It may seem inexplicable why the U.S. Department of Justice would fund the security of a racially divisive protest while a criminal case was proceeding in the State of Florida.
Judicial Watch obtained documents showing just that. The discovery was reported by Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller:
A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.
The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
According to the Daily Caller, the funding of security at the protest featuring race-baiter and rabble-rouser Al Sharpton, who Holder stated he had a partnership with, is as follows:
- CRS employee spent $1,142.84 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 25-28, 2012 “to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies”;
- CRS employee spent $751.60 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 30-April 1, 2012 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31”;
- CRS employee spent $1,307.40 to travel to Sanford, Florida from April 3-12, 2012 “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford”;
- CRS employee spent $672.24 to travel to Tampa, Florida from April 18-20, 2012 “to meet with RNC official related to possible protests and demonstrations during the RNC.”
The Community Relations Service may have been founded to act as a “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions, but the Department of Justice picked a racially charged protest in Florida to intervene in, rather than assist with numerous other protests around the country (the “tea party” and “Occupy Wall Street” should ring a bell).
Let us briefly survey the behavior of Attorney General Eric Holder, this hand-selected political appointee of President Obama; it should be noted that the president refuses to fire him (and thus endorses his behavior). Holder has a history of lying to Congress, advocated that schools “brainwash” people to not support gun rights, has undertaken dubious crusades (like opposing voter IDs), ignored racially inconvenient crimes — like New Black Panther voter intimidation, and even went so far as to say that case demeans “my people.”
But the quickest, dirtiest overview of Holder’s record comes from the stellar Andrew McCarthy piece, published on April 14, 2012, “Holder Meets Sharpton”:
Eric Holder rode in on the stench of Marc Rich and will ride out on the stench of Al Sharpton. He’s spent the three-plus years in between branding Americans as “cowards” on race matters; investigating the CIA; coddling CAIR and the New Black Panthers; green-lighting voter fraud; swaddling Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the Bill of Rights; and converting the Justice Department into a full-employment program for the Lawyer Left and its Gitmo boutique. But now he’s hit the big time. [...]
Holder is currently in “partnership” with his fast friend on the highly charged Trayvon Martin case. In the days before the nation’s chief federal law-enforcement official lionized the CEO of the nation’s racial-grievance industry, Sharpton had been in Florida, threatening that his “action network” — as in “direct action,” the community-organizer’s stock-in-trade — would “move to the next level” if authorities in Sanford, Fla., failed to arrest George Zimmerman, the man (or, if you prefer the New York Times Agitator’s Glossary, the “white Hispanic”) who shot Mr. Martin, a black 17-year-old.
Most Americans cannot understand why the Department of Justice would be involved in providing security at a protest, which sprung up should the “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman be acquitted of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. But the explanation is really quite simple, once one gets the modus operandi of the hard left.
Both Eric Holder and Barack Obama were students at Columbia University, a far-left Ivy League university. In his biography Dreams From My Father, Obama writes that during his years at Columbia he “went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn.” Eric Holder promoted “black consciousness” and took part in an armed takeover of a former ROTC office with the demand that it be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.”
The radical left thrives on agitation and false promises of “change,” and acts like the arbiter of frustration and “hope” for entire communities — which it unilaterally claims and territorially enforces with rabid demonization, should anyone be so bold as to think for himself. The hard left’s key to power has been to rub raw the wounds of past racial, ethnic and gender animosity; and thus, it cannot move “forward.”‘
The anti-Zimmerman protests provide a tempting venue for civil rights activists to intervene into in order to promote “racial justice” and not blind justice. With the likes of Eric Holder and Al Sharpton speaking for the “black community,” there literally can be “no justice” and “no peace.”