Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Holder wants to convict the innocent

I have often complained that people do not believe in Innocent Until Proven Guilty anymore. An example is how the Obama administration has forced colleges, including Stanford, Harvard, and MIT.

Now US Attorney General Eric Holder wants national laws that make white males presumed guilty:
Holder told POLITICO that between now and his departure, probably in early March when the Senate is expected to confirm Loretta Lynch as his successor, he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil rights crimes. Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin.

“I think some serious consideration needs to be given to the standard of proof that has to be met before federal involvement is appropriate, and that’s something that I am going to be talking about before I leave office,” Holder, 64, said.

The attorney general’s comments appeared to be aimed partly at preparing the country for the possibility that no federal charges would be brought in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last summer. Holder said the inquiry would be completed when he left office, expected around the second week of March.

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that the Martin investigation had been closed, with “insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges” against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator who shot the unarmed black teenager to death back in 2012.
It is very strange how Barack Obama, and news media run by ykw like the NY Times, have relentlessly attempted to racialize the Trayvon and Ferguson events. In both cases, the eyewitnesses, physical evidence, and everything else have proved that the shootings were 100% necessary and justified. The blacks who died were vicious murderous criminals who deserved to die. These were the kind of blacks who got lynched in the old South.

I am sure that there are cases of unjustified shootings. And yet Obama and the Democrat Party choose these cases to make an issue about, not the others. They are effectively saying:
We are the hate-white-males party. We stand with black thugs who try to murder white cops and hispanic neighborhood watchmen. And if you oppose the black thugs, then the feds will do everything to destroy you, whether you are guilty of anything or not.
Many people thought that electing Barack Obama would end a lot of racial antagonism in the USA. The result has been the opposite.

The feds could not make a case against the Wilson shooting, but it is creating other charges:
Blacks make up 67 percent of the population in Ferguson. But they make up 85 percent of people subject to vehicle stops and 93 percent of those arrested. ...

Blacks were 68 percent less likely to have cases dismissed by Ferguson municipal judges and disproportionately likely to be subject to arrest warrants. From October 2012 to October 2014, 96 percent of people arrested in traffic stops solely for an outstanding warrant were black.

Blacks accounted for 95 percent of jaywalking charges, 94 percent of failure-to-comply charges and 92 percent of all disturbing-the-peace charges.
Maybe the blacks are the one who are distubing the peace. They were certainly the ones rioting and burning buildings.

Supposedly this is the smoking gun:
The investigators found evidence of racist jokes being sent around by Ferguson police and court officials. One November 2008 email read in part that President Barack Obama wouldn't likely be President for long because "what black man holds a steady job for four years."

Another jokes that made the rounds on Ferguson government email in May 2011 said: "An African American woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital for a pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $3,000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said: 'Crimestoppers.'"
Holding a racial stereotype could be explained by an irrational racial animus, or it could be explained by a reflection of reality. If the case goes to trial, the feds should have to prove whether the impressions of black crime are accurate or not.

There is also a private lawsuit against Ferguson:
They allege that the cities have created an unconstitutional modern-day debtors’ prison, putting impoverished people behind bars in overcrowded, unlawful and unsanitary conditions with walls streaked with dirt, mucus and feces. ...

The purpose of the tickets and jailings, the lawsuits suggest, has been largely financial: to raise revenue to keep these tiny St. Louis County municipalities afloat.
I am against debtors prison, so I might be against Ferguson on this issue. But I am skeptical that a debtors prison raises revenue, so these charges may be exaggerated.

Ferguson was 99% white in 1970. The current mostly-black population moved in during the last 25 years. If the city is really so racist, why are all the blacks moving in?

I trust how people vote with their feet, over how some race-baiting President desperately paints a picture to generate racial hostility. Maybe the peaceful law-abiding blacks in Ferguson like the way the cops are tough on the troublemakers.

Update: The Obama/Holder report has issued, including;
* A March 2010 email mockingly read: "I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment!" Month after month, year after year, all dose payments!"
* October 2011: An email included a photo of a group of topless, dancing black women, seemingly in Africa, with the caption: "Michelle Obama's High School Reunion."
* A December 2011 email included jokes playing on offensive Muslim stereotypes

"Our investigation has not revealed any indication that any officer or court clerk engaged in these communications was ever disciplined," the report reads.
Furthermore some Ferguson thought that some of these emails were funny! I guess a sense of humor is now a federal offense.

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