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Eric Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Al Sharpton, Says Facts, Law Will Guide Trayvon Martin Investigation
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(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder praised
left-wing activist Rev. Al Sharpton at the opening of the National
Action Network (NAN) convention on Wednesday, and also stressed that
the Justice Department is conducting a thorough investigation of the
fatal Trayvon Martin shooting that “will examine the facts and the
law.”
Sharpton, president of NAN and host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation,
has led several rallies demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who
reportedly shot Martin on Feb. 26. On Mar. 30 in Sanford, Fla., where
the shooting occurred, Sharpton pledged that his group would “move to the next level if Zimmerman isn’t arrested.”
At the opening of NAN’s 14th annual convention in
Washington, D.C., the attorney general first thanked MSNBC’s Rev.
Sharpton “for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless
efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless,
and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we
must fulfill.”
Concerning Trayvon Martin, Holder said,
“I know that many of you are greatly -- and rightly -- concerned about
the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man
whose future has been lost to the ages."
"As most of you know, three weeks ago, the Department of Justice
launched an investigation into this incident, which remains open at this
time, and prevents me from talking in detail about this matter," he
said.
“Although I cannot share where current efforts will lead us from
here, I can assure you that, in this investigation – and in all cases –
we will examine the facts and the law,” said Holder. “If we find
evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will
take appropriate action. And, at every step, the facts and the law
will guide us forward.The National Action Network, which Sharpton founded, has held
multiple rallies about the Martin shooting, largely critical of shooter
George Zimmerman, irrespective of an ongoing investigation.
Zimmerman, who has not been arrested in the case, said he acted in
self-defense after following Martin on Feb. 26, the night Martin was
killed. A Florida special prosecutor announced on Monday that the case
will not be taken before a Florida grand jury, though the investigation
will continue. The FBI and Justice Department are also pursuing their
investigations.
MSNBC’s Sharpton has led several rallies, shouting “Arrest Zimmerman Now!” and has called for civil disobedience and an “occupation” in Sanford, Fla., if an arrest is not made.

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  • Eric Holder has managed to shit his pants. Again. We all laugh at Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Franken, and Van Jones. But seriously, the biggest serial idiot in D.C. just might be our Attorney General and proud card carrier of the I Hate Whites Club.

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  • Eric Holder... If he is against something or someone, Then you no what hes against is the right one generally.

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  • (Sorry about the audio, that is the way I found it.)

    The shoe is on the other foot...

    History is repeating itself...

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  • He has no business commenting on anything about this conviction. This just shows you the real face of this man and to comment that that racist POS al sharpton is his friend.

    Where was the speech on justice when he sold weapons to the cartel and one of our officers got shot with one of them? Maybe because the officer was Hispanic and not black.

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  • pretty fucking sad having the DOJ head man, standing tall and aligning himself with a race baiting asshole, like Al Sharpton. This is so fucked up and beyond imagination, yet expected by the Obama Administration.

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    • @Less1leg - it's important to not conflate the two separate segments in the piece. It's one thing to welcome Sharpton (being polite), but notice Holder said nothing concrete about the Sanford situation. Did he say ANYTHING to contradict the police or prosecutor in Sanford?

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  • As the prosecutor in Sanford, and everyone else but Sharpton and MSNBC will point out, the DOJ did NOTHING to change the Zimmerman/Martin investigation. The investigation was proceeding DESPITE the mob-medias screeching about the issue. In fact, the actions of Sharpton, Jackson and MSNBC jeopardized the investigation more than aided it.

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