Obama Appoints Police Chief Ramsey Goebbels to Commission Looking into Demilitarizing Police
A grotesquerie. Police Chief Ramsey's tenures as police chief in Chicago, D.C. and now Philadelphia are a harrowing catalog of brutality and torture committed with impunity and openly against peaceful citizens. The financial recoveries from civil rights suits against his police departments (including the full on attack on peaceful protesters in D.C.) are astronomical.
This is Obama's pick to head the commission on how to demilitarize local police in the wake of Ferguson. Is the logic here that it's ok to trounce citizens and violate their constitutional rights to peaceful existence and expression as long as we don't use armored vehicles and DOD-provided military gear?
Can't wait to read what BAR has to say about this. Meanwhile, je suis aghast.