The Congressional Black Caucus is fired up! They are demanding that Loretta Lynch crack down on local police departments to keep them from shooting violent and dangerous black perpetrators who brazenly disobey police instructions and come towards police officers with guns in their hands.
Why, the nerve of those police officers! They are just trigger happy. They should try to reason with the guy who has their lives in his hand. Maybe sing them a lullaby. That’s what we need, mandatory lullaby training for our law enforcement officers.
We now know that Keith Scott is another Michael Brown case, only worse. The cop who shot Scott is himself black. Police dash cam video now proves that Scott was carrying a handgun in his hand and wearing a holster on his hip.
I don’t know who put these clowns from the Congressional Black Circus up to this but it looks like a Barack Hussein job, another big brother usurpation of state and local authority by the federal government, another overbearing, overreaching attempt to micromanage the lives of every citizen of the United States.
This is a clear violation of the 10th Amendment, which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” That includes, very importantly, the RIGHT to police our own communities as we see fit. But, since when did the Constitution mean anything to Barack Hussein and Loretta Lynch?
The Congressional Black Caucus is demanding that Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately take action to prevent police killings with a nationwide crackdown on law enforcement.
“The world is watching and we cannot continue to ignore these killings,” said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., presenting the letter to the media Thursday while the entire caucus stood in support outside the Department of Justice.
The Congressional Black Caucus’ letter urges Lynch to “aggressively pursue investigations, indictments and prosecutions through the Office of Civil Rights against any and all law enforcement officers who harm or kill innocent unarmed black men, women and children.
“No American should have to fear the people sworn to protect them,” said Congressional Black Caucus PAC chair Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. Meeks said that despite the violence, civil rights icon Martin Luther King would have similarly called for action in the face of alleged racial profiling by police.
“Dr. King’s soul and essence is in every peaceful demonstrator that is on the streets because Dr. King would be demonstrating today when you see the kind of attack that apparently happens to unarmed black men and women with no transparency.”
The lawmaker said they will call upon House Speaker Paul Ryan to come up with some legislation to address policing nationally, but said the caucus decided to take immediate action by petitioning the attorney general.
Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., whose district includes riot-ravaged Charlotte, said she is requesting on behalf of her constituents that Lynch use the full force of federal power to resolve the racially charged tensions between police and African-Americans. North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in the city after the protests turned violent.
“We’ve had a lot of violence in our community and I am saddened about that because people should have an opportunity to protest and to protest peacefully. And that’s what many of the residents were trying to do last night,” Adams said. “The National Guard has been called into Charlotte and we regret that. I don’t think this should have gotten so far.”
“We are serious about what we do, we will not be deterred from our actions,” said Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C.