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]

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