Elizabeth Warren Declares Criminal Justice Is Racist 'Front To Back'

Elizabeth Warren says the 'hard truth' about the criminal justice system is that it is racist.

New Orleans, LA – Elizabeth Warren, reportedly considering a run in 2020 to be president, said the U.S. criminal justice system is “racist … I mean front to back,” in a speech she gave at a historically black college.

The U.S. Senator from Massachusetts said some of the alleged justice system’s failures included disproportionate arrests of blacks for petty drug crimes; an overworked public defender system and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting ever though they have completed their sentences, according to the Associated Press.

“Let’s just start with the hard truth about our criminal justice system,” Warren was quoted as saying by the Washington Times. “It’s racist. It is. And when I say our system, I mean all the way. I mean front to back. We’re talking about the front end on what you declare to be illegal; on how you enforce it, on who gets arrested.”

Warren participated Aug. 3 in a question-and-answer session along with Cedric Richmond, the Congressional Black Caucus Chairman. The event was held at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Beth Lindstrom, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, said that Warren should apologize for her comments, according to the Washington Times.

Sen. Warren needs to apologize to every police officer, judge, corrections department employee, probation worker and the many other honest and decent people in our criminal justice system who have been smeared by her alienating and careless rhetoric,” Lindstrom said in a statement, according to the Washington Times.

Before Friday’s event, Richmond said any Democratic running for president will have to address black voters’ concerns.

"The biggest political frustration in the African-American community," Richmond told The Associated Press, "is that we have a bunch of Democrats, both black and white, but primarily white, they don't get it — the black experience, the black struggle, what it's like to raise a young black man or black woman from infant to high school."

Warren has a history of anti-police rhetoric.

In 2016 in the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Warren took to Twitter to post her views.

"We've seen the sickening videos of black Americans killed in traffic stops. Lives ended by those sworn to protect them. #blacklivesmatter ," Warren tweeted, according to CNN.

In a 2015 speech in Boston, Warren compared Black Lives Matter to the civil rights movement in the 1960s what led to black people getting the right to vote.

However, Black Lives Matter is not a civil rights group. It's not even a legal entity. All donations to Black Lives Matter are accepted through a third party non-profit named Thousand Currents which than then "gift" the donations to the founders to use as personal income. They can then spend the money on whatever they want without accountability.

"None of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets." Warren said in that 2015 speech, according to the Washington Post. "This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us to once again affirm that black lives matter, that black citizens matter, that black families matter. … Economic justice is not — and has never been — sufficient to ensure racial justice. Owning a home won’t stop someone from burning a cross on the front lawn. Admission to a school won’t prevent a beating on the sidewalk outside.”

Warren has been listed by the media as a presidential candidate for 2020. In June, Politico reported that former President Barack Obama met with Warren and counseled her on a run at the White House.

The website electionbettingodds.com has Warren listed as the most likely Democratic candidate to win the presidency in 2020. That website gets its odds from Betfair.com. It has President Donald Trump leading with a 39.7 percent chance of winning the presidency and Warren with the second-best chance at 8.3 percent. Kamala Harris has a 7.3 percent chance of winning and Bernie Sanders comes in at 6.8 percent.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

I wonder if she gets police protection when she's out "campaigning"?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Perhaps the disproportional number of blacks being arrested is because a disproportional number of blacks are committing crimes, resisting arrest and are causing the issues police have to respond to. Is it because a disproportional number of blacks are not working and keeping themselves from being a contributor to society and paying their way instead of draining it? It's in the stats provided on line, look it up. All ANYONE has to do is the honorable respectful thing when talking to anyone, especially the police. You'll probably be on your way much sooner instead of being yet another up and coming rising star who was getting their life together and yet another reason for a march against the police and a lottery winner for your family. The constant crying wolf is getting old and we just don't care to hear about it anymore. Warren is an idiot an on a soapbox to get votes.... Aint gonna happen Liz. We're not that stupid.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Hmmm .... and this wasn't a problem for 8 years when Obama was in office?

essexboy
essexboy

Pandering to the black voters once again!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

And people think Trump is bad?? Be careful what you wish for - you might just get it.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Read the first sentence and thought what a waste of my time.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Pandering lying ugly bitch!!! When are you going to take a blood test to prove you are Native American Pocahontas??

186
186

Quote from a campaign speech 09/14/2011, Elizabeth Warren said " you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces "

RunCop
RunCop

Liberal socialist scum !!

bikerhomeboy
bikerhomeboy

I cannot stand that scum!!!

NOTatrumpfan
NOTatrumpfan

The only thing Warren's statements prove is that she is bias against law enforcement and racist against white people in law enforcement. Can she tell us the ratio of white vs. people of color gangbangers? Can she tell us the ratio of white vs. people of color law enforcement agents? Can she show us proof that a behavior from a white officer against a person of color would not have happened if the same situation involved a white officer with a white criminal? Has she found reliable research suggesting that white criminals refuse to comply as often as people of color refuse to comply? Does she know the number of encounters police have with criminals in a day and how that compares to the number of criminals who are harmed or killed by police? I mean, if racism was so rampant in law enforcement, wouldn't there be a whole lot more people killed by police? If people of color are disproportionately subjected to poverty and poverty is the main cause of crime, it would stand to reason that more people of color become criminals which increases the odds that of the people police arrest or shoot if they endanger others more would come from the groups with more members. Mainstream media, activists, protesters, and others cause this paranoia that people in law enforcement are racists when 9.9 times out of 10 there is no evidence of racism on officers part while there is plenty of evidence that other factors caused them to react they way they did. Without evidence of racism, it is racist to call other people racist. It's racist to assume someone is racist solely because the color of skin differs from one to the other. Elizabeth Warren is racist against white people in law enforcement. The evidence lies in her own statements. I am for equality for all. I am not a racist.

cspcapt
cspcapt

She will say and do anything for a vote, promise them the world and give them nothing. when is the minority community going to wake up and realize that the democratic party is using them? Obama is a great example. Name 3 positive things he had done during his presidency.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This woman will say or do anything for a vote. She is crazy just like a Maxine Waters!! Something in her hormones is messed up and it has caused her to go crazy. She needs to be in a mental hospital!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

She is an embarassment to those of us who live in Mass. I won't be voting for her!

Skidoo
Skidoo

Let her spout. The nation is moving forward despite her.

RPG156
RPG156

She's a bit of a loon, isn't she? She is relevant only in her irrelevance...

FSchloss
FSchloss

I find it very interesting that a white woman who faked being a minority to gain advantages regarding her college education and is therefore extremely racist herself has the gall to refer to anyone else as racist. Pocahontas is a clown and a fool. She needs to get off the national stage and go hide in a closet somewhere.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"The biggest political frustration in the African-American community," Richmond told The Associated Press, "is that we have a bunch of Democrats, both black and white, but primarily white, they don't get it — the black experience, the black struggle, what it's like to raise a young black man or black woman from infant to high school."

Oh we get it just fine.....but we are also exhausted by the myriad black excuses, the refusal to take personal responsibility for criminal /violent actions, the statistics that point to repitious problems perpetuated over decades, committed by a hugely disproportionate % of the US minority population, the constant whining and worrying of trying to find excuses that point to justifying the victim mentality, the constant cry of racism at the drop of a penny, the amount of state and federal agencies, laws, funds, acts, investigations,etc which appear are a waste on a group which never lets you forget they are black instead of being just an American who happens to be black. We "get it" just fine. We are just no longer allowing this group to deflect pervasive and myriad problems which exist in this community and for ongoing excuses of poor behaviors ,beliefs,attitudes, values and morals. It is not about the color of the skin. It is about the disgusting behaviors which exist in this community and those who are decent blacks who are not taking control over those who are not..

magnumforc
magnumforc

The biggest frustration in America is politicians like Warren who have no clue. She identifies as American Indian one day, now has she become black or Hispanic or??

61mouse
61mouse

Sounds a little desperate to complain that the felons lose their rights to vote Trump 2020

61mouse
61mouse

@FSchloss her and KILLERY are taking turns

Bigg59
Bigg59

This Idiot needs to get here head out of her a$$ and figure out that if it was not for the DOJ this world be more in the crapper than it already is

Jerry may-novelist
Jerry may-novelist

Warren is a dishonest two faced weasel, trying to get blacks to vote for her. That's the real truth.