RUSH: Did you happen to see this? “Baltimore Police Officers Fired as Scathing Federal Report Alleges Excessive Force.” So a judge found every one of those cops not guilty. Doesn’t matter. The Obama Department of Justice has once again gone in and commandeered yet another big city police department under the guise that that police department is racist and needs to have some training on spotting racism and dealing with it and that this police department is using excessive force, and so the Department of Justice needs to go in and take control of the Baltimore police.
What they need to do is take control of the Baltimore mayor’s office and the state’s attorney’s office. The Justice Department and Baltimore police agreed to negotiate reforms. There’s no negotiating here. I mean, there’s no agreement by Baltimore. They’re just under the boot. “The Justice Department and Baltimore police agreed to negotiate court-enforceable reforms after a scathing federal report released Wednesday criticized officers for using excessive force and routinely discriminating against blacks.”
“The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country’s largest police forces, found that officers make a large number of stops — mostly in poor, black neighborhoods — with dubious justification and unlawfully arrest citizens when officers ‘did not like what those individuals said.’ ‘These violations have deeply eroded the relationship between the police and community it serves,’ Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said during a news conference alongside the city’s mayor and police commissioner. …
“The report represents a damning indictment of how the city’s police officers carry out the most fundamental of policing practices, including traffic stops and searches. … Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said six officers who committed egregious violations have been fired this year. … [He] and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promised the report would serve as a blueprint for sweeping changes.” All this means is that the DOJ is gonna turn another city police department into Romper Room. They’re basically… The inmates are gonna run the asylum.
And this is like, you know, 25 or 30 big and medium-sized American city police department that the DOJ has moved in and taken over. (interruption) Not allowed to say what? Well, the reason the cops stop in… This is the point of the report, you see. According to the DOJ, the police stop mostly in poor ghetto sections of Baltimore because they’re racist and they want to go out and they want to arrest more blacks than anybody else.
So that’s where you have to go to find ’em. That’s what the DOJ claims is going on. That’s what the DOJ claims is happening. (interruption) Yeah, the police want to do it — that’s the point — and they’ve gotta be stopped. The DOJ is gonna move in. The police want to go into these bad neighborhoods, they want to arrest African-Americans, they want to put ’em in jail, and they want to do it because they’re racist, just like they said in Ferguson. They’ve taken over the police, I think, in Seattle. Maybe it’s Portland. I forget which.
There’s a number of them this has happened to.
They come in with their consent decrees.
They basically force these police departments to sign them and go along with it or they miss out on federal money, and furthermore they get tarred and feathered as racist. (interruption) No, no, no. The reason that there are high levels of crime in these neighborhoods is because the cops are making the people there behave like criminals because of all this unneeded attention. The cops are the reason that cities are experiencing unrest. That’s the Obama DOJ’s point of view, and they’re sticking with it. It’s… (interruption) Well, no. Black-on-black crime is a direct result of the cops making people feel unsafe in their neighborhoods, and everybody’s out for…
Look, whatever example you throw at me, I’m gonna tell you that the DOJ’s claim that whatever your problem is, it’s the cops who are more than likely responsible for it. And so they’re gonna go in there, and they’re gonna clean it up. They’re gonna go in there… They fired a bunch of police officers. I don’t know if it’s any of the six that were exonerated. I got so mad reading the story, I didn’t read it all. I didn’t read the final two pages. I didn’t get to the names of the police officers were shot.
RUSH: And then in Italy — this is interesting for you vegans out there — Italy has decided to — let’s see, what is this — Italy wants to make it a violation of the law to put a child on a vegan diet. I’ll have that. We got other things like that out there, too.
RUSH: Sweden, you know what’s happening in Sweden? Folks, I’m telling you, Europe is gone. It’s only a matter of time. It’s just a matter of breeding now. They’re gonna be outbred, and they’re gone. This is the most amazing story. What’s happening in Sweden is that wealthy people who have summer homes and winter homes that they use six weeks a year, the government is coming in and commandeering them in order to house refugees and illegal immigrants, because the illegal immigrants and refugees are refusing the accommodations they’re being offered.
And so the government of Sweden is telling the wealthy, “Well, you know that house you’ve got out there on the lake you only use six months, we’re taking it. And we’re gonna put a bunch of refugees in it.” I don’t yet know what the reaction of the wealthy in Sweden is to it, but it is happening. Sweden! Not to be confused with Switzerland, but still. Sweden.
RUSH: Oh, by the way, there’s this, too, that we may get into. Remember Jamie Weinstein? Does the name Jamie Weinstein ring a bell? No, no. He’s a reporter for The Daily Caller. He’s the boyfriend of the female reporter supposedly shoved to the ground by Corey Lewandowski. Michelle Fields.
Anyway, Jamie Weinstein has a piece in the Daily Caller suggesting that the Republican Party approach Hillary Clinton and negotiate a surrender and actually concede the presidential race to her right now. No. No. No. I am not joking. The headline: “The Case For A Negotiated Republican Surrender To” Hitler. Hillary. Sorry. It was a faux pas. “It’s time for Republican leaders to consider a negotiated endorsement of Hillary Clinton.” That’s the lead.
And his point is Trump’s gonna lose and even if Trump wins, Hillary’s better. Hillary would be less damaging to conservatism than Trump is gonna be, and maybe — he actually says this — look at me — he actually says that we might be able, if we did this right, if the right Republicans, like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and some others went up to Hillary and her campaign and actually surrendered, cancel the campaign and concede that she’s the winner and make her president-in-waiting, maybe she would give us Antonin Scalia’s replacement. Let us pick. I’m not kidding you.
She might be able to be talked into that. She might be amenable in exchange for us conceding the presidential election to her. Now, this is not Trump involved in it. This is the Republican Party essentially going to Hillary and saying, “Okay, we’re gonna lay down our arms. We’re not gonna oppose you. We’re not gonna do anything. Trump’s out there on his own doing what he’s doing, we’re gonna concede the presidency to you. We’re gonna do everything we can to see to it that you win the election and all we want is the chance to pick Scalia’s replacement.” Yeah. Right. I’ve got it here. There are couple other things that he thinks we could get from Hillary if we did this.
RUSH: I gotta take quick time-out. I’ve got David Brooks and Charlie Rose trying to figure out Trump’s appeal and how deep his support could be. They’re scared to death. I’m telling you, Robert Costa from the Washington Post telling Charlie Rose (paraphrasing), “Charlie, you know the people that don’t vote, half the country doesn’t vote, Charlie, and they may be right up Trump’s ally. They’re never polled and if those people show up, Trump could win and win big, Charlie.
And ever since Costa told Charlie that, Charlie apparently has been paranoid. So he’s asking all his guests, “Who are these Trump supporters? Do we know them? Where are they? Do we know the books they read? Do we know their foreign policy? Are there a lot of them?” It’s actually kind of comical.
But I’ve also got this story. I’ve covered the basics of it, but there’s still more to it. Jamie Weinstein suggesting that we negotiate a Republican surrender to Hillary. That Republicans approach her and say, “Look, we’re gonna stand down. You’re president, you’re gonna win, we acknowledge it. But in exchange for us standing down and not opposing you and trying to stop Trump, will you let us pick Antonin Scalia’s replacement on the court?”
And Weinstein thinks that Hillary might go for that, and I’ve been assured this is not a parody piece. Well, I thought it was a parody piece. I thought it was a weird, convoluted way of making another point, you know, about how pathetic Trump is, ’cause I know Weinstein’s not a big supporter. But apparently not. We’ll find out in due course. I’ve mentioned it enough today that if I’ve been snookered, we’ll find out soon enough.
RUSH: CNN break-ins. “Secret Service has talked with Trump about his comments!” Yes, my friends. They’re not gonna let this go. You can count on that.