There is something deeply insulting, condescending, and, yes, we dare say racist about many of the demands made by Black Lives Matter and many of the solutions proposed by elected Democrats (to say nothing of woke corporate leaders). The easiest example is probably the removal of food mascots like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben or the cancellation of TV shows like “Cops,” but these absurdities are really just the icing on the cake. Policies like no longer suspending black students or taking racial data into consideration when calculating SAT scores are blindingly racist at their heart. The unspoken assumption is that, without special considerations and extra help, black people cannot possibly succeed in America. Compared to that assumption, the most racist person on all of Stormfront can hardly hold a candle.
Along those lines, we have this movement to simply make crime legal so that black people are no longer committing crimes. This is the approach being taken by Seattle city officials (who have, by the way, STILL not done anything about that insane “occupation” in downtown). The City Council voted this week to get rid of a local ordinance against loitering.
From The Daily Caller:
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to ditch an ordinance allowing police officers to arrest loiterers if they’re suspected of drug dealing or prostitution, citing its racial origins.
The rejection of the loitering bill, which reportedly affected black communities at a higher rate, has moved to Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s desk for final approval before the law is no more. The law has been used to arrest about 300 suspected criminals since 2009, according to The Seattle Times.
“These laws were never appropriate, they were wrong when they were enacted and they are wrong now,” said Councilman Andrew Lewis, the lead sponsor, according to The Seattle Times.
“I have long questioned the use of loitering crimes as a law enforcement tool, and am grateful that the 2018 Reentry Workgroup helped shine a light on their racist origins,” City Attorney Pete Holmes said in a statement.
If you think this sounds reasonable – that the loitering law was just some kind of honeypot meant to capture black people (who apparently cannot help but loiter?) – then rest assured, it’s just the first step in a longer, more dismaying trend.
“The City Council should defund and end the prosecution of most misdemeanors,” activist Anita Khandelwal told The Seattle Times. “Councilmember Lewis’s bills suggest that he and other members of the council are beginning to recognize that racism and oppression define the entire criminal legal system.”
So yeah. If we just make all misdemeanors legal, we’ll have no more reason to police black people…other than, of course, felonies.
But we’re sure they’ll get around to that pesky issue soon enough.