Here's the problem. Having the same attitude about crime and punishment as his superior, the President, Holder has a huge chip on his shoulder. The man who called America "a nation of cowards" can't let this go, for he feels that blacks have always been unfairly treated, and like all good liberals, he blames it on proportion. It's not who committed the crime, it's insuring that the percentage of offenses matches up with their population factor. He sees a statistical balance as the only measure which counts, regardless of what this does to law and order.
We all know that crime is undesirable and most of us accept the fact that the perpetrators deserve punishment. But Holder just can't get over the fact that the percentage of crime in Ferguson committed in the black community, and largely against other blacks, should have the same percentage ratios as that of other groups, especially whites. But crime doesn't work that way since children raised without a good moral upbringing and rules to live by are much more likely to create crime and therein lies the problem. It's just all part of the new wave of society which states that all things are relative, that there is no right and wrong. We just make excuses instead of solving the problem.
It's very similar to the government's push to see that school districts use a proportional crime factor when punishment's are meted out in public schools. And we all know that public schools, particularly those in the more heavily populated and urban areas have a huge degree of crime that makes learning nearly impossible. And, of course, the make-up of the student population includes many from broken and single parent homes where the parent has little time or inclination to really raise the children properly; they are often left to fend for themselves. Without guidance, these kids have a much higher likelihood of getting in trouble and, voila, that is often the outcome.
So instead of blanket blame being charged to the police because of a statistical factor which doesn't reflect the real problem, why not face the truth. For the truth clearly shows that kids without solid guidance and love at home are much more likely to join gangs and/or commit crimes than others. With the huge percentage of out-of-wedlock and frequently never married single parents in the black community, crime skyrockets. And although the white and other communities has a lower percentage, where it is noted similar statistics are found.
Communities need to work to instill some time honored moral principles in adults and future adults to change this cycle, which ramped itself up with the Great Society. Personal responsibility is always required and, sadly, with the demise of the influence of a good role model in so many families and the lessening of the value of God in their lives, we shouldn't be surprised.
Finally, this by no means exonerates the police for their wrongdoing when it occurs. But remember, there are a few bad apples in any occupation and police work is no exception. But what I am saying is crime deserves punishment, and if their is an imbalance it's due to the fact that some groups are more likely to commit crime because of a lack of proper upbringing and the violent environment in which they live. This isn't a politically correct statement, quite the contrary it's the truth. So let's look at the truth when we look at a problem and not merely try to find a scapegoat.
Mr. Holder says that he is going to force change in Ferguson, even if it means obliterating the police force. I hope this isn't a push for a nationalized police force but with this administration that is highly likely as Obama seeks more and more centralized control of our lives. And sadly, the large and more removed the power becomes, the less likely that we, the people, be we black, white or any other racial categorization will be well served. National police forces generally are a precursor for a worse, not better, outcome as tyranny so often rears its ugly head.
Instead of allowing a failed government to lead the way, we, the people need to come together in our local communities and solve local problems. No one understands the local situation better than the people who live there. Shine light on the problem, not a preconceived notion of what will work, with some moral guidance from on high and we can solve this thing.
The world isn't perfect and it never will be, but to make it better it will take all of us, not just a big bloated government bureaucracy which is routinely incapable of solving most things. Keep it at home and with open hearts and open minds we can solve our own problems. Have a great day.