Funny how the timing of the “epidemic”correlates very nicely with Thomas Perez’s tenure as the chief civil rights watchdog at the US Justice Department (not to mention that Obama needs to get minorities fired up for 2012)!
Exposing alleged police brutality has been a longtime goal of avowed Communists including former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones (now heading up the Occupy movement), so it’s no surprise that Perez-the-mighty is on the hunt to hamstring law enforcement anywhere and everywhere—including in liberal Seattle.
The Root (an online publication for blacks owned by the Washington Post*), calling the situation an “epidemic” and a “troubling trend,” tells us that Perez says brutality against minorities is at “historic” levels. But, fear not, Perez is here to save you—the innocent victims one and all (assuming, of course, that you are the correct color and ethnicity)!
The Root (emphasis mine):
It’s a modern article of American faith: Metropolitan police departments have a history of conflict with their cities’ minority citizens, conflicts that suggest police agencies trade evenhanded justice for heavy-handed contact with the public. In the recent past, police departments in Los Angeles, New York City and New Orleans have been taken to task for excessive force and have taken actions to correct the problem.
But in the last two years, according to the U.S. Justice Department, allegations of wrongdoing by police departments across the country have mushroomed to unprecedented levels. According to Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, at least 17 U.S. police departments are under investigation for various civil rights violations, “more than at any time in the division’s history,” Perez said in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September.
A very recent example, in one of America’s most storied precincts of liberalism and tolerance, symbolizes both the breadth of the problem as a national issue and the challenges facing its correction.
You get the drift, maybe you would like to read the whole article, and then again, maybe not.
*BTW, wouldn’t Perez be going after the Washington Post as racist if it owned an on-line publication geared explicitly toward white readers?
For new readers, if you have never heard of the mighty Perez, just type ‘Thomas Perez’ into our search function and learn more about Maryland’s gift to the Obama Administration. I should have made a whole category just for Perez, a former board member of CASA de Maryland!