Eric Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Al Sharpton, Says Facts, Law Will Guide Trayvon Martin Investigation

Elizabeth Harrington, CNS News, April 11, 2012

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.”

At the opening of NAN’s 14th annual convention in Washington, D.C., the attorney general first thanked MSNBC’s Rev. Sharpton “for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.”

Concerning Trayvon Martin, Holder said, “I know that many of you are greatly—and rightly—concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose future has been lost to the ages.”


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.

[Editor’s Note: A video of Mr. Holder’s comments is available at the original article.]

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  • Hirschibold

     This is, as Andrew Breitbart said, a Dadaist sideshow. Did John Derbyshire call the Greeks a pack of “homos?” Has Robert Weissberg instigated a riot that got innocent people killed (re: Freddy’s Fashion Mart?) I don’t know exactly what happened that night in Florida. But I do know that when a vulture like Sharpton is circling, he’s looking to fan the flames (literally) and the AG will undoubtedly close an eye for one of “his people.”

  • IstvanIN

    Eric “my people, gots me a white woman” Holder is as much a thug as the Reverand Al Sharpton.

    • I have often said the only difference between the Rev. Sharpton and Eric Holder is a law degree. I still believe that to be true….

    • xxxtonygunsxxx

       the light skinned blacks like holder, obama, rev wright, condi rice, colon powell etc are the angriest and most hateful because they are almost white but NOT QUITE. it is pretty humorous really. they are seething with envy and self- hate and project that hate on whites. it must suck to be black, glad im not. seems there is no bottom limit to black degeneracy and depravity. what a pathetic culture and race. pitiful. gladly they murder each other at a rate of 18000 per year so there is a silver lining to the cloud that is called african american culture. 

  • AmericaFirst

    Sorry to state the obvious, but Eric Holder is the most obviously racist Attorney General  since Palmer, maybe ever.  Possibly the most evil, as well.  I believe his openly biased choice of investigations and his own words and actions indicate that he realizes the administration he is part of will no longer be around after January 2013, so he is exercising his anti-white  prerogatives while he has the chance.  All Americans should welcome the oblivion he will soon return to.

  • Robert Binion

    Wow!  That was some video of Sharpton.  I have not seen him this unhinged since the NBC cafeteria ran out of Bosco.  For a living, some cook, others drive buses and a few field ground balls.  Sharpton rants.  Democratic polling must show real ennui among black voters for Holder to get this close.

  • anon

     Concerning Trayvon Martin, Holder said,
    “I know that many of you are greatly—and rightly—concerned about the
    recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose
    future has been lost to the ages.”

    Trayvon’s future has been “lost to the ages”?    What does that even MEAN?  What garbage people come up with!  Especially from the black racist Holder.

     How many here think Trayvon’s future would include the murder of someone else, the rape of someone else, or in prison for crimes he would commit “in his future” at taxpayers expense?   I most certainly do!

    Like his life holds more meaning that the life of one of his victims or of ONE of all the lives of INNOCENT White victims his racial brothers have inflicted on White Americans?  Give me a freakin’ break!

    Next they will be saying, Trayvon is “up there” looking down and demanding “justice” for the loss of  his  “future” life!

    • No

      You beat me to it . . . but that’s only because I fell out of my chair laughing and had to get First Aid.

      Next time, I’ll be the first to point out the absolute insanity ruling this country.

  • When whites demand justice for overwhelming cases of black on White atrocities – Whites are ignored. When blacks scream for a Kangaroo Court – they are appeased by our evil government.

    Only when this ceases, will America return.

    • No

      Sorry brother . . . you got it backwards.

      Only when America returns will this cease.

      • The point is, nothing is ceasing –
        it’s INCREASING.

        So, America’s not returning anytime soon. Not on it’s own. And not by mere talk.

        • xxxtonygunsxxx

           the population demographics will no longer favor  white majority rule but mainly because half at least of the white population that being a majority of white females and white homosexuals and leftists are aligned with the black coalition. 50 million mexicans 40 million blacks and the divided roughly 212 million whites. so there is currently total balkenization i predict ethnic and political cleansing as in bosnia and i advise white men to purchase as much ammo and firepower as they can and train and prepare.  

  • No

    “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

    So said Benjamin Franklin. 

    I think blacks at the very top of the race hustle and gubmint (which are pretty much the same thing) understand that principle.

    There’s a tiger called “angry white Americans” and they have it by the tail and can’t let it go.

    They have created so much potential backlash that they don’t DARE lose control of this mess.  That’s why you will NEVER see one black turn on another.  They will support each other right up until the white mob with the pitchforks breaks down the door.

    That’s when they’ll start shoving each other forward so they can be the last one on the guillotine.

  • rebelcelt

    Al Sharpton started his public career as a hoaxer, accusing proven innocent white men. Guess you get somebody with experience. 

  • June39

    The Black Panthers should rightly be catogorized as domestic terrorists. However, the DOJ will do nothing but let these savages run wild as will any enforcement office in the land. What a terrible state this nation is in. We pander to illegal aliens, we let crime run rampant in the streets, we give billions to our enemies and we welcome those who want to blow us to Kingdom come. This is not the America in which I was born.

  • Al Sharpton is a raving Negro and Eric Holder is a vile antiwhite racist.