Here are some appealing answers Sanders gave at CNN’s presidential town hall in Ohio: “If elected president of the United States, my Department of Justice will investigate every killing of an American held in police custody or killed while being apprehended — an automatic Department of Justice investigation.”
“We have seen in Ohio, and all over this country, unarmed people, often African-Americans, shot and killed while being apprehended by police officers. That has got to end, and that has got to end soon,” Sanders said.
“We need to develop the concept of a model police department, and a model police department, and the federal government can play a significant role on that, is to make and create training procedures so that police officers understand that the use of lethal force is the last response, not the first response,” he said. “Too often people are shooting, and then asking question later.”
“We need to demilitarize local police departments around this country so they don’t look like occupying armies, and we need to make police departments reflect the diversity of the communities they are serving,” Sanders concluded.
Are Americans sure they want a “pensive saint” in Sanders to oversee what’s just and unjust? Are the citizens and local law enforcement agencies of the United States willing to give over more control to the federal government?
Are we ready to dismiss the transcendent principle that “justice is blind”?
No, no and no — Bernie Sanders would dig this nation into a hole deeper than the Mariana Trench