Attorney General Eric Holder has publicly condemned last night’s shooting of two police officers in Ferguson. Indeed, Holder went off-script and referred to the shooter as a “damn punk”. In the prepared portion of his remarks that he delivered in D.C. announcing a pilot project for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, Holder stated:
What happened last night was a pure ambush. This was not someone trying to bring healing to Ferguson, but someone who wants to stoke unrest. This disgusting and cowardly attack might have been intended to unravel any sense of progress, but I hope that doesn’t happen. Incidents like the one we have witnessed throw into sharp relief why conversations like the one we convened today—to build trust between law enforcement and community members—are so important.
And who exactly has been trying to bring healing to Ferguson? Not Al Sharpton. Not Michael Brown’s stepfather who yelled, “Burn this b#tch down,” after the grand jury opted not to indict Darren Wilson. And certainly not Eric Holder nor President Obama who has injected race into the death of Michael Brown and coddled the protesters even though the Obama Administration now acknowledges Wilson’s actions had nothing to do with Brown’s race. Nevertheless, an example is being made out of the Ferguson Police Department and now two of its police officers have been shot. None of this would have happened had the Obama Administration minded its own business.
Eric Holder might as well say, “I’m from the government and I’m here to heal.” More like bring to heel.