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Dr. Thomas Sowell – Baltimore Politicians Using Police for Political Ends

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Dr. Thomas Sowell, the noted economist and great American thinker, has weighed in on the situation in Baltimore as it is now unfolding. His criticisms of the politics involved in the Freddie Gray incident point to a greater problem in America – using race to advance political agendas and gain wealth and power.

    One News Now reports:

    Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves, in order to curry favor with local voters.

    Now murders in Baltimore in May have been more than double what they were in May last year, and higher than in any May in the past 15 years. Meanwhile, the number of arrests is down by more than 50 percent.
    Various other communities across the country are experiencing very similar explosions of crime and reductions of arrests, in the wake of anti-police mob rampages from coast to coast that the media sanitize as “protests.”

    None of this should be surprising. In her carefully researched 2010 book Are Cops Racist?, Heather Mac Donald pointed out that, after anti-police campaigns, cops tended to do less policing and criminals tended to commit more crimes.
    So why is this happening again in Baltimore? Dr. Sowell has the answers as One News Now explains:

    If all this has been known for years, why do the same mistakes keep getting made?

    Mainly because it is not a mistake for those people who are looking out for their own political careers. Critics who accuse the mayor of Baltimore and the Maryland prosecutor of incompetence, for their irresponsible words and actions, are ignoring the possibility that these two elected officials are protecting and promoting their own chances of remaining in office or of moving on up to higher offices.

    Racial demagoguery gains votes for politicians, money for race hustling lawyers and a combination of money, power and notoriety for armies of professional activists, ideologues and shakedown artists.

  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    Of course.

    And leading the way is the soon to be embarrassed and exposed as a racist incompetent state's attorney.