Poor Eric Holder.
The Attorney General is suffering from paranoid delusions, and sees racists hiding in every closet, lurking around every corner and crouched under every bed.
It's become so bad that when a white police officer killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, MO Eric Holder sent 50 FBI agents -- that's more G-men than are assigned to cover all five Mafia families in New York City -- to investigate the tragic matter.
It turns out that Darren Wilson wasn't a racist cop looking to gun down an innocent victim, and Michael Brown wasn't a "gentle giant" shot from behind in a surrender attempt.
Michael Brown was a violent man who stole cigars from a convenience store, and surveillance video shows the linebacker-sized Brown manhandling the store clerk who dared confront him on the theft. Less than an hour later he punched out Officer Wilson who stopped him on the street. Although Officer Wilson did not know about the cigar theft in all probability Michael Brown -- facing years behind bars for the crime -- believed that was the reason for the stop, and violently reacted. Indeed, the street hooligan probably was suffering from pot-induced paranoia. THC, the psycho active component in marijuana, was found in Brown's system, and no doubt the cigars were stolen in the first instance to make intoxicating blunts with the wacky weed. Brown did flee after cold-cocking Officer Wilson but then turned and "bum-rushed" the stunned cop. In light of the immediately-preceding assault from the drug-crazed aggressor Officer Wilson justifiably feared for his life, and had no choice but to shoot.
Unfortunately, Attorney General Eric Holder's race demons have gotten the best of him, and he's turned this straight-forward use of justifiable homicide by a police officer into a federal civil rights case.
Sometimes, Mr. Holder, a snake in the grass is just a stick.
The race wars from the 1960s are over; the right side won; let's move on.
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