Many men and women in blue signed up for the police force, so they could serve and protect. It’s doubtful that they expected to become paper-pushers for some bureaucrat.
But that’s exactly what is happening as Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveils another national program.
This program seems innocent on the surface. It will “gather” data, but it won’t be too long before that data could be leveraged to outlaw police from doing their jobs well.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Thursday the Department of Justice’s progress in creating a national “use of force” database.
The database, a response to the 2014 Death in Custody Reporting Act, will track uses of force by law enforcement officials nationwide as way to enhance community-police relations.
In a statement issued Thursday, Lynch called accurate and comprehensive data on the subject “essential” to an informed discussion on community-police relations.