KEN: It's harder and harder to find the news media when police are doing wonderful things. The word "racism" has lost its impact, so it's overused, and so now "systemic" has been added to "racism," and "systemic" is becoming overused. You know, Rush talked about this, the watering down and the manipulation of language during the Trayvon Martin case.
RUSH: The left has begun to talk about "profiling" here, not racism. They're accusing Zimmerman of "profiling" Trayvon -- and that, of course, is a no-no. Nobody likes profiling because it's judgmental, and in many cases prejudicial. So profiling would be, "See? A young, 17-year-old black guy in a hood! That equals 'criminal.'" That's profiling; you can't do it. "Profiling" equals the charge of racism, but they've beat that to death, in a sense.
It still works, but it doesn't carry the magic. It's not the automatic that it used to be. So they're searching, on the left, for a new way of making the same charge with the same impact that "racism" or "racist" used to have. But it's like anything. They've gone to the well with it so much and so often for so many years that people's emotional reservoirs are empty. It's gotten to the point where whenever Al Sharpton opens his mouth and calls somebody a racist, people say, "Oh, yeah, yeah.
"Another one now? Another one? You see another one? Where? Where? Point out this one." People no longer take it as seriously as they used to, and "profiling" is an attempt to have the impact that the charge of racism or racist once had. Don't misunderstand: Racism as a charge is not dead. But it's not the automatic lightning rod it used to be, so they're using "profiling."
You notice, if you pay close attention, that you're hearing "profiling" much more often, particularly in this case. The problem with profiling is that it works, and that's why they want to stamp it out. It's why they want to get rid of it. But, look, this whole thing... I'll tell you, folks, there's no reason for this country to be at war with itself, and if the left stopped starting fires and stoking them, we wouldn't be at war with ourselves.
But they take an event where there isn't any racism and they start bellyaching and moaning and whining about it often enough -- they even doctor 911 tapes -- and, voila! People think you've got a racial incident. In the meantime, real racial incidents end up being ignored. It shows up in local media and that's it. Nobody goes any further with it, and nobody tries to extrapolate. It's just reported for what it is, but it's not said to be "representative" of anything.
This Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin thing was a bunch of nothing compared to what they tried to make it.
KEN: Brilliant. Well, you can see why mainstream media doesn't want to talk that level of truth. But that right there, Rush just described an entire plank of the leftist mantra or the Democrat Party. Earlier today on Fox, there was an officer. He's the operations commander at a college, public safety. His name is Major Kelvin Dingle. He posted this video. Listen to this.
DINGLE: I wake up every morning and kiss my family good-bye knowing that there's a possibility I won't come home. I am tired of every time I wake up in the morning, there's someone else polarizing the fact that maybe law enforcement is just not a good thing. All of us are not bad. I am not as they are. Most of us are not. There are bad people in every career. I'm so (bleep)ing tired.
KEN: We'll be right back on the EIB Network.
KEN: The foundational pieces of our communities and our culture. There are times they appear to be crumbling right before our very eyes. I'm not just talking about schools and churches. Law enforcement is a crucial component of a civilized society. But even term "law and order" has been attacked. Remember when President Trump used to say, "I am the law-and-order president, I want to bring law and order"?
And then, right on cue, "Well, you can't say 'law and order!' That's racist." No, it's not. It's not. And all you have to do is survey any minority community. Maybe the radicals in the community or the people from BLM that burn down companies that donate to them are. That's something else that I find ridiculous.
When you go through some of these cities, you'll find that some of the companies they attacked or looted. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Target and Foot Locker in particular. Both of those companies have graciously donated millions of dollars to BLM. But that doesn't stop people from attacking them. It's bizarre.
You know, Rush used to talk about the narratives, how they're developed and how this mantra of defunding the police. It worried him. It worried all of us. Last year, he was appalled when... Now, think about this, speaking of President Trump. When the president made headlines for doing something that used to be normal, everyday common sense.
RUSH: I just saw a headline graphic on Fox News, and it said, "Trump Opposed to Defunding the Police." Well, duh! Who's in favor of defunding the police? Why is that even news? I know Trump had a big deal today in the Rose Garden, and he's got his police reform executive order for safe communities and so forth. It's a good move. It's an excellent move.
But the idea! Stop and think: The idea that it's news that the president of the United States opposes defunding the police? I'm not ripping Fox News. Don't misunderstand. It's bigger than that. It's how narratives and templates are developed. Defunding the police is insane. It's absurd. It is not mainstream. And yet it seems to be an idea that smart people are open to.
Yes, enlightened people may actually see some benefits to it. So the president comes out, makes it clear he's opposed to it, and that's a headline of the day. The headline of the day is whoever in heck is in favor of it? That should be the headline of the day. It's all very subtle, folks. It's how the Drive-By Media succeeds in characterizing what used to be normal, everyday, common sense as oddball, out-of-the-mainstream extremism.
KEN: And they've done this with everything. Think about where they've done this, okay? Think about how the left has thrown this blanket of absurdity and disbelief over things that are common-sensical. They've totally covered everything. And again, you know I'm gonna bring up the transgender issue for just a second. So why would it be so hard to believe that someone's teaching your 9-year-old that even though he's a boy, he's a girl?
Why is it so hard to believe that we should get rid of police, we should let more prisoners out, and we should have volunteers do traffic stops without guns? It is absurd. But we are pummeled with a stream of absurd from the left. And then, sadly, gutless/biased news media just reinforces it over and over. I don't know if you've seen this. This is... Again, you cannot make this up.
Black Lives Matter just issued demands. Oh, yes! They do that often. They update it, and then people like Don Lemon get excited and read it. But I'm gonna share some of the demands with you. This is from Black Lives Matter. (summarized) "Number 1: Convict and ban Trump from future political office. Number 2: Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incite a white-supremacist attack.
"Number 3: Launch a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military. Number 4" is to permanently take away Donald Trump's free speech: "Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms." It's like we're reading Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler's helping him edit it. "Number 5: Defund the police." Of course that's in there. "Don't let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on the BLM movement," and of course, "Pass the BREATHE Act."
I want to go back to that "don't let the coup be used as an excuse."
Why not? You were behind it.
KEN: I now have this audio sound bite. I want you to hear the courtesy and professionalism of a law enforcement officer in LA County stopped a woman who happens to be an African-American woman. She also happens to be a teacher. We find all this out as it progresses, but he just was stopping her 'cause she was on her cell phone. Listen to this conversation.
OFFICER: I pulled you over because --
WOMAN: Because you're you a murderer!
OFFICER: Because --
CALLER: Uh, yes, I started to record because you're a murderer.
OFFICER: -- you can't be -- you can't be on your cell phone while you're driving.
WOMAN: (sputtering) I was... I was on my... And can you call your supervisor, please, because --
OFFICER: I already did. He's on his way.
WOMAN: Good, 'cause you're a murderer. Is that why you're harassing me?
OFFICER: It's not harassment. I am --
WOMAN: No --
OFFICER: I am enforcing the law, ma'am.
WOMAN: I have a right to (pause) and record the police when they're harassing me.
OFFICER: By all means, but you can't do it while you're driving.
WOMAN: (sputtering) I wuh... I can... I wasn't... doesn't texting or none of that -- (taking pictures)
OFFICER: You have that picture?
WOMAN: -- and you scared me and made me think you were gonna murder me.
OFFICER: Okay, well, I'm sorry you feel that way.
WOMAN: Well, it's not just a feeling. You're a murderer.
WOMAN: (long pause) You're doing this because it's part of your little gang? (snapping pictures)
OFFICER: Can you zoom in on that for me?
OFFICER: Thank you.
WOMAN: And I'm perfectly (sputtering) l-l-legal, and I'm a teacher. So there.
OFFICER: Oh, congratulations.
WOMAN: You're a murderer. (snapping picture)
OFFICER: One second. Hold that still for me.
WOMAN: Okay, murderer.
OFFICER: Bring that back up there.
WOMAN: Here you go, murderer. (Bleep) (bleep) I can't wait (bleep) to get to (bleep) let (bleep) and (bleep) know that you're a murdering freak. (camera)
OFFICER: Hold that... Hold that back up for me, ma'am.
WOMAN: Okay, murderer.
OFFICER: What's your last name? I can't see that there.
WOMAN: Well, here you go, murderer.
OFFICER: Stop. Stop shaking it. Zoom in on that for me.
WOMAN: No, because you're scaring me!
OFFICER: Well, you --
WOMAN: You're threatening to kill me and my son.
SECOND OFFICER: He's only citing you for using your cell phone while you're driving. That's it.
OFFICER: There you go, ma'am. Sign the response --
WOMAN: (crosstalk) For him being a Mexican racist. What is that name? Gascon?
OFFICER: It's on the citation, ma'am.
WOMAN: Here you go, Mexican racist. You're always gonna be a Mexican. You'll never be white. You know that, right? You'll never be white, which is what you really want to be.
OFFICER: (hands her citation) There you go, dear.
WOMAN: You want to be white.
SECOND OFFICER: Than you, ma'am.
OFFICER: Have a good day.
KEN: Wow. I'm so glad that you were able to hear that wonderful teacher on her way to class to impart her wisdom onto young people, and you wonder why you turn on the news and people are talking not out their mouth or even out of their nose. They're talking out of that lower area, below the waist there. Yes. That's where it comes from.
You could not make that up. But I have tell you, having seen thousands of bodycam police tapes -- because, unlike most of the news media, those of us in talk radio have to do research. We get held accountable for what we say. You can say anything you want to CNN. You could say anything you want in the New York Times.
No biggie. But if we're gonna quote or share a police officer's tape or comments with you, we have to watch it -- and over and over again, I hear that level of hate and contempt. It's totally unwarranted against law enforcement in this country. It's disgusting. I understand why nobody wants to be a police officer now.
And you have to be polite and professional. And the more progressive leadership in your city, the more they expect you to be walked on. In some cities, if someone hits you in the head with a brick, some people will say the excuse is, "Well, you can't respond. I mean, you had a helmet on. What's the problem?" Democrat politicians have actually said that.
I don't think people realize the impact police have on our everyday lives. It's truly amazing. There's a wonderful story out of Mount Vernon, New York, just quick if you have a chance to check it out. Two officers, Cartwright and Velez called to Dollar Tree. It was shoplifting. They went inside; they realized the guy stole a pair of socks. And that's it. Okay?
Now, just to point out to some of you folks in college, there is a difference between a man stealing a pair of socks because his feet are covered with sores and he needs a pair of socks and he takes a 99-cent pair of stocks, versus, "Let's break out the front of Target and Best Buy and take six flat screens because black lives matter."
I just want to point that out, 'cause I'm sure there's some college kid thinking, "Ooooh!" Darn college. After discussing the situation with the store manager, the police said, "We'll buy the socks. We want to give you access to more clothing and things that could help you out. Let us take you someplace where a community organization can help you."
Now, why isn't that front-page news? No, seriously. Why isn't it front-page news? I wanted to put those side by side. I wanted you to hear an angry, liberal woman and what flows from her mouth and how professional this police officer was. And may I throw in, did you notice her level of racism and hate? You see, this is all part of 2020's American awakening.
You know, Rush nailed this years ago. The Democrat Party has declared war on the police.
RUSH: San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Twitter last night that she gonna look to redirect money from the police department to the African-American community in the next budget. You know, Barack Obama declared war on the suburbs when he was president. Tried to make people feel guilty for moving and living in the suburbs.
So here we are years later, after radical Democrat-affiliated organizations laid waste to the cities, the suburbs are winning and people are moving there, so now they've declared war on the cities again. Defunding the police is the plan. Not just in San Francisco. "Brian Fallon, former spokesman for Attorney General Eric Holder, called for cutting off funds for police departments in the wake of George Floyd's death."
Brian Fallon, former spokesman for Holder, part of the Obama Regime. Former spokesman for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Tweeted defund the police, the Minneapolis City Council President Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Keith Ellison, claims they're gonna dismantle the police, not just defund them. Los Angeles, the same. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation board follows the school board in ending its relationship with the police department. I'm not kidding. It's not just defunding. The Minneapolis City Council is seriously considering disbanding the police.
New York City's comptroller, Scott Stringer, sent a letter yesterday to the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio asking him to cut $1.1 billion of funding to the New York Police Department. Folks, the Democrat Party, an abject failure, its failures on full display, is now declaring war on America's police, first responders, in an election year.
Do they really think, do they really think that a majority of Americans hate the cops? Do they really believe that they have convinced a majority of Americans that the cops are simply an extension of this filthy, dirty, white supremacist power structure and that, if this white systemic racist power structure's gotta go, then the cops have gotta go because the cops are the primary protection agency for the systemic white racists and supremacists? They think a majority of Americans agree with this? Why else do this? It is it simply fundraising and they're gonna change their minds later?
How do you walk back this? How do you walk this back when you get all kinds of people revved up for it? I'm telling you, the people that vote for these lunatics are buying this. They're celebrating it. People in LA, Minneapolis, New York, they're running around celebrating -- some of them are. Most of the people that live in these places are scared to death. But there are some liberal Democrat voters that think this is the greatest thing they've ever heard. And they believe it.
What are the Democrats gonna do when the time comes they have to walk this back and say, "Hey, you know what? We can't do it. We were a little premature"? Or are they gonna walk it back, or are they gonna own this?
KEN: I don't know if there's time to own it. People are just leaving law enforcement at such a rate. It is incredible. And Rush has been warning about this for years.