Saturday, May 09, 2015

Baltimore Cops, escape goats for multiple failed far left experiments

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - in a press conference yesterday, first female African-American US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, officially launched a Department of Justice investigation into whether the Baltimore Police Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of violations of the Constitution or federal law, at the request of Baltimore's African-American Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. 

Ms Lynch stated in part: " Over the past few days and weeks, we have watched as Baltimore struggled with issues that face cities across the country today.  We have seen a peaceful protest movement coalesce to express the concern of a beleaguered community.  We have seen brave officers upholding the right to peaceful protest, while also sustaining serious injury during the city’s unfortunate foray into violence" carefully avoiding the Thug word.

Based on over a decade of research on public safety, I can guarantee that the DOJ will find something wrong, but is not the answer Rep. Elijah Cummings, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder or even Obama, are looking for.  It is not rocket science.  Elijah Cummings refuses to be held accountable and instead blames federal, state and local policies.  

Additionally, while Baltimore has benefited from far left policies for over five decades, these far left experiments have failed.  
Consider that, 
a)  In Baltimore, 22 percent of African Americans have no high school diploma compared to 15 percent of whites. At the national level, the ratio is 2:1 

b) In Baltimore, the unemployment rate among African Americans is 10.4 percent,  not even taking into consideration the underemployment rate at a 22 percent. The underemployment rate includes people who are so discouraged that they are not looking for work any more or they no longer have gas money to look for a job. This group also includes those who would like to work full time but can only find part time jobs. 

c) then there is the disintegration of the African American family:  in many urban areas, the black illegitimacy rate is well over 80 percent, and a similar number applies to involvement of a father figure in the African American family.  Wit the recent Super Mom who slapped her son for participating in the Baltimore riots, yet she herself modeling a family with multiple partners. As Representative Paul Ryan would say: " if we are ever to focus on children who, for no fault of their own, are often raised in environments where a stable father is missing, violence is predictable, education is eschewed, drugs are prevalent and dependency threatens freedom; we must stand up and speak facts before another generation of children are lost" 

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report with a. assessment of the San Diego Police Department’s policies and practices for preventing, detecting and investigating misconduct, including 20 specific requirements.  Most of which we expect will apply to the Baltimore case:  in San Diego, the assessment recommended "a comprehensive approach to all aspects of policing that can help prevent misconduct" Including, the training and supervision of officers, the recruitment and selection of new officers, accountability mechanisms, internal investigations and disciplinary practices. In other words, it does not address the fundamental issues in Baltimore or any other far left managed community

As for public safety, with due respect to Rep. Elijah Cummings, we have argued for years that the buck stops at city hall:  Whether that city is considered the safest city or not, it is mostly a function of the leadership displayed by city hall - such leadership includes vision and a willingness to engage with residents, supporters and critics alike. The Police Departments merely implements the statement of work defined by city hall, such as allowing the Baltimore Thugs to destroy the city, because after all, it is only property, as the Mayor asserted.
Typical politician's simplistic approach to public safety by merely  throwing more money at the problem, instead of applying common sense solutions,  is not only not sustainable, but this is the same approach at the core of Detroit’s demise and now Baltimore.
Typical politician's and  union’s simplistic approach to public safety by merely  throwing more bodies to the problem, instead of applying common sense solutions,  is not only not sustainable, but this is the same approach at the core of Detroit’s demise

In general,  Effective public safety in a given city  is  NOT as much a law-enforcement function as it is a responsible city hall adopting the right framework for the community - for example, adopting LEEEO
– Leadership - refers to local governance and community leaders
E – Engineering - refers to infrastructure, lighting, signage, etc.
E- Education – inspiring and educate residents on the importance of respecting law and order,
 – Engagement – coordination between law enforcement agencies and residents 
O – organization 

Add to this the aforementioned disintegration of the African- American family and misguided far left economic policies, and you get Baltimore.  A problem the DOJ will simply used to gloss over.

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