Eric Holder Stokes Flames Of Racial Animosity In Ferguson

Of course he does. He decided to go, as America’s Top Cop, and make things very personal

(USA Today) Attorney General Eric Holder flew to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer leading an investigation into a police shooting.

He also arrived as an African-American who said he understands the racial tensions that have fueled days of protests that have been marred by violence and mass arrests since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

“I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. … ‘Let me search your car’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”

Well, obviously, this screams of racism. Right? American Thinker discusses this in terms of the NY Times article, which includes the same mention, and wonders if this could have anything to do with Holder participating in a 5 day occupation of the “abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.”

Or, it could just be coincidence, and have nothing to do with race or anything else. In fact, I had the same thing happen to me on I-195 by the Holmdel police, on the accusation that the officer couldn’t read the year sticker on my plate. He reached in an took a legal knife from the door pocket. Started searching the vehicle. For what? No clue. When he went to search the trunk without permission I told him to call a supervisor. Wasted two hours of time when I was trying to get back to college in NC. I know several other people who have had the same thing happen to them. The Holmdel PD was overstepping their bounds.

Or, it could be that Holder was *gasp* speeding and gave the officers reason to search the car.

“The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now,” Holder told a group of community leaders assembled at a local community college. “The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it, and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” (snip)

The Justice Department is conducting a parallel investigation into possible civil rights violations related to the shooting. In an extraordinary move, he also ordered a federal autopsy — the third forensic examination of the body, which was hit at least six times by gunfire.

How is it possible for Officer Wilson to obtain a fair shake in, at a minimum, the civil rights violations investigation when the US Attorney General is stoking the flames of racial animosity?

Meanwhile, Holder, again, the nation’s top cop, said nothing, at least that was reported, about citizens of Ferguson having their businesses looted and destroyed, about how Officer Wilson was apparently attacked and injured by Brown, about the people who were intimidated and assaulted by Brown when he robbed the convenience store. What the citizens of Ferguson heard was that everything is racist against them, and they have a right to loot and riot. Justice is not blind to Eric Holder during his time as AG.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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7 Responses to “Eric Holder Stokes Flames Of Racial Animosity In Ferguson”

  1. david7134 says:

    He is not a very good attorney or student in the law if he did not know to just tell the cop, no you can’t search the car. Then start asking if you can leave. For that matter, if you really don’t want the police to bother you, don’t speed.

  2. John says:

    Teach are you aware that the police department is now saying that the first shits were fired. When he was running away? But none hit him
    When he turned around he was then shot and killed
    As for the legality of any knife isn’t that something protected by the 2nd ?
    Marshall Earp always made you cowboys come into his town without guns

  3. John says:

    Teach the police lied about Brown
    They now say that

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Teach are you aware that the police department is now saying that the first shits were fired. When he was running away? But none hit him

    John, to be honest with you (I know that honesty is not your strong point) I can’t find anything that says what you are putting forth here.

    But let’s say that you are correct.

    Here is the Missouri law on the use of force by the police.

    563.046. 1. A law enforcement officer need not retreat or desist from efforts to effect the arrest, or from efforts to prevent the escape from custody, of a person he reasonably believes to have committed an offense because of resistance or threatened resistance of the arrestee. In addition to the use of physical force authorized under other sections of this chapter, he is, subject to the provisions of subsections 2 and 3, justified in the use of such physical force as he reasonably believes is immediately necessary to effect the arrest or to prevent the escape from custody.

    2. The use of any physical force in making an arrest is not justified under this section unless the arrest is lawful or the law enforcement officer reasonably believes the arrest is lawful.

    3. A law enforcement officer in effecting an arrest or in preventing an escape from custody is justified in using deadly force only

    (1) When such is authorized under other sections of this chapter; or

    (2) When he reasonably believes that such use of deadly force is immediately necessary to effect the arrest and also reasonably believes that the person to be arrested

    (a) Has committed or attempted to commit a felony; or

    (b) Is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon; or

    (c) May otherwise endanger life or inflict serious physical injury unless arrested without delay.

    In this case, if you believe what allegedly Wilson has said, it appears that Officer Wilson needed to use force to effect the arrest and has good reason to believe Brown had committed a felony. If Wilson’s story it to be believed, Wilson may have thought that Brown was involved in the felony robbery at the QuikTrip. Also Wilson is intimately aware of the felony of Brown striking him.

    There is another side to this that others are saying and their voice and statements should be taken into account. But like Jeffery, you want Wilson to be guilty irrespective of the evidence and the results of the investigation which we don’t know at this time.

    As for the legality of any knife isn’t that something protected by the 2nd ?

    No.

    Not only that, Teach said the knife was legal, so I have no idea why you are addressing whether the knife was protected by the 2nd Amendment. It is just a red herring from you because that is all you ever have.

    Marshall Earp always made you cowboys come into his town without guns

    Don’t you love it when people like John use illegal actions to justify other, further illegal actions?

  5. As for the legality of any knife isn’t that something protected by the 2nd ?

    That is neither here nor there, John. The cop simply reached in to my vehicle without authorization. And, yeah, I got it back when the supervisor showed up.

    Teach the police lied about Brown

    How so? Details, John, details. You can’t simply throw a statement out there without proof.

    Don’t you love it when people like John use illegal actions to justify other, further illegal actions?

    Liberals will use any means necessary to justify their hardcore political beliefs, as rigid and dogmatic as any ISIS member.

  6. Hank says:

    Meanwhile, the decades long war of criminality waged by blacks against whites goes on unabated and hardly even gets reported on by the media.

  7. Jeffery says:

    The Teach typed: “Liberals will use any means necessary to justify their hardcore political beliefs, as rigid and dogmatic as any ISIS member.”

    With conservatives, never forget that “It’s Always Projection!”.

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