Former president Barack Obama, in a video, claimed that the federal government cannot hope to solve the crisis at the ground level and that the crucial changes have to come at the local level.
“The police reform has to take place in more than 19 000 American municipalities, more than 18 000 local enforcement jurisdictions….we need to be clear where change is going to happen. It is mayors, country executives that appoint most police chiefs and negotiate collective bargaining agreements with police unions and that determines police practices in local communities.
“It’s DAs and State’s Attorney’s that typically decide whether or not to investigate police misconduct. And those are all elected officials.”
Many of these jurisdictions are already Democrat controlled, including Minneapolis where the George Floyd incident ignited the riots which have now spread globally. The problem is that are not all parties at a local level are involved in a battle for federal power, suggesting that the BLM movement is being directed from from the top, from an oligarchy in Washington, for political gain.
The tactics used by the Democrats are very similar to the ones successfully used in Europe to overthrow governments through mob action. Ukraine with the Maidan upheaval, comes to mind, with the US in the grip of colour revolution.
This latest power game has also buried the investigation into the Russiagate hoax by the Senate Judiciary where all have admitted that there was nothing to investigate even back in January 2017.
The public image of the US throughout the world has changed however, as years of careful branding and propaganda have been put to waste. No US ambassador can now express concerns about police violence in a foreign country without being laughed at.
While a majority of white Americans oppose the movement to “defund the police”, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago fired a prominent University of Chicago economics professor, Harald Uhlig because he had expressed reservations about Black Lives Matter’s call to defund police departments.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Chicago Fed terminated Uhlig’s contract on the same day he tweeted: “We need more police, we need to pay them more, we need to train them better.”
A majority of black Americans support defunding law enforcement (57 percent). Black support is more than double that of whites (26 percent), and black Americans are nearly twice as likely as whites (33 percent) to back key tenets of the movement which include more funding for mental health, housing and education programmes.
And Democrats clearly stood out as the only political faction that approved defunding the police (55 percent) by a majority.
Forbes reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook, a Democratic Party supporter, recently announced that his company would give $100 million to promote “racial justice”.
Cook reportedly plans to expand its recruitment efforts with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and work together with the Equal Justice Initiative which is a nonprofit group providing legal representation to black prisoners.
Similarly Starbucks announced that it planned to donate $1m to “organizations promoting racial equity and more inclusive and just communities”. Employees are now also allowed to violate its dresscode by wearing BLM t-shirts and gear, the Guardian reported.
A BLM supporter who had attended a Black Lives Matter march in Seattle to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, told The Gateway Pundit that he was “saddened and disheartened to see that the organizers were requiring all whites to go to the back of the march, with protest leaders shouting, screaming and shoving, militantly ordering ‘Whites to the back!’
“Later, I was told this had been published in advance on their website and any surprise on my part was my own fault. Upon checking, this turned out to be factual.”