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Updated: July 10, 2013 6:02AM
U.S. attorney general needs to be removed from office
Attorney General Eric Holder needs to be removed from office. Whether it was his failure to monitor the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme that resulted in hundreds of murders in Mexico, his assault on the Associated Press or his downright illegal monitoring of a Fox News reporter, Holder has made a mockery of the position he currently holds.
To top all of this madness off, President Obama has suggested the attorney general investigate himself to see if he did anything wrong. More proof a community organizer doesn’t make a good president.
My liberal friends have been railing against “McCarthyism” for decades, yet they remain silent when the pendulum swings to the other side of extremism. Perhaps “Holderism” will become a new word for the dictionary.
Whether the controversy was a conservative organization requesting 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, a news reporter trying to report the news, or four Americans left to die at one of our embassies, this current administration has proven unfit for command.
Not only does Eric Holder need to go, but he needs to bring the man who appointed him along for the departure.
Officer did not have to shoot driver, he had other options
People of America, watch what is going on around you with an open mind. I am referencing the Merrillville shooting and what I think about it.
We have a truck driver who parked his semi in Planned Parenthood parking lot where no one was parked. Maybe the only place he could find to park without blocking the street. Then we have a police officer working security who issues parking tickets. Why does he issue parking tickets on private property? If Planned Parenthood did not want the truck there, why was it not towed?
Then you have the driver returning to his truck from who knows where, and the officer, who I will refer to as “Munchkin,” has to approach the driver to “explain the tickets to him.” Does he think the driver cannot read? I do not think Munchkin was just being nice to explain tickets.
It turned into a fight and the driver was shot. Did Munchkin not have his taser or pepper spray on him? Now it is declared a justified shooting by another police officer so that makes it OK? I do not think so. There are cameras on both corners of that building so there should be video, unless it mysteriously disappears.
I feel the task force that is investigating has got the public to believe the driver is guilty. I think Munchkin did not do his job correctly, the task force is covering his behind, and the driver’s life is ruined.
We will see the outcome but will we see the evidence, or just believe what we are told?