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Posted on 10/01/2012 1:58:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
As college student, Eric Holder participated in armed takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office
As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the universitys Black Students Organization as armed, The Daily Caller has learned.
Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed and if so, with what sort of weapon.
Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the Malcolm X Lounge. The change, the group insisted, was to be made in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.
Black radicals from the same group also occupied the office of Dean of Freshman Henry Coleman until their demands were met. Holder has publicly acknowledged being a part of that action.
The details of the student-led occupation, including the claim that the raiders were armed, come from a deleted Web page of the Black Students Organization (BSO) at Columbia, a successor group to the SAAS. Contemporary newspaper accounts in The Columbia Daily Spectator, a student newspaper, did not mention weapons.
Holder, now the United States highest-ranking law enforcement official, has given conflicting accounts of this episode during college commencement addresses at Columbia, but both the BSOs website and the Daily Spectator have published facts that conflict with his version of events.
Holder has bragged about his involvement in the rise of black consciousness protests at Columbia.
I was among a large group of students who felt strongly about the way we thought the world should be, and we werent afraid to make our opinions heard, he said during Columbias 2009 commencement exercises. I did not take a final exam until my junior year at Columbia we were on strike every time finals seemed to roll around but we ran out of issues by that third year.
Though then-Dean Carl Hovde declared the occupation of the Naval ROTC office illegal and said it violated university policy, the college declined to prosecute any of the students involved. This decision may have been made to avoid a repeat of violent Columbia campus confrontations between police and members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1968.
The ROTC headquarters was ultimately renamed the Malcolm X lounge as the SAAS organization demanded. It later became a hang-out spot for another future U.S. leader, Barack Obama, according to David Maraniss best-selling Barack Obama: The Story.
Holder told Columbia Universitys graduating law students during a 2010 commencement speech that the 1970 incident happened during my senior year, but Holder was a freshman at the time. [S]everal of us took one of our concerns that black students needed a designated space to gather on campus to the Dean [of Freshmen]office. This being Columbia, we proceeded to occupy that office.
Holder also claimed in his 2009 speech that he and his fellow students decided to peacefully occupy one of the campus offices. In contrast, the BSOs website recounted its predecessor organizations activities by noting that that in 1970, a group of armed black students [the SAAS] seized the abandoned ROTC office.
While that website is no longer online, a snapshot of its content from September 2010 is part of the archive.org database.
In a December 2010 GQ magazine profile of Holder, one of his Columbia friends confirmed that he and Holder were both part of the ROTC office takeover.
Holder particularly connected with four other African-American students at Columbia, correspondent Wil S. Hylton wrote. We took over the ROTC lounge in Hartley Hall and created the Malcolm X Lounge, said a laughing Steve Sims, one of those students.
Hylton described Sims as the attorney generals closest friend and a man Holder describes as his consigliere............
God help us. Everyone was looking the other way while radicals waltzed into power.
Obama’s Science and Technology adviser and policy czar, John P. Holdren, is cut from the same cloth (as Ayers, Holder, Obama, etc, etc, etc). Holdren (The Population Bomb) has struggled for 40 years to de-develop the United States and level the world playing field. From his White House encampment, Holdren and his comrades are making great strides toward that end.
The Obama administration sure is a who’s who of lawless degenerates.
Besides Holder, we`ve seen avowed communists (Van Jones and Cass Sunstein), maoists (Anita Jones), homosexual activists (Kevin Jennings), and a host of others bent destruction of this country in positions of power.
And we haven`t even begun to see the worst of it. Not by a long shot.
His college photo looks like the mean coachs college days on the “Waterboy”.
Exactly. Americans` heads were up their asses so deep they were turning themselves inside out.
Come 6 Nov, we`ll find out whether they pulled them out for anything other than to get their government check, EBT card and obamaphone.
It all makes sense as to why Holder wouldn`t charge the NBP with voter intimidation.
Not everyone was looking the other way. What’s harder is getting folks to listen when you point out the obvious.
Isn't that the truth! When you do raise the alarm, you're viewed as "being so political" and you get the "look" that telegraphs that you're "fringe" and believe in "conspiracies."
GOP...is it TREASON yet? Or are we so afraid of being called “racists” we’re waiting til the Muzziah targets America with it’s own nukes?
Well this tells us just what kind of vetting goes on and who RATS want appointed to run our country. Interesting it was an armed occupation. So guns are OK depending on who has them.
Holder in armed attacks??
Surprise, surprise. Now remind me on WACO again..
The US CWII has been ongoing for a generation. One side shooting.
And Holder as AG has openly stated before the Senate Judiciary Committee that White Americans are NOT protected against racist attacks by federal hate crime laws! And the beating and murders of whites in unprovoked attacks go on almost on a daily basis as the Corrupt Liberal Media turns a blind eye and the craven Republicans ignore an issue that would bring them a landslide victory in November.
Here is one of the most recent examples of a black mob attack on a lone white victim:
“The video does not show what initiated the beating, but Bosworth says he believes he and his friends were targeted by a group of men looking to hurt anyone.(white)
According to the incident report released by the Columbia Police Department, a verbal altercation instigated the fight around 2 a.m. Sunday and seven to ten black males assaulted Bosworth, punching and kicking him in the chest and head area until he fell to the ground.”
There were several other brutal black on white beatings of whites by groups of blacks in the entertainment district of Columbia SC that same night.
Eric “my people” Holder sent 10 special FBI agents to Sanford Florida to investigate Zimmermans background for racial animus against blacks in the Trayvon Martin killing, yet he has ignored hundreds and hundreds of brutal, racist, black on white, attacks similar to the one shown in this video.
While the Corrupt Liberal Media ignores and suppresses this scandal and the timid Republicans grovel before the Race Card as well. It truly is a sorry state of affairs.
Doesn't that just about sum up in a nutshell the entire agenda of Obama and his merry band of marxists, socialists and radicals infesting his administration?
“Though then-Dean Carl Hovde declared the occupation of the Naval ROTC office illegal and said it violated university policy, the college declined to prosecute any of the students involved. This decision may have been made to avoid a repeat of violent Columbia campus confrontations between police and members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1968.”
I think there’s enough detail in history that even a damned Liberal academic should know regardless of how Godless they are that one doesn’t capitulate to evil.
The can was kicked, and look where it ultimately landed.
Let’s not forget this is the same time period when Marc Rudd and his merry band of SDS and weatherman were causing problems at Columbia also. The takeovers of ROTC offices had very little to do with looking for a place to have meetings and more to do with a violent anti military faction growing amoung the radicals and draft dodgers.
Let me get this straight. Holder the highest law enforcement office in the United States did not take final exams three out of four years at Columbia law school. Did he also receive a scholarship to promote diversity at Columbia? I would venture to guess he was on the special diversity pass/ fail marking system. So what we have is an attorney general who earned nothing higher than a high school diploma and even the value of that should be questioned.