Soros gets caught again
Almost as soon as Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, and we in the St. Louis metro region watched the feeding frenzy that took place whipping up “Black Lives Matter” and the rest, it was fairly obvious that somewhere somebody had a blueprint for taking advantage of a chaotic and bad situation.
As it happens, thanks to the DCLeaks cache of George Soros documents, we are starting to put the pieces together in the pattern. A memo from his Open Society Foundation – one of the least transparent “non-profits” in the country – outlines how the organization can take advantage of individual and unrelated events to weave a narrative that police are targeting specific races, and work toward nationalizing police forces all over the country. From Breitbart:
The document identifies an opportunity in the police killings of African-American men in Ferguson, Staten Island, North Charleston, and Baltimore. It relates that the U.S. contingent of Open Society held a planning meeting titled, “Police Reform: How to Take Advantage of the Crisis of the Moment and Drive Long-Term Institutional Change in Police-Community Practice.”
The extensive memo further documents that Soros-financed groups and personalities influenced President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which last May released a final report consisting of 60 recommendations providing guidance to localities on how to modify policing practices.
As reported in this space and in many others, the Obama Administration’s Justice Department interfering in local law enforcement matters is an overstep of authority that can only have one end-game: a national police force. The former Nazi-sympathizer is willing to help the Administration with this goal after funding was solicited. (Seriously.) How the final goal can be accomplished with the people agreeing to it is outlined in the 59-page document that was presented at an Open Society Foundation Board Meeting.
The federal government is seeking philanthropic support for a number of its initiatives. In addition to seeking support to advance the implementation of the recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce, the White House recently launched the Policing Data Initiative to explore how best to use data and technology to build trust, voice, and solutions to improve community policing. The Department of Justice recently selected the first six cities to host pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, which was launched last fall to help repair and strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve by exploring strategies intended to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation.
We are gaining a better understanding of these efforts in order to determine how best USP can use this moment to create a national movement. We have already had a set of preliminary conversations with about a dozen key stakeholders and will undertake a field scan to map the areas of work currently underway to advance police reform, including an assessment of the redundancies and gaps in work, and opportunities for collaboration. As we proceed, we will engage the funder network we helped to establish, the Executive Alliance on Men and Boys of Color, which now includes forty foundations.
As it happens, Federal grant money for these and other programs is tied to “retraining” police forces. The document also goes on to discuss the goals to reduce prison populations given the reality that African-Americans have a much higher incarceration rate. It also tells of the Open Society Foundation’s influence on the Obama Regime’s “police reform” task force.
Perhaps more promising is the taskforce empaneled by President Obama on policing, which developed more than 60 recommendations to provide direct support and guidance to localities on how to improve policing practices. (USP Advisory Board member Bryan Stevenson served as a member of the taskforce and a number of grantees, including NAACP-Legal Defense Fund [LDF], Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights [LCCHR], and others, testified at its hearings.)
Since the release of the taskforce’s recommendations earlier this month, there has been much discussion about how best to ensure effective implementation given the federal government’s limited authority to dictate reform at the local level.
There are other organizations committed to the cause of “police reform,” but none seem to be overtly pro-national police force as Soros and his minions are. (Yes, they really put “the federal government’s limited authority to dictate reform at the local level” in a memo.)
Black Lives Matter, a Soros initiative identified almost from the beginning, is central to the efforts to nationalize the police. One has to wonder why this is being kept under wraps and who benefits from more centralized control and “reform.”