by Daniel Greenfield
|Loretta Lynch, Attorney General|
: So the other shoe has dropped. And the radical leftists running the country are declaring open war on Broken Windows Policing. Which means effectively crippling any ability
to enforce the law.Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a warning to municipal and state judges across the country that their courts could lose federal funding if they don’t ease up on fines and arrest warrants for minor crimes involving poor offenders, indigent minorities in particular.
In lieu of fines and jail time, Lynch urges the nation’s 6,500 municipal courts to provide an avenue for offenders to perform “community service” or take advantage of “amnesty days,” whereby outstanding arrest warrants are cleared for nominal fees.
Failure to comply with these policies could trigger a Ferguson-style discrimination investigation. Already, Lynch says she’s “evaluating discrimination complaints against several court systems.”The Michael Brown shooting hoax was just a pretext for that kind of witch hunt. So now Lynch is dispensing with the pretexts and cutting right to the crackdown.A strongly worded “guidance” letter, written by her civil-rights team, warns that a local court policy of enforcing warrants for failure to pay court fines and fees can have an adverse “disparate impact” on African-Americans, who are fined and/or arrested for outstanding warrants at “disproportionate” rates versus whites.
Of course the same is true for most crimes. So why enforce laws against murder, robbery or rape? There is no reason. So look for those to be "equalized" as well. Or removed in favor of some kind of "reparations" scheme.“In court systems receiving federal funds, these practices may also violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when they unnecessarily impose disparate harm on the basis of race,” the nine-page letters states.
So Lynch is contending that Title VI is insane and needs to be abolished. Either that or eliminate all enforcement of criminal laws. Well played.Former federal civil-rights attorney Hans Bader, now with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, describes the latest reforms as a “massive assault on the criminal justice system.”
Of course it is. This is a declaration of war on public safety in America by the most pro-crime administration in American history.
Daniel Greenfield is Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. David Horowitz is a Contributing Author of the ARRA News Service
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