Obama Praises 'Outstanding Work' of Black Lives Matter Organizers at White House Meeting
Brittany and Deray did indeed "make history" in Ferguson, Missouri. The spike in crime rates that followed the protests has become known as "the Ferguson effect."
Led behind the scenes by Obama and professional rabble-rousers like Al Sharpton and Deray McKesson (with assists from members of the mainstream media), a hate-campaign was launched against the police, starting with lies about what happened between the "unarmed teenager" Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson.
After leading the riots in Ferguson, McKesson went on to lead the violent protests in Baltimore that left parts of the city in flames.
DeRay Mckesson is now running for mayor of Baltimore, on a platform of increasing public accountability for the police and limiting their use of force.
FBI Director James Comey drew a sharp rebuke from the president last fall, when he claimed that the anti-police sentiment being fueled in places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore had resulted in a crime spike.
“Some part of the explanation is a chill wind blowing through American law enforcement over the last year. And that wind is surely changing behavior,” Comey said in an Oct. 23 speech at the University of Chicago Law School.
A couple of weeks later in Kansas City, Comey said that “hundreds of police officers and chiefs” had told him that "the prospect of getting caught on camera and turned into a viral YouTube video have made them less willing to do their jobs."
According to Comey, police had been telling him “we are making arrests, we are doing our jobs." But....
Where we are stepping back a little bit is at the margins, where we might otherwise have gotten out of our cars and talked to a group. We’re not doing that so much anymore because we don’t feel like being that guy in the video.
This hesitancy of the police to act has led to an emboldened criminal element and an increase in murders, shootings, violent assaults and criminal mayhem in major American cities. In one week alone this month, six police officers were gunned down by assailants -- a tragic phenomenon this president has yet to weigh in on.