RUSH: This is really fascinating what’s being attempted here in St. Louis and in Ferguson. It’s not by any means the first time, but this is the most brazen that I can recall. We have an event that happened. We’ve had hours, days, weeks of evidence and testimony. It’s been corroborated. The liars were discovered and thrown out. We know what happened. Yet that wasn’t the desired result, and so that result doesn’t count and it’s being rebuilt into a new problem, and the problem in St. Louis is the cops.
The problem in Ferguson is the police. If you doubt me, listen to what Eric Holder said. This is more outrageous than what Obama said, ’cause Holder takes Obama’s comments… Basically what Obama said is that Ferguson demonstrates racism is everywhere in America and now he, Obama, is on the case and he’s finally gonna deal with this and he’s gonna end it. But Eric Holder decided to add to or to build on Obama’s claim that Ferguson demonstrates that racism is everywhere.
Here’s what Holder said: “Problems we must confront are not only found in Ferguson; the issues raised in Missouri are not unique to that state or to that small city. We are dealing with concerns that are truly national in scope and that threaten the entire nation.” What happened here? Again, they want to make it look like this happens every day, multiple times a day. They’re painting a picture here that innocent young blacks are assassinated by cops who are hunting.
“It happens frequently, and this is the last straw. We’re not gonna put up with this any more,” even though it’s rare. It doesn’t happen with anywhere near regularly, which is one of the reasons why this one made such news. But, anyway, the truth has been learned, and it’s not what was desired. So Eric Holder says, “In the coming days, I will announce the updated justice department guidelines regarding profiling by federal law enforcement.
“This will institute rigorous new standards and robust safeguards to help end racial profiling once and for all,” and here is the money quote: “Our police officers cannot be and cannot be seen as an occupying force, disconnected to the communities that they serve.” So Eric Holder has now gone full-in Hamas. Cops are now an occupying force. Cops are not peacekeepers. Cops do not keep the order.
Cops do not protect the innocent and property.
The cops are an occupying force in neighborhoods of color all over the country. “Problems we must confront are not only found in Ferguson…” Isn’t it interesting that that’s the exact way this bunch talks about Israel, folks? They talk about Israel as an occupying force with Hamas and other terrorist organizations being the victims, and the Israelis are the mean-spirited, extremist, racist occupying force.
Now Eric Holder has gone all-in with the cops being the same thing, and he wasn’t finished. Eric Holder said, “Problems exposed by Ferguson threaten the entire nation.” He was speaking at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He said, “The nation needs to confront the broken relationship between group after group in this country.” Now, let’s see. What’s happened here in the last six years?
Gays got gay marriage, Hispanics got amnesty for illegals, and African-Americans apparently are gonna be able to riot without anybody stopping them if they want to. Apparently they’re gonna be able to engage in civil disobedience and the excuse is gonna be offered, “Well, it’s just their feelings. The president said they don’t feel right, they don’t feel welcomed. They don’t feel like they’re part of the community.”
We all got screwed with Obamacare, so everybody’s getting something from this Regime. The problems of Ferguson Missouri are radical leftists in the government and the media distracting from the destruction of free market separation of powers. So, yes, problems exposed by Ferguson do threaten the entire nation, but not in the way Obama and Holder are discussing. Now, I have here, you might think, an unrelated story. I want you to listen very carefully. This is from the Wall Street Journal.
Let me read to you the headline. The story’s from yesterday. “Spree of Newark Violence Spurs Action by Mayor, Police.” Listen very carefully, folks. “Newark, New Jersey, officials on Monday vowed a crackdown on violence after a bloody Thanksgiving weekend that left three dead and multiple people injured in 11 shootings. Mayor Ras Baraka said in a news conference, ‘Our mind-set is it’s an emergency here in our city.
“‘This is the first time we’ve had all these shootings to this extent: 11 shootings, three dead, multiple injuries.’ The spate of violence illustrated a broader challenge for Newark, which has long been one of the state’s most dangerous cities. But the long Thanksgiving weekend brought a level of gun violence Newark hadn’t seen in some time, Mr. Baraka said. Officials said they were worried about losing gains made against crime earlier in the year now.”
Now, you say, “Okay, what’s the big deal, Rush?”
Well, hang on here. In the first place, no protests are being planned for the three dead over the Thanksgiving weekend. The president and Eric Holder haven’t talked about this at all. We have three people dead, 11 shootings. There is no talk of problems in the community. There’s no talk of needing to sit down and have a confab at the White House to figure out what went wrong and how to fix this. But if you read the rest of the story in the Wall Street Journal, do you know what the reaction from the leaders in the community is?
Do you know what their solution to the problem is? (pause) Take a guess. (pause) Everybody’s calling for more cops. Everybody is calling for more police! The Obama administration in Ferguson and in St. Louis are trying to portray the police as the problem. The police did not burn down anybody’s building. The police did not destroy anybody’s business. The police did not rob a convenience store. The police didn’t get in a fight with themselves and try to abscond a weapon and use it against each other.
None of that happened.
So the Regime in Ferguson is trying to blame everything that went wrong on the cops. In Newark, three people were dead on Thanksgiving Day, 11 shootings, and what everybody there is demanding is more police. They’re gonna send in more police. Governor Christie is even gonna send in state highway patrol troopers. The police are gonna bunker into Newark to protect innocent bystanders from being gunned down in the streets.
Now, wait a minute. How does that jibe with what we’re being told about what went on in Ferguson? How can you have three people dead, 11 multiple shootings, and the solution in Newark is the cops? The solution is more cops. The solution is more armed troops and uniformed cops to come in and keep the peace and protect things. In Ferguson, it seems to be just the exact opposite. The problem is the cops. The citizens don’t feel right. The problem’s the cops. The problem’s the grand jury. The problem’s everybody else.
I thought, if you listen to Eric Holder, the police are an occupying force, in every community. The problems we must confront are not found only in Ferguson. The issues raised there are not unique to that state or small city. Our police officers cannot be and cannot be seen as an occupying force disconnected to the communities that they serve. I would bet you that before this happened in Ferguson they were not seen that way. I bet they were not seen as an occupying force. I bet they’re not seeing that way in too many places.
But in Newark, and you know it’s a Democrat state, and it’s a Democrat mayor, and it’s a Democrat everything, they’ve got out-of-control gun rampage, and the call, the solution is for more cops. Pull quote from the story: “Bashir Akinyele, a teacher who works for the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, said many of the problems stem from poverty and broken families. The unemployment rate is more than 10%, higher than in much of the country, even as the city?’s downtown has teemed with new development.” Actually mentioned the true source of the problem: broken families, unemployment.
Too bad we can’t work on those to fix, isn’t it? Why, they’ve actually even identified the problem in Newark: broken families, unemployment, the Obama economy. Too bad we’re unable to talk about that. No, no. We can’t even get to the root cause because we’re in the process in Ferguson of obliterating the truth, and we’re gonna use everything we can. We’re gonna use Al Sharpton, we’re gonna use the media, we’re gonna use the St. Louis Rams, we’re gonna use whatever we can to rewrite the truth using the power we have to do it. And we’re gonna portray the cops everywhere as an occupying force, except Newark, where more of them are needed to stop rampaging murderers.
Back after this.
RUSH: Just a reminder to every police officer in this country, you are being watched, and I’m very serious about this. Rich Lowry had it right in his column today. You cops had better keep a sharp eye, because the powers that be are looking to find another cop they can accuse of racial assassination and railroad indict, and convict. They lost on this one.
Police officers in this country are in dangerous jobs at great risk right now because they have a target on them. They have a bull’s-eye that is being painted, that’s being drawn by the highest positions of power in this country. It’s a very dangerous circumstance, very dangerous situation taking place here, folks. And the cops right now are in the crosshairs of the most powerful forces in this country.
They failed to get what they wanted in Ferguson. They’re gonna find a way. They didn’t really get what they wanted out of Florida and the “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman and all that. They didn’t get what they wanted in the Duke lacrosse case. They really want a win. And the cops are the focus, the target for that next win.