House Democrats Vote to Aid Criminals
Added 03-04-21 08:31:02pm EST - “Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the 'George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020' on a party-line vote, with just two Democrats joining Republicans in opposing the measure. You can read the text of the bill here.…” - Powerlineblog.com
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Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020” on a party-line vote, with just two Democrats joining Republicans in opposing the measure. You can read the text of the bill here. It reflects the Democratic Party’s view that there is really no such thing as crime, and the principal threat to our populace comes from violent, depraved police officers. In general, it puts the heavy thumb of the federal government on the scale in favor of criminals, and against law enforcement.
I won’t try to summarize all of the law’s many provisions, but will just note a few points. First, the bill requires an enormous amount of money to be shelled out. To whom will the money go? As always, the Democrats are assiduous in rewarding their constituencies. This is the bill’s definition of “Community-Based Organizations” to which funding will flow:
The term “community-based organization” means a grassroots organization that monitors the issue of police misconduct and that has a local or national presence and membership, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), UnidosUS, the National Urban League, the National Congress of American Indians, or the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC).
Second, the bill requires the collection of an enormous amount of data by state and local law enforcement agencies. The data, naturally, are organized “by race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the officers of the agency and of members of the public involved in the practice.” More than ever, racial nose-counting will be the order of the day.
Third, one of the act’s most pernicious features is its declaration that any “disparity” in law enforcement constitutes “racial profiling,” and therefore is banned:
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