Missouri Lieutenant Governor Says There’s More Racism In The Justice Department Than In Ferguson
The Republican Lieutenant Governor of Missouri is stirring the pot with his out-of-touch remarks regarding racism, the Justice Department and Ferguson.
via Yahoo News
Missouri’s lieutenant governor lashed out at the Justice Department on Monday, accusing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration of racism in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson last year.
“There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said in an interview with NewsMaxTV Monday. “We are making progress. We’ve come an enormous way in 50 years. That’s not to say we don’t have still have more to do. But it is the left — it is the Eric Holder and Obama left — and their minions who are obsessed with race, while the rest of us are moving on beyond it.”
Kinder, a Republican, criticized the administration for “[inciting] a mob” during the protests that followed Brown’s killing.
“The whole blowup of this protest movement was based on the lie that never happened of ‘hands up don’t shoot,’” Kinder said in remarks that were first reported by BuzzFeed. “It’s bad enough the protesters were behaving that way, but we have a right to expect much more from the attorney general, the head of the Justice Department of the United States, and the president of the United States. And instead, what we got too often from them was incitement of the mob, and, uh, encouraging disorder in Ferguson and disrupting the peaceable going-about of our daily lives in the greater St. Louis region.”
He added: “Many of them have spent most of their careers defending Black Panthers and other violent radicals.”
How is Missouri “moving past” racism when there have been several questionable killings or shootings of unarmed black men in the St. Louis area over the past year IN ADDITION to Mike Brown’s murder??