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– Attorney General Eric Holder praised left-wing activist Rev. Al Sharpton at the opening of the National Action Network (NAN) convention on Wednesday, and also stressed that the Justice Department is conducting a thorough investigation of the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting that “will examine the facts and the law.” ....
Sharpton, president of NAN and host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, has led several rallies demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who reportedly shot Martin on Feb. 26. On Mar. 30 in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred, Sharpton pledged that his group would “move to the next level if Zimmerman isn’t arrested.”
The National Action Network, which Sharpton founded, has held multiple rallies about the Martin shooting, largely critical of shooter George Zimmerman, irrespective of an ongoing investigation..... MSNBC’s Sharpton has led several rallies, shouting “Arrest Zimmerman Now!” and has called for civil disobedience and an “occupation” in Sanford, Fla., if an arrest is not made.
Originally posted by JROCK2527
Sounds to me that this guy is just looking to stir the pot. The question that remains though is WHY? what is his motive?
Originally posted by kimish
Divide and Conquer. That is one motive. To gain more rights and special privileges for blacks? That could also be another motive, after all people like him and the NBPP want black americans to be their own nation. Another motive? Goes along well with Divide and Conquer. "let the enemy thin themselves out from the inside" before implementing Martial Law.
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is a Washington, DC-based think tank claiming to have approximately 22,000 affiliates nationwide—mostly law students, law professors, practicing attorneys, and judges. In addition to its student chapters at some 165 law schools across the United States, the organization also maintains professional chapters in 30 cities.
ACS was officially co-founded by Walter E. Dellinger III (who served as Bill Clinton’s Solicitor General in 1996-97) and Peter J. Rubin (a Georgetown law professor who was counsel to Al Gore in the two Supreme Court cases involving the Florida presidential recount controversy in 2000). Dellinger and Rubin launched ACS on July 30, 2001, with the stated goal of countering the influence of the Federalist Society, whose conservative views were allegedly corrupting young minds in law schools from coast to coast.
ACS operates on a yearly budget of several million dollars, a portion of which is used to publish a journal and to organize working groups that produce white papers on various topics related to the law. Several foundations have contributed large sums of money to ACS, most notably the Streisand Foundation, the Deer Creek Foundation, the Ford Foundation, George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Overbrook Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
ACS aggressively recruits and indoctrinates young law students, with the ultimate objective of helping them rise to positions of power within the legal system—and thereby dragging all of American jurisprudence further to the political left.
While condemning what it calls “judicial activism” by conservative judges, ACS in fact encourages judicial activism by the left. To cultivate such a spirit, the organization has initiated a working group under the heading “Constitutional Interpretation and Change,” which seeks to “debunk” the “neutral-sounding theories of … originalism and strict construction” that “ideological conservatives” purportedly have used to smear “judges with whom they disagree as judicial activists who make up law instead of interpreting it.” This working group is part of ACS’s “The Constitution in the 21st Century” project, which aims “to promote positive, much-needed change in our legal and policy landscape,” “to formulate and advance a progressive vision of our Constitution and laws,” and “to popularize progressive ideas through papers, conferences and media outreach.”
ACS also administers a number of additional working groups. One of these is “Access to Justice,” which condemns “efforts to … insulate wrongdoers from suit, limit remedies and deprive legal aid services of resources.” This initiative is co-chaired by Lucas Guttentag (a national director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, which seeks to expand the rights and liberties of illegal aliens); Marianne Lado (a former staff attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund); and Bill Lann Lee (the Clinton administration’s top civil rights prosecutor from 1997 to 2001).
In June 2008, ACS Board of Advisors member Eric Holder, whom president-elect Barack Obama would name as his top choice for Attorney General five months later, spoke at an ACS convention. Predicting an Obama victory in the November election, Holder told his audience that the U.S. would soon be “run by progressives.” “With this new administration that will be taking its place in January of 2009,” he elaborated, “… we are going to be looking for people who share our values.” A “substantial number of those people” were likely to be ACS members, added Holder.
A December 11, 2008 New York Times piece reported: “[O]bservers expect that the Obama team will turn to [ACS] members to fill subcabinet positions and judgeships.” By that time, a number of major ACS figures already had secured positions in the forthcoming Obama administration:
Executive Director Lisa Brown had been named as Obama’s White House Staff Secretary. In the 1990s, Brown served as an Attorney Advisor in the Clinton Justice Department and as Counsel to Vice President Al Gore.
ACS Board of Directors member Goodwin Liu (also a Board member of the ACLU’s Northern California chapter) had been named to the Obama-Biden transition team.
Joining Liu on the transition team was another ACS Board of Directors member, Dawn Johnsen, who had spent five years in the Clinton Justice Department,
The American Constitution Society today congratulated former Deputy Attorney General and ACS Board member Eric Holder on his selection by President-elect Barack Obama as the nation’s next attorney general.
“Eric Holder is a man of integrity and vision, who will restore the confidence that Americans should have in their Department of Justice. He will bring a renewed commitment to fulfilling the Department’s mission and mandate to provide justice and equal treatment to all Americans,” said Paul Smith, chair of the ACS Board of Directors. “President-elect Obama could not have made a stronger choice.”
Holder, who also previously served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, addressed the ACS National Convention earlier this year, at which time he noted the importance of restoring principles of justice to our national policies in the struggle against terrorism and the prosecution of terrorists.
“Our needlessly abusive and unlawful practices in the ‘War on Terror’ have diminished our standing in the world community and made us less, rather than more safe,” Holder said in his speech this past June. “For the sake of our safety and security, and because it is the right thing to do, the next president must move immediately to reclaim America’s standing in the world as a nation that cherishes and protects individual freedom and basic human rights.”
Originally posted by jibeho
Funny how Holder vows to instigate a thorough investigation into this case and yet he continues to obstruct the investigation into Fast and Furious.