The Ferguson Effect

After a long decline, crime – especially violent crime – is again rising across America with the greatest spikes unsurprisingly being in what the more politically correct term the “urban zones.” This is an issue with numerous causes but one of the prime direct causes and a cause that is connected to- or enabling of other causes is the “Ferguson Effect.”

Black Protests - #BlackLivesMatter
Kill Cops…Because #BlackLivesMatter

The heads of both the FBI and the DEA agree that the “Ferguson Effect” – that of anti-police, pro-criminal protesters taunting the police and immediately trying to video them for later persecution – is beginning to have Cass Sunstein’s “Chilling Effect” upon police officers’ willingness to perform the duties to their fullest extent. Add to that the sudden trend of the Blacks assassinating or attempting to assassinate random law enforcement personal as part of their #BlackLivesMatter “movement” and it’s not too far off the mark or difficult to conclude that the police are under siege. Add to that the fact that every time an incident occur between law enforcement and some ghetto thug the Obama Regime send in its “civil rights” stormtroopers to prosecute lawfare against the police and the municipalities that employ them them, and it’s impossible to conclude that these besieged police aren’t cutoff with no support in sight.

Police anxiety in the era of ever-present cellphone cameras and viral videos partly explains why violent crime has risen in several large U.S. cities this year, FBI Director James Comey said Friday.

They told me, ‘We feel like we’re under siege and we don’t feel much like getting out of our cars,’

— FBI Director James Comey

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I think there’s something to” the so-called “Ferguson effect.”

I rely on the chiefs and the sheriffs who are saying that they have seen or heard behavioral changes among the men and women of their forces. The manifestation of it may be a reluctance to engage with suspects.

— Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg

While I generally agree with Comey’s and Rosenberg’s conclusions about the Ferguson Effect’s impact on police morale and willingness to engage with suspects, especially when those suspects are Blacks, I think that both men have bowed to political correctness and the desire to be punished by Obama when crafting their statements.

Firstly – the trend of photographing and videoing police officers in the course of the duties, and releasing their personal information when possible, was started by the cyberterrorist group, Anonymous in a direct attempt to have the officers and their families murdered. Nor has the behavior and motivation changed greatly.

Secondly – there’s been sharp uptick in the level of permissiveness displayed by many when it comes to violence against police officers as compared to the past, even the recent past. This can be and is exemplified by Obama’s defense of Black Lives Matter movement, which has stoked the fires of Black rage against the police and caused the murder, attempted murder, and assault of police officers across America.

Thirdly, though tied up with and related to the second point – That permissiveness towards violence against police officers is rooted in an ethnoguiltism-based permissiveness towards Black criminality, Black rage, and Black victimology. Not only does this pandering enable the violence inherent to- and endemic in Black protests, it excuses, tacitly endorses, and enables that very same increase in violent crime that Comey and Rosenberg lament.

As society seems to be dead set upon trending towards both criminalizing the police and fostering Black crime, if we don’t end White Rule in the ghettos and/or take drastic steps to mitigate Black crime, I believe that the current increase in violent crime, still at this point a minor and localized trend, is going to drastically expand and worsen…and I doubt, not entirely unhappily, that America at large is ready to do either.

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