Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   No comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Holder's Broad Review Excludes Prosecutors

By       Message Barry Sussman     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 10/27/14


From flickr.com/photos/46907600@N02/8719812990/: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's New Zealand visit
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's New Zealand visit
(Image by US Embassy New Zealand)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
br />

United States Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his intention to "broadly review" police tactics. The stated intention may be noble, but Holder has amassed a lengthy track record of empty posturing. A career prosecutor, he has as of late gone to great lengths to paint himself as a prison reformer. A compliant lapdog media fails to delve into how this purported prison reformer has overseen the incarceration of more individuals than any preceding U.S. attorney general and instead simply regurgitates Holder's self-serving stories.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will examine police misconduct, but exempt the prosecutors who largely enable it


Pressure for federal action to review law enforcement has been growing. The growing body of evidence against the police has come about through the ubiquitousness of cell phones. They have contributed significantly to a veritable flood of videos highlighting obnoxious, abusive and outright criminal behavior on the part of law enforcement from departments throughout the country. Recent videos have shown police officers beating, robbing and murdering an assortment of victims, predominantly from minority communities. Holder was quick to inject himself into the events in Ferguson, Missouri after public outrage swelled in response to the police execution of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown.

Holder, who has recently voiced a variety of concerns about police conduct since in the wake of the Brown shooting, spoke on October 8th in Little Rock, AR. at a meeting of police chiefs organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Unarmed teenager Michael Brown's murder was just the latest in a long line of police crimes against the citizens of Ferguson, MO


"The Justice Department is working with major police associations to conduct a broad review of policing tactics, techniques and training,'' Mr. Holder said.

Holder said that the goal of the review is to help police departments around the country "confront emerging threats, better address persistent challenges, and thoroughly examine the latest tools and technologies to enhance the safety and the effectiveness of law enforcement.''

Holder has expressed lofty goals for the review. He said that he wants the effort to "provide strong, national direction on a scale not seen since President Lyndon Johnson's Commission on Law Enforcement nearly half a century ago.''

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

http://www.onlinepublishingcompany.info

Barry Scott Sussman- Born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Sociology. Graduated with a JD from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law specializing in Federal Criminal Procedure and Federal Prosecutorial (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

How Many Convicted Felons are there in the U.S? It's a Mystery

Recent Cases Highlight Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct

The Sociopathy of Chris Christie

Edward Snowden's Unmasking of American Illegitimacy

Abu Ghraib Whistleblower Receives Multiple Life Sentences

The Pathology of Prosecution: a Broken System of Justice