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  • Four Frankfort, Illinois Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack

    03/25/2015 5:56:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joseph Hosey
    Four Frankfort Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack The men denied attacking a driver but video showed otherwise, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) March 24, 2015 The four men, along with a 16-year-old, were in a Chevy Tahoe that pursued a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend into Tinley Park, police said. The Elabeds and the other driver then reportedly headed over to the Tinley Park Police Department to accuse each other of wrongdoing. The Elabeds claimed they were actually “threatened and followed by (by the other driver) and his girlfriend,” police said, and while at...
  • No Justice, No Peace, Without Black Community Control of Police

    03/19/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford's Blog ^ | March 19, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor
    “The undeniable logic of the movement is to establish the supremacy of the Black community over the police that patrol the community – period.” The New York Times and other megaphones for white supremacy have proclaimed that the Black Lives Matter movement suffered a “setback” with the shooting of two cops, last week, during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. To buttress its March 12 headline [3], “Just as Ferguson Was Making Progress, Shooting Deals a Setback,” the Times quoted Kim Tihen, a white city councilwoman and former Ferguson police officer who is “outraged by the behavior and lawlessness of the...
  • Levin: Obama Works With Dictators More Then Elected Officals

    03/19/2015 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that “Obama has more ability to work with dictators and genocidal types than he does with people who are elected democratically” based on his dealings with Republicans in Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Hell hath frozen over: I agree with Eric Holder (Nugent is fired up!)

    03/18/2015 9:29:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ted Nugent
    Well what do you know? Hell hath frozen over and we eagerly await a squadron of monkeys flying from my butt: Our gun-running attorney general, Eric Holder, and I agree on something. Regarding the shooting of the two Ferguson, Missouri, police officers by a rabid punk, Mr. Holder stated, “This was a damn punk, a punk, who was trying to sow discord.” Well, there you have it. I concur wholeheartedly with Mr. Holder. It was comforting to know that this time Mr. Holder and his boss did not blame the shooting on green-tipped bullets, my arsenal of deer rifles, the...
  • Outgoing US attorney hasn't acted on Lerner contempt charge

    03/18/2015 5:16:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-18-15 | Jeesse Byrnes
    Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia appointed by President Obama and set to step down next month, has not acted on a contempt of Congress charge for former IRS official Lois Lerner. Machen, who announced at the beginning of the week he'd step down April 1 to return to private practice, has not referred Lerner's case to a grand jury. Her contempt citation for not testifying at two hearings has been in Machen's hands since May 2014. During Machen's five-year tenure as a top prosecutor, the largest U.S. Attorney's Office was dominated by cases related to...
  • BUSTED: Ferguson Shooter Jeffrey Williams Caught on Video In Fight Shortly Before Shooting Police….

    03/18/2015 5:32:30 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 3/17/15 | sundance
    Yesterday Ferguson police shooter Jeffrey Williams’ attorney, Jerryl Christmas, made the claim that his client was beaten by Saint Louis Police during his arrest. Attorney Christmas, and Ferguson protest leader, Bishop Derrick Robinson, have now both made that claim. As noted in the Saint Louis media: […] “Jerryl Christmas, also claimed that Williams was beaten during the arrest, a claim that police deny”. […] “Christmas said Williams had bruises on his back, neck and face as well as a knot on the back of his head, allegedly from the butt of an officer’s gun”. (link) However, we have uncovered media...
  • Race Baiting And Ferguson

    03/17/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Richard A. Epstein
    The most recent news from Ferguson concerns what Eric Holder has rightly called the “ambush shooting” of two police officers outside the city’s police department. This incident occurred in the wake of two detailed reports released by the Department of Justice. The first report deals in depth with the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The report recommended that the case against him be closed. The second DOJ report contained a scathing indictment of the sad state of affairs within the entire criminal justice system of Ferguson. The combined effect of these two reports is likely...
  • D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real...….

    03/16/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    "D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real Uplands Park Officials Are A little Upset…." A fellow named John Muhammad identified himself as city manager of the tiny north county village of Uplands Park during a live interview Thursday night on FOX News channel. Mr. Muhammad then went on a bizarre diatribe to say he, and his community, believed the KKK or the police themselves were the shooters. Beyond the jaw dropping protestations about the police shooting another slight problem is Mr. Muhammad is not a “city manager”. Actually, not even close. First,...
  • MO LT GOVERNOR: HOLDER INCITED MOB MANY TIMES

    03/15/2015 11:48:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO) said Attorney General Eric Holder “on many occasions” seemed to “be inciting the mob.” Kinder said, “He is sounding the right notes today, this afternoon. I just wish he had been more judicious and measured in his comments since the August 9. Because Mr. Holder came in and seemed on many occasions to be inciting the mob. He seemed to be putting his weight on the one side of the scales of justice and not backing up law enforcement. And if he is now, you know, backing...
  • Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson (dissolve entire police force)

    03/15/2015 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/14/15 | JIM SUHR
    FERGUSON, Mo. — The protesters who spent eight months pressing for changes in Ferguson's police practices after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown take credit for this week's resignations of the city manager and the police chief. And they insist they still have unfinished business, with many planning to stay in the streets until the mayor of the St. Louis suburb is forced out and the entire police force dissolved. "We will protest until we see everything in our favor. This movement has legs," Derrick Robinson, a protest organizer, declared Friday. "We're out here fighting for justice and equality, and...
  • Ferguson Protester Tells FOX Reporter Police Shooting Was a Setup by Police With the KKK (VIDEO)

    03/14/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson Protester Tells FOX Reporter Police Shooting Was a Setup by Police With the KKK (VIDEO) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:35 PM A city manager from North St. Louis County named John Mohammad told Steve Harrigan from FOX News that the police shooting last night was an inside job. “I think it was a complete set up. I think it was a setup of the police fraternities, what I like to call them. I think they operate just like the KKK. I think they did it to make themselves look like the victim, when honestly...
  • Lynch Mob Mayhem in Ferguson

    03/13/2015 2:29:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Two police officers shot — and a manhunt is underway. Shortly after midnight Thursday morning, two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department. A 41-year -old officer from the St. Louis Police Department was shot in the shoulder, with the bullet exiting through his back. A 32-year-old officer officer from the Webster Groves Police Department was shot just below the right eye with the bullet lodging in his ear. “We could have buried two police officers next week over this,” said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. Police believe the shots came from a handgun...
  • The Community Activism Presidency That’s Ruining America Author

    03/13/2015 2:28:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/15 | Judi McLeod
    If and when Obama ever leaves office, he will return to what he’s always been: a street community organizer working to take America down from within The very first day after an activism coup d’etat captured America in what all thought was just another presidential election, the day-to-day life of its citizens began taking a nosedive downhill, never to return. It wasn’t another president who was elected on Nov. 4, 2008, it was the official election of Community Activism. Nowhere is proof of presidency by Community Activism more visible than it is in Ferguson, Missouri. Community Activism gets to shy...
  • Mpls. Selected for DOJ Initiative to Rebuild Trust of Police

    03/12/2015 7:40:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/12/15 | Ellen McNamara
    The Justice Department says distrust of police is one of the defining public safety challenges of our day. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new initiative that aims to improve trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. Minneapolis is among six different cities chosen to be pilot sites. The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is one of many examples of distrust that exists between law enforcement and local residents. The Department of Justice recognizes that it is a problem. Minneapolis political activist Mel Reeves sees it. "Minneapolis isn't Ferguson, but we surely have problems," Reeves said. "The...
  • Ferguson Shootings: Eric Holder Calls Shootings of Cops 'Repugnant' (Bloody Hands)

    03/12/2015 8:56:06 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 50 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 03.12.2015 | Erin McClam
    The shootings of two police officers overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, are "inexcusable and repugnant" and threaten the reforms sought by nonviolent protesters, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. "We will continue to stand unequivocally against all acts of violence against cops whenever and wherever they occur," he said in a statement. A report commissioned by Holder and issued last week found widespread racial bias in law enforcement in Ferguson. The officers were shot toward the end of a demonstration that followed the resignation of the Ferguson police chief. The St. Louis County police chief described the shootings of the...
  • Two cops shot in Ferguson last night courtesy of Eric Holder

    03/12/2015 8:48:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-15 | DrJohn
    Holder scores two more trophies for the wall. Two cops were shot in Ferguson last night: Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning outside the Ferguson, Mo., police department, according to a police spokesman. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference, according to the Associated Press. Both officers were taken to a local hospital, where Mr. Belmar said they were conscious, the AP reported, adding that Mr. Belmar didn’t...
  • Rev Graham: Obama Holder Pushing a 'New Morality That Does Not Include God'-An Anti-Christ Movement'

    03/12/2015 8:39:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    CNS ^ | March 11, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama and his outgoing attorney general, Eric Holder, are, along with "progressives" in government, forcing "a new morality" on the American people, a "morality that does not include God" and which is "an Anti-Christ movement," said Reverend Franklin Graham. "There is an anti-Christian bias that is now in our government, has permeated our government, that’s also permeated Washington but [also] at the state and local level," said Rev. Graham during a Mar. 11 interview on Washington Watch With Tony Perkins. "It’s the progressives, whatever you want to call them, that are trying -- and the president is into...
  • The Farcical Ferguson Report

    03/12/2015 5:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The NBA consists of 76 percent black players. But blacks are just 13 percent of the country. Clearly, the league engages in racial discrimination against whites. Silly, right? Well, this is exactly what the sleight-of-hand Department of Justice pulled off to find that the Ferguson Police Department engages in "implicit and explicit racial bias"! The report insults anybody who's ever studied the statistics - or logic. The 105-page report concludes: "Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the City's focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs. This emphasis on revenue has compromised the institutional character of Ferguson's police...
  • Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

    03/11/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    npr ^ | 3-11-2015 | MILES PARKS
    Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices. A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19. It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.
  • Ferguson city manager resigns after critical DOJ report

    03/11/2015 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | March 11, 2015 | By Dana Ford, CNN
    (CNN)Ferguson City Manager John Shaw resigned Tuesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report. The report blames Ferguson, Missouri, police and courts for abusive behavior that disproportionately targets African-American residents. "Over the last several months I have done everything in my power to work with countless groups to bring about positive change and strengthen our community," Shaw wrote in his resignation letter. He continued: "During this time I have also worked closely with the Department of Justice to identify opportunities to improve, and then moved quickly to implement its recommendations for change. "And while I certainly respect the...
  • Holder Used Secret Email Address, Too

    03/10/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/15 | Jonathan Strong
    Attorney General Eric Holder used secretive email accounts under aliases during his tenure at the Justice Department, raising fresh questions about the Obama administration’s compliance with federal records laws as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reels from her own email scandal. Holder has emailed under the nom de plume “Henry Yearwood” in the past, former Justice Department officials say. The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that Holder had used three aliases. The current is unknown. Republicans familiar with the issue said that even when congressional officials traveled to the Justice Department for so-called “in camera” review of documents, Holder’s email...
  • Sowell: The 'Disparate Impact' Racket

    03/09/2015 1:37:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 10, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by every American. It says in plain English what facts have been established by an autopsy on Michael Brown's body — by three different pathologists, including one representing the family of Michael Brown — by DNA examination of officer Darren Wilson's gun and police vehicle, by examination of the pattern of blood stains on the street where Brown...
  • Taking the Bait on Menendez Story

    03/09/2015 11:36:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 9, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Commentators on both the Left and the Right are suggesting that the impending indictment of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is retribution against Menendez for his recent criticisms of Obama administration foreign policy. While we concur that almost everything that Attorney General Eric Holder does is tainted by politics, a few points about the Menendez case are in order: 1) The reported charges against Menendez, that he tried to interfere with a Medicare fraud investigation of his largest donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, and that he went to bat for Melgen in the Dominican Republic port security deal, were not cooked...
  • Did Attorney General Eric Holder Use Personal Email Address?

    03/08/2015 2:46:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 03-08-2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    According to a new survey of high-ranking federal officials, it is common practice for agency officials to use personal email and also to fail to preserve the documents. With that in mind, we asked the Department of Justice if Attorney General Eric Holder has ever used a personal email account for government business.
  • Holder Weighs Dismantling the Ferguson Police Dept.

    03/08/2015 1:55:02 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 101 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6 March 15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑAMARCH
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowed a firm response on Friday to what he called “appalling” racial misconduct by law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo., suggesting he was prepared to seek the dismantling of the police force there if necessary. “We are prepared to use all the powers that we have, all the power that we have, to ensure that the situation changes there,” Mr. Holder told reporters here after returning from Columbia, S.C., where he appeared with President Obama at a town hall-style meeting at Benedict College. “That means everything from working with them to coming up with...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/07/2015 7:20:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Editors
    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats 03/05/2015 Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report. He...
  • Defiant Sen. Menendez declares, "I am not going anywhere"

    03/06/2015 6:00:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Fox News' Chad Pergram, Jake Gibson and Jodie Curtis and The Associated Press contributed to this re
    A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez declared, “I am not going anywhere,” Friday night amid reports the Justice Department is preparing to charge the New Jersey Democrat with corruption counts over allegations he used his office to help a Democratic donor. A person familiar with a federal investigation of Menendez told the Associated Press the Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against him in the coming weeks. The pending charges were first reported by CNN. Menendez told a press conference about four hours after the reports surfaced that he had “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the...
  • Black Lies Matter

    03/06/2015 7:56:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-6-2015 | MOTUS
    “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” - Booker T. Washington (1865–1915) Ricky’s own Department of Justice has been forced to...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/05/2015 4:57:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report.
  • Holder Vindicates Darren Wilson: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Never Happened

    03/05/2015 1:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Total vindication for Darren Wilson, the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Department of Justice has released a massive report on this, and it is just devastating to the witnesses who lied about "Hands up, don't shoot." We knew at the time it didn't happen, and now none other than Eric Holder has made it official. "Hands up, don't shoot" didn't happen. Darren Wilson was entirely, totally justified in taking the action he took against the Gentle Giant. It is just overwhelming. And even with this, the attorney general still, after this massive admission of truth, and it must...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Cops Reply To Eric Holder’s #FergusonReport

    03/04/2015 10:11:48 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 03-04-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Former cop Dan Jackson, brother of Ferguson chief of police Tom Jackson, has replied to Eric Holder’s press report on Ferguson. Jackson sent the following via text at approximately 5 PM Missouri time.
  • Holder... Blah blah blah

    03/04/2015 12:19:10 PM PST · by hattend · 21 replies
    We will not prosecute cop in Ferguson but it's all whitey's fault
  • Border Agent Brian Terry statue unveiling ignored by Obama and Holder

    03/02/2015 4:34:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/2/15 | David Codrea
    The unveiling of a new statue built to memorialize the murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Saturday at the Homeland Security Department's Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, received minimal news coverage by the nation's media except for the Fox News Channel, a news agency maligned and denigrated by President Barack Obama and his administration. In fact, no official from the Obama government attended the event and the sycophants in the legacy media made certain not to cover the story. In the battle at the Mexican-U.S. border, Obama and his minions seem to have chosen the...
  • The Crying Game: Obama's New Rules

    03/02/2015 9:08:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-2-2015 | MOTUS
    If you haven’t already read my post Tomorrow’s Post Today…Because It’s Time to Panic please do so, as it contains important information that you need to disseminate to everyone you know or can otherwise reach. Doug Ross is all over it, and you should be too. Everyone needs to hammer their duly elected representatives with cries of genuine outrage and threats of withholding funds and votes if they fail to do the bidding of we the people. And if that doesn’t work…well, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.So here’s the plan, once all the Zombies are...
  • Departing AG Laments Difficulty of Making Case for Civil Rights Abuses SATIRE

    03/01/2015 9:38:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 28 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Citing the difficulties his office encountered in pursuing charges against George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson, retiring Attorney General Eric Holder urged that changes be made in order to make it easier for the government to bring and win civil rights cases. “The ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard is too daunting,” Holder complained. “Does anyone seriously doubt that there was an element of racial bias in the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown? In my opinion, centuries of the oppression of minorities in this country proves that racism is deeply embedded in the culture. It would be unreasonable to presume that...
  • I did read Malcolm, Mr. Holder, but you wouldn't understand

    02/27/2015 6:08:20 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 2/27/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     I Did Read Malcom X, Mr. Attorney General, But You Wouldn't Understand How His Life Was Changed  Like many of my generation, I read Malcolm X's Autobiography.  Malcolm had a great influence on me—though you wouldn't understand that influence any more than you truly understand the changes that Malcolm underwent after making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca. Malcolm's great influence upon me was shown by my remark, "he didn't have anything to say, but he sure was great at saying it". I was converted away from belief in the value of the art of persuasion simply by watching a 5 minute press...
  • Eric Holder's parting shot: It's too hard to bring civil rights cases

    02/27/2015 5:24:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.
  • Quiet Change Expands ATF Power to Seize Property

    02/27/2015 3:24:45 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Cato institute ^ | 2-25-15 | ADAM BATES
    A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who earned cautious praise last month for a small reform to the federal equitable sharing program, has now delegated authority to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize and “administratively forfeit” property involved in suspected drug offenses. Holder temporarily delegated this authority to the ATF on a trial basis in 2013, and today made the delegation permanent while lauding the ATF for seizing more than $19.3 million from Americans during the trial period....
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • HOLDER ATTACKS FOX NEWS FOR ‘RADICAL ISLAM’ TERMINOLOGY OBSESSION

    02/18/2015 3:29:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., while commenting on controversy over the Obama administration’s refusal to call ISIS radical Islamic terrorists, Attorney General Eric went after Fox News Channel for even discussing it. Holder said, “We spend more time, more time, talking about what do you call it, as opposed to what are you going to do about it. I mean really, if Fox News didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me. Radical Islam, Islamic extremism, I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying it. It...
  • Loretta Lynch Is Eric Holder 2.0—And The Senate Should Block Her (long)

    02/18/2015 8:01:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 18, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    The Senate should not give up its ability to check presidential power by refusing to confirm unfit appointees like Loretta Lynch. If President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, gets appointed, she will continue the practice of her predecessor by expanding presidential power and the federal government, ultimately threatening the liberty of American citizens and the stability of the nation. It is the Senate’s constitutional duty to make sure that doesn’t happen. Lynch supports Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty, believes illegal immigrants should have the same rights to employment as American citizens, opposes voter ID laws, advocates federal intrusion in local...
  • Eric Holder: ‘We’re Not at a Time of War’

    02/17/2015 12:11:48 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2-17-2015
    U.S. and coalition forces have conducted nearly 2,300 airstrikes hitting more than 4,800 targets in Iraq and Syria since August 2014, as part of the ongoing campaign to defeat the so-called Islamic State. Three service members have already perished in these ongoing operations against ISIS. But according to Attorney General Eric Holder, “we're not at a time of war.” The comments, during a luncheon at the National Press Club, came just days after the White House sent Congressional leaders a draft bill that would authorize the continuation of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 
  • Holder calls for halt to US executions

    02/17/2015 1:02:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for a national moratorium on the death penalty until the Supreme Court weighs in on the issue later this year. “Our system of justice is the best in the world. It is comprised of men and women who do the best they can, get it right more often than not, substantially more right than wrong. But there's always the possibility that mistakes will be made,” he said. “It is one thing to put somebody in jail for an extended period of time, have some new test that you can do and determine that person...
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • Truthiness and Job Rotation in the Political-Media Complex

    02/13/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-13-2015 | MOTUS
    Because his BuzzFeed audition tape was so well received by the critics,H/T GerardBig Guy has decided to go ahead with the job rotation program he’s been contemplating ever since Brian Williams troubles began.So he put down his gun,picked up his pen and signed another executive action authorizing a high level career development job rotation plan. Here are the official “rotators” who are currently under/over utilized in their current job, bored with it, or otherwise planning to spend more time with the family:  John Kerry, Jon Stewart, Eric Holder, David Letterman, Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert and, of course, BO himself.Here are...
  • Federal Interstate Handgun Sales Ban Ruled Unconstitutional [is this hugh or what?]

    02/11/2015 10:59:05 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 77 replies
    Firearms Policy Coalition ^ | 2/11/15 | CCRKBA / Alan Gura
    In another excellent victory for civil rights by attorney Alan Gura, United States District Court Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the federal interstate handgun sales ban earlier today, finding it unconstitutional (both facially and as-applied) under the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
  • Ferguson PD probe to conclude in days, black lawmakers say

    02/10/2015 4:20:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/15 | Justin Sink
    The Justice Department investigation into the Ferguson Police Department should conclude "within a few days," members of the Congressional Black Caucus said Tuesday after meeting with President Obama. "The DOJ investigation is ongoing and should be completed within a few days, and we can see the report and draw our own conclusions from that report," CBC chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) said after the meeting. The federal government has been examining the police department in the aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, which sparked mass protests and accusations of racial profiling. The Justice Department is weighing allegations...
  • MSNBC host asks Holder to quack like a duck

    02/10/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Megyn Kelly's Fox show
    No, this is not satire. It's what passes at MSNBC as journalism. Video clip is at the link.
  • Police, race emerge as signature focus for AG nominee (Barf)

    02/08/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash As the nation’s top cop, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch appears likely to make cooling the simmering tensions between police and the black community a signature issue. Lynch, now in the midst of her conformation process, is widely expected to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Her ascension to the high-profile Cabinet post would come amid public uproar over the recent police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri. Lawmakers and advocates are already looking to Lynch to take a leading role in repairing the damage wrought by the...