121 Responses to “AG Holder on the DOJ’s Ferguson investigation findings”


  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    GA Everyone!

  2. March 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Incredible speech. Afternoon TOD folks.

  3. 18 FoxfireTX
    March 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Sick at heart by this report, but not surprised. All you have to do is remember that Mike Brown initially was stopped for walking in an empty street which then escalated until he was dead.

  4. 19 FoxfireTX
    March 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    There is little doubt that Loretta Lynch will be a good AG, but I so wish Eric Holder was staying for the remainder of PBO’s term. He is and has been just incredible.

  5. 22 TrumpDog
    March 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    It would be nice if the House will form a committee to further explore the issues in this police department rather than yet another one on Benghazi

    Yeah, I know, aint gonna happen.

    Good afternoon everyone 😦

    • March 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      TrumpDog, why would racists investigate racists? These people in the Republican Party believe cops can do not wrong, and that the blacks must have done something wrong. So there won’t be any committee to explore this.

  6. 24 99ts
    March 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    What a TOD to wake up to. Just caught up after talking to myself on the last thread
    5 billion thanks Chips and Nerdy for covering all the news – but especially the thread on AG Holder’s report. I had to force myself to keep reading all the details – it is so difficult to imagine having to live by such “rules” – and this, of course, is why it is so hard to remove the racism.

    The white reaction has to range from disbelieve, amazement, horror or whatever word I can’t think of – to those who refuse to admit/believe what is happening and attack the messenger – proving yet again how racism is alive and well. I believe I am at the opposite end of the spectrum to Jake Tapper & am thankful that TOD provides the truth – that the media will do all it can to disprove.

    • March 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      {{{{99ts}}}} Nerdy’s tweets were gut-wrenching, you really have to stop and remind yourself what century this is.

      • 26 99ts
        March 4, 2015 at 5:23 pm

        Halfway through – I skipped to the comments – and had to remind myself I NEEDED to go back and read them all.

        MAJOR first world problem – my dentist retired – how DARE he – today I have to visit a new one – who will probably demand I do something to save the teeth – my guy used to clean them up and send me home – I will be glad when the day is done!

  7. March 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Reported: Rep. Chris Van Hollen will run for Senate seat vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      March 4, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Perfect. I’m not from that state and won’t have a say in it, but he’d be a good choice.

  8. 42 Linda
    March 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Fox Legal Experts Agree: Hillary Clinton Did Not Violate The Law With Email

    http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/03/04/fox-legal-experts-agree-hillary-clinton-did-not/202756

    • 43 0388jojothecat
      March 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      They want her to run so bad they can taste the BS they will put this country through….

    • 44 99ts
      March 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      It is ALWAYS a democrat who the media has to examine on these issues. Do we have all the emails from the GWB administration? Could have been some dozy’s there – but ???

      • 45 0388jojothecat
        March 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm

        Remember the RNC and Karl Rove used an private emails. There was hint that Bush Administration did not use government emails and that the RNC provided the internet backbone for the WH if I recall correctly.

        • 46 99ts
          March 5, 2015 at 2:32 am

          Bush could probably say he didn’t know how email worked & people would probably believe that!

  9. 47 Judith Fardig
    March 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    A million thanks to NW and Chips for covering the report on Ferguson in the depth it deserves. No community is exempt from racism, and it shames us all in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

  10. 49 Nerdy Wonka
    March 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Today is another day that I am so thankful and grateful to have an Attorney General Eric Holder. He has been relentless in showing how Black people have suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of cops who are sworn to protect and serve us.

    I wish him well in his future endeavors. He is a champion for justice.

  11. 51 Judith Fardig
    March 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Like Bobfr reminds white people like me, it is up to us to take the lead on truth and reconciliation. Just electing Barack Obama twice is not enough. It is our shame that too many of us condone the treatment of people of color, the evisceration of their rights to equal protection, and the systematic racism in so many of our institutions.

  12. 55 Nena20409
    March 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Au ⭐ for Donna. 😉
    Hello again, TOD.

  13. 56 Nena20409
    March 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    • 57 99ts
      March 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      That the court even agreed to hear this is disgusting – I’m not big on knowledge about SCOTUS – who decides what issues they will hear? I do often read that they refuse to hear some issues & this surely should have been one of them.

      • 58 idon
        March 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm

        THe Justices decide which cases they will hear.

      • 59 Linda
        March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

        Only 4 justices needed to take a case.

        Remember, the cases are first looked at by their clerks and then get put forward as possible cases for the justices. I think Justice Breyer once said that thousands are submitted for consideration every year and they whittle it down to about 150 that they actually take on.

        • 60 99ts
          March 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm

          Thanks Linda & idon – can the clerks reject cases outright? or just recommend? Easy to know 3 of the judges who decided to take this one – the 4th either wanted to kill Ocare or perhaps another decided once and forever to stop the GOP nonsense??

      • 61 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        March 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

        THIS HAS BEEN REPEATED BY THE REPUGNANTS OVER AND OVER AGAIN…ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS ON THEIR AGENDA…TO GET RID OF OBAMACARE AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN DO TO GET RID OF OUR PRESIDENT..THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PLAN. PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT BECAUSE ALL OF THIS WILL GET WORSE..THERE IS TOTAL EVIL IN THE REPUGNANT ESTABLISHMENT…VILE!

  14. 62 Nena20409
    March 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm

  15. March 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I love him, and will miss him. He never blinked which is one of the reasons that I admired him. I know Ms. Lynch will be just as good. It’s time for him to get some rest and think about what is next.

  16. 65 Linda
    March 4, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Tennessee Governor Slams GOP Lawmaker’s Call For ‘An NAAWP’

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bill-haslam-sheila-butt-naawp

    hmmm….What could that W stand for ? Western people ? White people ? Whiny People ?

    The Governor wants her to respond……

  17. 66 99ts
    March 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    If anyone is in communication with the man who throws snowballs around while talking – let him know we are looking forward to the hottest March day on record today (& this will probably be our hottest march on record) estimate is 39C – which google tells me is 102F

  18. 67 Linda
    March 4, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    There has been a subpoena issued for HRC e-mails.

    They need to be careful what they may find. I am thinking General Petraeus needs to be nervous about where he was and what he was doing during the Benghazi incident.

  19. 68 CEB
    March 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks Nerdy and Chips for bringing in the DOJ results on the disgrace that is Ferguson and so many other US cities. I was not surprised by any of this, nor particularly saddened because it has long been the reality life for African-Americans in these United States. I will be surprised if anything real, transformative and lasting comes from it. So many of us are just tired and hopeless.

  20. March 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    • 70 nospin
      March 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      did you see the comments by that ignoramus Bobby Platz on that tweet Chips? I have to shake my head.

      By his logic BobbyPlattz ‏@MasterMind5151 18m18 minutes ago

      @POPSspotSports blacks commit more crimes than whites when you factor in population…more gangs…which means more police encounters. 67% population of ferguson is black. Backs commit about 20% more crime. that equals around 90%..plus margin of error.

      When a simple google of the crime statistics will show otherwise. smdh!
      http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

      • 71 0388jojothecat
        March 4, 2015 at 7:17 pm

        In his mind, I guess so when now we know white criminals are erased off the books with a simple call.

  21. 72 Vicki
    March 4, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    The report on Ferguson is stomach turning and heart breaking.
    So, a bit of news JER reported on a previous thread bears repeating as it is a jolt of happiness and celebration.

    Mayor de Blasio announced today that NYC schools will be closed for the Muslim holiday of Eid. The mayor made this announcement in english and spanish. NYC welcomes all its people.

    Bravo, Mayor de Blasio.

  22. March 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

  23. March 4, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    And, here’s FM Zarif nailing Bibi ….

    Translation: Zarif and his interpretation of the Book of Esther

    • March 4, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      UGH …

      sorry folks …

      • 79 99ts
        March 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        “Because, as you know, there have been allegations that have been made against Iran. Most of them, unfortunately, produced by Israel. And by the way, it’s important to know that Israel is the only possessor of nuclear weapons in our region, is the only aggressor in our region, is the only occupier of other people’s territory in our region. And it still has the audacity to go out and make claims– about others. The prime minister, who is actually responsible for the carnage that took place in Gaza, is accusing a country that has not invaded any of its neighbors, or anybody else for that matter, for over 250 years, more than the life of many nations. We have not invaded, we have not aggressed upon any other country, all our neighbors, none of them. We have been a force for stability in this region. And it is interesting that people are making accusations against us, whose record is– disastrous. ”

        thanks Bob – what I so like when reading such interviews is the depth of world knowledge of the foreign diplomats. The TOTAL foreign knowledge of the GOP always seems to be – the US is exceptional, Europe is OK, the Pacific is irrelevant & everyone else is bad.
        …..
        And then there are those who know nothing except war and bombs – usually singled out as the experts.

    • March 4, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      I think all of you will enjoy immensely Khodadad Rezakhani history lesson. Here’s the 2nd paragraph ….

      “Here, I am going to ignore the other part of the speech where he says: “Now, if Iran threatens to walk away from the table — and this often happens in a Persian bazaar — call their bluff.” (op. cit.), which is plain racist and would have been condemned and prosecuted if it was uttered by anyone else. What offends me here is not Mr. Netanyahu’s hate speech against Iranians, but rather his abuse of history, and since history has no lawyers but us historians, I shall put on my gown and defend my field, although I myself think that using history for proving anything about the modern period is absolutely pointless. Unlike Mr. Netanyahu then, I am not seeking to “score any points” here, neither am I interested in glorifying anything. All I am interested to demonstrate is that history has many stories, and if you chose to tell one, in this case a fictional one, to amuse your chorus, you better be aware of another side of it as well.”

  24. March 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    ” Tzipi Livni, No. 2 on the Zionist Union ticket, yesterday accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political patron, American Jewish multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, of destroying Israel’s relationship with the United States.

    “The ties between capital, government and [gambling] chips are destroying our vital relationship with the United States and undermining Israel’s security,” Livni told a Ramat Gan conference on the ties between business, government and the media.

    Livni also hinted that Adelson, who owns the pro-Netanyahu free newspaper Israel Hayom and is a major donor to the U.S. Republican Party, was involved in organizing Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress last night.

    “Netanyahu and Adelson conceal the amount of money spent on Israel Hayom’s election propaganda,” she continued. “Adelson is a casino magnate who, with his billions, controls the Republicans in the United States, and here, he controls Netanyahu. And as in a puppet show, he pulls the political strings both there and here.” ”

  25. March 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I hope he’s OK:

  26. March 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm

  27. March 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Propaganda or not, here it is:

  28. 107 Linda
    March 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Wow…. The Ferguson Mayor is a coward…..he made a statement and ran out the door.

    • 108 nospin
      March 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      I hope they all get sued.

      Money talks

      • March 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

        I have little doubt, nospin, that lots of Ferguson citizens, either individually or collectively, have all kinds of lawyers advising them on the civil suit actions they should take. This will play out over the next decade – and will likely cascade into surrounding townships and counties.

        • 110 Sandy1110
          March 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm

          The DOJ may not have been able to charge Wilson as they wanted, but they made sure his actions had consequences. They ripped a nasty, ugly scab off that sundown town.

  29. March 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    “Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry’s Meetings on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations”

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/03/238149.htm

    It’s a comprehensive briefing, so I’ll just post the response to one question …

    “QUESTION: How much harder do you – if at all, do you think Netanyahu’s speech has made selling whatever you might achieve to Congress, and how much anxiety are you now registering from Gulf Arab states?

    SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: The challenges of an agreement being accepted by the world is a challenge we have had from the start. And the President, I think, said it quite well yesterday when he said, “If we get to an agreement, it will be because I believe an agreement will meet the test that Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon and its program will be judged as entirely peaceful through this process.”

    And we will have to have an agreement that meets that test. And we know that there will be many critics and we know there will be a great deal of discussion, and that has always been the case, and so the responsibility on the President’s shoulders, the Secretary’s, mine, the team that joined us in the negotiations and the literally hundreds of people in our government and all of the other governments who work on this issue – we understand the responsibility to try to achieve that and to be able to defend it. And the President needs to defend it because he would not agree to something he did not believe he could defend.

    As to the Gulf states, Israel, other partners, allies, and everyone in the world who’s concerned about this, we – as you know, before and after every negotiation, I talk with all of those partners. The Secretary of State, in fact, will be in Riyadh tomorrow. I’ll be here for the E3+3 meeting, otherwise I would join him. But he’ll be in Riyadh tomorrow meeting with the GCC, which is part of this process. We care very deeply about the security of the Gulf; obviously, as the President said yesterday, the security of Israel; and the security of the world. And that is why we are working so hard to reach this agreement because the President believes profoundly that if we can reach an agreement, that that will make the world a safer place, it will be good for American national security, and for Israel’s national security.”

  30. March 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Ahem.

  31. March 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Wow, it didn’t take long.

    In a statement, Carson said he “realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.”

    “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended,” he added.

  32. 121 Dakota
    March 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    The fact that the Ferguson P.D.(and many others no doubt) are revenue basically revenue collecting agencies more than explains why serious crimes run rampant in our communities. These bastards are great at abusing innocent people and wouldn’t have a clue as how to handle a truly dangerous criminal. I would love to see what their record is on this.

    As much as I’m sickened by this report, I thank God for Eric Holder and I sincerely hope that Loretta Lynch follows in his footsteps and makes these racist a**holes pay…all across this country.


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