Obama pressing for federal control of local police

Like Common Core for schools, plan ties funding to following rules

Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.”

The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars.

The proposal also advocates for the federal collection of more data from local police.

“There is a lack of uniformity in data collection throughout law enforcement, and only patchwork methods of near real-time information sharing exist,” the plan stated, in the “national standards” section, Infowars found. “These problems are especially critical in light of the threats from terrorism and cybercrime.”

President Obama said he hoped to soon implement the plan among the nation’s 18,000 or so law enforcement jurisdictions.

The release of the recommendations isn’t a surprise. Last December, facing concerted pressure from civil rights activists who were angered by police shootings they deemed racist – specifically, officer Darren Wilson’s killing of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Ohio – Obama told his Justice Department to start creating plans for federal oversight of local police.

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