Black People Politics : The Treasonous 32: Four-Fifths of Black Caucus Help Cops Murder Their Constituents


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by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
“The Black Panther Party was right all along: in Black America, the police are an occupation army.”
In the wake of events in Ferguson, Missouri, the Obama administration has been exposed as the
biggest supplier – more like “pusher” – of military equipment to local and state police departments
in the nation’s history. The president’s operatives have displayed remarkable creativity in finding
ways to shovel record quantities of weapons, vehicles and gear into the hands of cops, who seem
increasingly anxious to prove their killing skills. More than a year before Michael Brown was
extrajudicially executed on the street at high noon, the Huffington Post’s Radley Balko
how Obama has left no rock unturned nor federal agency untapped in his quest to
transform every police department into a military unit, ready in an instant to do battle with –

We know whom: Black people, mainly young and male, America’s public enemy number one ever
since the white settler nation began running out of natives to kill. No sooner had official apartheid
ended, in the Sixties, than white society demanded the imposition of what Michelle Alexander calls
the New Jim Crow – a mass Black Incarceration State capable of waging constant, preemptive
counterinsurgency warfare against an entire people. The Black Panther Party was right all along: in
Black America, the police are an occupation army. Obama, like his predecessors, has simply been
taking care of the troops.

The same goes for the Congressional Black Caucus, the vast majority of whose members voted
against an amendment that would have halted Pentagon military transfers to U.S. police
, back in the early summer. Had the Black people of Ferguson not stood up – and
stayed standing – demanding justice for Michael Brown, the June 19 vote on Democratic Rep. Alan
Grayson’s amendment might have remained largely unnoted. Instead, in the glare of popular
outrage, four-fifths of the Caucus has been revealed as vile hypocrites and traitors who put
battlefield weapons and human rights-suppressing equipment in the hands of local cops. These
Treasonous 32 – 27 “Nay” votes and 5 abstentions, out of 40 – can never be forgiven, and
should be denounced and shamed at every opportunity, starting with this month’s CBC Legislative
Conference and celebrate-good-times-for-the-few party, in Washington.

“Four-fifths of the Caucus has been revealed as vile hypocrites and traitors who put
battlefield weapons and human rights-suppressing equipment in the hands of local

Congressman Grayson, the white liberal, spoke with compelling insight and honesty, but failed to
sway the 32 CBC miscreants. “These weapons are not being used to defeat terrorism on our streets,”
he said. “Where is the terrorism on our streets? Instead, these weapons are being used to arrest
barbers and to terrorize the general population. In fact, one may venture to say that the weapons
are often used by a majority to terrorize a minority.”

Grayson understands perfectly which group is targeted. The 27 Black “Nay” voters and five
abstainers also know the truth, but rejected their duty to their constituents.

Since only eight Black congresspersons voted with Grayson, it is more helpful to list their names
and the five abstainers than the 27 that voted to continue militarizing the police.

Ayes (8)
  • John Conyers (MI)
  • Donna Edwards (MD)
  • Keith Ellison (MN)
  • Hank Johnson (GA)
  • Barbara Lee (CA)
  • John Lewis (GA)
  • Robert Scott (VA)
  • Maxine Waters (CA)
Not Voting (5)
  • Marcia Fudge (OH)
  • Charles Rangel (NY)
  • Cedric Richmond (LA)
  • Bobby Rush (IL)
  • Bennie Thompson (MS)
The five abstainers, along with the 27 “Nay” votes, represent a clear and present danger
to the lives and freedoms of Black Americans. They are conscious collaborators with
the Mass Black Incarceration State that dehumanizes, frames, imprisons, humiliates,
tortures, maims and kills Black people for a living.

One of them represents Ferguson, Missouri. Rep. William Lacy Clay has been drifting
steadily to the right ever since he inherited his father’s congressional seat in St. Louis.
Embarrassed at the grassroots revolt among his Black constituents, Clay pretended the
June 19 vote never happened, and that he had opposed militarization of police, all
along. Clay and Emanuel Cleaver, of Kansas City, another CBC supporter of police
militarization, staged a meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “regarding our
urgent concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies through the
distribution of surplus Department of Defense equipment via the 1033 Program” – the
very program they had endorsed less than two months before.

Clay refused to answer whether the Pentagon’s arms and equipment transfer program
should be “flat ended,” but applauded President Obama for ordering a “review” of the
practice. Clay feigned innocence: “I was so alarmed when I went to Ferguson and
walked with the demonstrators and I saw this heavily armed police force, tactical units,
pointing sniper rifles at my constituents who were there exercising their constitutional

As if none of this was his doing.

Cleaver, one of Clay’s many Black congressional partners in prevarication, acted as if
he had no idea what the 1033 program was actually up to. “Having military style
weaponry moving down the main street of a middle-American town is as un-American
as a coup d’état rather than an election.”

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