Black People Politics : Eric Holder's Complex Legacy: Voting Rights Advocate, Enemy of Press Freedom, Friend of Wall Street

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Democracy Now - "Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plan to resign Thursday
    after nearly six years as head of the Justice Department. He will remain in office until a
    successor is nominated and confirmed. Assessments of Holder’s legacy as attorney
    general have been mixed. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund hailed Holder as one of the
    finest attorneys general in the nation’s history in part for his role in transforming the
    Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and his leadership on voting rights.
    Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union criticized Holder’s record on national
    security issues. The ACLU notes that during Holder’s time in office, the Justice
    Department approved the drone killing of an American in Yemen, approved the National
    Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, failed to prosecute any Bush
    administration officials for torture, and presided over more leak prosecutions than all
    previous Justice Departments combined. We speak to Georgetown University professor
    Michael Eric Dyson, Robert Weissman of Public Citizen, Leslie Proll of the NAACP Legal
    Defense Fund and Baher Azmy of the Center for Constitutional Rights."
     
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    dunwiddat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eric Holder was born in the USA. His father emigrated to USA from Barbados many years ago. I am sure there are many positive things you can say about the man. Why focus on negativity. Ray Nagin former Mayor of New Orleans..do you remember his flaw....Why waste time on the negative use your energy and perhaps money to help black folks. I have realised that in recent days your posts have been very negative...Lighten up.
     
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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Surely,
    You are free to create a thread laying out what you feel is "positive" about him.

    Why not do that?

    Bring your ying to my yang.

    Besides, didn't you watch the video? Did you not hear m.e. dyson?
     
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