Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
Holder’s Justice Department attempted to suppress the release of the video in order to promote the Trayvonization of Michael Brown.
Covering up the truth is second nature to these people, whether it’s deleting IRS emails, blaming YouTube for a terrorist attack on US diplomats or holding back a tape showing that the latest innocent 300 lb “child” was a criminal.
Obama Inc. has nothing but contempt for transparency and FOIA requests, but Ferguson cops on the other hand knew that they were being lynched and had no choice.
The Department of Justice urged Ferguson police not to release surveillance video purporting to show Michael Brown robbing a store shortly before he was shot and killed by police, arguing 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.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released the video Friday, telling reporters that he had no choice because the media requested the release under the Freedom of Information Act. 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.
Flashback to what the new DOJ stands for.
“If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label,” Holder said. “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job.”