Obama: ‘Simply Locking People Up Doesn’t Make Communities Safer’

Obama is repeating the liberal mantra, which is that criminals are not responsible for their crimes, rather it is America that has caused them to break the law. One of the reasons he is making this claim is because African Americans, who he defends and covers for at every turn, are disproportionately represented in the crime statistics, with black young men committing over 50% of the homicides in this country, though they constitute only 4% or less of the overall population.

Obama suggests that it is because of unfair sentencing laws, or unemployment, or low graduation rates that lead to lawlessness and a life of crime. Here are some of his ignorant comments, with the consequence that the American people will once again suffer because of Obama’s unwillingness to help the black population by teaching responsibility, education, respect, and earning what you want rather than demanding a hand-out.

“Hello, everybody.  Today, there are some 2.2 million people behind bars in America.  Millions more are on parole or probation.  All told, we spend 80 billion taxpayer dollars each year to keep people locked up.  Many are serving unnecessarily long sentences for non-violent crimes. Almost 60 percent have mental health problems.  Almost 70 percent were regular drug users.  And as a whole, our prison population is disproportionately black and Latino.

Now, plenty of people should be behind bars.  But the reason we have so many more people in prison than any other developed country is not because we have more criminals.  It’s because we have criminal justice policies, including unfair sentencing laws, that need to be reformed.

Every year, more than 600,000 people are released from prison.  We need to ensure that they are prepared to reenter society and become productive, contributing members of their families and communities – and maybe even role models.

That’s why we’ve been working to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, less expensive, and more effective.  This week, the Department of Justice will highlight how strong reentry programs can make communities safer.  My Administration will announce new actions that will build on the progress we’ve already made.  We’ll release more details about how we are taking steps to ensure that applicants with a criminal history have a fair shot to compete for a federal job.  We’re issuing a new report that details the economic costs of our high rates of incarceration.  And we’re calling on businesses to commit to hiring returning citizens who have earned a second chance.

These are just a few of the steps we’re taking.  But there’s much more to do.  Disrupting the pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.  Addressing the disparities in the application of criminal justice, from arrest rates to sentencing to incarceration.  Investing in alternatives to prison, like drug courts and mental health treatment.  Helping those who have served their time get the support they need to become productive members of society.

In 2015, nearly 90,000 criminal illegal aliens were released back into society, many of which immediately went back to committing violent felonies. Why would the Obama administration put citizens at risk like this?

In 1992, there were over 1,000 homicides committed in Los Angeles, just prior to passing the three strikes law. By 2010, the rate was under 300, with other crime rates equally reduced. It is clear that strict, clear laws and punishment takes criminals off the street, and makes others think twice before they commit a crime that could put them behind bars for life.

California greatly diluted the three strikes law last year, and crime is up significantly this year.There is clearly a cause and effect aspect to crime and punishment or lack of punishment, and loosening the punishment means more criminals and more crime. It is that simple.

If there is any cause for concern with our incarceration rates, it is that we make prison too comfortable and insufficiently foreboding, and we excuse bad personal behavior and blame poor conditions or circumstances, rather than the perpetrator. Obama is especially anxious to excuse his favored ethnicity with all of those excuses, and by doing so he jeopardizes the lives of the vast majority of citizens who choose to live responsibly.

The president is as biased and callous a race pimp as Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, and he has done inestimable damage to this country and to the office he holds by his inexcusable behavior.

Source: breitbart.com




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