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  • U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

    08/28/2014 7:29:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/28/2014 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — American intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. As ISIS has seized large expanses of territory in recent months, it has drawn more foreign men to Syria, requiring more American and European law enforcement resources in the attempt to stop the flow of fighters, senior American officials said. And as a result of the...
  • After Ferguson, critics lean on Holder (for racial bias training and Police Czar)

    08/28/2014 5:44:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2014 | Peter Schroeder
    Eric Holder's Justice Department is coming under pressure to order sweeping changes to police operations in the United States. Civil rights and community groups, as well as some lawmakers, are pushing the attorney general to take action to address racial and social problems that they say were exposed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “We’re at our zero moment as a nation,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a community-empowerment group. “If we continue to let this go unaddressed, we’re going to have Fergusons springing up all across the country.”...
  • Across the Country, the Federal Government Fights For Muslim Worship Spaces

    08/28/2014 1:12:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb with a population a little over 8,000, to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. It is a minor news story, but one that sheds light on broader legal and cultural trends. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. … “An injustice has been done,”...
  • Ferguson Protesters Get Meeting With U.S. Attorney Instead Of Arrests

    08/26/2014 5:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matt Sledge
    ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson protesters who marched on the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan expecting to be arrested Tuesday were instead welcomed in for an hour-long, face-to-face meeting. Six demonstrators, including the leader of a St. Louis community group and the Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, talked with Callahan for an hour about their demands in the Michael Brown shooting case. Among other responses, they seek a Justice Department investigation of civil rights violations by police throughout the St. Louis metro area. Callahan, the top federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Missouri, did not...
  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Railroad Ferguson Cop?

    08/26/2014 12:41:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 26, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    If anyone thought the Obama administration planned to sit on the sidelines during the riots in Ferguson, Mo., those thoughts ought to be dispelled by now. Last Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder visited the suburban St. Louis community. Evidence suggests his ulterior motive was to conduct the groundwork for a criminal indictment against a white police officer, Darren Wilson, who on August 9 shot to death a local black youth, Michael Brown. All credible evidence reveals that Wilson, far from being a trigger-happy "racist" cop, had acted in self-defense. Brown sucker-punched Wilson, tried to take his gun, and then, after...
  • CBC members push police czar idea (Congressional Black Caucus wants DoJ to run local departments)

    08/25/2014 10:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 25, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement. “The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter reads. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.” In addition to the commission, the letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the...
  • Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department can do next

    08/25/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Reuters' Great Debate ^ | August 25, 2014 | William Yeomans
    The tragic killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson has brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between the Ferguson Police Department and the Missouri community it serves. In the shooting’s immediate aftermath, the focus has been on whether Wilson will be prosecuted criminally and convicted for the shooting. In the longer term, however, the focus must ultimately turn to a broader agenda, including substantial reforms in the Ferguson Police Department if it is to regain the full trust and confidence of the community. After Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday, he vowed that...
  • Karl Rove Praises Holder For Ferguson: "I Think He Did Something Of A Good Job"

    08/25/2014 9:22:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | August 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CHRIS WALLACE: Karl. Attorney General Holder visited Ferguson this week and very pointedly said, I understand -- not that I condone or agree with, but I understand the mistrust you have in the police department, and he talked about some cases where he had been profiled. Afterwards he met, you can see here on the screen, with Captain Ron Johnson of the state highway patrol, who is in charge of the police effort, who said that he thought that Holder and the fact that the grand jury was beginning to hear actual evidence, were the two major factors in...
  • Reports: Obama to Send All-Black Delegation to Michael Brown’s Funeral

    08/24/2014 5:14:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 23, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Broderick Johnson AprilDRyan @AprilDRyan The head of the the Obama Administrations My Brothers keeper Initiative,Broderick Johnson is attending Michael Brown's funeral Monday 4:34 PM - 23 Aug 2014 72 Retweets 25 favorites The Obama administration is sending Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, an African-American who heads up an Obama initiative to help young black males, to lead the administration’s all-black delegation to the funeral on Monday of Michael Brown. Brown is the unarmed black 18 year-old robber shot dead in a confrontation by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer two weeks ago in a case that has stoked racial tensions. Johnson’s...
  • Before Holder Could Be Attorney General Holder, Obama Had To Be President Obama (Unbelievable)

    08/23/2014 7:15:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Root ^ | August 23, 2014 | David Swerdlick
    Everyone’s praising the attorney general's response to the Ferguson crisis—and rightly so. But before ripping the president's response, it's worth noting that Holder's there because the president put him there.After saying, two Fridays ago, that “President Obama failed in his leadership to say what he really knows and has lived as a black man in America”; then saying, a week ago on Face The Nation, that the president “needs to step up to the plate and be responsible”; and writing, Friday, in the Washington Post, that Obama is “a sometimes unreliable and distant narrator of black life,” Georgetown University’s Michael...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 6:56:32 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 11:06:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • Ferguson Ultimatum: Lawmaker Threatens More Civil Unrest If Cop Not Convicted

    08/22/2014 9:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jim Kouri
    An outspoken Missouri lawmaker on Friday threatened Ferguson, Missouri, residents and government authorities with more civil unrest such as looting and violence if Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, isn’t convicted by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the Missouri legislature, has been active in the news media criticizing everyone from the local police department and its chief to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon regarding their response to the shooting of the 6’4″ tall, 290 lbs. Ferguson. She also joined protesters almost every night. According to CNN’s...
  • Lynch Mob: DOJ Ferguson Unit Has Tainted Past

    08/22/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Due Process: The Criminal Section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division that is handling the shooting of Michael Brown was once smacked down by a federal judge for gross prosecutorial misconduct. Demonstrating the same relentless pursuit of truth and justice that occurred after the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case or the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder and his team of leftist lawyers and ideologues have descended on Ferguson, Mo., to assure, as Gov. Jay Nixon put it, justice is done for Brown and his family. Justice for Ferguson Police...
  • Eric Holder: Leading the Rush to Judgment

    08/22/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Diana West
    One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can't stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment. That he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so. Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium. The man really wants us to think he is not also "the man." Yes, he is "the attorney general of...
  • Stronger Independent Prosecutor Law Needed

    08/22/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 7 replies
    According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the Obama administration violated the law by swapping Gitmo terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl. The administration is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before the release of Gitmo terrorists. In addition, the GAO believes the administration violated the Anti-deficiency Act because Congress did not appropriate any money for this transfer yet the administration spent money anyway. The act prohibits the President from spending more money than appropriated, which obviously Obama did in this case as no money was appropriated. The President violated two laws for this obscene transfer of terrorists for a...
  • Nelly Tells Eric Holder: Community Trust Is Broken in Ferguson

    08/21/2014 2:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Alastair Jamieson and Matt Zimmerman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Grammy-winning rapper Nelly told Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, had lost the trust of the community and needed to change, the star's publicist told NBC News. The artist spoke on the phone to Holder, who visited the St Louis suburb in a bid to end violence over the fatal shooting by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Nelly, a Ferguson native who created a scholarship fund in honor of Brown’s family, said in a statement that he was “thankful” that Holder had taken the time to speak. “[Holder] understood that the trust and...
  • Ferguson and Eric Holder's Violent Past

    08/21/2014 10:41:24 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jason Kissner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has at least one redeeming quality: he fights for what he believes in, and he doesn’t hesitate to express sentiments he knows many people will disagree with vociferously. As long as it’s done within the bounds of the law, that sort of thing should be considered a virtue no matter what one’s political orientation is. It must also be added that those who think Holder is pushing socialist views on race only because he now has the power to do so are wrong; he’s been doing so since his university days at Columbia. And there’s the...
  • Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

    08/19/2014 8:22:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 806 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.
  • Holder: DOJ investigating Foley death

    08/21/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The Justice Department has begun an “open criminal investigation” into the killing of photojournalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference in Washington to announce a $17 billion settlement with Bank of America, the attorney general was asked about Foley. “The Justice Department is actively pursuing justice in this case. We have an open criminal investigation,” Holder said, adding later that the department will “vigorously” proceed with the probe.
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (Fast and Furious)

    08/21/2014 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 8:19 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure. …
  • DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues (WHAT?!)

    08/20/2014 5:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim of something more heinous than a homicide. Was he also the victim of a killer intent on harming him because he was black? That was March 20, 2012. The Department of Justice still has no answer to that question. Civil-rights investigators are due back in Central Florida this week to continue their work on the case. The agency has repeatedly...
  • AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    08/20/2014 4:59:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.
  • Obama's Ferguson Remarks Ignore Bloody Chicago Weekend

    08/20/2014 4:46:46 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 20, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Malignant Neglect: The president talks about Ferguson, Mo., but not about a Chicago weekend where three dozen people were shot, seven of them killed, including a 16-year-old black girl who wanted to be a doctor. To his credit, President Obama was more judicious than usual talking about the shooting of Michael Brown outside St. Louis. He did not say the police acted stupidly. He actually made a rare attempt at acknowledging individual responsibility when he said that when young black men "commit a crime, they need to be prosecuted, because every community has an interest in public safety." One of...
  • Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling

    08/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling. Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws. “He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder. Holder told the story to a...
  • Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

    08/20/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nigel Duara, Associated Press
    CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • The Ferguson Fix Is In

    08/20/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As mass hysteria over the fatal shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown grips the progressive movement, President Obama is sending the most divisive, corrupt race-baiter in his cabinet to the riot-torn St. Louis suburb where the suspect died. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has single-mindedly focused on converting the Department of Justice into a racial grievance incubator, is scheduled to visit Ferguson, Mo., today in an appearance billed as an attempt to restore calm to a community that has erupted in almost daily violence since Brown, a young black man, was shot Aug. 9 by a police...
  • What Can Attorney General Eric Holder Accomplish in Ferguson?

    08/20/2014 5:57:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/20/2014 | HASANI GITTENS
    Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to meet with FBI and law enforcement officials, as well as community leaders, although it's unclear what effect he will have on the tinderbox the northern St. Louis suburbs have become — especially after local cops on Tuesday shot and killed a second young black man in as many weeks. Holder hasn't commented on the second shooting. He is making the trip primarily to meet with the principal players surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old gunned down by a white Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9....
  • Fund: Sending Eric Holder 'Shows Solidarity' with Ferguson Protesters

    08/19/2014 8:08:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    National Review youtube ^ | 8-19-2014 | John Fund
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  • Eric Holder's Scandals: A Pictorial

    08/19/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Google Plus ^ | August 19, 2014 | https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/darrin%20walker
  • Holder brings his civil rights push (circus) to Ferguson

    08/19/2014 3:54:39 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 19, 2014 4:58 PM (ET) | CONNIE CASS and JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story. As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, Holder has drawn on personal history to make the case that the nation has much work to do to achieve justice for all. It's a legacy he'll likely draw on when he travels Wednesday to Ferguson, Missouri, to supervise the federal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white...
  • Justice Department dispatches peacekeeping unit to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:12:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Doyle
    The Justice Department’s chief peacekeeper is on his way to embattled Ferguson, Mo. Usually, Grande H. Lum flies under the radar. As head of the department’s Community Relations Service, the Harvard Law School graduate is an experienced mediator, more diplomat than prosecutor. The agency he heads was established under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, with the stated mission to aid communities “in resolving disputes, disagreements, or difficulties relating to discriminatory practices based on race, color, or national origin which impair the rights of persons in such communities.” “These officials will continue to convene stakeholders whose cooperation is critical to keeping...
  • Obama Appears Wary About National Guard in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    ABC "news" ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Obama appeared wary today about the National Guard being sent to Ferguson, Missouri, saying he urged the governor to ensure the troops were involved in a "limited" way. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the state's National Guard to be deployed to the city this morning after another violent night of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
  • Fresh violence in riot-hit US town, new autopsy ordered

    08/17/2014 2:17:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | Loic Hofstedt
    Ferguson (United States) (AFP) - Fresh violence in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson left one person shot and seven people arrested Sunday as authorities ordered a second autopsy on an unarmed black teenager gunned down by police. A week of racially charged tensions following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown flared anew overnight Saturday as police confronted around 200 protesters who defied an overnight curfew.
  • Obama’s Racism for Fun and Profit

    08/18/2014 11:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ferguson happens a few times every month. More often in the summer when tempers are hot and crowds of bored men and women fill the streets looking for something to do. Teenagers ransack stores. Small cities stretch their budgets in a bad economy to put as many cops as they can on the street. And then somewhere between the open fire hydrants, the stores that do most of their business in EBT cards and lottery tickets, the check cashing places and furniture rental outlets, something happens. And it happens a lot more often than you think. A crowd gathers. Fists...
  • Ferguson Curfew Cancelled As National Guard Arrives; Holder Demands To "Remove The Damn Tanks"

    08/18/2014 1:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/18/14 | tyler durden
    The Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave "no heads up" to the White House before deploying The National Guard and has now made another abrupt decision as The National Guard closes in on Ferguson: *NIXON'S CALL TO HALT CURFEW TONIGHT MADE IN E-MAILED STATEMENT We presume when there are military tanks rolling through the streets of a town, there is no need for the actual implementation of a curfew... This once again rubs the administration's nose in it as AG Holder's comments from last week hang in the air: "get those damned tanks out of there." The neighborhood has been under...
  • Curfew dropped in Ferguson; attorney general to visit

    08/18/2014 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    KHOU ^ | 8/18/2014 | KHOU
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday dropped the curfew that had been in effect for two nights in an ill-fated effort to curb the violence and chaos that have ripped this city. Nixon announced that the National Guard would assume "limited responsibilities" to help keep order during nighttime protests over the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer. "With these additional resources in place, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will continue to respond appropriately to incidents of lawlessness and violence, and protect the civil rights of all peaceful citizens to make...
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    08/18/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 91 replies
    AP ^ | 8/18/2014 | Unattributed
    President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday.
  • Holder Headed to Ferguson on Wednesday, Will Oversee Federal Response to Shooting

    08/18/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, DeNeen L. Brown and Jerry Markon
    President Obama on Monday dispatched the attorney general to personally oversee the government’s response to the fatal police shooting 10 days ago of an unarmed black teenager, the latest step in an extensive federal investigation that was expanding even as National Guard troops moved onto the restive streets of this St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will meet Wednesday in Ferguson with some of the FBI agents and prosecutors who have already interviewed more than 200 people as they scour the area where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. Holder pledged “the full...
  • Obama, Holder to Discuss Federal Actions to End Violence in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder will brief President Obama Monday on possible actions the federal government can take in Ferguson, Mo., after another night of clashes prompted Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) to call in the National Guard. "The president has asked the attorney general to come in tomorrow to brief him on the state of the investigation on the ground,” said senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett in an interview with American Urban Radio Monday. Jarrett said Holder would also discuss “any further actions that the federal government could play to help reduce the violence down to zero and make sure the...
  • Michael Eric Dyson: Obama Needs to ‘Step Up’ on Ferguson

    08/17/2014 10:14:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 17, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Michael Eric Dyson told Face the Nation Sunday morning that President Barack Obama needed to more forcefully address the underlying issues at play in the metastasizing situation in Ferguson, MO. Dyson criticized local law enforcement and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) as well. “I yearn for more response from the White House,” Dyson said. “This president knows better than most what happens in poor communities that have been antagonized historically by the hostile relationship between black people and the police department. It is not enough for him to come on national television and pretend there is a false moral equivalency...
  • Why the Obama administration sees racism everywhere

    08/17/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles. Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination. Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now he’s sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Less known, however, is the role...
  • Holder Orders DOJ to Do Further Autopsy on Michael Brown

    08/17/2014 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Raebie · 151 replies
    NBC ^ | August 17, 2014 | NBC News
    The feds want to perform their own autopsy on Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by local police in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago. "Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner," Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in statement. "This independent examination will take place as soon as possible. Even after it is complete, Justice Department officials still plan to take the state-performed autopsy into account in...
  • Obama illegally tried to block FOIA release of video of Michael Brown committing theft and assault

    08/17/2014 4:17:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 16, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama illegally tried to block a Freedom of Information release of the video that shows Michael Brown committing theft and assault Here is yet one more example of the “most transparent administration in history” illegally trying to block a Freedom of Information request.On August 15, NRP reported:[Ferguson Police Chief Thomas] Jackson said he had gotten numerous Freedom of Information Act requests from the media to release the video. “I had to release it,” he said.“I had been sitting on it and too many people put in FOIA requests for it and I had to release it,”...
  • DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

    08/17/2014 11:46:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 17, 2014 | Scott Neuman
    The Justice Department has ordered a second autopsy of Michael Brown, the black teen who was fatally shot by police last week in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, sparking off a week of angry and frequently violent protests. Justice, which is leading an independent investigation into the shooting of the unarmed black teen, issued a statement saying that due to "the extraordinary circumstances involved in the case" Attorney General Eric Holder had arranged for a second autopsy on the victim to be performed by a federal medical examiner. "This independent examination will take place as soon as possible," the...
  • FBI announces next steps in civil rights investigation in Missouri

    08/16/2014 7:18:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Jurist ^ | August 16, 2014 | Kimberly Bennett
    The FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard G. Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran [official websites] on Friday released a statement [text] announcing the next steps in the federal civil rights investigation into the recent killing of Michael Brown in Missouri. The team plans to continue interviewing witnesses to conduct a thorough and complete investigation of the incident. Following the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in Florida in 2012 the US has confronted the issue [JURIST report] of racial profiling by police units, and the...
  • Justice Dept. Asked Ferguson Police Not to Release Video From Robbery, Official Says

    08/16/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Alan Blinder
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Unrest returned to the streets of this St. Louis suburb early Saturday as hundreds of demonstrators, angered by the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer, engaged in a standoff with the police that was punctuated by threats and a new round of denunciations of law enforcement practices. The confrontation, the first serious one since the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday assumed responsibility for security operations here, ended at about 4 a.m. when the authorities, prompted by the gradual dispersal of demonstrators, pulled back to their nearby command post. The Associated Press...
  • Blame the Racism-of-Liberals for Ferguson, Missouri (Yesssssssssss)

    08/16/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If liberals truly cared about the plight of today’s black community, they wouldn’t be “standing in solidarity” with a bunch of outraged looters in Ferguson, Missouri… They would be denouncing the party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and segregation. They would be burning the homes of gang members. They would be fighting for the single black mother who is facing up to three years in prison for deciding to defend her life with a firearm. In short… They would be rampaging against the morally bankrupt hustlers of victimhood and dependency. Or, to put it another way, they would be voting...
  • ERIC HOLDER: Ferguson Police Should 'Consider' Becoming More Racially Diverse

    08/14/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 14, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is suggested the police authorities in Ferguson, Missouri should diversify in order to sooth racial tensions with the community. "Over time, ... [the police] should consider the role that increased diversity in law enforcement can play in helping to build trust within communities," Holder said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. The relatively small city of Ferguson has become the epicenter of protests against police violence in America since local officers shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen last Saturday. According to ABC News, the Ferguson police department has three black officers and 47 white...
  • Eric Holder: Obama’s Enforcer

    08/14/2014 6:46:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 12, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund co-authored the book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” detailing the lawlessness of the Obama administration and of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. John Fund is a nationally recognized columnist for The National Review Online whose work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and Spakovsky is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. obama and holder The authors go into detail about Holder’s upbringing, how he was raised in New York City and was accepted into the best schools in the city....