When former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland for consideration to the highest court in the land, it was a non-starter for Republicans. The former United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit judge held such radical left-wing views that he put the rule of law in jeopardy. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, who served as Senate majority leader at the time, refused to give Garland a confirmation hearing. It seems McConnell knew then what everyday Americans are learning right now. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland loathes law enforcement and is using his power to attack the men and women who protect and serve.
Following former police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty in the death of George Floyd, Garland did not issue a statement that gives people closure or brings the community together. Instead, he abused his office by launching an investigation to harass people at the Minneapolis Police Department.
“Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis,” Garland reportedly stated. “The investigation I am announcing today will assess whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force, including during protests.”
According to a statement issued by the DOJ, “The Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, are jointly conducting this investigation.”
In laymen’s terms, Garland is bringing every resource available against the hard-working officers in Minneapolis. And his boss, President Joe Biden won’t be satisfied unless Garland finds a scapegoat. That may not prove difficult given the Democrat-run city has embraced the probe. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey reportedly defunded the police department by upwards of $8 million. Members of the city council wanted to disband the department altogether.
A.G. Garland has no intentions of limiting his attack to Minneapolis. The Democrat already launched an investigation targeting the Louisville Police Department. Resident Breonna Taylor was inadvertently killed while police were serving an arrest warrant on her boyfriend. The wanted criminal fired on police. Their return fire hit Taylor, who was inside the apartment in March of 2020.
“The Justice Department is opening a civil investigation into the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government and the Louisville Metro Police Department to determine whether LMPD engages in a pattern or practice of violations of the Constitution or federal law,” Garland reportedly said. “The investigation will assess whether LMPD engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force, including with respect to people involved in peaceful, expressive activities. It will determine whether LMPD engages in unconstitutional stops, searches, and seizures, as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes.”
This case has largely been resolved, and the family took a $12 million settlement. The agreement already includes a requirement for officers to take police reform training. Despite that fact, Garland plans to hound officers and make an example of them for Biden’s left-wing supporters.
To say that Garland is a police-hating opportunist would be a gross understatement. His actions are politically motivated, and he may believe handcuffing community police officers will ensure Biden nominates him for the U.S. Supreme Court again. Mitch McConnell was right to stop this disgrace to the bench and DOJ from sitting on the high court. Republicans may need to stand their ground again.