Skip to comments.Justice Dept. Asked Ferguson Police Not to Release Video From Robbery, Official Says
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....
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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.
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
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?
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???
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.
Justice Department asked taxpayers to stop paying taxes.... Yea, whatever.
Amen, I totally agree with your sentiments, Jim.
Obammy and his lapdog Holder would love to see more unrest...as long as it isn’t in Chicago or on a Golf course..
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.
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.
I’m still waiting to see the cop’s dashcam video / audio.
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.
We need to curfew holder
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.
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.
You’ll wait forever. That department says they don’t have dashcams.
Tsk-tsk. We can’t have a video upsetting the agenda, right Holder?
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.
I’m surprised that they are not showing pictures of him when he was 12 like they did with Trayvon.
Seems like they should put the tanks on craigslist and use the money to buy some dashcams.
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.
Who can argue with that?! Authentic Frontier Jibberish!
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”.
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.
fire the police chief of Ferguson . . . "He's anti-black people and pro law enforcement, Powell said. That will be a start.
Just like the 60s law and order ("law'n order") is racist.
It was my suspicion all along. The feds were there within hours and claimed to know nuthin other than the local police were guilty.
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.
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.
He did not have a dash-cam.
“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.
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
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
LOL SFF, exactly right. Gotta agree with you both here.
Too bad, now it’s everywhere.
Yes, they have tanks. Last time I was there, they booted my Abrahms.
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.
Holder is just upset because the MSM didnt get enough time to spread lies and disinformation first.
tuff chit. ; )
Did you mean those weird MRAP vehicles? Those are going to be more trouble than they're worth, methinks.
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.
I did. I was just being a smarta$$.
The maintenance cost on those those must be astronomical compared to to regular police vehicles.
M1A1 Abrahms? I'm still driving an M1 Combat Car from the 1930's!
Holder should have been removed from office long ago when he was cited for contempt.
The store would have been looted either way. You cannot win with these animals (and that is an insult to animals everywhere).
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.