Republican Congressman Says President Obama Plans To Make All Black People Immune To Criminal Prosecution
A Republican congressman from Kansas is stirring the political pot with his recent comments regarding the way President Obama is responding to the problem of racist policing of African-Americans in the United States.
via Think Progress
As reported by Right Wing Watch, Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) told listeners of his radio show that President Obama could absolve black people of all crimes and refuse to prosecute them in the future. He also implied that Attorney General Eric Holder is a reverse racist for not applying civil rights laws to white people.
During the weekly show, a caller named Stu postulated that Obama may announce in the future that a “black person accused of a crime, charged with a crime, is not going to be prosecuted, regardless of the crime,” based on his recent immigration action. He also argued that the government is already in the process of doing so, since Holder did not prosecute Black Panthers.
Kobach didn’t dispute the claims, saying, “Well, it’s already happened more or less in the case of civil rights laws. I guess it’s not a huge jump. I think it’s unlikely, but you know I’ve learned to say with this president, never say never.” He also claimed that Holder “basically made it clear….that the civil rights laws were only to protect minority races, and he was not going to be enforcing them to the benefit of white people who were discriminated against on the basis of their race.”
So, to be clear, pursuing legislation that would make the way black people are policed in America equal to the way white people are policed in America is unjust, and we all should also be fighting for the civil rights of privileged white people while we work towards equal rights for all. Got it, Mr. Congressman. SMH.