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President Barack Obama on Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, and that the wariness flows from significant racial disparities in the administration of justice.No it isn't. But as I've commented here before, black liberals such as Obama have been preaching cop-hatred since the 1960s. Yes, back then many cops were boors and racists. But in the 21st century, it's easier for those in the racism business to point their fingers at the police, most of whom weren't even alive in the sixties, than to admit that their communities are collapsed societies because of unionized public schools, failed government anti-poverty programs, and the proliferation of single-parent households.
Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner, Obama said these suspicions only harm communities that need law enforcement the most.
"It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them," he said. "And the worst part of it is it scars the hearts of our children," leading some youngsters to unnecessarily fear people who do not look like them while leading others to constantly feel under suspicion no matter what they do.
"That is not the society we want," Obama said. "It's not the society that our children deserve."