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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How Obama encouraged riots

Here is what President Barack Obama said in a prepared speech, after the Ferguson grand jury decision:
There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction. ...

Finally, we need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is in too many parts of this country a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country. ...

But what is also true is that there are still problems and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up. Separating that from this particular decision, there are issues in which the law too often feels as if it is being applied in a discriminatory fashion.
By saying that Americans are understandably angry about the grand jury decision, he was making excuses for riots.

Obama continues to imply that Michael Brown was shot out of racial discrimination against communities of color. He continues to have a federal civil rights investigation against Ferguson, implying that there is some crime that racist Ferguson officials are covering up. He made sure that this controversy would continue from August until the recent election, and many Democrat candidates used it to help get blacks to vote.

If the federal investigators have evidence of a crime, they could have brought a federal indictment a couple of months ago. Or they could have presented evidence exonerating the Ferguson police. Either course of action would have quelled the unrest. I cannot think of any good reason for Obama's actions, except that he considered it good politics.

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