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Obama to unleash ‘community organizers’ on crime-filled cities
Critics decry president’s handout to ACORN-style agitators
Published: 11 hrs. ago
Obama taught “father of community organizing” Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”
The Department of Justice announced it will send millions of dollars to various community-activist groups to combat urban crime and reduce tensions between racial minorities and the police.
But critics believe such policies will only fuel further unrest by funding many of the so-called “community organizers” responsible for creating anti-police sentiment in American cities.
To spread awareness of the new campaign, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch toured Cincinnati, Ohio, today and identified the city as a model for how police departments around the country should operate.
Until recently, Cincinnati operated under a “Collaborative Agreement” after a 2001 police shooting. The agreement allowed various community organizations, including the Cincinnati Black United Front and the American Civil Liberties Union, to work directly with the police through a court-brokered agreement.
New guidelines on how officers were to interact with the public, especially blacks, were often imposed over the objections of police themselves.
Matthew Vadum’s “Subversion, Inc.,” takes readers on a riveting journey inside the tangled web of ACORN corruption.
President Obama, himself, toured the crime-plagued city of Camden, New Jersey, Monday to promote the new report from his “21st Century Policing Task Force,” designed to increase public trust in the police.
The report calls for “mitigating implicit bias” as a “part of training at all levels of a law enforcement organization to increase awareness and ensure respectful encounters both inside the organization and with communities.”
It particularly condemned “the use of disrespectful language and the implicit biases that lead offices to rely upon race” in the context of the law enforcement policy known as “stop and frisk.”
The president also restricted the availability of military hardware previously provided to local law enforcement. Critics, including Cheryl Chumley, author of “Police State USA,” charge such actions are less about “saving innocent lives” and more about “creating a social justice movement that’s likely to clamp police from doing their jobs even while it federalizes the nation’s forces.”
The Justice Department also announced $163 million in grants to be distributed for the purpose of “building trust with the community.” As part of its effort to execute the recommendations of the president’s task force, the Justice Department is looking for 10 localities to participate in a “collaborative reform” process to serve as a model for the rest of the country, emphasizing “procedural justice” and “implicit bias training.”
A list of grants awarded by the Justice Department in 2013 indicate federal funding has been and will continue to be directed toward activist groups described by critics as “racial agitators.”
For example, “Community Policing Development Awards” were given in 2013 to programs including “Building Trust With Communities of Color” from the Vera Institute of Justice, the “Race and Social Justice Initiative” at the Portland Police Department and “Racial Reconciliation, Truth-Telling, and Police Legitimacy” at John Jay College.
Matthew Vadum, an expert in left-wing activist groups and the author of “Subversion, Inc.,” warns such federal funding invariably finds its way into the hands of progressive activists who personally profit from increased community tensions.
“President Obama is no stranger to irony, or hypocrisy for that matter,” Vadum said in an interview with WND.
“After attacking police as stupid, racist, vicious and thuggish almost non-stop throughout his presidency, now he suddenly cares about police officers and the communities they serve. Now he wants to throw millions of taxpayer dollars at ACORN-like groups and professional left-wing agitators whose calling in life is to generate civil unrest,” he said.
“This means that people like the president’s point man on race relations, riot organizer Al Sharpton, will get his hands on lots of government money. This money won’t actually help anyone except for the often-violent Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizers who have been living high off the hog ever since one of their own took up residence in the White House.”
‘Wrong solutions to a problem he created’
Civil-rights activist Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America,” argues the Obama administration will use grants to reward political allies instead of fighting crime and helping the black community.
Peterson told WND: “Barack Obama and his cronies helped create this problem and now they’re offering all the wrong solutions. The $163 million will not go to fix inner city issues; the bulk of the money will be used to pay off Barack Obama’s political cronies.
“Obama knows the money won’t be used to rebuild the black community – the only thing it will do is empower his far-left political allies. This is an example of redistribution of wealth. ACORN, Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP and corrupt black churches will benefit from this plan.”
Talk-radio host, lawyer and widely respected commentator Larry Elder, author of “Dear Father, Dear Son,” believes one of the most overlooked aspects of the president’s task force is its focus on Baltimore as an example to follow.
Elder noted that according to the report, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts commissioned a study to evaluate the police department and the community’s views of the agency.
The DOJ report states the Baltimore study “uncovered broken policies, outdated procedures, outmoded technology, and operating norms that put officers at odds with the community they are meant to serve.”
“It was clear that dramatic and dynamic change was needed,” the report continued. “Ultimately, the Baltimore police created the Professional Standards and Accountability Bureau, tasked with rooting out corruption, holding officers accountable, and implementing national best practices for polices and training. New department heads were appointed and a use of force review structure based on the Las Vegas model was implemented.”
Elder said that if the Obama administration is looking for “models” for the rest of the country to follow, its own task force highlights the efforts of a city which only now is recovering from race riots and tensions between the black community and police.
He also thinks the Obama administration’s grant program will simply be a waste of money.
Elder observed acidly: “As to the $163 million, a cynic would call it hush money. I guess it’s cheaper than giving them ‘space to destroy.’”
The real solution to urban hopelessness, says Peterson, is for blacks to take responsibility for their own families and their own communities.
By redistributing more of other people’s money, concludes Peterson, President Obama is simply ensuring the culture of dependence endures.
“Blacks have been used for the past 50 years,” Peterson charged. “The liberal Democrats keep them angry at whites, and they use them to get more money to fund their useless pet programs and political aspirations. Shame on Barack Obama and shame on the Department of Justice.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/obama-to-unleash-community-organizers-on-crime-filled-cities/#w1Uxt5zq6PPYvIfB.99
A Nation of “SHEEP” breeds a Government of “WOLVES”
Oregon Gun Control Law Supported by Sandy Hook Promise Funded by Tim McGraw Concert
Posted on May 13, 2015
By AWR Hawkins
AmmoLand Gun News
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On May 4 2015, Sandy Hook Promise, the beneficiary of Tim McGraw and Chase Bryant’s upcoming gun control fundraiser, praised the passage of Senate Bill 941, which heaves new gun control requirements on the backs of law-abiding Oregonians.
On April 14, Breitbart News reported that Tim McGraw had announced the gun control fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise. Two days later McGraw’s representative sent Breitbart News a statement, explaining that McGraw was playing the gun control fundraiser for “community,” not gun control.
Then Rolling Stone came to McGraw’s aid, painting a picture of Sandy Hook Promise as a benign group that is not really “an anti-gun organization” but one focused on “mental wellness programs” and “firearms safety and security.”
Yet ironically, on May 4, while Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly were praising the passage of Oregon’s SB 941 and the pending implementation of new gun controls contained therein, Sandy Hook Promise was right there with them, asking its supporters to urge Democratic Gov. Kate Brown to sign the new gun control measures into law.
In a statement released on May 4, Sandy Hook Promise’s Mark Barden said, “Today’s passage of SB 941 is a needed step toward keeping Oregon families and communities safer from gun violence.” He closed the statement thus:
We understand – tragically more than most – the urgent need to keep families and communities safe from gun violence. That’s why we were eager to lend our voices and support of this important legislation. We thank all those who voted yes, and urge Governor Brown to sign SB 941 into law.
What Barden did not say was that background checks do not prevent high profile attackers from getting guns. In fact, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Aaron Ybarra (Seattle Pacific University), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), and Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), and Naveed Haq (Seattle), all got their guns via background checks, and anyone with criminal intent but no criminal record can do the same.
So Sandy Hook Promise not only supports gun control across the country, but also supports gun control passed for gun control’s sake. And this is the group for whom Tim McGraw and Chase Bryant will be raising money on July 17 215.
On April 16, Breitbart News emailed McGraw’s rep to ask how Sandy Hook Promise will be using the money garnered from the gun control fundraiser. We have yet to receive a response.
Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/12/oregon-gun-control-law-supported-by-group-funded-by-tim-mcgraw-concert/#ixzz3a75TUmLW
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A Nation of “SHEEP” breeds a Government of “WOLVES”
White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run
Aging South African apartheid-era soldiers sign up for 1 last battle
Published: 9 hours ago
They’re Nigeria’s unlikely saviors – most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime.
But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, they’ve been getting the job done in northern Nigeria, hitting the Islamist terror group Boko Haram hard enough to send the jihadists into retreat, liberating dozens of villages and freeing hundreds of women and girls held as slaves and “bush wives” during a six-year-long reign of terror, reported the London Telegraph.
Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In recent years, Boko Haram has slaughtered entire villages, burned countless churches and targeted Christians and moderate Muslims for death. It received global attention last year for abducting nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls.
The squad of mostly-white bush-warfare experts is employed by Specialized Tasks, Training, Equipment and Protection, a private army run by Colonel Eeben Barlow, a former commander in the South African Defense Force, where he defended the regime against insurrection and fought border wars 30 years ago in neighboring Angola and Namibia.
Barlow’s firm was hired by Nigeria outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan in January, as the failure of his administration to stop Boko Haram or free the kidnapped schoolgirls became major campaign issues ahead of the March election.
As WND has reported, despite first lady Michelle Obama’s much-publicized Twitter campaign to #BringBackOurGirls, President Obama withheld weapons and intelligence support from Nigeria in its fight against the Islamists because Jonathan’s administration stood by the nation’s laws criminalizing homosexual acts and strictly forbidding same-sex marriage.
Jonathan was defeated in the March election by retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled as dictator there from 1983 until 1985, when he was removed through a coup. Buhari’s campaign was run by the political firm founded by key Obama strategist David Axelrod.
Buhari previously vowed to institute Shariah law in the Muslim-dominated parts of the country if elected.
“There are laws on the books of Nigeria, adopted by a sovereign nation through its normal processes, that they consider to be untoward, unacceptable, homophobic, whatever you want to call it, toward people who are lesbians, gays, transgenders, bisexuals and so on,” said Security Policy President Frank Gaffney.
According to the Jonathan campaign, Buhari made a secret agreement with Washington to repeal those laws if he was elected.
But even as his Muslim opponent was bringing in outside help from Washington to win the election, Jonathan was bringing in Barlow’s STTEP team to turn the tide on Boko Haram.
“The campaign gathered good momentum and wrested much of the initiative from the enemy,” Barlow, 62, told a seminar last week at the Royal Danish Defense College. “It was not uncommon for the strike force to be met by thousands of cheering locals once the enemy had been driven from an area.”
He added: “Yes, many of us are no longer 20-year-olds. But with our age has come a knowledge of conflicts and wars in Africa that our younger generation employees have yet to learn, and a steady hand when things get rough.”
It is believed Barlow brought 100 fighters into Nigeria, including black troops who have served in elite South African units and some who once fought against him as communist guerrillas.
Initially Barlow planned only to train a team in Nigeria to free the kidnapped schoolgirls, but ongoing massacres by Boko Haram changed the mission to one of training Nigeria’s army in “unconventional mobile warfare.”
Barlow introduced “relentless pursuit,” a tactic that mimicked Boko Haram’s hit-and-run strikes. Employing jungle trackers to determine the likely escape routes of the terrorists, Barlow helicoptered his strike force to intercept the enemy and cut them off, eventually exhausting them.
“Good trackers can tell the age of a track as well as indicate if the enemy is carrying heavy loads, the types of weapons he has, if the enemy is moving hurriedly, what he is eating, and so forth,” said Barlow said.
Barlow disputes the Nigerian government’s claim that his men have served only as “technical advisers,” noting he had been “given ‘kill blocks’ to the front and flanks of the strike force and could conduct missions in those areas.”
So, why do so many South Africans go to Nigeria to fight, especially given the fact they face prosecution in their home country for doing so?
“Very often it’s a money issue – they haven’t done well and they need to make some,” Jakkie Cilliers, executive director of the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, told the London Guardian last month. “It’s not ideological, and it’s not the gung-ho image one has from the film ‘Blood Diamond.’ This is the only skill these guys have. Most of them are in their late 50s or early 60s and trying to make a late bit of income before they’re past it. In five years’ time it won’t be an issue.”
Cilliers described the feedback he heard on a recent Afrikaans radio program during which three or four mercenaries phoned in. “They said things like: ‘I’m trying to help my kids. My lifestyle is quite crappy. I’m trying to put the grandkids through school.’”
Tom Wolmarans, an apartheid-era policeman, said: “There’s no work for white people in South Africa. Are they going up for money? Yes, it has a role to play because they must make a living. That’s all they can do; they are trained to do it. Some of them were laid off to early retirement. People with a hell of a lot of experience. Good soldiers.”
Pilot Crause Steyl, 50, flew mercenaries into war zones decades ago. “The South African mercenaries are giving Boko Haram a hiding,” he said. “These guys are in their 50s, but for a pilot or tank driver it doesn’t really matter. There’s going to be no Boko Haram. It boggles the mind that Britain and America promised to help Nigeria but never did.
“But the South African government doesn’t want them to exist. They wish them off the planet. When they come back from Nigeria, it will try to prosecute them and put them in jail. Because the color of these men is white, it makes laws that stop them earning money off shore. How wrong can you be? There is now reverse racism and it’s difficult for white people to get a job.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/white-mercenaries-have-boko-haram-on-run/#jxMeYqfJuju23v4Q.99
A Nation of “SHEEP” breeds a Government of “WOLVES”