USA Today: “I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. … ‘Let me search your car’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.
“The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now,” Holder told a group of community leaders assembled at a local community college. “The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it, and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.”
Opinion: I quipped yesterday that the police officer in the Michael Brown case had already been tried and found guilty by the Governor, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Rev. Jessie Jackson and that only the Lone Ranger could save him.
But the trio’s disregard for the rule of law paled in comparison to the Attorney General’s remarks. Officer Wilson is in deep trouble as Holder’s demand for a third autopsy indicates that the Feds will keep looking until they find what they want.