And by “change” he means trumped up charges against Officer Darren Wilson.
Via Fox News:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured residents in suburban St. Louis that “change is coming” in the wake of the controversial police shooting that has rocked the community and triggered days of protests and riots.
The attorney general spoke as he visited the area Wednesday to meet with community leaders as well as law enforcement officers and federal investigators – who are conducting their own probe into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
To the backdrop of Holder’s visit, new details were emerging about the case. One source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, suffered severe facial injuries and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun.
Meanwhile, Holder vowed that federal investigators would aggressively conduct their probe, while local law enforcement do the same.
You won’t be surprised to learn the media scrubbed the race of the attackers.
Via American Thinker:
To the four clean-cut college freshman out on a double date, it had seemed like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station — a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy.”
Shortly after 2 A.M. that Sunday, they pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.
Other local residents — the more cynical and world-weary, both whites and most blacks — would have taken one look at the crowd and driven off, dismissing many of the young and posturing black males as thugs. But not them: innocent white kids from the suburbs. They presumed this was post-racial America — and that they were in an easy-going college town.
Twenty minutes later, two of them were dead.
Incredibly, the race of the assailants was scrubbed from local news coverage; and utterly missing from tersely written wire-service stories about a Brazos County jury’s whopping $27 million negligence verdict on July 30 against “University McDonald’s” — an outlet owned by the Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast-food giant.
A Democrat accusing Republicans of being racists is about as shocking as saying water is wet.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) believes that “too many” House Republicans are “appalling” bigots.
In a Wednesday interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, Wasserman Schultz argued for a pathway to citizenship for all of the country’s illegal immigrants. [...]
“The Republicans have not only played politics with this for too long, but I think deeply embedded in too many of the Republicans in the House of Representatives is a thread of bigotry that is appalling,” Wasserman Schultz said.
Holder didn’t see that coming. Previous story.
A federal judge ordered President Obama’s team to hand over some documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious and to provide a list of withheld documents.
Once House Republicans see the list of withheld documents, they will have a chance to challenge the withholding of particular documents.
“This Administration has been so intent on hiding the contents of these documents that it allowed Attorney General Holder to be held in contempt instead of just turning them over to Congress,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said of the ruling. “The privilege log will bring us closer to finding out why the Justice Department hid behind false denials in the wake of reckless conduct that contributed to the violent deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican citizens.”
How clueless is the left when it comes to guns? . . . This clueless.
How can Officer Wilson get a fair shake when the Attorney General is making statements like this?
A day after traveling to Ferguson, Mo., Attorney General Eric Holder pledged that the department would conduct a “thorough and fair” investigation into the death of the unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
“This attorney general and this Department of Justice stands with the people of Ferguson,” Holder said in a news conference in Washington.
Holder met with Ferguson officials, community leaders, and the family of Michael Brown. He said it was apparent that they took great pride in their town.
So much for that racial harmony Obama promised in 2008.
A plurality of Americans is satisfied with President Barack Obama’s response to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, a new poll says.
According to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday, 41 percent of Americans are satisfied with how the president is handling the situation in Ferguson, compared with 34 percent who are dissatisfied. A quarter says they have no opinion.
The survey also found a split along racial lines, with 60 percent of African-Americans saying they are satisfied with Obama’s response and only 35 percent of whites saying the same.
And that would be slimeball RINO turned Democrat Charlie Crist.
Via Tampa Bay Times:
With Barack Obama’s approval ratings lately barely cracking 40 percent, plenty of Democrats will keep their distance from the president heading into the midterms, just as Alex Sink did she when ran for governor in 2010. Not Charlie Crist, who said today he hopes to be campaigning side by side with the president.
“I hope so,” he said when asked about campaigning with Obama. “I hope everybody does.”
His comments came as he, Carole Crist, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman left the Supervisor of Elections office in downtown St. Petersburg, after casting their ballots early.
Which should come as quite a surprise to ISIS.
Via CNS News:
Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.”
Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing.
“I think what the president was saying was that this is not about the United States and what we do,” Harf said. “ISIL is trying to make this about the United States. This is about all the countries in the region coming together to fight this threat. This is not about us.”
Even better, the outraged junior moonbats are men.
Via Campus Reform:
Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) students are speaking out against ladies’ nights at local bars which they claim promote discrimination and sexism.
Ladies’ night is a common promotional tactic used by bars where women receive lesser or no admissions fees and oftentimes discounted or free beverages.
This concept doesn’t go over well with UNC seniors Trevor Dougherty and Rob Sekay. The duo often DJ at local bars and say they think the attraction is “demeaning to female bargoers.”
“I don’t think a lot of women really realize that they are actually the product being sold,” Sekay told The Daily Tar Heel. “By advertising ladies’ night or by offering no cover to women, that tells the male audience that this is where all the women are going to be. And not only is that objectifying the women, but it’s also commodifying them as well, which is pretty harsh.”
Payback for Sharpton’s help stoking racial strife in Ferguson.
The family of Michael Brown will attend a march Saturday led by the Rev. Al Sharpton on Staten Island on behalf of Eric Garner, who died last month in the borough’s Tompkinsville neighborhood.
Last Saturday, Sharpton had suggested that Brown’s family would attend, but shortly thereafter, a spokeswoman for the National Action Network said the family wasn’t yet sure because it hadn’t yet planned a funeral for Brown.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the family, has since announced that Brown’s funeral and memorial service would be held on Monday.
NY1 reported that the Brown family confirmed attendance for the rally on Wednesday.
Sharpton has visited Ferguson at the invitation of Brown’s parents, whose 18-year-old son Michael was shot and killed while unarmed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have linked Brown’s death to that of Garner, the 43-year-old black man who was killed after a New York Police Department officer put him in a chokehold on July 17. A medical examiner has since ruled his death a homicide.
Don’t let whitey march in Houstons fifth ward. Show of force to intimidate the Police.
Via Dallas News
Two dozen protesters from a gun club named after the founder of the Black Panther Party marched through the streets of South Dallas on Wednesday.
The open-carry rally was organized by the Huey P. Newton Gun Club to promote self-defense and community policing in response to recent police shootings.
“We think that all black people have the right to self defense and self determination,” said Huey Freeman, an organizer. “We believe that we can police ourselves and bring security to our own communities.”
Police monitored the black-clad demonstrators, some of whom had rifles slung over their shoulders. As they walked down MLK Boulevard, many chanted “black power” and “justice for Michael Brown,” the black teenager shot by police in suburban St. Louis.