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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, President Obama announced Monday, making him the first high-level U.S. official to visit the St. Louis suburb after more than a week of public outrage at the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Holder will meet with FBI agents and Justice Department personnel conducting the federal criminal investigation into the shooting, as well as other community leaders "whose support is so critical to bringing about peace and calm in Ferguson," Obama said.

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Obama urged people to "seek some understanding rather than simply holler at each other."

"We have all seen images of protesters and law enforcement in the streets. It's clear that the vast majority of people are peacefully protesting. What's also clear is that a small minority of individuals are not," he said.

"While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns and even attacking the police only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos. It undermines rather than advancing justice."

"Let me also be clear that our constitutional rights to speak freely, to assemble and to report in the press must be vigilantly safeguarded especially in moments like these. There is no excuse for excessive force by police, or any action that denies people the right to protest peacefully," he said.

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Why not send Holder? Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton are already there.

#1 | Posted by sawdust at 2014-08-19 06:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

The most egregious and troubling remark from this liar was when he said of the DOJ

"they work for me"./.

NO SIR THEY MOST CERTAINLY DO NOT WORK FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-19 07:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Holder will distribute Molotov Cocktails and bricks to the protesters in order to find where they being thrown from...

#3 | Posted by aescal at 2014-08-19 07:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Holder is being sent to insure some sort of charge can be leveled at the officer. The investigation is turning against their desired narrative. Which is why he asked for a 3rd autopsy. Ever notice Obama never supports the police?

There is no momentum going into fall campaign and they are hoping this gets the base excited. The fact that they are tearing the country apart does not matter.

#4 | Posted by foshaffer at 2014-08-19 07:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

The democrats have to pretend to care about the non wealthy.

#5 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-08-19 07:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

The democrats have to pretend to care about the non wealthy.

#5 | Posted by Shawn

At least they pretend. Republicans don't even bother to hide their disdain for the 47%.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-19 07:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The most egregious and troubling remark from this liar was when he said of the DOJ

"they work for me"./.

NO SIR THEY MOST CERTAINLY DO NOT WORK FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 | Posted by afkabl2"

Hey spazz - who do they work for?

#7 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-08-19 08:22 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#2,come on bl2, he can fire anybody in the DOJ,Obama works for you.And honestly your life doesn't seem to be a misery the last 6 years.

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-08-19 08:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yet not a single leader of the white conservatives has found time to travel to Ferguson. And show support for the police, the very few, financially, well to do white residents, and the local vigilantes. I would think that folks like Limbaugh, Mike Savage,Glenn Beck, Hannity, Oreilly, Ted Nugent and of course the good conservatives from the Westboro Baptist Church and the Rev. Mike Huckabee would already be on the ground in Ferguson.

#9 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-08-19 08:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

I want to know where Hannity is? Why isn't he reporting live about this incredible government overreach? Why isn't he there showing his support for the protesters who are being put down by an oppressive gubmint? Ohhhh, because the protesters are black! Stories like this expose exactly where the bias is with Faux News. They're only anti-government when it's the government lead by a black man "oppressing" white folks. When the shoe is on the other foot...lets talk about the IRS or some other made up crap!

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2014-08-19 08:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Why not send Holder? Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton are already there.

#1 | POSTED BY SAWDUST AT 2014-08-19 06:58 PM | FLAG: Stupid!

Yes, Sharpton and Jackson are there, urging calm, sanity and patience! Gawd you're an idiot!

#11 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2014-08-19 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The president makes the right choice again.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-08-19 09:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Hey spazz - who do they work for?

#7 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014

YOUR rude and insensitive remark aside.....they work for the people..not the head of the executive branch whether the potus appoints the AG or not.....I"m surprised that so many here don't know a basic function of a government office as important as the DOJ.

holder is NOT going to do anything OTHER than MAKE SURE the result comes out EXACTLY as the libs want it to...they're still upset that he wasn't there to MAKE SURE the result was just what THEY WANTED at the treyvon case...

AND THAT"S why this man does NOT work for the potus.

#13 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-19 09:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2,come on bl2, he can fire anybody in the DOJ,Obama works for you.And honestly your life doesn't seem to be a misery the last 6 years.

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014

aha ha ha..yeah okay...obama is NOT my president so he can't work for me...MY president doesn't raise money for HIS party while MY border is being invaded...and so many other issues...

again.holder is there for one reason and one reason ONLY....so the verdict is the "CORRECT" one...because that's the way these political criminals do things.

#14 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-19 09:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yep,your president never raised a nickel yet was elected twice,damn I miss those days.

#15 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-08-19 10:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Your border is being invaded,god Iove the Texans,we took this place fair and square cause Mexico had outlawed slavery and that weren't right.And I realize you're a young man who wouldn't have known about the race riots of the 60's,trying to avoid that now.

#16 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-08-19 10:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

"AND THAT"S why this man does NOT work for the potus."

Who doesn't? I'm missing something here.

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-19 10:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

aha ha ha..yeah okay...obama is NOT my president

The only way Obama could not be your president is if you are not an American citizen.

Yet, you live in Texas...

Go back to Mexico!

#18 | Posted by RevDarko at 2014-08-20 07:17 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Hey spazz - who do they work for?

#7 | Posted by mOntecOre

They work for the people of the United States. The entire government does!!!

Why don't you know that?

#19 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-08-20 09:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

If holder wants to investigate something how about Don Seigelman's case in Alabama? I do not have the slightest respect for Holder.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-20 10:01 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

He's going because he has some leftover F&F guns to dispose of.

#21 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-08-20 10:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

obama is NOT my president so he can't work for me...

#14 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Leaving us, AFKABL2INDENMARK?

#22 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-08-20 03:20 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

obama is NOT my president so he can't work for me...
#14 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Are you not an American anymore? I understand you didn't vote for him, but the fact that he's the POTUS and you are a citizen of the United States, that makes up your top representative official. If aliens visited your home and demanded to speak to your leader, who you going to take them to see?

Rick Perry? Bush (if you can find him)? Who is your leader, AFK?

#23 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-20 03:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

you both missed the point.....if this clown is the president of ALL of us he would at least LOOK like he was worried about things that happen or effect ALL of us and not run off to raise money for a party and people that I consider to be a danger to our future.

HE IS THE ONE who chooses NOT TO BE MY president..

thank you

#24 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-20 04:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yep,your president never raised a nickel yet was elected twice,damn I miss those days.

#15 | Posted by bruceaz at 201

sigh....geesh...

I understand ALL Of you not wanting to say anything against this clown. It makes you look bad for supporting him and now apologizing and ignoring his lies and fraud.

the potus may appoint the AG but he doesn't work for the potus....but it's amazing,...not really...how your opinion on the responsibilities and legal rights between the potus and the AG ..it was just the opposite when it was bush/Gonzalez...

#25 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-20 04:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

"the potus may appoint the AG but he doesn't work for the potus"

"Pleasure of the President" sqwak
"Pleasure of the President" sqwak
"Pleasure of the President" sqwak

Put that one down with the rest of the "principled" platitudes you --------- used to say you "hold dear".

#26 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-20 04:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT." --AG ALBERTO GONZALES

#27 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-20 04:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

"they work for the people..not the head of the executive branch
#13 | Posted by afkabl2"

They work for you, huh? Then order them to do something, and let us know how it goes for you.

You too, Sniper. Order your employees in the DOJ to do something, and then tell us what happens.

#28 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-08-20 08:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

At least he didn't send "Clueless Joe", Holder is as polarizing a figure as we have had in the capital since Agnew. Hell, even the progressives are now saying that this administration is a disaster.

#29 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-08-21 07:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

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