Obama’s Clemency Initiative—Putting Black And Hispanic Drug Distributors Back On The Streets Just In Time For The Riots
The riots in Baltimore are already being used as yet another rationale to prevent laws from being enforced against African-Americans. Not coincidentally, our first black President has already gotten ahead of the curve by commuting the sentences of mostly non-white criminal offenders—most recently 18 out of 22 prisoners on March 31st. [Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison, By Darlene Superville, Associated Press, March 31, 2015]
These favored multicultural prisoners were Black or Hispanic drug distributors. Two white pushers were similarly so favored; two others were racially indeterminate, possibly Black. And normally only by searching the records of the Bureau of Prisons is it possible to see how skewed Obama’s actions were towards members of his own race. (For readers investigating cases of MSM “not reporting race”, the technique is to find the state “inmate locator” website for any prisoner of known name but unknown race—the Bureau of Prisons never considers race “irrelevant”.) However, a website called “The Clemency Report”, which considers the release of blacks beneficial, has done this, and their score is “Race: 16 African American, 6 white, including 5 who are of Hispanic origin.”. [Obama 22 sentence commutations focus on crack + black, April 2, 2015]
This favoritism is no fluke. Obama issued a smaller batch of commutations on December 17th 2014. Of the eight prisoners in that case, all were Black drug dealers but one White and one American Indian. You can search in vain among them for poor misunderstood people unwittingly swept up in a cruel system.
This has to be viewed in context. President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder are openly dedicated to prison sentencing reform, especially because of its perceived bias against non-whites. The President allies with so-called reformers who cite both the relatively large American prison population and the large percentage of Blacks and Hispanics within that population—as though those numbers in and of themselves prove something. (Concerning which, see Keep locking ’em up, by Charles Murray, AEI, December 29, 2011.)
The President is not shy about his desire to undo “injustices” done to minor offenders and to release from prison these apparently harmless simpletons trapped by the white man’s evil system.
To this end he has speeded up the commutation process by which “non-violent” convicts with at least ten years behind bars can apply for, and be granted shortened sentences.
What this means in real terms is that the President of the United States has instituted a Get Out Of Jail Free scam for non-whites.
How is this executed? The Office of the Pardon Attorney, United States Department of Justice, handles commutations and pardons. Since the Clinton-era Marc Rich scandal, the office
Last November, Alexander Hart wrote on VDARE.com that “If Geert Wilders or Marine Le Pen wanted to come to America to speak against mass immigration, the President would have no statutory grounds to deny them admission based on their political views.” Now America’s two Muslim Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) [Email him] and Andre Carson (D-IN) [Email him] just tried to do just this. Their reflexive attempt to repress freedom of speech is further evidence that, even apart from any risk of terrorism, the burgeoning Muslim community poses an implicit threat to our political liberties.
Rep. Steve King and Louis Gohmert had invited Geert Wilders to speak before two private gatherings. (Which he did—see Brenda Walker’s Geert Wilders Speaks to Washington Republicans and Press Conference: Geert Wilders Warns America against Islamic Immigration. On Saturday Wilders is scheduled to speak in Texas at an event sponsored
Attacker and Victim
Baltimore burns—but South Carolina slumbers. For two weeks now, the prosecution/ persecution of white North Charleston PD Officer Michael Slager for the killing of black deadbeat dad Walter Scott has vanished from the Main Stream Media. But the stories are opposing sides of the same coin: sacrifice white cops—encourage black lawlessness.
We at VDARE.com have several questions about the Slager/ Scott case, which the MSM has conspicuously failed to ask:
- Why is Slager still being held without bail?
- Where is the police union?
- Why is Slager being charged with “Murder One”? (the colloquial term for First Degree murder).
- Why an indictment, without getting a true bill from a grand jury?
- Why bother with a grand jury anyway, now that prosecutors have already indicted Slager?
- What about the video analysis at Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse? (It appears to show Scott had shot Officer Slager with his own Taser).
- What about the argument, first made on VDARE.com on April 12, that Scott was technically no longer a fleeing suspect, but a prisoner violently escaping custody—and thus could legally be shot?
Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today.
No one would be marching for Freddie. No one would be using Freddie as the new poster child of "Black Lives Matter!"
No one would care, three weeks later, but his family and friends.
It was the manner of his death, suffering a fractured spine in police custody, that makes Freddie matter. For he can now be credibly cast in the victim's role in the great new narrative against America--that ours is a society of unequal justice where racist cops routinely brutalize black men and boys and are rarely called to account.
In this narrative, the liberal is always the hero.
Hillary Clinton knows the narrative by heart and has rushed forward to cast herself as the champion of black America.
"There is something wrong when a third of all black men face the prospect of prison during their lifetimes. And an estimated 1.5 million black men are 'missing' from their families and communities because of incarceration and premature death. ...
"My heart beaks for these young men and their families. We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America."
We certainly do, Hillary.
But Trayvon died when he
As a Democrat, I found President Obama’s words on the Baltimore riots during his press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be incisive and eloquent. But there was one important progressive issue the President forgot to mention entirely—the disastrous impact of mass immigration on inner city black communities.
Of course, many progressives are neglecting this issue, even as they claim to be telling the whole story. Consider this email from the progressive organization MoveOn:
Dear MoveOn members,
All eyes are on Baltimore. Massive protests are ongoing in memory of Freddie Gray, a 25-year old man who died of spinal injuries he sustained while in police custody. Media coverage has focused largely on episodes of violence in the streets—often missing essential pieces of the rapidly unfolding story.
In this moment of crisis,
How else do liberals explain the upsurge in racial unrest since Obama became president? Why would white racism—their view—latent for the previous 15 years, burst forth meteorically just as the country elected its first black president?
I have an explanation! It's subtly alluded to in the title of my book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama. What's theirs?
I've tried looking on Salon, which is like a liberal website from IFC's "Portlandia" (typical headline: "Smashing police cars is a legitimate political strategy"), but Salon shows no interest in exploring why white racism has suddenly exploded under Obama.
MSNBC, having been thoroughly embarrassed with the
John Derbyshire recently reviewed Raymond Wolter’s new book on educational theorists, men who thought that they could “Close The Gap.” One of them was Harvard’s Theodore Sizer, above, father of the “Essential Schools” movement. His training was not in statistics.
According to Derbyshire:
Sizer went along with his colleagues in accepting Coleman’s conclusions. Yet he found much of the scholarship “bewildering.” Since Sizer’s education had been in English and History, and his previous employment had been in the military and school teaching, he was “befogged and frequently cowed by the ferocious arguments … about what struck me as dazzling but sometimes picayune statistical acrobatics …”
Sizer was in the Army in 1953, as an artillery officer, possibly because he was drafted, or perhaps because Harvard had Artillery ROTC until 1955. (They abolished it in the 70s out of sympathy for the Viet Cong.) His New York Times obituary says
After earning a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale in 1953, the younger Mr. Sizer served as an Army artillery officer, an experience that would determine the course of his professional life.
Few of the young soldiers who served under him had completed high school, but when treated democratically, as members of a cohesive group, they learned new skills readily, he found.
“Whatever troops you got had to deliver,” Professor Sizer told Phi Delta Kappan magazine in 1996. “If one person didn’t do it, he put everybody’s life at stake. That made a deep impression. There was no tracking in the Army, just the beliefs that somehow these young men had to be trained and had to be reliable and that all soldiers can learn.”
[Theodore R. Sizer, Leading Education-Reform Advocate, Dies At 77, By Margalit Fox, NYT, October 22, 2009 (Emphasis added)]
Sizer’s attempt to convert his military experience into educational practice didn’t work. And he was wrong to think that there was “no tracking” in the Army.
He had forgotten not only that his 1953 Artillery platoon was much whiter than American society (integration was just starting) but that everyone who enters the Army has to pass an IQ test. See Race Relations: The Myth Of The Military Model, By Steve Sailer, January 26, 2003.
And Artillery soldiers have to be brighter than average, because any mistakes they make can damage their own side,
It's never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it's never, ever enough.
The latest paroxysm of urban violence, looting, and recriminations in Baltimore prompted President Obama on Tuesday to trot out his frayed Blame The Callous, Tight-Fisted Republicans card. After dispensing with an obligatory wrist-slap of toilet paper-and Oreo-filching "protesters" who are burning Charm City to the ground (he hurriedly changed it to "criminals and thugs" mid-word), the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner got down to his usual business: hectoring his political opponents and grousing that America hasn't forked over enough money for him to make the "massive investments" needed to "make a difference right now."[Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference]
If we are "serious" about preventing more riots, the president declared, then "the rest of us" (translation: all of us stingy conservatives) have to make sure "we are providing early education" and "making investments" so that inner-city youths are "getting the training they need to find jobs."
Narcissus on the Potomac wheedled that "there's a bunch of my agenda that would make a difference right now." Me, me, me! His laundry list of the supposedly underfunded cures that he can't get through Congress includes "school reform," "job training" and "some investments in infrastructure" to "attract new businesses."
I'll give POTUS credit: He can lay it on thicker than a John Deere manure spreader.
Let's talk "massive investments," shall we?
In 2009, Obama and the Democrats rammed the $840 billion federal stimulus package through
The Fulford File | Yes, BALTIMORE SUN, There Is A “Baltimore Riot.” And The Answer (Again) Is Ruthless Coercion
Gov Hogan: at the request of #BaltimoreCity, I have called in @mdnationalguard pic.twitter.com/o32HA4urto — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) April 28, 2015
See also The Answer To Race Riots Is Ruthless Coercion. What Is America Waiting For? By Peter Brimelow
Baltimore is burning as I write, the streets are filled with rioters and police. They don’t seem to be “clashing” much, however. Photographs show looters looting, and cops standing around. The black lady mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, [Email her] made a statement that, in the interests of the demonstrators’ “free speech” rights, she had told the Baltimore PD to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.” The white Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, said as late as 5:30 Monday afternoon there had been no requests for the National Guard.
(But by 8:30 pm he had signed an Executive Order [PDF] declaring a State of Emergency and activating the Maryland National Guard—a promising sign, although at this point I don’t know if they’ll even be issued live ammunition. The lady mayor finally asked for the Guard, and the lady Brigadier General who is head of Maryland’s Army National Guard (Linda Singh, pictured below—despite her last name, the “first African-American” to head the Maryland Guard) stood beside him at a press conference, so they must be getting worried. Gov. Hogan Declares State of Emergency, Activates Md. National Guard, CBS Baltimore, April 27, 2015).
All of this will be news to the notoriously liberal Baltimore Sun. On Monday, it posted an editorial titled No 'Baltimore riots' | Saturday's violence was deplorable, but it was no “Baltimore riot.” April 27, 2015. Its only reason for insisting that it was “no Baltimore Riot” was that there was much worse rioting in 1968.
"With all sympathies to the police officers who have been injured and the handful of businesses that sustained damage, Baltimore has had riots before, in 1968 after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and we are, thankfully, seeing nothing on that scale."[Cached | Alternate link.]
That version of the editorial has undergone a complete Memory Hole-style rewrite, and is now called Reclaim Freddie Gray.
This was exactly right. The answer to rioting is to arrest the rioters, using as much force as necessary, and then prosecute them, using the kind of “exemplary sentencing” that the government tends to apply to hate crimes, even crimes that don’t do much harm.
In August of last year, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow pointed out in The Answer To Race Riots Is Ruthless Coercion. What Is America Waiting For? that what the authorities in Ferguson, MO, were doing
to the usual MSM applause, is the exact opposite of what they should be doing. They should meet any sign of rioting with ruthless coercion:
The time to halt a riot is right at the start, by pinching off the criminal spearhead with precise and overwhelming force. The cops will usually be caught flat-footed (no pun intended) by the initial outbreak. But they need to spring into a pre-arranged mobilization that should always be as ready in every major city as the fire-department or hospital disaster-response program.
That was the late
Almost all of the declared and undeclared Republican candidates for […]