Black People Politics : Eric Holder to announce plan to end racial profiling

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.

    December 2, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.

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    Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.

    “In the coming days, I will announce updated Justice Department guidance regarding profiling by federal law enforcement. This will institute rigorous new standards — and robust safeguards — to help end racial profiling, once and for all,” Holder said. “This new guidance will codify our commitment to the very highest standards of fair and effective policing.”

    Tensions between police and the community in Ferguson boiled over into violent confrontations in August after a white police officer shot a black teenager. Protests turned violent again last week after a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Holder’s meeting in Atlanta included a closed roundtable discussion with law enforcement and community leaders followed by a public interfaith service and community forum.

    The meeting came on the heels of President Barack Obama’s request to federal agencies Monday for recommendations to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a “militarized culture” within police departments. The White House also announced it wants more police to wear cameras that capture their interactions with civilians. The cameras are part of a $263 million spending package to help police departments improve their community relations.

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    Ferguson fallout: Protesters interrupt Holder's speech


    Odd to see that Holder attempts to think that the protesters are in support of what he was saying, or why else would they have interrupted him?

    But seems like the Obama's find a way to piggy-back off Martin Luther King every 4 years for politricks

    January 2008


    January 2012


    Flashback to 2008 of a story about housing conditions in Chicago


    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on Valerie Jarrett in 2012
     
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    A, step in the right direction , but how about charging any officer as you would any citizen when they kill unarmed people.
     
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    As Obama stated... that authority is given to the grand jury, and shouldn't be second-guessed

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    "First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so, we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction." - Barack Obama 2014 Remarks on Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision

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    I expect nothing less from Obama
     
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    WHAT?!?!?!?

    But all black people should appreciate what this great black man has done.
    He should be up there with Marcus Garvey, "Malcolm X", Nat Turner, etc.

    He was chosen to represent CHANGE and HOPE.
    I mean, he was the first black president of these United States of America.

    Has this brilliant man not deserved all honor and respect for what he has done?
    After almost 8 years, it is hard to continue to please the people that put him there.

    But I am sure that everyone that chose him is pleased though.
    Am I right?
     
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    if we are a nation built on the rule of law why don't the law apply to the cops?
     
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    Obama calls for police body cameras, curbs on military equipment

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    Police arrest protester Derrick Robinson, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. Protesters and police clashed following an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders as protests continued following a grand jury’s decision not to ... more

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    President Obama on Monday called on Congress to spend $263 million for police body cameras and better training, and for more monitoring of military-style equipment for police departments, in his first proposal to address unrest over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Insisting he is determined to tackle “simmering distrust” between minorities and police in too many communities, Mr. Obama said the problem in the U.S. goes far beyond one town.

    “This is not a problem simply of Ferguson, Missouri,” Mr. Obama said. “This is a problem that is national. It is a solvable problem. The president of the United States is deeply invested.”

    The president said an unequal criminal justice system “means that we are not as strong as a country as we can be.” He dispatched Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to Atlanta to meet with activists, clergy, elected officials and police to begin “an honest conversation” to find solutions.

    The president had a day of meetings at the White House with civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, and law enforcement chiefs. Mr. Obama resisted a call from the Rev. Jesse Jackson to go to Ferguson, although White House officials didn’t rule it out.

    Mr. Obama ordered his advisers to draft an executive order to instruct the Justice Department and other federal agencies to work with civil rights groups, civil liberties advocates and law enforcement agencies to develop recommendations for reforming police departments within 120 days.

    The president said he was concerned after meeting with youth leaders from Ferguson who “feel as if they are not heard or that the reality of what they experience has been denied.” He also said police officers have a “tough job.”

    The White House said those recommendations could include ensuring that military equipment delivered from the Pentagon to local police has a legitimate law enforcement purpose, and might require local civilian groups to review and authorize a police department’s requests for such equipment.

    The president is appointing Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who served as Metropolitan Police chief in the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2007, to head a task force with former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, a professor at George Mason University, to develop a draft executive order on “21st-century policing” within 90 days. The group will use data compiled by the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to examine “how to promote effective crime reduction while building public trust,” the White House said.

    The only concrete proposal to emerge from the White House was the call for a pilot program to equip more police officers with body cameras. The parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson have demanded the use of more of the small, lapel-mounted cameras to record police on the job.

    Mr. Obama is proposing a three-year, $263 million spending package that would include $75 million in the form of matching funds for agencies to buy up to 50,000 body cameras.

    But the president’s actions Monday didn’t offer proposals to reduce the transfer of military equipment to police. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said most of the supplies are routine office equipment that is appropriate.

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    Statement from Obama:
     
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    If the Bush league folks once in the White House had've went after Bin Laden and not topple Saddam, and had Obama not started a fight with the Syrians he doesn't seem to have the brains or guts to finish, etc., he would've also not let one misstep undermine what he claims to have been doing, back when he was a young activist too...

    He's no descendant of Booker T Washington, and the former one had white backers, whereas Obama is the one in the White House....

    His misstep had to do with unguarded comments, back when Henry Louis Gates clashed with a white cop, who ironically was/is/etc. a police/community relations counciller...

    I. e., the top white cops, all over the country, have played him close, every since...

    Now he seeks to just appease us, not truly strive to resolve our peoples issues/problems/etc.

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    The Kennedy brothers also second guessed King Jr.:

    I. e., the only thing which has changed, is the other party also second guesses Obama...

    Suchlike is bad enough:

    Worse is would be 'critics' and detractors daring to overlay their takes on our past movements to second guess us too...

    Both class biases and personal takes has some in the media to presume/assume I and others don't even have our right to blast their revisionist b. s., by the way of daring to deny us even commenting on their talk shows and/or their websites comments forums...

    Never mind their rhetoric about challenges to others freedom of speech, when they are also striving to undermine our own...

    FYI
     
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