Kansas Secretary of State warns Obama might ban criminal charges for black suspects
The Kansas Secretary of State agreed with a caller during his weekly radio program that he could envision a scenario where President Barack Obama prohibited the prosecution of black suspects.
A listener who identified himself as Stu called Kris Kobach’s program during a discussion on the University of Minnesota’s decision to stop including race and other physical descriptions in email alerts about campus crimes, reported Right Wing Watch.
The caller said the university’s decision, coupled with Obama’s orders on immigration and Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision not to charge any New Black Panthers with voter intimidation, would pave the way for black suspects to be exempt from prosecution.
The Republican Kobach agreed, saying the Obama administration had made clear that “civil rights laws were only to protect minority races.”
“He was not going to be enforcing them to the benefit of white people who were discriminated against on the basis of their race, so that’s basically what you’ve described,” Kobach said.
The caller said he did not think he was “nuts” for envisioning a future where black people could not be charged with any crimes, and again Kobach agreed.
“Well, it’s already happened more or less in the case of civil rights laws, so I guess it’s not a huge jump,” Kobach said. “I think it’s unlikely, but you know I’ve learned to say with this president, never say never.”
Kobach often lets callers to his radio show lead him into outlandish statements, such as his warning that Obama’s supposed lawlessness could open the door to ethnic cleansing of white Americans.