July 19, 2013
On Ray Kelly
Two writers from The Atlantic weigh in on the idea of the NYPD’s Ray Kelly taking over the Department of Homeland Security.
Profiling Comes to the White House:Ta-Nehisi Coates, on the potential policy implications of Kelly being nominated.

Should Barack Obama appoint Ray Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security the signal will be clear: Profiling is not, as Obama once claimed, “morally objectionable” and “bad police work,” but an acceptable tactic presently condoned at the highest levels of government. Such a development — in Obama’s second term, no less — would be a betrayal of African-American voters who endured long lines and poll tax tactics to elect this president. This should not happen. This can not happen.


How Ray Kelly’s Rise Would Threaten a Longstanding Democratic Priority: Conor Friedersdorf, on how the party’s focus on ending racial profiling puts it at odds with Kelly.
[Image: Reuters]

On Ray Kelly

Two writers from The Atlantic weigh in on the idea of the NYPD’s Ray Kelly taking over the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Profiling Comes to the White House:Ta-Nehisi Coates, on the potential policy implications of Kelly being nominated.

    Should Barack Obama appoint Ray Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security the signal will be clear: Profiling is not, as Obama once claimed, “morally objectionable” and “bad police work,” but an acceptable tactic presently condoned at the highest levels of government. Such a development — in Obama’s second term, no less — would be a betrayal of African-American voters who endured long lines and poll tax tactics to elect this president. This should not happen. This can not happen.

  • How Ray Kelly’s Rise Would Threaten a Longstanding Democratic Priority: Conor Friedersdorf, on how the party’s focus on ending racial profiling puts it at odds with Kelly.

[Image: Reuters]

  1. anindiscriminatecollection reblogged this from theatlantic
  2. leeberry21 reblogged this from theatlantic
  3. webtasar reblogged this from theatlantic
  4. candvanet reblogged this from theatlantic
  5. thisweekinpoliceviolence reblogged this from theatlantic
  6. deddyhin reblogged this from theatlantic
  7. vini56876 reblogged this from theatlantic
  8. ghostmonkey reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Obama, you’ve lost your mind….
  9. turning0nthelatheofheaven reblogged this from turning0nthelatheofheaven
  10. junkyardvarren reblogged this from chemman9
  11. chemman9 reblogged this from nefermaathotep
  12. thedisreguardian reblogged this from theatlantic
  13. sosungalittleclodofclay reblogged this from theatlantic
  14. passion-leaves-a-trace reblogged this from theatlantic
  15. zanshinart reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Bad Obama, no donut.
  16. wernatives reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    this guy
  17. grrleconomist reblogged this from theatlantic
  18. aguavodka reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    I don’t think I can read on.
  19. darlenesunshine reblogged this from theatlantic
  20. dreamkillerlx reblogged this from theatlantic
  21. nefermaathotep reblogged this from ubuntuliberation
  22. ubuntuliberation reblogged this from theatlantic
  23. freedomofwhat reblogged this from theatlantic
  24. theemergencystate reblogged this from theatlantic
  25. irreleventing reblogged this from theatlantic