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Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.

Wednesday, another officer, in Fox Lake, Illinois, Lt. Charles “GI Joe” Gliniewicz, was gunned down. Last Friday, Darren Goforth, a Houston deputy sheriff, was shot 15 times by an alleged black racist.

President Obama called the widow of Deputy Goforth, but he has yet to show the same indignation and outrage he exhibited at what happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson.

This year, 24 cops have been gunned down. And the day after deputy Goforth’s execution, “Black Lives Matter!” showed up at the Minnesota state fair chanting, “Pigs in a blanket! Fry ’em like bacon!”

Last fall, when mobs blocked highways after the death of Eric Garner in an encounter with police on Staten Island, the hoodlum chant was: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want ’em? Now!”

Soon after, two cops in Brooklyn were executed in their patrol car.

Time for Obama to ascend the bully pulpit and call out the racial demagogues in the fever swamps of his own radical left constituency.

For some of the evils of the last century we thought we left behind seem to be returning, as is the old indulgence of lawlessness when done by those claiming some “grievance” against society.

Violent crime is rising again, a direct result, many believe, of a new police reluctance to be aggressive in enforcing the law, to avoid violent clashes with criminals and suspects, the so-called “Ferguson effect.”

The lead story in the Sept. 1 New York Times reported a surge in murders in the city after the Eric Garner incident, and even greater surges in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

A closer look at the Times figures reveals something more disturbing. Chicago, a city with not half the population of New York, exceeds New York in murders this year, 294 to 208.

Washington, a city not a tenth as populous as New York, had half as many murders, 105. Baltimore, where Freddie Gray died in police custody, and six officers have been charged in his death, has had more murders this year, 215, than New York, though New York has 14 times the population.

To discover the causes of the new crime wave in America, we should reconsider what rolled back the tsunami of crime that swept America from the 1960s to the early 1990s.

One of the causes of that crime wave was simple demography. From 1962 to 1990, the baby-boom generation, largest in U.S. history, passed into, through, and out of that age cohort, 18 to 36, where crime among males is at its highest.

Second, beginning with the Reagan era around 1980, America nearly quadrupled the number of incarcerated, from 600,000 to over 2 million in jails and prisons. Muggers, robbers, rapists, killers were taken off the streets and put away for decades.

With mayors like Rudy Giuliani, hard-core criminals had the book thrown at them, and even petty crimes were prosecuted before the petty criminals graduated to worse crimes.

Cops became heroes. America’s cities became livable again.

Washington ceased to be the “murder capital of the nation.” Young people begin moving in and fixing up inner-city neighborhoods that few had dared to visit a couple years before.

While we have nowhere near the murders, rapes and robberies we did in the worst decades of the 20th century, the crime rate is rising across the nation.

In D.C., restrictions on cops and a spike in crime have produced a huge vote of no confidence from the Fraternal Order of Police in once-popular Police Chief Cathy Lanier.


Cops say that aggressive methods of crime control like New York’s “stop and frisk” make cities safer. The D.C. Fraternal Order says that city leaders need to “stop sacrificing the safety of our communities … to political correctness,” and let the cops do their jobs.

Post-Ferguson, America seems to be dividing angrily over this issue of cops and crime.

The Right sees America’s cops as civilization’s last line of defense against crime and anarchy. Among liberal elites and the Black Lives Matter crowd, an old notion is regaining ascendancy — cops are the problem and police are all too often the oppressors.

In the 1960s, Vice President Hubert Humphrey declared that if he had to endure the conditions of the ghetto, he “could lead a pretty good riot” himself, while Nixon ridiculed the Kerner Commission report that blamed the riots on “white racism.”

Nixon and George Wallace got 57 percent of the vote in 1968. And a strong stand for law and order helped to give the GOP a near quarter-century lock on the presidency.

The law and order issue is lying there again, waiting to be picked up.

Meanwhile we ought to hear from our president about who and what he thinks is responsible for all those wounded and dead cops.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2015

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  1. TWS says:

    Short answer, No Obama does not care about cop lives. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about black crime except his wife would ride his ass if he didn’t and it’s good theater and breaks up America making his coalition of the fringe stronger.

    If Black Lives Matter so much they should quit shooting each other. Ninety percent or so of the problem solved. Quit aborting their children before they’re even born that’s the rest.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  2. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:

    Restore black crime to the cities and let bastions of Liberalism burn.

    Republicans held lower black crime in big cities, and urban Libs didn’t thank Republicans but only used their new safety to spread filth like ‘gay marriage’ all over.

    The Right should never have helped the Libs restore the city.
    It only boosted Lib power.

    I say release the Negroes and let them riot in the cities.

    No more Paul Kersey.

  3. Cops declared war on the citizens decades ago. It seems they are now reaping the whirlwind they have sown.

  4. Amen brother!

    Someone should ask Mr. Buchanan two questions: How many people (of all ages and races) have been murdered by police so far this year? and How many policemen have been taken out by those of us blithely referred to as “civilians?”

    The war on cops hasn’t even started…



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    , @Bill Jones
  5. F U Pat. Cops beat up cripples, old ladies, children and people in restraints. They beat, spray and detain people exercising their right to free speech. They are ass holes, sadists and murderers. Our political class (including Obama) wants them that way to keep us down. Truck drivers are more likely to be killed on the job than cops. You are Jekyll and Hyde Pat. When you are wrong you are totally wrong.

  6. Tom_R says:


    Thanks for the interesting article, Sir. You are right on many points.

    However, Obama is owned and operated by his Jewish masters. Jewish media called him the first Jewish President. So the question should be, why do Judaists want blacks to kill whites?

    Most of the victims of police violence are whites. See Most of those who kill cops and white people are black. See the book, Color of Crime.

    Judaists are behind the black lives matter movement and aiding and abetting these criminals. See:

    Jewish Time Magazine was behind the cop killer rap music.

    Jewish hatemonger Tim Wise celebrated white extinction and wished white hearts would stop beating. He goes around universities inciting blacks and spewing white hate.

    Despite so much black crime against whites, Jewish controlled Cameron to allow 1000’s more black invaders into UK:

    The Judaists are behind the race war and the alien invasion. The Jewish controlled media is calling black criminals who are invading Europe ‘migrants’. They are inciting blacks to kill whites (as revenge for past grievances, such as the holohoax, real or imagined). And the stupid gullible whites keep voting for Jewish controlled puppets like Cameron (instead of BNP) or the Democratic party and pray to a mythical* Jews-us (us being a Greek suffix to denote a noun form or a name) every Sunday. *See

    • Replies: @John Q. Parvenu
  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @John Q. Parvenu

    Great questions, John! Most cops have creepy, pervy eyes like all fascists.

  8. J Yan says:

    The usually populist Pat Buchanan is on the wrong side of this one. Cops work for the 0.2% while taking a cut for themselves.

    And the role of President does not include being chief law enforcement officer.

  9. @John Q. Parvenu

    786 year to date.

    The Guardian has a little project called “The Counted”

    The majority of victims, of course, are white.

  10. Hello CP,

    You are absolutely right!

    As a chronicler of Fascist phrenology, I’ve found that pictures convey so much more than mere words…

    Let’s see…there is Tony Bologna, The Poster Porker —

    (I once dreamt that I saw The Tony on a deserted Hudson pier — trussed to a spit with an apple in his mouth.)

    But it’s well to remember that not all goons are bedecked in blue…

    For example, there is the thug-a-lug mug of General James R. Clapper, the Universal Barroom Bouncer —

    The there is the sausage neck, hoggy jowls, and piggy eyes of Herr Hoof-und-Schnaut Amerikraut, sometimes referred to as Michael Hayden…

    Their beady eyes and pink facades are like unto rodent neonates…

    (And, please, let’s not forget the de rigueur rimless specs — the preferred eyewear of The Empire’s manic repressives.)

    Their Prime Directive, one and all, is: “To Protect and Serve — the One Percent.”



    • Replies: @Jean Cocteausten
  11. The great William Grigg looks at just how obscene the police State is getting.

    “Residents of Huntsville, Alabama who declined to intervene to help a police officer subdue a suspect could face criminal prosecution under a state statute requiring them to assist an officer in trouble. Had the situation been reversed, however, police officers would face neither criminal nor civil prosecution for declining to aid a citizen under assault by a suspect.”

  12. My apologies for the double post!

  13. @Tom_R


    This screed is grotesque!



  14. Sad that Buchanan can oppose U.S. militarism abroad, yet condone it at home.

  15. Please leave the Jewish people out of this! The white man who assassinated the 9 (nine) people in the Church was the work of he alone and those who condoned it. Let’s be truthful Stop blaiming his parents, the one from whom he bought the gun, the butcher from the supermarket, his gas station attendant and the one who drove him to the scene. Murder and assassination is just that. Look at who pulled the trigger!

  16. Kyle a says:

    Don’t commit a crime and the likely hood of you been killed by a cop diminishes ….. By about 100%. Fucking basic math and common sense

  17. Rurik says:


    it’s all about creating the problem so you can come in with the ‘solution’

    the elites pay poor blacks and others to breed more of the same, and invite even more from the dregs of the third world, and then use hip hop and pop culture to inculcate them with a celebration of ‘thug life’

    when crime becomes rampant then they can come in with their ‘solution’-

    -a police state where the cops act like murderous thugs themselves

    all part of the plan for the elites to put their boot on your collective necks

    Orwell understood human nature all too well

  18. KenH says:

    Time for Obama to ascend the bully pulpit and call out the racial demagogues in the fever swamps of his own radical left constituency.

    Well Pat, that’s a mighty tall order for someone who himself is chief black and anti-white racial demagogue in the USSA. Most of the cases we’ve heard about involving black suspects (Trayvon Martin, Mikey Brown,etc.) are ones where the black suspects were criminally inclined and asking for trouble. There have been several cases of black cops killing unarmed, innocent whites, but the neither the Jew controlled media nor the black supremacists currently squatting in positions of power find that very sexy. Or the fact that more whites than blacks are killed by police.

    It should be apparent to all but the hopelessly ideological and brainwashed that negro DNA can never be made compatible with white, Western civilization. The negro needs to be expelled from North America and barring that, resegregation.

  19. @TWS

    “No Obama does not care about cop lives. ”

    nor should he, they are unbridled killers,

    • Replies: @TWS
  20. TWS says:
    @Bill Jones

    How many people who are not criminals are killed by police each year? When you use a firearm as one of the tools of the trade there will be accidental killings. When you hire on an AA basis you’ll find less than optimum skills and morals.

    However, I’ve personally known four cops who have been shot one who was killed. I only know one person who was killed by a police officer and he was a murderer who was drawing a gun. It was all caught on the stop and rob’s cameras so you can be sure it was a good shoot.

    If you simply don’t break the law or hang out with those who do the chances of you getting killed by a cop go to essentially zero.

    In all my years of law enforcement I shot my gun at a person exactly zero times. I have seen police shoot at people exactly zero times. That includes all the times we were shot at or had guns or knives pulled on us. Sometimes you simply cannot shoot because there are innocents behind or between you and the bad guy. Sometimes you can talk a guy into dropping his weapon. Even if you have been hit you can’t shoot back if you think there’s a good chance you’ll hit an innocent. Unless it’s your life or an innocent’s at stake it is better to wait them out. Eventually, everyone gives up.

    I’ve never had a single use of force complaint against me. I’ve never worked with an officer who had the same while he or she was working with me. It’s not like the movies or the fever swamps of the internet where every cop is a faceless drone or slavering murderer working for the ZOG overlords.

    There might be bad cops and bad departments but they are few and far in between.

  21. Police officers’ lives matter very much to me.

    The question is, do our lives matter much to police?

    Not really.

    I think anyone honest with themselves, if they aren’t rich or important, will say that they fear the police.

  22. “I’ve never had a single use of force complaint against me. I’ve never worked with an officer who had the same while he or she was working with me. ”

    Thanks for doing the job the way it’s supposed to be done.

    The rogues for whom there is no enforcement mechanism nor adequate deterrence are the problem, as is the political culture which gives preeminence to serving the interests of those with the most money, ignoring the priorities and loyalty to the rest of us. The trickle down from this is the pressure to see everyone, that is, the rest of us, except for those who have power, as “suspects.”

    That’s a cynical view, but then, there are few who become as cynical as cops.

  23. Marian says:

    The war on cops is a war on blacks. Obama knows inner city murders will spike while cops areon the defensive. He doesn’t care, nor does he want to dwell near your average ghetto black. It’s called cleansing, and Obama is importing a new sucker minority to replace blacks. Now patiently sit back and wait for all that lovely urban renewal. For the time just don’t step in the puddles of blood.

  24. @John Q. Parvenu

    Please continue posting with the same too-clever-by-half glibness. It makes it easier to pick out the paid trolls.

    • Replies: @John Q. Parvenu
  25. Mudhole says:

    The once-great Patrick J. Buchanan, now reduced to producing crap like this. This ain’t bilge water, Mr. Buchanan- it’s bilge water with dead rats in it. TURN OFF YOUR TV.

  26. @Jean Cocteausten


    Since when is having a laugh at the expense of the Empire’s goons “too-clever-by-half-glibness?”

    Is this trollery? —



  27. Svigor says:

    *surveys the scum held back by Steve’s moderation at iSteve*

    It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: blacks should kiss the cops’ feet. They (and the other gov’t employees with guns) are the only thing standing between blacks and white vigilantism. If the cops and other gov’t gun-wielders all packed it in and went on strike tomorrow, there’d be a black crime wave, followed by a wave of vigilantism as whites started lynching black criminals in droves. If blacks think the cops are bad, they should try white “autodefensas.” They don’t know how good they’ve got it. Cops care about due process n’ sheeit. White vigilantes don’t.

    Cops declared war on the citizens decades ago. It seems they are now reaping the whirlwind they have sown.

    Say hi to gov moonbeam for me.

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