Senate confirms Vanita Gupta for No. 3 spot at [Biden’s] Justice Department in narrow vote Gupta said she does not support defunding the police despite testifying in favor of cutting police budgets in 2020.
Gupta oversaw federal investigations of the Baltimore Police Department.
As head of the civil rights division during the Obama administration, Gupta oversaw the use of “pattern-or-practice” investigations of police departments alleged to engage in frequent abuses.
“Our [consent decrees]… I think, really do serve as blueprints for communities around the country…” Vanita Gupta head of Obama’s Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice until January 20, 2017
In Baltimore, there is a backlog of at least 200 bodies awaiting autopsies. A parking garage has been turned into a makeshift morgue. The city is awash in deaths caused by homicide, drug overdoses, and other “deaths of despair”.
This is Joe Biden’s America, one in which law enforcement is demonized, drugs flood across an open border and the federal authorities obsess over making kindergarteners wear face masks to defend against a disease that kills almost no one under eighteen.
State officials say the backlog will only get worse. They expect 300 bodies to be stacked up by the end of the month. “They’re storing bodies in a cooler in a parking garage. It’s a mess,” said Patrick Moran, president of the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which includes autopsy assistants, lab techs, and forensic investigators.
All of this is preventable. The federal government could secure the border tomorrow and dramatically reduce the flow of poison into our major cities. Law enforcement – with the backing of local, state, and federal authorities – could shut down gangs, take guns off the street and create an environment in which decent, law-abiding citizens could live without fear and raise their children in safety.
The people of Baltimore and other once-great American cities are not dying, because we do not know how to help them, or we lack the means. They are dying because of clear, affirmative choices made by the Biden administration and those who share their worldview at the state and local level.
The people of Baltimore are dying, and it is Joe Biden’s policies that are killing them.