Attorney General Eric Holder Visit Ferguson for the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown "‘I am also a black man’ and this touch Deep
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killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in this stubbornly segregated city as it exhales from days of violent protests and heavy-handed police rule following the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
“I am the attorney general of the United States,” Holder told a group of local college students As he did last summer in the wake of the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer, Holder spoke of his own experiences with racial profiling, the police, and being black in America.
“I understand the mistrust,” he told them.
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As rioting and protests have torn Ferguson apart since Brown’s killing, calls are rising for the Department of Justice to take over his case from local law enforcement. Far short of that, Holder has promised a clear and thorough investigation.
Holder’s visit is unprecedented but not unexpected. When President Barack Obama, America’s first black president, tapped him to be attorney general, Holder promised to use his office to aggressively enforce federal civil rights laws. When the Trayvon Martin case sparked national protests and anger, Holder sent his community relations service to Sanford, Florida to mediate and assured the DOJ would fully investigate to determine whether Martin’s civil rights had been violated.
|Holder spoke of his own experiences with racial profiling|
the police, and being black in America