Andrew McCarthy asked why Biden’s DOJ is launching a civil rights investigation in the Memphis case where black officers have been accused of second-degree murder over the death of a black man.
The story elaborates that the Biden Justice Department, at the agitation of “activists,” is opening a civil-rights investigation into the matter. Prosecutors are apparently scrutinizing it under Section 242 of the federal penal code. That civil-rights provision makes it a crime for people acting willfully and under color of law (e.g., on-duty police officers) to deprive others of their federal rights or subject them to discriminatory treatment by reason of their “color, or race.” Hence the Times’ emphasis on the fact that Nichols was a “Black man.” Section 242 further instructs that if death results, as it did in Nichols’s case, the offending police officers “may be sentenced to death” or to life imprisonment.What is the basis for believing that the police beat Nichols to his death because he was a black man?
This is where the failure of so many conservatives to understand and anticipate the radical imagination is such a problem.
Conservatives believe that leftists actually care about racism. They don’t. False or real claims of racism are a tool for taking over America. The race of the officers is completely irrelevant. They’re out to dismantle policing as an institution to reinvent in their own image and under their total control.
Here’s Squad member Rep. Cori Bush saying it in her press release.
“Charging the officers who brutalized Tyre is not enough. Our country will continue to sanction the taking of black lives with impunity until it embraces an affirmative vision of public safety and dismantles its racist policing system rooted in enslavement and government control. And let’s be clear: merely diversifying police forces will never address the violent, racist architecture that underpins our entire criminal legal system. The mere presence of black officers does not stop policing from being a tool of white supremacy.”
And here’s Van Jones in a CNN editorial…
“From the King beating to the murder nearly three years ago of George Floyd, American society has often focused on the race of the officers — so often white — as a factor in their deplorable acts of violence.
“But the narrative “white cop kills unarmed black man” should never have been the sole lens through which we attempted to understand police abuse and misconduct. It’s time to move to a more nuanced discussion of the way police violence endangers black lives.”
The Left has actually been saying that racism is not about race, it’s about power, for a while.
Conservatives have trouble grasping the implications of this. The Biden administration is moving to a civil rights investigation because the radical activists at the wheel at the DOJ, especially Kirsten Clarke, are going to create a precedent for just that.
Some conservatives look at 5 black cops charged in a police brutality case and think that they’ve disproven BLM. Nah. The game plan for the hijacking of the civil rights movement was about centralizing control of local institutions under a massive federal government in the name of fighting racism. The whole push for labeling America as being “systemically racist” is ultimately about depicting all institutions and every area of life as violating civil rights and taking control of them.
How better to make the case that policing is inherently racist than by launching a civil rights investigation of black cops? When you go beyond individual race to race as a systemic element, then everyone can be racist as long as there’s disproportionate impact. The rising number of minorities in policing and in life in general means that a systemic racism shift is inevitable if the Left is going to retain its civil rights powers.
And even grow them.
Too many conservatives chase complicated conspiracy theories and miss what’s right in front of them even when the Left is actually announcing what it’s doing.
Mo de Profit says
Who wants to join the police force today?
Algorithmic Analyst says
Similar to the situation with black policemen hired by the British in their African colonies during the 1800s. Racist for working for the white power structure. Was just reading about that in one of Baden-Powell’s books.
Spurwing Plover says
So when will the riots stop and with the Internal Robbery Service finance them?
These are the kind of cops you get when good cops doing a thankless job have been demonized by the Left and get no support from Communist mayors and DAs who continue to release thugs back onto the streets…
Good guys no longer want to be cops so these are the kind of cops you get. I’m sure they have had to lower the standards for qualification just as they have for our military service members.
Jeff Bargholz says
Most lefties actually believe in their misplaced accusations of white racism. They do want total power, though.
Algorithmic Analyst says
They don’t know history either. Exactly the same problem happened in the 1800s in British colonies in Africa. The black policemen they hired had to be closely and strictly supervised to prevent them abusing their power, even against members of their own tribe.
Jeff Bargholz says
Unsurprising. Who abuses power handed to them more than blacks? It isn’t racist to notice that fact.
The left, are their own worst enemy. Everything they do does and will come back upon themselves. They just don’t want to remember those things, it makes it hard to recruit new expendables.
Alexander Scipio says
What people are missing is this: What is going on with the CRT-based ‘anti-racist” nonsense, by “Progressivism,” by Marxism BLM, by Antifa… is a revolt by non-Westerners against the West; against our art, literature, music. norms, values, traditions, work ethic, morals, … PROGRESS. — the THINGS THAT CREATED THE WEST AND THAT THE WEST CREATED… THAT ACHIEVED MODERNITY.
That we are white is only happenstance and proxy. The revolt is against those who succeeded – by those who did not. It is a demand by non-Westerners that what we did is not important, is, in fact, evil… because WE did it and THEY did not; because WE succeeded and THEY failed. How was modernity built? Merit, punctuality, hard work, hard education, solid science – all the things that today are taught as “white supremacy.” All the things no other people accomplished.
This is not about race – that is a proxy. It is about how far the West has outstripped ALL others – those incapable of creating what we did – or they would have – and destroying what they could not create. Because history cannot be rewritten, our creation of modernity cannot be changed. Others need to accept it – or be crushed… because WE are not going to leave behind a world in which OUR kids are punished because the punishers, at a civilizational level, achieved NOTHING.
Alexander Scipio says
If they continue to attack us, we WILL fight back. As with the creation of modernity, in which we succeeded and they did not – the race war they demand will have the same result and for the same reasons: We.. CAN.. and THEY …. CANNOT.
When those railing against “white supremacy” reject ALL of what we created and have shared without complaint: machine-woven textiles, grids delivering water and electricity and taking-away sewage, modern metallurgy, integrated circuits, chips, computers, communication, electronics, mechanized transport, modern fertilizers and farming techniques that feed the world… THEN – and ONLY then – can their anti-modernity screed be paid attention; until then it is the whining of humanity’s losers.
Jeff Bargholz says
Those are some VERY good points. I don’t know why most white people don’t take pride in our accomplishments.
Let’s face it . we are better. than the rest.
My view of the inner working of the lefty mind is that there aren’t any inner workings. They emote strongly to slogans “All Cops are racist- defund the police” the same way someone on drugs dances wildly to club music.
When the tune changes they gyrate to the next slogan. They’ll even get aggressive over their slogans.
But its never the content of the slogan, its just a trigger for hate and bullying and aggression.
Just a few years ago (eons in lefty time) women were protesting Trump’s supposed attitude toward women with female genital shaped hats on to support women.
Now, no one knows what a woman is and, in fact, the concept of “woman” has been discontinued,
They’re just gyrating to a new slogan.
Hiring quotas. More hiring quotas thats what is needed here………It cures all evils.
Steven Brizel says
This is what the woke world truly belives -ignore violent crime, sysfunctional families the gang culture, msyognistic music videos and use education as a means of Marxisit indoctrination on issues of race