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why-ferguson-could-lead-to-federal-takeovers-of-local-policeThe Federalist: Why Ferguson Could Lead To Federal Takeovers Of Local Police

The Obama administration is training people to protest against police, then investigating the police for their response.

By D.C. McAllister SEPTEMBER 8, 2014


In response to a white police officer shooting Michael Brown in Missouri, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a broader civil rights probe into the Ferguson Police Department—an action that could lead to a federal takeover of the police.


While such probes might not lead to Department of Justice punishment for past local police conduct, it could pave the way for “systemic legal reform going forward,”according to CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


“It’s very serious,” Toobin said of the investigation, before it was formally announced, “because it can lead to a virtual federal takeover of the police, as happened recently in New Orleans.” Scissors-32x32.png

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Trump Election Should End DOJ’s Police Takeover

Federal push to control local law enforcement can be ended rapidly by the president-elect


November 14, 2016

by Robert Romano | 14 Nov 2016 at 10:50 AM


One of the clear messages the American people sent to Washington, D.C. and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division on Nov. 8 was: no more persecuting of police departments by the federal government.


For the past eight years, the Obama administration has been using the controversial practice of “sue and settle” to engage in a federal takeover of local police and corrections departments.


The single most conservative act the new president can engage in is to restore local control over police departments and bring an end to the war on police once and for all.


The Civil Rights Division at the DOJ files a suit against a city, county, or state, alleging constitutional and civil rights violations by the police or at the prison, and the local government simply agrees, resulting in wide-reaching policy changes being imposed on local police and corrections departments Scissors-32x32.png


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