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As college student, Holder participated in Ďarmedí takeover of Columbia University ROTC office
Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky

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 university’s 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 BSO’s 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 weren’t afraid to make our opinions heard,” he said during Columbia’s 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 University’s 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 BSO’s website recounted its predecessor organization’s 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 general’s closest friend” and “a man Holder describes as his ‘consigliere.’”...........


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To: Hardraade

Don’t know how “armed” they needed to be to take over an abandoned building. Radical, yes. Pansy arsed, definitely.


41 posted on 10/01/2012 5:18:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The 'public peace' IS certainly being threatened.

Besides what I posted about what's going on in Chi's Gold Coast, the most recent major news about these Urban Thugs that's NOT being reported is ..... (get ready) ..... Funeral Processions! The gang-bangers and 'urban yutes' have turned what should be a solemn occasion, into a HUGE GANGSTA PARTY.

They drive all over the streets, they block intersections at will, take up as many lanes as they like -- all while they hang out the car windows and up the the moon roofs, screaming and shouting at the top of their lungs, girls taking their clothes off, radios blasting away -- AND waving their Guns around with numerous reports of shots being fired into the air.

This goes on all the way from the Funeral Homes in Da Hood to the Cemeteries in the mostly white Southwestern suburbs where the majority of the cemeteries are at. The residents near the cemeteries are afraid for their life. And so are the people who live along the most commonly used routes. For them it's during Daylight they have to stay inside for their safety, were as in the city it's the night.

And since the funeral processions go through so many police jurisdictions they're screwed on what to do in controlling these animals.

There was a Wake and Funeral a couple weeks back for some 'young rapper' in Chicago who got capped. At the wake the animals almost knocked the casket over right inside the Funeral Home!! The kid's uncle had to get in front of it and yell at them to stop the crap and get the hell out!
With each passing generation these 'people' seem to get more uncivilized, and more Tribal. An Anthropologist would have field day studying them.
42 posted on 10/01/2012 5:45:02 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51

It certainly looks and feels like some are being poked in the chest, while others are being signaled that they have a green light and won’t have to answer for their actions. Nudge. Nudge.


43 posted on 10/01/2012 5:53:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I did not take a final exam until my junior year at Columbia”


And yet he was permitted to stay in school. Not only permitted to stay in school, but graduate from a freshman to a sophomore to a junior.


44 posted on 10/01/2012 5:59:47 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Hardraade
The US CWII has been ongoing for a generation. One side shooting.

I prefer to say we are in a Cold Civil War. Waiting for the hot stage....

45 posted on 10/01/2012 6:04:37 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: chessplayer
And yet he was permitted to stay in school. Not only permitted to stay in school, but graduate from a freshman to a sophomore to a junior.


46 posted on 10/01/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: chessplayer

That game is still in play. No wonder they want to allow ‘learning disabilities’ exemptions for hiring and school admission policies.


47 posted on 10/01/2012 6:08:30 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why is this in the blogger section?

This should be front page news.


48 posted on 10/01/2012 6:34:11 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

It answers the question of why the WH wants to give felons the right to vote.


49 posted on 10/01/2012 6:45:54 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Smokeyblue

I guess it was moved.

Daily Caller is breaking a lot of NEWS and I do not consider it a blog.

I put in on “Front Page.”


50 posted on 10/01/2012 6:47:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters...

Occupy an empty office? Wow, bold move! < /sarc >

51 posted on 10/01/2012 6:51:14 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Not everyone looking the 'other way'. Some, like David HorLwitz were warning and still are.

Now it is not just the threat of the 'Left'. . .but the Islamists as well. We can count on 'one hand'; how many of our Leadership are heeding the warnings. The 'blind eye' is just that. . .

52 posted on 10/01/2012 7:02:31 AM PDT by cricket
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s crazy that it was moved.

I just contacted the Mods to ask why?


53 posted on 10/01/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue
FWIW, it should be “Breaking” news. Things can get buried very quickly in “Front Page”.
54 posted on 10/01/2012 7:56:28 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Never on my watch; Cincinatus' Wife
FWIW, it should be “Breaking” news. Things can get buried very quickly in “Front Page”.

I agree.

It's been moved to news now but still not Breaking or Front Page.

55 posted on 10/01/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: stars & stripes forever
Doesn’t an ‘armed’ takeover make Holder a domestic terrorist?

The 'reason-capable' would call Holder, precisely that. . .

Folks; this vote, may be our last opportunity to 'oust' these Marxist criminals from our White House.

Even with a 'loss'; we can be certain; they will not go easily into the night; if in fact; they 'do' leave. Think these people will cry fowl so loud; and all their armed minions will be on the street in a 'heartbeat'. Win or lose; rough times ahead. . .

Beyond the 'whatever'; it is absolutely critical that our side; 'wins' the vote.

56 posted on 10/01/2012 9:59:50 AM PDT by cricket
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To: Uncle Lonny; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Godzilla; Domestic Church; ASA Vet; blueyon; ...
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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 university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.

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 terrorist tactics 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

Article, then # 16 , # 20 , 23 , 27 , 32 , 42 , 49 , and other comments, time permitting..

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57 posted on 10/01/2012 12:20:40 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bttt


58 posted on 10/01/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Cincinna; Sun; ntnychik; NYC GOP Chick; SunkenCiv; Alamo-Girl; Clintonfatigued; ..
Is anyone really surprised at this revelation? Columbia was known to be one of the nation's leading hotbeds of campus radicalism during the Viet Nam era (does anyone remember Mark Rudd?) and one would think that Holder's roots as a hard leftist and black racist go far back in his life.

Columbia's history of leftist student and faculty activity, BTW, dates back much further. In the 1920s and 1930s, it was home to many well-known communist and communist-sympathizing intellectuals.

59 posted on 10/01/2012 1:19:27 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I’m surprised he was confirmed by even a Democratic Senate.


60 posted on 10/01/2012 1:24:38 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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