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Did White House Push FBI To Kill Anti-Gang Unit?

Did White House Push FBI To Kill Anti-Gang Unit?

MARCH 08, 2012

While it blows hundreds of millions of dollars on wasteful “stimulus” projects and the expansion of costly entitlement benefits, the Obama Administration is eliminating a crucial FBI division that counters gang violence.  

This could not have come at a worse time considering gang violence in the United States is at an all-time high. In fact, the latest annual gang threat assessment issued by the agency—National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC)—on the chopping block is downright alarming. It says that gangs are responsible for nearly half of all violent crimes in most parts of the country and up to 90% in many jurisdictions. That’s because there are over 33,000 active gangs in the U.S. with some 1.4 million members, according to the NGIC.

To help curb the growth of gangs and related criminal activity, Congress directed the FBI to establish the NGIC in 2005. It’s a multi-agency operation that combines the efforts of several federal and local agencies working together to tackle a crisis. According to its website, the NGIC integrates gang intelligence from across federal, state and local law enforcement on the growth, migration, criminal activity and association of gangs that pose a significant threat to the nation.

Why, then, would FBI Chief Robert Mueller eliminate the NGIC? A conservative news website uncovered Muller’s plan because a congressman grilled him about it at a House Appropriations Committee hearing this week. That’s where government agency heads go for money each year. It turns out that the FBI’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal calls for the elimination of the NGIC, which has more than a dozen positions and an annual budget of nearly $8 million.

That’s a drop in the bucket compared to the billions that have been wasted under the president’s fraud-infested $787 billion stimulus, which he vowed would jumpstart the economy and put Americans back to work. Instead, much of the cash has gone to unthinkable things like a genitalia-washing program for uncircumcised African men, international ant research and a Pennsylvania “tunnel to nowhere.” Click here to read Judicial Watch’s stimulus fraud reporting.

Bless the FBI for trying to save taxpayers money. In its 2013 budget proposal the bureau assures that nixing the NGIC won’t hinder its ability to counter the threat posed to the U.S. by criminal gangs. The congressman challenging the NGIC’s closure, Frank Wolf of Virginia, struck back with a rather interesting statement indicating that the White House was behind the plan.

“We received a revised version of your testimony late yesterday that the OMB [the White House’s Office of Management and Budget] inserted language making the absurd claim that the elimination of the National Gang Intelligence Center – $7.8 million and 15 positions – will not hinder the FBI’s ability to perform the analytical work done there,” Wolf said to the FBI chief.

Could this be part of a bigger Obama plan to pander to Latinos in an effort to earn that crucial Hispanic vote in the upcoming election? After all, it’s been well documented that most violent gangbangers in the U.S. are, either Hispanic or illegal immigrants.

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  • boblusby

    Obama seems to have taken his instructions from people like Che Guevara. Would it be surprising if he came to the same end?

  • kjs420

    Obama is an abysmal failure at his entire job. There aren’t that many tasks a president must perform, protecting the borders from invasion is one of the few, his aiding and abetting the enemy is treason outright. The NDAA is treason, his planned assassination of American’s is treason, his detention plans for American’s is treason, his fraudulent COLB is forgery, he follows no laws, what does it take to have someone who swore an oath to the constitution, do their damn job?

  • sbbrgy

    Where is the PROOF that such a cut will keep the innocent just as safe?….Honestly, “just as safe” wasn’t even good enough, Kids Still died and still continue dying from being “caught in crossfire” or “wrong place, wrong time”…

    That is NOT acceptable!

    It WILL be good enough when Any street inside the USA is Child-Safe!!..All these “thug” “druggie” “gang bangers” MUST be 100% Prosecuted and Pursued..the Illegal ones MUST be Immediately Deported and MADE SURE they NEVER Return!

    Thats where Funding SHOULD go, To the Safety and Security of America and Legal American Citizens! Why on Earth would we Take Away from a better secure, safe future for American children??

    Obama has put America and Americans at risk, and made a joke of this country, made a total mockery of Law and Government!




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