DOJ to release controversial ‘anti-discrimination’ policy on anniversary of George Floyd’s death; report

The Biden Department of Justice reportedly plans to release a new anti-discrimination policy for federal law enforcement officers on the upcoming third-year anniversary of Minneapolis criminal suspect George Floyd’s May 25th, 2020 death.

Citing documents and insiders within the DOJ, The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday that “federal law enforcement officers will be prohibited from using neighborhood crime statistics in law enforcement activities and will be banned from considering ethnicity when developing sources within foreign terrorist organizations.”

Federal law enforcement officers will specifically be banned from using a person’s “actual or perceived race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, disability status, or gender identity” in “any degree.”

“A specific example … is ‘high crime areas’ typically subject to ‘aggressive law enforcement.’ Directly or indirectly using protected characteristics to find suspects ‘reflects and invites bias,’ making it prohibited by the proposed DOJ guidelines,” according to The Daily Caller.

However, federal law enforcement officers will reportedly be allowed to waive the rules if information about a suspect with “protected characteristics” fits a certain set of criteria — if, for instance, the info is “relevant to the precise locality and time frame” of a committed crime.

But “[c]ommunity crime statistics are explicitly identified as information that does not qualify for the geographical exception,” according to the outlet.

“[O]fficers and agents should not use statistics about arrest rates in particular communities when making decisions about where and how to focus their activities. Current and historical patterns of discriminatory law enforcement have led to higher rates of arrest in certain communities, particularly African American communities,” documents reviewed by The Daily Caller read.

Crime statistics are “inherently biased and unreliable” and using them “reproduces the very discrimination” that the Biden DOJ is trying to eliminate, the documents continue.

Critics staunchly disagree:

As noted earlier, the second policy change would affect the DOJ’s investigations into foreign terrorist groups.

“Using sources of a certain ethnicity to gain information about a terrorist group is not permitted and does not fall within the criteria necessary for an exception,” according to The Daily Caller.

As an example of how this would play out, consider the following scenario:

“A foreign terrorist organization, which has never carried out an attack against the United States and is made up of members of a particular ethnicity, sets off a bomb in a foreign country,” documents reviewed by The Daily Caller read.

“To gain intelligence on the evolving threat posed by the organization, and to gain insight into its intentions regarding the U.S. homeland and U.S. interests, the FBI may not consider ethnicity when developing human sources with information about the organization,” the documents continue.

These new rules are a continuation of former President Barack Hussein Obama’s own policy, which he implemented in 2014.

“The Obama administration released new guidelines today to ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement officers. The guidelines replace ones adopted by the Bush administration in 2003,” NPR reported at the time.

“The new rules prohibit profiling based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation and apply to federal officers, such as the FBI and Secret Service and any local law enforcement that work with them on task forces,” NPR added.

Obama’s policies were widely criticized for weakening America’s ability to solve crime and terrorism cases.

In 2016, for instance, Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Philip Haney revealed that he’d been ordered to scrub the records of Muslims with terror ties because of these rules.

“As the number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased, the type of information that the Obama administration ordered removed from travel and national security databases was the kind of information that, if properly assessed, could have prevented subsequent domestic Islamist attacks,” he wrote at the time for The Hill.


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