Following the Eric Garner verdict, New York cops can look forward to having their heads examined for
“unconscious bias” by federal thought police unleashed by Attorney General Eric Holder.
NYPD can expect to undergo the same kind of “de-biasing” training that Holder put departments in Seattle, New
Orleans, St. Louis and several other cities through while investigating them for alleged civil rights violations.
Federal trainers teach cops not only to think twice about stopping or questioning suspects of color, but also to
ignore signs of criminal behavior and threat indicators they’ve gleaned from years of street experience. That puts their
own lives in danger — and risks the safety of residents.
The Justice Department’s
unprecedented shift from prosecuting intentional discrimination to investigating unconscious or “implicit” bias
began long before Ferguson, Mo. It’s part of a “racial justice” movement launched by the Obama administration
to “reform” the criminal justice system.
In the past five years, Holder has
more than doubled the number of police department probes compared with the previous five years, opening more than 20 investigations
and pressuring 15 consent orders to stop “biased policing” and other alleged violations.
striking about these federally mandated orders is the lack of evidence investigators found to show cops stopped and arrested
black people simply because of bias. They assumed, but couldn’t prove, they targeted blacks due to an automatic and
unfair association between them and crime and not because they actually committed crimes.