Sessions Disputes Obama's "Racism" Allegations Among Chicago Cops; Warns Of Rise Of Violent Crime In America

Tyler Durden's picture

Just over a month ago we wrote about the Obama administration's parting middle finger to the Chicago police force after the Department of Justice, led by then Attorney General Loretta Lynch, released what appeared to us to be a politically motivated report accusing the CPD of a "pattern of racial discrimination" and "unconstitutional use of force."  And while the DOJ's 164-page report was heavy on accusations and innuendo, it was mysteriously lacking on scientific facts to support their highly controversial claims.  Here's how we summarized the DOJ's findings:

With one week left in office, Obama's Department of Justice has released a report effectively labeling the Chicago police department as nothing more than a bunch of racist, hate-mongering bullies who routinely resort to the use of "deadly force" in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

 

And while our characterization is probably somewhat more colorful than Attorney General Leretta Lynch would like, that Chicago Police are "racist" and "brutal" will nonetheless undoubtedly be the key takeaways from the press release and supporting documents posted earlier to the DOJ website.

That said, Trump's new Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasted precious little time dismissing the Obama administration's crusade against law enforcement departments across the country saying the DOJ's findings in Chicago were "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."  Per The Hill:

Sessions said the findings in the report were "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based,” though he also said that he had read summaries rather than the full documents.

 

"You have 800,000 police in America. Imagine a city of 800,000 people," Sessions said. "There's going to be some crime in it, some people are going to make errors."

Sessions

 

Sessions, who has enjoyed broad support from the police community and is widely viewed as a law-and-order style attorney general, said that, rather spending time and money suing police departments around the country, his Department of Justice would focus on how best to work with local police forces to combat the recent surge in violent crime in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis.  Per The Hill:

However, Sessions warned that there are clear warning signs — “like the first gusts of wind before a summer storm” — that the nation is at a tipping point and that the trend is about to reverse.

 

The attorney general said those trends continued into the first half of 2016, with the number of violent crimes up more than 5 percent year-over-year and the murder rates in 27 of the nation’s 35 larges cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis among — skyrocketing.

 

“These numbers should trouble all of us,” Sessions said. “My worry is that this is not a ‘blip’ or an anomaly, but the start of a dangerous new trend that could reverse the hard-won gains of the past four decades — gains that made America a safer and more prosperous place.”

 

“While we can hope for the best, those of us charged with protecting public safety can’t afford to be complacent or take for granted the achievements of recent years, because when crime rates move in the wrong direction, they can move quickly,” he continued. “So we need to act decisively at all levels – federal, state and local — to reverse this rise in violent crime and keep our citizens safe. This will be a top priority of the Department of Justice during my time as Attorney General.”

Meanwhile, Sessions blasted Eric Holder for creating an environment where police as a whole were targeted and "maligned" for the inappropriate behavior of a "few bad actors" resulting in a reluctance of officers to actually do their jobs for fear of being the next victim of a viral video.

“They tell us that in this age of viral videos and targeted killings of police, many of our men and women in law enforcement are becoming more cautious,” Sessions said.  “They’re more reluctant to get out of their squad cars and do the hard but necessary work of up-close policing that builds trust and prevents violent crime.”

 

The attorney general said that, under former attorney general Eric Holder’s Justice Department, “law enforcement as a whole has been unfairly maligned and blamed for the unacceptable deeds of a few bad actors.”

 

“Our officers, deputies and troopers believe the political leadership of this country abandoned them,” Sessions said. “Their morale has suffered.  And last year, amid this intense public scrutiny and criticism, the number of police officers killed in the line of duty increased 10 percent over the year before.”

 

Sessions vowed to work more closely with local law enforcement groups so they would know “they have our steadfast support.”

 

“For the federal government, that means this: rather than dictating to local police how to do their jobs – or spending scarce federal resources to sue them in court – we should use our money, research and expertise to help them figure out what is happening and determine the best ways to fight crime,” Sessions said. “We should strengthen partnerships between federal and state and local officers.  And we should encourage proactive policing that ensures our police and citizens are communicating and working well together.”

Looks like Chicago's violent gangs just got their first "shot across the bow" from America's new attorney general.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
MFL5591's picture

Put that Marxist piece of shit behind bars,.  He was nothing but trouble and this shit needs to end!

beemasters's picture

It's probably time to bring those troops unnecessarily sent abroad home to help keep America safe again.

The Wizard's picture

Over 800 foreign military bases protecting a dying petrodollar.

Bring the troops home, arrest the criminals in DC and other associate areas and protect the borders.

There will be no need to increase the military budget and savings will allow an update to equipment where necessary.

Hapa's picture

not gonna happen, will be just more of the same going forward. 

this system is locked and loaded.

ain't no turning this around, Trump or no Trump

The Wizard's picture

The only reason it won't happen is because the money changers from Goldman are still in control. Stop the creation and financing of fanatical Muslim towel heads.

All wars are bankster wars. Just ask Eisenhower Kennedy, and Smedley Butler

FireBrander's picture

Reduce Crime? Lock up more black, as Hillary would say, "Super Predators"!

Hey, it worked for Bill Clinton; he even bragged about it in front of the NAACP!

"In that bill, there were longer sentences. And most of these people are in prison under state law, but the federal law set a trend," Clinton said. "And that was overdone. We were wrong about that. That percentage of it, we were wrong about. " He added: "The good news is we had the biggest drop in crime in history. The bad news is we had a lot people who were locked up, who were minor actors, for way too long" http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/15/politics/bill-clinton-1994-crime-bill/index.html
goober's picture

Obama, Holder and Lynch should all be arrested and prosecuted for their many crimes against the American people. Just for starters and then go after the rest of the democratic and republican criminals ! It is a very long list of provable crimes and we should all be enraged wirth their travesties and forcing you to pay for all of it.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

There are TWO WORDS I wish Americans would take out of their vocabulary:

1. DEMOCRACY (America is a Constitutional Republic under the Rule of Law)

2. RACE

We are all one RACE, the HUMAN RACE who all bleed red blood.

Obama and the DEMOCRATIC PARTY have played this "RACE" card so many times it is truly disgusting. He should know better because all it does is create division versus unity.

We are seeing, once more, how Obama is applying Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" to create division.

==========

1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."

2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people. 

3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.

6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."

9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."

10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

This administration must expect more such attacks--regardless of substance, logic, facts, or relevance.  This is "full court press" time by the Socialist/Progressives and the Deep State

Oldwood's picture

We can take the actions of a small percentage of cops to extrapolate that cops are racists.

But we cannot take numerous examples of minority crime and accurately claim that crime is a problem in minority communities, and that those perpetrating those crimes ARE the problem.

Racism is a one way indictment that can only apply to whites, and oddly enough, minority cops and conservatives.

 

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Sessions has a plan to end the violence. Simply jail every pot user, you know, those people who are prone to violence?

IntTheLight's picture

Oh stop it. Until he actually does it, stop making things up.

espirit's picture

Cherrypick much?

Bonobo genome strong with you.

espirit's picture

 

Seems many here have unresolved 420 issues with their local lawmakers regarding Federal vs. State Laws.  Please write your locals and explain how your state does not need to receive federal funding.

 

Handful of Dust's picture

Special prosecutor and indict, convict and seize all the profits from his criminal activity, including book royalties.

The victims of Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and on and on have standing and a good case. File in the Fifth Circuit where the judges follow the law 98% of the time.

Never One Roach's picture

Hopefully those people, the vicitms' families of the hospitals he bombed, children he gassed to death in their schoolroom, hopefully they file civil suits against Obama and Hillary at the minimum.

WTFUD's picture

Which achievements is Sessions talking about?

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Feb 28, 2017 8:26 PM

It is so humorous that all of us evil YT's have to protest that we are not racists.  Believe you me, LEO's are all racists.  If they were not before they were on the job, then they certainly get that way after being on the job.  I am a racist.  Say it.  It is easy.

buzzsaw99's picture

it gets easier to be rayciss every day when you're constantly accused of it. when i say rayciss of course i mean against one particular race in particular. "people of color unite against whitey" yeah right. lulz people of color, lmao. yeah, they all love you hate filled bitchez. lulz

knukles's picture

Obama and his tropes pushed a lot of us out here after being accused of being racist during the first months of his admin when we disagreed with some policy of his which had nothing to do with race.....  Response was 'You're racist."

So I guess after a dozen or so times I was accused of being a racist, I just figured by their standards I really am so that I am no longer shackled by Political Correctness. 

buzzsaw99's picture

i usually have great interactions with all people. most of them are excellent but after a few years of owebomber it seemed like the (small) percentage of those with bad attitudes went up. this has the unfortunate effect of penalizing everyone because i just start avoiding people and boycotting businesses. not necessarily because i am racist but because i just don't have the energy to deal with it. owebomber was in such a great position to build on what was already improving race relations but he purposely fucked it up for political purposes. with trump things are really getting bad because now some of the mexicans have an attitude problem too. this ends up costing many of them money and business opportunities especially if the situation gets worse which it surely will.

whatamaroon's picture

They definatly brought out the racist in me.

buzzsaw99's picture

they are hurting their own people by instilling them with hate and an us v. them mentality. i seem to get along with black guys most of the time and in particular in a business or professional climate. however, black women, egad, the hate coming off many of them is palpable. every once in awhile i meet a nice lady and we get along but god help me if i run into an angry one with a teen or twenty something son in tow that she's been indoctrinating and marinating with venom for decades. bad juju my friend.

whatamaroon's picture

I always got along with blacks, until 8 years ago. They got all uppity and thought they were equals. I have no use for them now. No amount of force nor media will make me like them. I put up with them because I have to. This multi-culturalism yippie-te-do has made me a bitter old man and seeing our country being taken down from within. It's sad. LBJ and his 'great society' is what destroyed the black family and cculture.

Cloud9.5's picture

Anybody that wants their children to look like them and hold their values is racist.  I’m racist so get over it.  

buzzsaw99's picture

Father, help me, I wasn't doing a damn thing. This guy is just rousting me. [/Henry Lee, The Enforcer ]

nmewn's picture

Remember only a few short weeks ago when Sessions was being called a raaayzist?

Well yeah...

http://truthfeed.com/pictures-emerge-of-jeff-sessions-locking-hands-with...

...prog bullshit again.

TeamDepends's picture

Dear AG Sessions, don't want to put a lot of pressure on you, but much of our hope for the resurrection of this country rests on your shoulders. A great start would be to indict both of your predecessors. Just sayin'. Thanks in advance.

Itsarap's picture

Stop living in la-la land!They're ALL on the same team!Will never ever happen!Research HEGELIAN DIALECTIC!

Itsarap's picture

Stop living in la-la land!They're ALL on the same team!Will never ever happen!Research HEGELIAN DIALECTIC!

Herdee's picture

Chicago Police will most likely receive large amounts of military equipment and ammo.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

The modern pavement ape is a wiley and unruly foe

Itsarap's picture

Legalize ALL drugs and crime rates coast to coast will drop like a rock!(No pun intended)!

espirit's picture

Wow, that's  brilliant creative deduction.

Let's also make it free!

MAGA

 

Itsarap's picture

You sound dumb bro????????????

DosZap's picture

Hope they get it, they will need it.High pressure H2o/K9's/buku's rubber 12ga. boolets, and lots of truncheons on heads,or nutsacks,which ever is the softest.

Worrying about the Courts is something they should not have to concern themseves with short of murder.THIS Pile of shit has plauged America long enough.

A note to SESSIONS:

Just make SURE you jkeep the heavy handed tactics were APPLICABLE.(i.e.) don't start shit were there are no REAL problems.

chunga's picture

Sessions so far:

1) Privatize prisons

2) Imply federal attacks on state's rights regarding marijuana laws

3) Come out swinging for cops.

@draintheswamp?

Jein's picture

This isn't what I voted for. 

Hapa's picture

we've been sold a sack of shit.  All out of hopium.

johand inmywallet's picture

Not necessarily, hold on to the hopium. You gotta right the ship before you can sail it.

micksavage2010's picture

we've been sold a sack of sessions. FIFY

SgtShaftoe's picture

I think he must have meant add new water courses to drain INTO the swamp making it exponentially bigger...

If they keep going at this rate, the admin will be hated by everyone on the left, libertarians and everyone else except the neocons. That should work well.

Blankone's picture

Ok, Sessions says there are only a limited number of bad cops.  I disagree but - Why does Sessions not also announce that any bad cop who violates the law needs to be prosecuted with true vigor, prevented from ever being a cop again and put away in prison? 

chunga's picture

It would be nice to sit down with him, and Trump, and find out what they plan to do about the murder of LaVoy Finicum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRmbVDS4p4I

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

The Rule of Law died that day.

buzzsaw99's picture

bottom line, nobody gives a crap about shitcahgo. not trump, not owebomber, not rahm, not nobody.

DontWorry's picture

We've got a terrible armed violent crime problem in the inner cities.  It's more dangerous than some war zones.  Only the hardest muther f*ckers can go in and show that the toughest gang wears a badge.  They roll with an unarmored Crown Vic, Levell II armor, a Glock 17 and a 12 ga. where the military would roll with uparmored Humvees, SAPI plates,SAWs and air support. Identify them as the problem and tie their hands, and you're fucked.