Retired Cop Slams Eric Holder In Open Letter For Focusing On Race Instead Of Justice
Nations top law enforcement officer, Eric Holder has been making some inflammatory statements to groups of black Americans that seem to be: stirring up people’s racial prejudices rather than bringing reason and civility to an explosive situation in Ferguson and across the nation.
It’s clear from your article in the USA Today section of The Republic that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is a Black man first and a law-enforcement leader second. (“AG gets personal in Ferguson, Mo.,” Thursday).
I base this on his statement “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. … I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was.”
As a retired police officer, I found that people with nothing to hide allowed us to do our job.
Holder sounded like he was angry that he got stopped because of who he is, not what color he is. Arrogant, typical response by using the race card for being stopped. His attitude and others like him keep this race card alive. Police do not stop based on color, gender or how they look. Holder should know “probable cause” not “I got stopped because I’m Black.”
Maybe he should focus on doing the job he was appointed to do. How can he lead an investigation into this Ferguson situation with this attitude?
Eric Holder’s attitude and actions as Attorney General has been more than irresponsible through his tenure. And yet he is allowed to continue with a powerful platform that he sees fit to use for race baiting.