In the latest witch hunt to emerge from the White House, Obama is sending his thug Eric holder after cops who appear to arrest people based on “racial bias.”
According to Reuters, the Justice Department plans to comb through data surrounding stops, searches, and arrests in five cities across the country searching for racial bias after Obama’s call for “better relations” between law enforcement and minorities because George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
“Racial disparities contribute to tension in our nation generally and within communities of color specifically, and tend to breed resentment towards law enforcement that is counterproductive to the goal of reducing crime,” Holder said in a statement on Monday.
The Justice Department will be spending $4.75 million on researching the data and trying to find ways to end what they see as racial disparities.
However what Holder and Obama are claiming is racial bias isn’t racism in the least. One only needs to look at the crime statistics to understand that. For example, in New York City, black and Hispanic assailants committed 96% of all crimes in 2008.
From January through June of that year, 83% of all gun assailants were black even though black people only make up 24% of the population. Also, 49 out of every 50 muggings that occurred were perpetrated by either a black or Hispanic person. The numbers are wildly disproportionate to the population and hardly can be blamed on racial bias, especially considering the majority of police officers in NYC are of minority descent, wouldn’t you say?
Let’s look at another city, Chicago. In 2011 blacks and Hispanics were responsible for 94.8% of the murders in the city combined. Black people made up 70.5% of the murders and Hispanics the other 24.3%, and this is only with murders.
So while Obama and Holder fan the race flames they ignore the underlying issue that should be at the forefront of the debate. When looking at such staggering statistics it’s hard to blame racist cops for the disparities, especially in a city like New York that goes out of its way to hire minority officers.
Perhaps instead of looking to blame the police for arresting criminals they should be looking at how to prevent people from becoming criminals to begin with. Giving minorities a free pass by blaming the police isn’t helpful by any means and only leads people to believe they’re victims of something when it’s not the case.
Are there racist police? Of course, however nearly every officer would have to be racist and engage in breaking the law to create these types of statistics. The odds on that are even more slim than Obama not injecting race into everything.