College Station, Texas
December 28, 2014Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder,
It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on the same “team” conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.
I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor responsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.
I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.
Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous “don’t shoot, hands up,” and “black lives matter” anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.
To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the “top cop” of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.
During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America “a nation of cowards” concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending “racial profiling,” are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation. These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist “bubble” of Washington D.C.
Your performance, as the nation’s Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race. Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment:
“The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.”
So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon.
Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the “Jim Crow” South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering.
Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.
Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton’s self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.
Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.
In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.
Time and again you chose to “politicize” the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.
As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.
K. Dee McCown
FBI (1997 – 2008)
CC: Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Harry Reid
The Honorable Bill Flores
The Honorable John Boehner
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Hat tip: John Cutright
By Justin Charters, ijreview.com.
On Sunday, President Obama didn’t make an appearance at the mammoth-sized march in Paris to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The march was even larger than when people took to the streets after Paris was liberated from Nazi rule.
However, world leaders like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and even King Abdullah of Jordan marched in the pro-freedom demonstration.
The snub from the Commander-in-Chief generated the Twitter hashtag: #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally. Here are just 15 of the clever excuses people came up with for why Obama was a no show.
The “most offensive headline against undocumented immigrants ever.”
From Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Jan 10, 2015 – Mincing no words, Judge Jeanine Pirro calls for an all-out war against Islamist radicals by the US, our allies, and especially Muslims themselves.
The Judge began her opening statement with the following: “We need to kill them; we need to kill them, the radical Muslim terrorists hell bent on killing us. You’re in danger, I’m in danger, we’re at war and this is not going to stop.”
I received this last night:
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives elected John Boehner to be the Speaker of the House for the 114th Congress. While I did not support his candidacy and desired a different outcome, I am still hopeful.
I am hopeful because the 24 Republicans who stood with me against the status quo and Speaker Boehner made history. Our efforts to change leadership for the better have been the most successful attempt to do so in over 100 years. Our group of conservatives came just 4 votes shy of dramatically changing the direction of our country for the better. Never before has a sitting Speaker of the House faced such opposition.
More than that however, this marked the beginning of a new Congress. This was a chance for members who supported Rep. John Boehner and those who voted against him to be a part of the solution. This was a chance for Speaker Boehner to prove to the members of the House and more importantly the American people that Republican leadership will act in the best interests of all Americans. It was a chance to show that legislation will be brought to floor based on merit, not because it is politically popular.
Unfortunately, the actions of the Speaker this week to remove Rep. Nugent and Rep. Webster from the Rules committee as well as taking Rep. Weber off key legislation do not reflect a promise of good things to come. In fact, several media outlets report that more retribution is to come for those who voted for someone other than Speaker Boehner.
Regardless, I am proud of the efforts of my friends and colleagues who stood up for the American people. In the face of retribution and pressure from other members as well as leadership, they stood on principle and for that, they should be commended.
My twenty four colleagues that stood with me are the true Patriots and I thank each and every one of them for their courage. A very big thank you goes to all of the thousands of constituents who called, emailed, and faxed Representatives from all over the Country. Without your efforts, this would not have been possible.
The following was a quote from Mark Twain that guided our group of 25 throughout this process:
“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
Our group of 25 will continue to represent the People and will not stop in our pursuit of the core values, founding principles, and defense of our Constitution. Washington didn’t build this Country – We the People did. The time is now to take it back and rebuild America.
“I am not afraid of retaliation. I have no kids, no wife, no car, no mortgage. It surely is a bit dramatic but I’d rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.” – Stephane (Charb) Charbonnier, publisher and editor of Charlie Hedbo.
Will we ever learn? Obama White House can’t admit Paris attacks ‘Islamic terrorism’
By Steven Emerson
They shouted in Arabic “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is Greatest) and “We are avenging the Prophet Mohammed” as they sprayed their victims with hundreds of bullets from their semi-automatic weapons.
Their “victims” were the top editorial cartoonists of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, who had dared to practice their right of free speech. Their offense? Publishing cartoons deemed “offensive” by Muslim leaders around the world. The perpetrators? Islamic terrorists.
Yet in the immediate hours after the murders in Paris, the response from western leaders was scurrilously predictable in their refusal to describe the attack as an “Islamic terrorist attack.” Continue reading and watch video on foxnews.com.
ACORN… Who’d a Thunk It?
Largely unreported in the news coverage of the recent race-related demonstrations is that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a history of working with extremist activist groups to stir protests.
Further, de Blasio has a largely unreported history with the controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
ACORN’s renamed group, the New York Communities for Change, is one of the organizations helping to lead the protests over the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by police in July.
De Blasio has been accused by critics, including New York police officers, of helping to fuel racial tension between police and protesters.
One of the major anti-police protests in New York that received media attention was an attempt to shut down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue shopping district before Christmas.
The protest was led by the group Act Now To End War & Stop Racism Coalition, or ANSWER, together with Occupy Wall Street and at least 10 other so-called economic justice and pro-Palestinian groups.
ANSWER has worked with ACORN and has led protests in the past with MoveOn.org, a group with which de Blasio previously worked. Read more at wnd.com.
“The Republican Party today is not a conservative party” – Mark Levin
Amazing, but in today’s climate, not at all surprising. I guess one picture is worth a thousand acquittals. I wonder what Clarence Thomas or Antonin Scalia would have to say about this? Coincidentally, this attorney is located in Greensboro, NC, just one block from my daughter’s office.
Hat tip: John Cutright
On November 4th the American People overwhelmingly voted for an end to the Socialist Obama State by giving the Republicans a strong majority in the Senate and increasing their majority in the House of Representatives to its largest margin since 1928. Some strong conservatives were elected, but many establishment types, RINOS, were elected as well because the public felt they were the lesser of two evils. Anyone must be better than an Obama ally.
Some of the pundits opined that this Republican landslide was not because the voters were for something, but rather it was a vote against Obama. I disagree. While they may be correct that in some cases it was not a vote for the candidate, it was truly a vote for liberty and for returning to the Constitution and our founding principles.
But almost immediately after the elections, the Republican establishment leadership turned their backs on the voters who put them in office or retained them, and capitulated to the Progressives by funding Obamacare and Executive Amnesty. It’s clear that We the People want a conservative government, but it’s also clear that the Republican establishment leadership does not. And it’s clear that they will do anything they can to stay in power. The leadership must go.
Tomorrow, the House members will vote for Speaker. John Boehner has once again sprayed his venom of entitlement on the House floor, but this year there is a strong conservative uprising of members that have said that they will vote against him. There are credible alternatives like Louis Gohmert and Ted Yoho who have thrown their hats in the ring. Can Boehner be defeated? Can he be stopped? I don’t know, but I do know this: If John Boehner is elected Speaker of the House tomorrow; it will be the beginning of the end of the Republican Party.
Following are some related links:
We didn’t win in November to have “Obama’s Buddy” continue running the House!
Fortunately, Congressman Ted Yoho will not vote for Boehner. Please let him know that you appreciate that. And contact as many other representatives as you can , using whatever means you can, and tell them to do the same!
From TeaPartyNation: We have three days to save America.
On January 6th, the House of Representatives will hold its first vote of the new Congress to determine who the Speaker will be.
House Speaker John Boehner is running for reelection. We must stop him.
In the four years Boehner has been Speaker, he has been nothing short of a disaster. He has refused to fight Obama on anything. Yes, some of his options have been limited because the Republicans only controlled the House of Representatives.
However, he has not made the slightest effort to fight Obama and the Democrats.
If John Boehner is reelected, he has already said one of his priorities this year is to pass amnesty. His problem with Obama’s executive amnesty is not the amnesty itself, only that Obama did it instead of Congress.
We have to stop Boehner’s reelection.
Ordinarily the selection of a House Speaker is not a controversial decision. Most times, Congressmen do not even hear from their constituents on this issue.
They need to hear from us.
The vote will be on Tuesday, January 6.
Between now and then Republican Congressmen must feel the heat so they will see the light.
Go on social media this weekend. Every Congressman has a Facebook page as well as a Twitter account. Some even have Pinterest, Linkedin and Instagram accounts. Get on all of them and send a message. Vote against John Boehner for Speaker.
These accounts are monitored by staff and sometimes by the member themselves. They will hear about this.
On Monday call.
We have to melt the phone lines.
One of the things we desperately need in this effort is numbers. Call and email your friends. Ask your local Tea Party group to put this call out over the weekend. Ask your local Republican Party to do the same.
If John Boehner is reelected Speaker, we will see an agenda driven by the Chamber of Commerce, not by conservatives. That agenda will support big government and big business. It will not be for real Americans.
The holidays are over.
Start calling. Start emailing. Start posting on social media.
This story originally appeared on teapartynation.com.
Michael Schaus | Jan 01, 2015
Will he pivot (again) to job creation? Will there be another major, and unattainable, goal set forth tonight? Will President Barack Obama call on Congress for “bipartisanship”? Well… Yeah. In fact, I have been told by very dependable sources, that Obama’s teleprompter will randomly jumble together “highlights” from past speeches for this year’s State of the Union. And, assuming the word corpsmen is spelled out phonetically, everything should run smoothly.
Our cut-and-paste President is expected to underscore his desire to act imperially without the cumbersome process of representative government. He is expected to “address” the income inequality that got worse under his watch. And he’s expected to address some of the tremendous benefits of Obamacare without mentioning higher premiums, dropped coverage, the $325 individual mandate tax, or increased bureaucracy.
So, yeah… You won’t be missing a whole lot while you are catching up on Dexter-reruns rather than watching the President repeat his Orwellian promises for the umpteenth time. The truth is, you will probably find more passion and honesty from a show about a serial-killing-forensic-investigator than from the President’s teleprompter. Read more.