.