The left's 'white supremacy' witch hunt in law enforcment

 Washington Examiner:

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Ray warned, citing news reports of extremists entering the ranks of local police departs, of an "infiltration of white supremacists in law enforcement" and argued that much of the United States' entire understanding of criminal justice is rooted in "slave patrols."

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That view of law enforcement, echoed by many Democratic members of Congress and shared widely in academic and other realms, is entirely foreign to those who actually work in the field.

"Really, the only thing I can say against that is that I’ve done 20 years in law enforcement, and I’ve been a trainer for going on 14 years, I’ve got to meet a lot of officers from a lot of agencies from a lot of states. Not one of the issues I have ever seen is an issue with white supremacy or anything like that," said United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association Executive Director David Hinners.

"Law enforcement, as I see it, is a brotherhood or a sisterhood, a lot of us together doing a difficult job," Hinners told the Washington Examiner.

Hinners, like others, sees such questioning of law enforcement motives as a thinly veiled effort to back the " defund the police" movement, which gained traction among far-left activists in recent years after a series of officer-involved shootings and other incidents left several black Americans dead in major cities.

Democrats in Congress have homed in on the participation by a small group of white supremacists in law enforcement as evidence of a broader, troubling trend facing the country. A recently hired diversity and inclusion adviser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee referred to U.S. Capitol Police officers as "white supremacists" in a now-deleted tweet.

“The answer to white supremacists storming the Capitol is not to give more money to a different group of white supremacists who’s [sic] job it is to uphold white supremacy,” wrote Dyjuan Tatro shortly after the Capitol riot.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat, introduced the Congressional Oversight of Unjust Policing Act last month. It seeks to establish a federal commission to investigate ties between law enforcement and extremist groups, with a particular focus on the Capitol Police.

Carrying out warranted investigations into how the Capitol was infiltrated is fair game, said Fraternal Order of Police President Patrick Yoes. The problem, however, is making sweeping judgments about all law enforcement.

"I’ve never seen white supremacy. I’m not going to say it’s not possible. It's just a shame that everyone in law enforcement is finding themselves having to defend themselves from these allegations. It’s not based in reality," Yoes said.

Even before Jan. 6, House Democrats began holding hearings on "the infiltration of local police" by extremists, featuring remarks by left-wing members of Congress like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"Now, far too much of the discussion around the issue of white supremacist infiltration in policing focuses on whether this problem exists at all. And we have known for generations that it is not a question about whether this problem is an issue, it is a matter of how we have allowed it to sustain for so long," the New York lawmaker said on Sept. 29.

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Is the fact that law enforcement sometimes arrests people of color accused of committing crimes an act of "white supremacy"?   Of course not, but the left gives the impression that it is.  It then becomes the basis for the defunding efforts of the police.  

I think what is also happening is that liberals have so expanded their definition of "white supremacy" as to make the whole concept absurd.  I have not come across anyone who actually asserts a belief in white supremacy in decades.  Those making the charge are either lying or making assumptions not based on the facts.

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