Yep, just what we need, government control over local policing…. I think not. I am not sure if Shapton forgot that we are not a communist or socialist state, but a federation of states. The word state, in this case, means independent states, as in, independent countries banded together for the common good of the federation. Maybe Al needs a refresher course in American Government.
Rev. Al Sharpton called for the Justice Department to “take over policing in this country” and stated “we’re going to have to fight states’ rights” in comments recorded by the Baltimore Sun on Thursday.
Sharpton said, “we need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country. In the 20th century, they had to fight states’ rights in — to get the right to vote. We’re going to have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases.”
He added, “police must be held accountable. I don’t think all police are bad. I don’t even think most are bad. But those that are need to be held accountable.”