Barack Obama is doing such a great job managing the Ebola crisis, fighting ISIS and covering up scandals in the Internal Revenue Service, Veterans Affairs Department, Obamacare, Benghazi and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms between rounds of golf that he has been angling to take over law enforcement responsibilities in Ferguson, Missouri.

Outgoing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., leaving office one step ahead of an indictment or a second contempt of Congress charge, said that there was a need for “wholesale change” in this town’s police department following the killing of a marauder who attacked a policeman during riots earlier this year.

Holder is currently conducting not one but two civil rights inquiries into the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. One focuses on Wilson, who is expected to be cleared of all charges by a local grand jury, and the other probing what Holder suspects is a “pattern of civil rights violations” unrelated to Brown’s death.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis County Police Department is stocking up on tear gas, less-lethal ammunition and plastic handcuffs in anticipation of massive protests in the event Wilson is not indicted. The decision is expected to be reached sometime this month.

If all that isn’t enough and tensions aren’t high enough, professional race agitator Al Sharpton is headed to Ferguson this weekend for a four-day “Justice for Michael Brown” rally. Sharpton has been one of the most frequent guests at the White House over the last six years and has consulted with Holder on the appropriate federal action in Ferguson.

Let me ask you this: If you were a cop in Ferguson, how would all this make you feel?

What would be your response when the riots inevitably come as troublemakers from around the country make their way to Ferguson to protest the clearing of an innocent cop?

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The cops are damned if they do and damned if they don’t – in the media, in Washington and even in Missouri’s Democratic governor’s office.

Think about it.

Maybe the police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County should all take the day off when the crazies hit the street. How would that be?

Should the police take the advice of the ’60s and ’70s radicals whose motto was just let it “burn, baby, burn”?

What thanks do law-enforcement personnel get when they are second-guessed and pre-judged by Washington politicians and the press for actions in the heat of violence and mayhem?

Should they allow themselves and innocent civilians to be mauled and killed by rioters? Is that the only legally appropriate behavior for cops reacting to organized mayhem led and encouraged by friends of the Obama administration?

Should they allow Officer Darren Wilson to be lynched by the mob?

What is it that America would have the police do?

What if the police took their cue from Obama and Holder and just didn’t show up when they’re called the next time? Is that what we want? Is that not what we risk when we allow race hustlers in the highest echelons of power in Washington to dictate what passes for justice in Ferguson?

Talk about a no-win situation: Cops are expected to put their lives on the line to preserve civil order, but when they do, they are prosecuted for it, vilified, threatened, intimidated and subjected to mob rule – not just locally but led by the White House and Justice Department.

So how should they respond when the Molotov cocktails start flying any day now in Ferguson?

Should they look the other way?

Should they walk away?

Should they simply protect themselves?

Or should they do their duty to protect and serve the public?

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