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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/18/Obama-admin-botched-Ferguson

 by Ben Shapiro 18 Aug 2014, 11:46 AM PDT

Last week, prompted by complaints about his statement of sympathy on the death of Robin Williams, President Barack Obama issued a statement about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In his statement, Obama called the shooting “heartbreaking” and added that he and the First Lady sent their “deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.” He also dispatched the Department of Justice to Ferguson to investigate the incident.

Obama continued:

As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.

Federal involvement has not improved matters. The Obama administration has repeatedly intervened already in the Brown case, muddying the waters and driving justification for additional community violence.

DOJ Tried to Quash The Strong-Arm Robbery Tape. With all of the hubbub surrounding the Brown shooting, public outcry about police failure to release information about the incident was at fever pitch by late last week. That’s when the Ferguson Police Department released tape of “gentle giant” Michael Brown participating in a strong-arm robbery at a local convenience store. The Holder DOJ had known about that tape for days. And they attempted to stop the police from releasing the information.

According to NBCNews.com, “The Department of Justice, which is conducting its own investigation into Brown’s Aug. 9 death, has had a copy of the footage all along and never considered releasing it to the public, the source said.” Why didn’t they want the information released? NBCNews.com explains that Holder’s DOJ argued that “the footage would further inflame tensions in the St. Louis suburb that saw rioting and civil unrest in the wake of the teenager’s death.”

Given that riots were already taking place in Ferguson, that justification was obviously nonsense. Rather, the tape gave the lie to the preferred narrative of the left on the shooting. The Eric Holder DOJ likely didn’t want the tape released for that reason.

 The Holder DOJ Is Doing Its Own Autopsy. The state of Missouri did its own autopsy of Michael Brown; the Brown family conducted another autopsy. On Sunday, the Holder DOJ announced that the federal government would conduct a third autopsy on Brown’s body “due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.” In other words, riots and looting and protests now drive decisions about whether or not state autopsies are trustworthy according to the Obama administration.

Obama Administration Officials Paint a Moral Narrative Condemning The Cops. Last week, Obama came out and drew moral equivalence between looters and the police. “There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting,” he said. “There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.” Similarly, on Thursday, Holder released his own statement warning police that they had to “seek to reduce tensions, not heighten them.”

That idiotic moral equivalence prompted the ire of Fraternal Order of Police director Jim Pasco, who blasted away: “I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation.”

Obama Prompted Local Officials to Undercut Police. According to a report from Bloomberg News, Obama coordinated the messaging of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Obama reportedly met with Holder and advisor Valerie Jarrett about the situation; Holder then dictated orders to his top officials at the Department of Justice, including telling them to express objections about police response to the riots. Holder also briefed Missouri’s two senators, and Obama briefed Governor Nixon. After that coordination, Governor Nixon then shifted law enforcement from the local police to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, stating that Ferguson “looked a little bit more like a war zone. And that’s unacceptable.”

Jarrett is apparently also meeting with Al Sharpton and NAACP president Cornell Brooks today. Obama is meeting with Holder at the White House to hold further conversations on mattes in Ferguson.

The Obama administration’s sole and only response to the shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots should have been to state that judgment should wait until all facts were out, and offer necessary support to local and state authorities to stop the violence. The Justice Department should have done its job – which is to say, investigating the case without biasing it, and ensuring that police did not violate civil rights of protesters. Instead, the Obama administration jumped with both feet into the controversy – and, in the process, helped exacerbate tensions in Ferguson.

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Re: How The Obama Administration Helped Throw Gas on the Ferguson Fire
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 03:43:15 PM »
Of course. What else would you expect?
 
This, "I won", President, wants to parlay his victory into a "we won".
 
Obama is doing everything he possibly can do on every single side, all of them, to destroy what was America. He never misses any single opportunity to disparage and weaken America in every single way.
 
Obama is Jimmy Carter X10. Like Jimmah, he is bent on teaching America a lesson. No matter what the consequences are. He simply does not care.
 
He wants to shove our face in his version of, "You're not so Great", and we are all paying for his, and his worshippers, idiocy.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: How The Obama Administration Helped Throw Gas on the Ferguson Fire
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 03:45:50 PM »
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The state of Missouri did its own autopsy of Michael Brown; the Brown family conducted another autopsy. On Sunday, the Holder DOJ announced that the federal government would conduct a third autopsy on Brown’s body “due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”


Sloppy seconds?  What's left to examine after the third time 'round?

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Re: How The Obama Administration Helped Throw Gas on the Ferguson Fire
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 10:45:52 PM »
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[[ How The Obama Administration Helped Throw Gas on the Ferguson Fire ]]

"Never let a crisis go to waste...."

[[ DOJ Tried to Quash The Strong-Arm Robbery Tape...]]

There ain't no justice at the Department of "JustUs"...

[[ The Holder DOJ Is Doing Its Own Autopsy ]]

Frankly, I wouldn't trust ANYthing that comes out in the report of this second (third?) autopsy. Hadn't Brown already been embalmed by this time?

This is as reliable as a democratic election recount: "we'll keep trying until we get the results we want".


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