Eric Holder

Outgoing Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, announced a federal investigation into possible civil rights violations by the NYPD in the death of Eric Garner. A NY grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the police officer who put Garner, an asthmatic, in a lethal choke hold.

It should be noted that Holder also opened a federal investigation into possible civil rights violations in the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Whatever became of that investigation?

Read Eric Holder's full announcement below:

Good evening. I want to provide an update regarding the case involving Eric Garner, a Staten Island resident, who died tragically in July.

Since Mr. Garner’s death, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the Civil Rights Division and the FBI have been monitoring the local case closely while allowing the local investigation, led by the District Attorney’s office in Staten Island, to proceed first.

Earlier today, the grand jury declined to return an indictment in this case. Now that the local investigation has concluded, I am here to announce that the Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation into Mr. Garner’s death.

This afternoon I spoke with the widow of Eric Garner to inform her and her family of our decision to investigate potential federal civil rights violations. I have been in touch with President Obama and Mayor de Blasio regarding our decision as well.

Our prosecutors will conduct an independent, thorough, fair and expeditious investigation.

In addition to performing our own investigative work, the Department will conduct a complete review of the material gathered during the local investigation.

We have all seen the video of Mr. Garner’s arrest. His death, of course, was a tragedy. All lives must be valued. Mr. Garner’s death is one of several recent incidents across the country that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect. This is not a New York issue or a Ferguson issue alone. Those who have protested peacefully across our great nation following the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson have made that clear.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Whatever became of that investigation?

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    :tea:

    And didn't he resign? Don't be out here just saying anything, knowing that you're leaving and nothing will come of it :huh:

  • kamadiva

    Yea...what ever happened to the Trayvon Civil Rights investigation? Bet they will say it is on-going! US Justice system is pathetic! :pray: for us all!

  • kamadiva

    @VDot - EXACTLY!! Trying to spoonfeed us BullSHYT with Honey!

  • SOTHERNGRL

    @V I really thought this dude was gone until I saw the pic. He cant really do anything can he if hes on his way out the door.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    He cant really do anything can he if hes on his way out the door.

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    Hold press conferences? Speak to families? Give them false hope? :huh: Real resume builder type sh!t :yes: :huh:

    Hell, I "investigate" niggas people on the regular. They say federal investigation like it means something. :eyeroll:

  • kamadiva

    I think I recall it being mentioned that he was going to see the Travyon Martin case to the end even though he was leaving. But we see how that is going....and how much work does one REALLY do when they are about to :peace: out!? :sideeye:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    I was gone say we still waiting on Trayvon. This cop got TWO lawsuits for bad behavior. The cop that shot Tamir was recommended for TERMINATION in a Mayberry type town. Boss said he didn't think what was wrong with that cop could be fixed. Sigh. VOTE PEOPLE!! Stop turning down jury duty.

  • Time to Waste

    Good Morning Roses :hi:

    I can't cry anymore.
    WE had a long and open conversation on what to tell our kids and how we are to teach them to interact with the people whom we pay to protect and serve us.

    Saw a meme that said "don't forget to set your clocks back 300 years"
    This is so sad but true!

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Look, I'm the first to admit that I don't know what happened in that Mike Brown case so I really couldn't get behind that protest, but this one is another story. I don't blame all of the cops. If you look at the video at least two of the officers were concerned about that choke hold as they were focused on it and one of them appeared to try to remove the officer's arm from Mr. Garner's neck. Why didn't the grand jury see it? What did they see? I wish we could interview them.

    Then this morning the news reported that the cop that shot the 12 year old with the fake gun "resigned" from his last cop gig after he had an emotional breakdown on the shooting range. WTF

  • Time to Waste

    Boss said he didn’t think what was wrong with that cop could be fixed. Sigh.
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    Man that cop was described as "weepy" and "emotionally distraught" in his firing report. These fools don't check with other municipalities when hiring? No background check?

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    lovezoe says:

    VOTE PEOPLE!! Stop turning down jury duty.
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    Ding ding ding ding!

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Well I do know FED investigation take a heck of a lot longer… they said the Rodney King case took 11 months… so I a m not saying that as an excuse.. I just wanted to be a ROSE SCOWLER :grin: Listen I am sew tired today. I can’t begin to can. But I got all the stuff done yesterday. Got a few tasks today to do… other than that :yawn:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Sean Hanmity agreed he shouldn't have been stopped for loosies, but didn't agree it was a chokehold. Said it was a headlock. Bye Ashy.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Man that cop was described as “weepy” and “emotionally distraught” in his firing report.

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    And let me guess...He's weepy and emotionally distraught behind killing a 12 year old boy. And people should start a gofundme account and raise half a milli for him...because he felt "attacked". :eyeroll: This is straight bullsh!t

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Oh and I was able to go byke and skim a lil bit yesterday:
    1) JL stop lying telling folk you gave me recipes. You emailed them to FAT GUH cause she said Zoe Pound asked for one and I happened to be on the thread. Now ION know if she ate the email recipe or what but :shrugs: That’s on her cause she asked
    2) @69 I see you mentioned my name and BOOTY JUICE all in the same sentence. Separate that next time yo :rules: When yo booty big as mine you got to be careful what you let folk put outchea :lol:
    3) WAS ANYBODY ELSE confused on the pacifics on @69 STORY? Like the logisitics? I swear fo LAWD I was staring at my phone like whet? Is dudes squeezing balls and juice pop out?? :wtf: But they not gay cause they didn’t put the thang and bang? I CAN’T.. So I need to man prostate and see if booty juice seep out??? SO MANNIE QUESTIONS

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    Smokey in the mountains shaking Timber...WAKE UP, WAKE UP *spits tobaccy* WAKE UP...it's about to be a Civie War *spits tobaccy* Lock and load brother, lock and load :confused:

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  • SOTHERNGRL

    The cop that shot Tamir was recommended for TERMINATION in a Mayberry type town. Boss said he didn’t think what was wrong with that cop could be fixed.
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    @LoveZoe What? That chit ridic

  • Unshakable

    @Auntie Sandrita,

    What happened to the post about the incompetent cop who shot Tamir? I had posted, then when my screen refreshed, the post had seemingly disappeared.

  • SOTHERNGRL

    No background check?
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    @MsJeter Most daycare centers these days do background checks on potential employees but you mean to say the Damn PD aint doing it. Just out here giving out guns to stupid azz folks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

    Then this morning the news reported that the cop that shot the 12 year old with the fake gun “resigned” from his last cop gig after he had an emotional breakdown on the shooting range. WTF

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    Where is the psych eval on these people? The training?

  • SOTHERNGRL

    Sean Hanmity
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    This Racist azz fuktard right here. I cant stand his yt azz

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Sean Hanmity
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    This Racist azz fuktard right here. I cant stand his yt azz
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    isnt he a magician like for real-for real? :think:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    isnt he a magician like for real-for real?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^If this what we calling KKK these days then Yeah. Stank bastard

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :newpost:

    On topice - I'm sorry but I have lost faith in our government long time ago :shrugs: next!