Memo to Trump Law Enforcement Officials: Dump Obama’s Anti-Cop Playbook

Part of this column originally appeared in a report by Jim Kouri published by Accuracy in Media, a news media watchdog.  

Attorney General Loretta Lynch spends more time going after police agencies and officers than she does fighting crime, terrorism and government corruption.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch spends more time going after police agencies and officers than she does fighting crime, terrorism and government corruption.

The Obama White House has run arguably the most anti-law enforcement administration in history. The 1960’s radical retreads have never truly felt any affection for police officers, military personnel or intelligence operatives and these political hacks only paid them lip service when a positive message about these brave, industrious men and women is politically required.

And had Hillary Clinton fulfilled the dreams of the radicals and malcontents and won the race against Donald Trump, she would have kicked up “anti-police jargon” a notch or two. 

As a result of the politically-motivated and intentional agitation — that is the hallmark of community organizers such as Obama and others — the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has an incredibly difficult job ahead of him come January 20, 2017: How to maintain law and order within the nation’s crumbling cities while facing unbridled attacks from Democrats, the leftist and racist organizations,  the news media and the so-called Hollywood Elite.

“Thanks to the American people — those patriotic citizens who seem to attempt to place God and country over their own interests — Trump was the victor and Hillary (Clinton) is probably on her way back to New York,” said former police lieutenant Matthew Wharton. “Clinton said some of the most disgusting things about police officers and white Americans in her effort to galvanize the country’s black communities with the goal of creating disharmony between the races, at least until after the presidential election,” Wharton added.

During a segment of his syndicated  talk show, Cable Radio Network’s popular conservative host Chuck Wilder informed the Conservative Base’s editor that President Barack Obama released his new strategy to thwart the nation’s rising number of violent crimes. Wilder noted that part of Obama’s community-policing strategy was to have police officers drive ice cream trucks in high-crime, minority neighborhoods and offer street thugs free ice cream cones.

During her campaign, Hillary Clinton an enormous amount of anti-police rhetoric flowed from her mouth.
During her campaign, Hillary Clinton had an enormous amount of anti-police rhetoric flow from her mouth.

President Barack Obama spoke to members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) — an organization that represents police commanding officers from numerous nations — during a conference in Chicago and advised the audience that law enforcement should  “de-escalate encounters with suspects and find alternatives to arrest,”  Wilder read from a news story published in Investor’s Business Daily.

While in Chicago for the IACP annual summit , Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch distributed their newly published guidebook that was created by his Task Force on 21st Century Policing that began its work following the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting of a black teenager. Following the days of rioting by protesters and the political grandstanding by local, state and federal officials — including Obama and then Attorney General Eric Holder who uttered some of the most intense anti-police rhetoric — the President announced the formation of his special task force.

Reforming the Obama Reforms

The 30-page guide, titled “Moving from Recommendations to Action,” was peddled by the administration as a training aid to help local police departments implement Obama’s  “criminal justice reforms.” Obama proudly credited both Attorney General Eric Holder and his successor, Loretta Lynch. The material reads as if it were written by people who know nothing about policing, crimefighting or even the culture of inner city streets.

“Under the section, Changing the Culture of Policing, one of Obama’s recommendations is for police officers to give more voice to minority suspects, treating them with dignity and respect,  while checking their own implicit cultural and racial biases. In other words, more listening and less cuffing,” talk host Wilder stated.

According to a number of police officials contacted by Conservative Base, they agreed the guide appears to have been written by a person or group who have never worked on the streets of Chicago or New York or Baltimore or any other city as a law enforcement officer.

“This ridiculous propaganda piece must have been written by a cop working in Mayberry RFD with his one bullet in his shirt pocket like Barney Fife, the incompetent boob on the Andy Griffith Show in the early 1960’s. Or it was written by university faculty members in their ivory towers,” said former NYPD detective and hospital security director Ronald Ginsburg. “In other words, it’s a joke.”

obama copObama’s guide encourages police chiefs to have their agencies become more open to the people within the communities they serve. He then goes on to suggest: “To help build that trust… cops [should] drive ice cream trucks into high-crime areas and hand out free ice cream cones to suspected drug dealers,” Wilder told his national audience.

Wilder also informed his listeners that they have already started doing it in riot-torn city of Baltimore, and the president applauded the idea. “I do want all the chiefs to look at the task force recommendations we’ve put forward post-Ferguson,” Obama said. “There are some real problems in certain jurisdictions that we’ve seen.”

“I agree. There are real problems like street gang membership rising, illegal alien gangs adding to the violence in groups such as MS-13, which is estimated by the FBI to have between 80,000 and 100,000 members throughout the nation. Chicago has an enormous murder rate and ice cream cones won’t stop that rate,” said former police officer Iris Aquino. “And tightening the handcuffs on cops isn’t going to do anything but help the criminals,” she added.

Meanwhile, Obama has ordered his attorney general to take steps to correct the law enforcement problem. For example, the Justice Department initiated investigations of at least two dozen police forces deemed to be racist. In order to avoid the federal intrusion, many departments are “softening” their policies. For example, the vast majority of police departments have a written policy prohibiting the use of “racial profiling” no matter what the circumstances.

According to the Investor’s Business Daily, the FBI’s relatively new director, James Comey, complained that federal, state and local police officers or agents are concerned about losing their jobs, being demoted or even ending up in prison for offending minority suspects and triggering civil-rights complaint.  They are “reluctant to get out of their cars to do the work that controls violent crime,” the FBI chief said.



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

One thought on “Memo to Trump Law Enforcement Officials: Dump Obama’s Anti-Cop Playbook

  • November 13, 2016 at 3:30 am

    There is not much law enforcement can do until Obama leaves office. After that expect some big changes. They will no longer be open season for the bad guys.


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