Obama signs 'blue alert' police protection bill a day after he calls them an 'occupying force'

After spending years igniting racial fires and fueling nationwide anti-cop protests, President Obama hopped the fence on Tuesday to sign a bill protecting police officers.  Coming a day after his Camden, New Jersey speech where he referred to police in military riot gear as resembling an “occupying force,” the turnaround was head-spinning.  Shortly before the Camden speech, Obama vowed to act on his 21st-century task force’s recommendations to ban the Pentagon’s sale of certain military gear to local and state law enforcement agencies.

Without much media coverage, the next day Obama signed the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law, with the families of two slain policemen standing behind him in the Oval office. 

The Act establishes a communications system within the Department of Justice to issue warnings of "an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer."

Named for two New York City police officers murdered in cold blood days after protesters in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City chanted, "What do we want?  Dead cops," the bill will assign an existing DOJ officer, appointed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to act as the national coordinator of the network.  One of the duties of the national coordinator will be to develop protocols for efforts to apprehend suspects who are deemed a threat to law enforcement officers.

What constitutes a "credible threat" under Obama's DOJ is anybody's guess.

For example, if a rapper records a song about killing cops, will a Blue Alert notify law enforcement?  Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley headed to New York to kill Officers Liu and Ramos in December, 2014, he posted messages on Instagram that could have been found on a number of social media sites following the Ferguson riots.  What criteria will be used to discern intent?  If a New Black Panther member goes on a rant against cops, will Ms. Lynch's coordinator file charges?  Top political officials like Eric Holder and New York mayor de Blasio fanned the flames of anti-police sentiment when they rushed to judgment in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases; will future public representatives be held accountable?  After the murders of Liu and Ramos, the Sergeants Benevolent Association actually tweeted, "The blood of 2 executed police officers is on the hands of Mayor de Blasio."  Will the rioters who attacked over 100 police officers in Baltimore a few weeks ago be on the DOJ’s radar now?

Knowing Obama, the Blue Alert bill is not designed to stop future cop-killers.  It’s just another way to expand federal control over local police departments and increase surveillance of American citizens – all in the name of two dead police officers.

After spending years igniting racial fires and fueling nationwide anti-cop protests, President Obama hopped the fence on Tuesday to sign a bill protecting police officers.  Coming a day after his Camden, New Jersey speech where he referred to police in military riot gear as resembling an “occupying force,” the turnaround was head-spinning.  Shortly before the Camden speech, Obama vowed to act on his 21st-century task force’s recommendations to ban the Pentagon’s sale of certain military gear to local and state law enforcement agencies.

Without much media coverage, the next day Obama signed the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law, with the families of two slain policemen standing behind him in the Oval office. 

The Act establishes a communications system within the Department of Justice to issue warnings of "an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer."

Named for two New York City police officers murdered in cold blood days after protesters in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City chanted, "What do we want?  Dead cops," the bill will assign an existing DOJ officer, appointed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to act as the national coordinator of the network.  One of the duties of the national coordinator will be to develop protocols for efforts to apprehend suspects who are deemed a threat to law enforcement officers.

What constitutes a "credible threat" under Obama's DOJ is anybody's guess.

For example, if a rapper records a song about killing cops, will a Blue Alert notify law enforcement?  Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley headed to New York to kill Officers Liu and Ramos in December, 2014, he posted messages on Instagram that could have been found on a number of social media sites following the Ferguson riots.  What criteria will be used to discern intent?  If a New Black Panther member goes on a rant against cops, will Ms. Lynch's coordinator file charges?  Top political officials like Eric Holder and New York mayor de Blasio fanned the flames of anti-police sentiment when they rushed to judgment in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases; will future public representatives be held accountable?  After the murders of Liu and Ramos, the Sergeants Benevolent Association actually tweeted, "The blood of 2 executed police officers is on the hands of Mayor de Blasio."  Will the rioters who attacked over 100 police officers in Baltimore a few weeks ago be on the DOJ’s radar now?

Knowing Obama, the Blue Alert bill is not designed to stop future cop-killers.  It’s just another way to expand federal control over local police departments and increase surveillance of American citizens – all in the name of two dead police officers.