The strange thing about the crime rate is, it can be lowered by either one of two things, increased police presence in high-crime areas, or the arrest of key officers participating in corruption that maintains high-crime in that same area.
Darren Wilson is the biggest named officer on the cop-block now, and Ferguson County is doing their best not to arrest him.
Fresh from answering questions from a grand jury for the hot-headed and needless actions he took that resulted in the loss of Mike Brown’s life; they have now decided to extend the questioning sixteen weeks.
“I don’t see anybody in this jury room who’s an advocate for Mike Brown,” said Lisa Bloom, NBC News legal analyst.
Make no mistake about it, this is stooping to levels that our own former District Attorney Frank Clark wouldn’t have gone to (and he was as cop-friendly as I have ever seen, or heard, of any DA), to create a friendly environment for a defendant, especially one who didn’t have to write a police report.
Clark wouldn’t have taken it to a grand jury, no doubt, but he wouldn’t have gone to this ridiculous measure of questioning and delays when all he simply wanted to do was get the shooter off, even though he knew it was his duty to prosecute him.
This guy in Ferguson is on a whole different trip.
Proof-positive riots don’t work.
Sit-ins and prayer vigils don’t either.
And, St. Louis County DA Bob McCullough, another prosecutor seemingly leaning toward the defense while laughing at the taxpayers in that county, seems to be waving-off rumors of leaks.
When I started this column months ago, Daniel Pantaleo and Justin Damico were the big name, killer-cops.
Pantaleo is the plainclothes officer who choked Eric Garner to death in one video’s footage, and was waving at the cell phone camera a few minutes later.
Garner was guilty of doing nothing more than reportedly helping to break up a fight, selling un-taxed cigarettes, and questioning the NYPD as to why they were obviously harassing him.
Then, not to be outdone was West Coast officer Stewart Ferrin, who was seen on video initiating psychological warfare toward a black female professor one night while she was going out near her place of work, Arizona State University, before he put his hands on her and began, literally, roughing her up.
We had yet to know Daniel Andrew of the California Highway Patrol because they (the CHP) were still withholding his name.
This is behavior I could only call “Black Crazy” in an earlier column.
It seems to be racism, with a personal fetish manifested by the white officers.
And, Pantaleo has been showing himself to be Black Crazy for some time.
Soon after he murdered Garner, it was revealed he was named in a complaint amongst a group of other officers in an incident involving the arrest of two black men without cause.
He had even gone so far as to subject them to a strip-search, where they were ordered to pull their pants and underwear down, squat and cough.
Now, a lot of people don’t like to go into that, but I used to do stories years ago in Buffalo regarding local cops’ obsession with forcing black men out of their clothes, and keeping them outside in their underwear, if just that much.
Whenever you hear stories like that, rest assured there may be some Euro-sexual-deviancy going on.
The charges on the two black men were dismissed.
White male obsession over viewing a black man’s family jewels apparently goes back to lynch mobs, and the origin of picnics.
It’s no mystery that the new lynch mobs are now within various police forces across America.
Our allowing them to get away with this behavior has led directly to their success in being abusive against us.
We don’t imagine them laughing at us, and riots and civil disobedience have not been a proven deterrent against police brutality.
While the outcry in Ferguson has woken up a lot of the pant-saggin,’ young brothers from their usual routine of listening and adhering to the influence of hard-core rap, too many blacks have still been hooked-on-assimilation.
And, their role models in show business have been just as harmful as the gangsta-rap artists.
You had the guy who sang the song “Happy” reveal to Oprah last summer that he’s part of the new black; and now we have TV’s Raven in an interview with Oprah claiming she’s neither African American nor gay.
As I said in a video, the problem with the new black is that, while they are trying not to focus on pigmentation, the pig is still focused on destroying black men, women and children.
I have no doubt there are veteran beat cops who will tell you things cannot possibly change, and they will be careful to avoid mentioning Camden, N.J.
A complete overhaul of what had been an overblown invulnerability of racist, incompetent, slacker union cops has led directly to a reduction of crime, murders, and police complaints.
Several sites have been running this story regarding the Camden Cop Overhaul:
The town of Camden, New Jersey, which was once a large industrial town, but watched its population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades.
The Camden County Police Department had officially been created in May 2013, after the unionized Camden Police department was disbanded. The overhaul, which was supported by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has been considered unprecedented, and has been closely watched around the country.
In addition, the new force currently has approximately 280 members, and will reach full size by December, with 400 members.
Early signs suggest the overhaul has been effective. The Wall Street Journal reported in August that Camden murder rates fell 29 percent from May 2013 to July 2013, compared to the same period last year.
Absentee rates of the CCPD have also been lower: approximately five percent of officers have been reported absent so far, compared to approximately 30 percent of the Camden Police Department prior to the change in command.
Photographer Andrew Burton spent time there, recently, documenting some of the challenges and bright spots for the community.
Understand, these longtime problems, which have been handed down by bitter, burned-out, old-line cops to newer cops, can be taken care of just by shocking the local police system, and doing a housecleaning.
But, the desire to change it has to be within the powerful decision-makers and key police brass.