Holder threatens to 'dismantle' Ferguson PD
Denied the opportunity to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson for the bogus “Hands up, don’t shoot” allegations, Eric Holder may instead be seeking a consolation prize: the death penalty for the Ferguson, MO police department. Reuters reports:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday the Justice Department would use its full authority to demand police reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, including possibly going so far as dismantling the department accused of racial bias.
"We are prepared to use all the power that we have ... to ensure that the situation changes there," Holder told reporters.
Asked if that included dismantling the Ferguson Police Department, Holder said, "If that's what's necessary, we're prepared to do that."
Holder’s DoJ issued a report this week criticizing the FPD for issuing more citations and arrests to blacks than their percentage of the local population – on the theory that all racial groups behave exactly the same, so any disproportion must be due to discrimination. A second charge, more serious in my mind (and probably more widespread) was that citations are issued as a revenue-raising measure.
I actually thought that Holder’s term in his job was just about over, and yet he is promising something that his successor, Loretta Lynch, would be responsible for. This suggests a personal agenda at work.
It should be embarrassing to all those public figures, including many athletes, who embraced the hands up, don’t shoot fraud that they backed a lie. However, by claiming the FPD deserves a death penalty, what the left calls “a larger truth” can be embraced as an all-purpose excuse for the attempt to railroad a police officer who just did his job.