Throughout his presidency, Barack Hussein Obama has made it clear that he prioritizes race-baiters over American police officers.
This week, the state of Massachusetts submitted to Obama’s anti-police agenda when their Supreme Court issued a ruling giving minorities the right to flee the police.
Conservative Tribune reported that this ruling stemmed from a 2011 case in which Boston police officers surveying a neighborhood in search of three burglary suspects spotted two black men who fit the description of the perpetrators. When the cops approached them, the two men fled the scene on foot. One of them, Jimmy Warren, was caught shortly thereafter and subsequently sent to jail for unlawful possession of a firearm.
After his arrest, Warren maintained that his apprehension had in itself been unlawful, since the police had lacked reasonable suspicion and evidence to talk to him, let alone chase him through the streets. The state of Massachusetts disputed this claim, arguing that the fact Warren fled strengthened the police’s reasonable suspicion.
Sadly, the Massachusetts Supreme Court sided with Warren on Tuesday.
“Flight is not necessarily probative of a suspect’s state of mind or consciousness of guilt,” the ruling read. “Rather, the finding that black males in Boston are disproportionately and repeatedly targeted for FIO (field interrogation and observation) encounters suggests a reason for flight totally unrelated to consciousness of guilt.”
This claim of minorities being “disproportionately and repeatedly targeted” came from a report compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union. In essence, the Supreme Court ruled that since minority suspects were said to be more frequently stopped and frisked, they had the right to flee the cops.
Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans spoke out to slam the court for relying so heavily on the ACLU report.
“I’m a little disappointed that they relied heavily on a report that didn’t take into context who was stopped and why,” he told WBUR. “That report clearly shows that we were targeting the individuals that were driving violence in the city and the hot spots.”
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