There's no clearer path to a police state than central control. The Federal government should not be in the business of intervening in local law enforcement matters at all unless there's evidence that Federal laws are being violated. No Federal laws have been violated in Ferguson.
But what Democrats are proposing in response to Ferguson would be an even more nightmarish police state.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement.
“The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter reads. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.”
In addition to the commission, the letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the Justice Department to monitor and oversee local police departments that receive federal funding.
The Federal government should not be in the business of funding, arming, overseeing or directing local police departments. That's what local governments are for. Now the CBC, most of which should be in jail on corruption charges anyway, would like Holder to appoint a community organizer to oversee the nation's police forces.
That's not exactly a coincidence.
We have lawlessness at the top. An easy way to distract from that is to go after the police.