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Justice Dept. Asked Ferguson Police Not to Release Video From Robbery, Official Says
The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Alan Blinder

Posted on 08/16/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

FERGUSON, Mo. — Unrest returned to the streets of this St. Louis suburb early Saturday as hundreds of demonstrators, angered by the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer, engaged in a standoff with the police that was punctuated by threats and a new round of denunciations of law enforcement practices.

The confrontation, the first serious one since the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday assumed responsibility for security operations here, ended at about 4 a.m. when the authorities, prompted by the gradual dispersal of demonstrators, pulled back to their nearby command post. The Associated Press reported that one law enforcement official had been injured overnight.

The unrest, coming after a day of relative calm, resumed after the Ferguson police on Friday released the name of the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as well as surveillance videotape that appeared to show Mr. Brown stealing a box of cigarillos in a convenience store. His family and many protesters complained that the police were trying to divert attention from the central question: why an unarmed young man was shot dead....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: blacks; coverup; ericholder; ericwithholder; ferguson; injusticedepartment; justusdepartment; lawenforcement; michaelbrown; missouri; nojusticenopeas; proriot; raceriots; riots; transparency
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1 posted on 08/16/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder is the worst, and deserves those posters.

But it’s hard to say they were entirely wrong, since now that store got totally looted. Of course I don’t know if that was there objection, but I don’t think you have to be Sherlock Holmes to realize that might be a possible outcome.


2 posted on 08/16/2014 1:54:09 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder: Don’t release the tape, then everyone will see that our little darling was nothing more than a common criminal..please we have to milk this for all its worth


3 posted on 08/16/2014 1:54:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jocon307

So you’re saying that the video (and therefore the police) is at fault for the store later being looted? Or did I misunderstand you?


4 posted on 08/16/2014 1:56:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The impotence of the EXEMPT Congress has cursed
the American people with the likes of Holder.

HOW MUCH ELSE HAS BEEN WITHHELD TO ATTACK
WHITE PEOPLE AND NON-MOSLEMS WHICH THE DO’J’
ATTACK EVERY SINGLE DAY???


5 posted on 08/16/2014 1:58:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; BuckeyeTexan; All
The Justice Department asked the Ferguson Police Department not to release the video because of concerns that “it would roil the community further,”

B/S! Holder wanted to stir up the unrest.

And there's the answer to the question so many were asking yesterday about why the video was not released right away. Race pimp Holder wanted to milk it for asll he could get.

6 posted on 08/16/2014 1:58:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Justice Department asked taxpayers to stop paying taxes.... Yea, whatever.


7 posted on 08/16/2014 1:58:49 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen, I totally agree with your sentiments, Jim.


8 posted on 08/16/2014 1:59:09 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Screw the Justice Department. This damn communists Holder is a genuine pric! and doesn't want Americans to really know this Brown thug.
9 posted on 08/16/2014 1:59:36 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obammy and his lapdog Holder would love to see more unrest...as long as it isn’t in Chicago or on a Golf course..


10 posted on 08/16/2014 2:01:21 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Jim Robinson
B/S! Holder wanted to stir up the unrest.

Looking at the actions of the DOJ WRT Zimmerman's trial I think you are correct.

The only reason that he still holds the position of AG is because the Republicans and Democrats are both A-OK with his character and actions.

11 posted on 08/16/2014 2:03:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Re: 4

Yeah, damn those videos. First, one video took out Benghazi, and now another one burned down a store in Ferguson.
Of course one was a Mohammad mocking slapstick video (probably viewed by ten people before the White House pointed out its existence), and the other one was a short documentary of a College bound gentle giant committing acts of assault and robbery... But the common denominator - videos. They cause all kinds of bad stuff to happen.

12 posted on 08/16/2014 2:06:12 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m still waiting to see the cop’s dashcam video / audio.


13 posted on 08/16/2014 2:09:41 PM PDT by MrMarbles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

protesters complained that the police were trying to divert attention from the central question: why an unarmed young man was shot dead....

So the truth is not important to these people?
The central question now is did he attack the police officer because of the fact he had just strong arm robbed someone? But because they made this ONLY about race from the start the truth will not matter and justice will not be seen from this point forward. Instead it will all be politics.


14 posted on 08/16/2014 2:10:38 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: MrMarbles
The arresting office did not have a dashcam, shocking as that may be.
15 posted on 08/16/2014 2:11:55 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to curfew holder


16 posted on 08/16/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “Just Us” Dept. didn’t want the “gentle giant” to be seen as he really was......a THUG, THIEF, BULLY Jerk!! he was BOUND for trouble.....sadly Officer Wilson’s life will NEVER be safe.


17 posted on 08/16/2014 2:14:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It wasn't ALLEGED, his good buddy Dorian has admitted they were the ones who robbed the store.

And if Eric Holder's team thought it was the wrong thing to do, then I am certain it was the right thing to do.

18 posted on 08/16/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MrMarbles

You’ll wait forever. That department says they don’t have dashcams.


19 posted on 08/16/2014 2:18:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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FReepers, Let's go!
Everyone needs to donate!

All contributions are for the current quarter expenses.


20 posted on 08/16/2014 2:19:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tsk-tsk. We can’t have a video upsetting the agenda, right Holder?


21 posted on 08/16/2014 2:19:42 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, now they are gonna have a curfew and communicate to people that it’s time to leave?

I hope they have a whole lot of handcuffs and paddy wagons ready to haul away all the people that don’t listen to their communication.


22 posted on 08/16/2014 2:19:47 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The release of the video “occurred over the objection of [Obama/Holder Department of Just Us and Our People] authorities.” The official said that a copy of the video had been in possession of [Obama/Holder Department of Just Us and Our People] investigators, as well, “and there were never any plans by the [Obama/Holder Department of Just Us and Our People] investigators to release that copy.”
23 posted on 08/16/2014 2:22:38 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Ann Archy

I’m surprised that they are not showing pictures of him when he was 12 like they did with Trayvon.


24 posted on 08/16/2014 2:23:21 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems like they should put the tanks on craigslist and use the money to buy some dashcams.


25 posted on 08/16/2014 2:23:29 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Christie at the beach

Withholding evidence. Holder’s Mo. Right. Not surprising that the highest law enforcement officer of our country would intervene / manipulate any evidence for a desired outcome like he did with the Zimmerman / Martin case. Obama’s cover boy for sure /stop any legal or unwanted political waves from reaching to the WH.


26 posted on 08/16/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: jocon307

Who can argue with that?! Authentic Frontier Jibberish!


27 posted on 08/16/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was listening to this on FoxNews on Syrius radio and I must say that there was a serious deficiency in impulse control among the “audience”.


28 posted on 08/16/2014 2:25:56 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I understand that this was a dilemma, and since the guy is dead they can’t arrest him or whatever for robbing the store.

I’m just saying as soon as I saw that this video had been released I knew that store was going to get trashed.


29 posted on 08/16/2014 2:25:57 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: All
Truth is racist!

fire the police chief of Ferguson . . . "He's anti-black people and pro law enforcement,” Powell said. “That will be a start.”

Fed up with pOlice, one Ferguson man welcomes the looting

Just like the 60s law and order ("law'n order") is racist.

30 posted on 08/16/2014 2:29:25 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was my suspicion all along. The feds were there within hours and claimed to know nuthin other than the local police were guilty.


31 posted on 08/16/2014 2:29:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone said truck-loads of low-lifes were coming in from East St. Louis. They should arrest all outsiders. It is perfect that they released the videos. If I were the police, I wouldn’t do a thing either. They are damned if they do/ damned if they don’t. In the LA Riots, shop-keepers had guns and stood on the roofs. Holder is an ass. I’m glad they released the videos.


32 posted on 08/16/2014 2:29:40 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: The Toll

Are you sure they have “tanks” as you put it? You’ve seen them? And if they do possess “tanks” the DoD doesn’t want you re-selling surplus military equipment to the general public, so that’s really not an option. There wasn’t a day in the past where Lord Obama bought dashcams for every law enforcement agency in America. That’s not how it works, at least not yet.


33 posted on 08/16/2014 2:29:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: MrMarbles

He did not have a dash-cam.


34 posted on 08/16/2014 2:30:25 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: El Cid

“The video caused the violence!” worked for about a year with Benghazi.

Here, they just have to use it for a few months until the mid-terms in their scheme to get “Obama voters” to show up.

Makes a great temporary excuse for the failure of their “superstar” Highway Patrol captain’s “huggy-smiley” plans utter failure too.


35 posted on 08/16/2014 2:32:04 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mojito

Dashcamsbonky recoed when emwrgency equipment is activates. Doesnt sound like there was time...and i,am,fairly cerrain,there was no timebto pauaebinbthevincident to allow the officer to rotate the damn camera


36 posted on 08/16/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT by bike800
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To: bike800

Geez...looks lime i was drinking. Meant to say that dash cams only record when emergency equipment is activated. It doesnt appear that there was time to do that, much less rotate the camera


37 posted on 08/16/2014 2:35:40 PM PDT by bike800
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To: SoFloFreeper; Jim Robinson

LOL SFF, exactly right. Gotta agree with you both here.


38 posted on 08/16/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad, now it’s everywhere.


39 posted on 08/16/2014 2:36:24 PM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, they have tanks. Last time I was there, they booted my Abrahms.


40 posted on 08/16/2014 2:38:20 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just remember that supposed conservatives like Jeff sessions voted in the contemptible AG and actually went out of his way to praise him.

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, for example, said he was sure that Mr. Holder would be “a responsible legal officer and not a politician.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/us/politics/03holder.html?hp&_r=0


41 posted on 08/16/2014 2:40:18 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: aces

Holder is just upset because the MSM didnt get enough time to spread lies and disinformation first.

tuff chit. ; )


42 posted on 08/16/2014 2:43:01 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: The Toll

Did you mean those weird MRAP vehicles? Those are going to be more trouble than they're worth, methinks.


43 posted on 08/16/2014 2:43:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha ha love the pics!

Holder the typical liberal, shutting down debate and keep information from people cause it hurts his story.

Liberals = modern day book burners.


44 posted on 08/16/2014 2:45:07 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up somewhere. Rethink it dummy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did. I was just being a smarta$$.


45 posted on 08/16/2014 2:46:39 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The maintenance cost on those those must be astronomical compared to to regular police vehicles.


46 posted on 08/16/2014 2:51:59 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: The Toll

M1A1 Abrahms? I'm still driving an M1 Combat Car from the 1930's!

47 posted on 08/16/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder should have been removed from office long ago when he was cited for contempt.


48 posted on 08/16/2014 2:52:26 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up somewhere. Rethink it dummy)
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To: jocon307

The store would have been looted either way. You cannot win with these animals (and that is an insult to animals everywhere).


49 posted on 08/16/2014 2:53:01 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gasshog

The DOJ has a Civil Disturbance team that they send into situations like this. They invariably make them worse. I know Holder sent them, so I suspect they were involved in the attempt to bury the video.


50 posted on 08/16/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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