President Obama today termed the issue of racially motivated police brutality a crisis, one he said has been going on for some time and is now being fully uncovered though the use of social media and video cameras.
Obama, who spoke in the Rose Garden during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe, of course took a moment or two to condemn the Baltimore rioters, calling them a “handful of cimrinals and thugs who tore up the place” but who shouldn’t detract from those who peacefully protested.
He said those who felt there is a crisis are only catching onto something that’s been going on for some time.
“We as a country have to do some soul searching,” Obama said.
Well, we do. But not in the way Obama thinks.
While any kind of police brutality or discrimination is reprehensible, and while it does happen, the central problem here is the constant, destructive interaction between minority youth with law enforcement. The root of this is liberal social policies and mores that have helped keep too many African Americans confined to the underclass and bred the destruction of values like responsibility and family cohesion.
Three quarters of African American babies are born out of wedlock. And government policy and the prevailing societal ethic supports it.
Maybe Obama should think twice before inviting Beyonce, the butt-grinding chanteuse of songs like “Bow Down Bitches,” to the White House.
Without fathers, these kids are at a disadvantage from their arrival in the delivery room. And then they’re bombarded with our crass, ugly culture and sent to dysfunctional schools while their parents are supported by government programs and benefits.
How are they going to seize control of their lives when this is the environment provided them?
Some do. But the society we’ve become since the 1960s is making it very hard. So yeah, we need to do some soul searching.
But Obama wants to focus on the police. He said:
Since Ferguson and the task force that we put together, we have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals – primarily African American, often poor – in ways that raise troubling questions. And it comes it up, it seems like, once a week now, or once every couple of weeks . . .
This has been a slow-rolling crisis. This has been going on for a long time. This is not new, and we shouldn’t pretend that its new. The good news is that, perhaps there’s some newfound awareness – because of social media and video cameras and so forth – that there are problems and challenges when it comes to how policing and our laws are applied in certain communities, and we have a to pay attention to it and respond.
H/T to Gateway Pundit for the video.