Full disclosure: The writer, Jim Kouri, worked as a plainclothes officer on assignment during the Puerto Rican FALN terrorist group’s reign of terror in New York City in 1977. Kouri’s mother was born in Puerto Rico.
Many Americans are counting down the days the Obama administration has left to implement its own scorched earth policy as they head out into the sunset. That includes the commuting of the prison sentence of a terrorist bomber named Oscar Lopez Rivera, whose group, Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (translated: Armed Forces of National Liberation) bombed its way into the history books in the 1970s.
FALN’s bombings in New York’s Manhattan left five Americans dead and a police officer was left with one-eye and a lifetime without being able to work in the job he loved. “I guess to Obama and his people, what’s one cop when you can stick it to the American people by releasing terrorists from Gitmo [Guantanamo Bay) and criminals from federal prisons,” said political strategist Michael C. Baker.
Last Friday, exactly one week before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama and his Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, decided to release a report on the excessive violence in Chicago. But unlike Trump, who complained about uncontrolled crime and corruption, Lynch spewed the usual anti-police rhetoric commonly used by Democratic Party candidates to avoid actually doing something to help inner-city residents.
Chicago police violated the Fourth Amendment through a “pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch declared Friday, revealing the results of a wide-ranging investigation that the city’s former top cop, Police Chief Garry McCarthy, called biased from the start.
“These policies are political, it is happening for that reason. You can’t legislate good policing. That is what we are trying to do. And the politics have to be removed from it. This is serious stuff. People are dying,” said Chief McCarthy. “What is happening is criminals are becoming more and more emboldened, and the police are becoming more and more hamstrung.”
The U.S. Justice Department launched its yearlong review of the 12,000-officer force — one of the nation’s largest — in December 2015 after the release of a dashcam video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, 16 times as he walked away holding a small, folded knife. The video of the 2014 shooting, which the city’s mayor fought to keep from being released, triggered widespread protests. However, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel suffered no consequences for his dishonesty and is never mentioned in the Obama-Lynch fairy tale, noted
“One of my highest priorities as Attorney General has been to ensure that every American enjoys police protection that is lawful, responsive, and transparent,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.
“Sadly, our thorough investigation into the Chicago Police Department found that far too many residents of this proud city have not received that kind of policing. The resulting deficit in trust and accountability is not just bad for residents – it’s also bad for dedicated police officers trying to do their jobs safely and effectively. With this announcement, we are laying the groundwork for the difficult but necessary work of building a stronger, safer, and more united Chicago for all who call it home,” she said.
But many police officers who spoke to Conservative Base say that this Lynch Report is merely allegations by a political hack for an administration that never had any love for law enforcement officers. “Attorney General Lynch is carrying out the policy of Obama and his previous AG, Eric Holder. Bluntly put: It’s a policy of absurdity where killers, rapists and drug dealers are the good guys and cops are portrayed as bad guys,” said former New York police officer Iris Aquino.
During her presentation, Lynch claimed that city police used excessive force and that “this pattern is largely attributable to systemic deficiencies within CPD and the city.” It also cited insufficient training and a failure to hold bad officers accountable. “The resulting deficit in trust and accountability is not just bad for residents — it’s also bad for dedicated police officers trying to do their jobs safely and effectively,” Lynch told reporters during a news conference in Chicago.
Yet, several officers who tried to get their points across to the people through the news media found that reporters weren’t interested in hearing their side. One officer went as far as calling Obama and Lynch hypocritical partisans. “Lynch investigated cops? This is the woman who refused to investigate any of the scandals and actually met with Bill Clinton secretly while her people were supposedly investigating Hillary Clinton,” said former Border Patrol agent Samuel Delacruz. “It’s she who should be investigated along with her boss who is suspected of smuggling weapons to terrorists in the Middle East,” he added.
“At no time during her self-serving, political-motivated action to save Obama’s legacy, did Lynch mention the record numbers of homicides, rapes and assaults in Chicago. She did mention the evil guns that are illegally sold in the city with one of the nation’s toughest gun-control laws,” said former public safety director Andrew Posner.
Before the Lynch report was released and she spoke on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump had warned Democrats that if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel can’t stop the staggering murder and violent crime rate in his city, Trump’s Washington, D.C. team will enter and take action to protect the people — whites, blacks, Latinos and Asians — from the street predators, crooked politicians and crony capitalists..
Trump spoke about The Windy City’s crime and violence after the Chicago Police Department released year-end crime stats on New Year’s Day. It showed that Chicago’s homicide numbers were worse than the larger cities of New York and Los Angeles combined.
“Chicago murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016. If Mayor can’t do it he must ask for Federal help!” the future White House occupant tweeted.
During his campaign against race-baiting Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump often highlighted the plight of blacks in Chicago. He promised them a safer, economically sound community free from gangs, drugs and violence. Whenever he asked for their votes, Trump would say, “Give me a chance [as president]. What have you got to lose?”