Slick talk on crime skips over facts
In his weekly address to the nation over the weekend, Barack Obama said that much of the American criminal justice system is unfair and that what he referred to as “underfunded schools” in the United States are a conduit to overcrowded prisons.
According to the selfless community organizer now sitting in the Oval Office, criminal acts have nothing to do with incarceration rates. He tells us “The Department of Justice has gotten ‘Smart on Crime,’ refocusing efforts on the worst offenders, and pursuing mandatory minimum sentences less frequently.”
“But over the last few decades, we’ve also locked up more non-violent offenders than ever before, for longer than ever before. That’s the real reason our prison population is so high,” he claims.
The rioting mobs in Ferguson, Missouri, as a single example, who loot and destroy businesses, throw bricks at police, smash police cars and set their own town on fire to express their displeasure, apparently fall into the “non-violent offenders” category. They thought they could get away with their savagery and they did.
Missing from Obama’s video address are the astronomical numbers of fatherless homes and young uneducated mothers who breed not only large families but generational poverty and reliance on public benefits.
Former Florida Congressman Allen West, a black conservative Republican, tells the truth about the cities that foment crime — among them, Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, New York City and Washington, DC — are all run by Democrats.
Quoting from this John Nolte piece posted on Breitbart, Allen West says Nolte was spot on. “This is not about an American failure, it is about a Democrat failure. As far as the good people of Baltimore trapped by the terrible voting of your fellow citizens, I suggest you buy more guns until you can move to a city not run by those who see rioting as part of the Master Plan.”