President Barack Obama is currently using the increasing tension from attacks on police and the occasional misconduct of stressed officers to push his agenda to federalize state and local police forces.
When he was asked about the Dallas attack at his press conference in Poland he said, “I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference.”
The actions Obama wants to take would be based on the recommendations of the partisan panel that he picked after the 2014 street riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama has said this panel has come up with “practical concrete solutions that can reduce — if not eliminate — the problems of racial bias.”
Obama has stated that the shootings are an opportunity to push his agenda. “If my voice has been true and positive, my hope would be that… [the panel] surfaces problems, it frames them, it allows us to wrestle with these issue and try to come up with practical solutions,” he said.