Attorney General Eric Holder “urged law enforcement authorities [this] Friday to minimize the potential for confrontations during possible demonstrations,” reports USA Today:
“It is vital to engage in planning and preparation, from evaluating protocols and training to choosing the appropriate equipment and uniforms,” Holder said in a video message posted on the Justice Department website. “This is the hard work that is necessary to preserve the peace and maintain the public trust at all times— particularly in moments of heightened community tension.”
The attorney general, who is overseeing a parallel civil rights inquiry into the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, issued written guidance to police across the country, identifying “best practices that will help law enforcement officers maintain public safety while safeguarding constitutional rights.”
Not surprisingly, our thug-loving attorney general said nothing to protesters, many of whom have acted anything but peacefully:
They violently assaulted a motorist.
They put out a bounty on Officer Darren Wilson.
They pieced together a malicious target list.
They looted local businesses.
They burned the American flag.
Gee, maybe the police would voluntarily show more restraint if the “peaceful” Ferguson protesters acted with some common sense and decency. Perhaps they could take notes from the protesters who came out to support Officer Darren Wilson back in August:
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, hundreds of loony-tunes “civil rights lawyers” have set up shop in Ferguson to meditate the talks between the Ferguson Police Department and Ferguson protesters, the latter of whom are demanding that the local police “rule out the use of riot gear, ear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent.”
HAH. Basically, Ferguson protesters want to be able to do whatever they want to do (riot, loot, vandalize, assault, etc.) without having to contend with fair and equitable consequences. They’re the perfect spokespeople for thug Mike Brown, wouldn’t you say?