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Writer Says Eric Holder Should Tell Ferguson Protesters to “Pull Up Their Pants”

As Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Missouri on Wednesday to deal with the unrest inJason Riley Ferguson, one Wall Street Journal editorial board member says Holder should be more concerned with the attire of protesters than the deαth of Michael Brown.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley said Eric Holder’s arrival in the city was just part of Obama’s attempt to be the “race-healer-in-chief” and discussed what Holder should say while he’s there.

“These looters and rioters do not need to hear from the attorney general that criticism of Obama is race-based,” Riley told Fox News anchor Bret Bauer. “What they need to hear from this Black man in this position — the nation’s leading law enforcement official — is that they need to stay out of trouble with the law. They need to pull up their pants and finish school and take care of their kids. That is the message they need to hear.”

While in Ferguson, Holder will meet with local as well as federal law enforcement agents regarding the case.

In an op-ed for the St. Louis Dispatch, Holder discussed some core concerns at play in Ferguson.

“At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system,” Holder stated. “At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened.”

The Washington Post reports that a grand jury could begin hearing evidence against Officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down unarmed teen Michael Brown, as early as Wednesday. Still, it could take until October for all of the evidence to be presented, said St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.

h/t: The Raw Story.

yvette

23 Comment

  1. It a free job. Why don't he go to Missouri and tell to pull up their PANTS?

  2. Theres always a house nigger in every bunch. Jason Riley is one of those. The people in ferguson are finally speaking that white mans language. He only understands money and violence. What they call violence i call intelligence. Even an animal defends itself when attackec.

  3. In order for the people of Ferguson (like in any other low income neighborhood around the country) to finish school and work and help they kids is for there to be jobs with LIVING WAGES. You can’t go work full time on minimum wage and expect to have a savings account, you still qualify for public assistance! And if you’re working extra hours to make ends meet you sacrifice time with your kids or having time to go to school yourself. Lets be clear, pulling up your pants doesn’t pull you out of poverty and when you live in a community that is so neglected and vilified a culture of being “hard” and “not giving a fuq” will necessarily emerge because the rest of society sees them that way (or worse) anyway. Better fund their schools, offer incentive based job trainings that lead to decent jobs with living wages and and a universal childcare system WILL bring men and woman to Mr. Riley’s expectations (although more like moralism.) Shoot, we’d all benefit from this! #solidaritywithFerguson #DecriminalizeBlack #BlackLivesMatter too.

  4. People like this we'll be back in cotton fields hollering yussur bossman and he wouldn't be a house bigger cuz he's too dark. Defend your people DUMMY.

  5. Those who stayed out of trouble didn't shoot the young brother 6 times, someone white did. Those who pants are falling off them didn't shoot the young brother 6 times, someone white did. Those who are taking care of their kids didn't shoot the brother 6 times, someone white did.
    When this sell out addresses the issue as to whom fired the gun he should pull his pants down and let someone he despises Black whip his behind until he realizes he just as Black as the ones he is criticizing for free to the white man for nothing!

  6. This man is a Pathology Pimp. I saw him on Fox News the other day peddling his new book. People like him write books and articles critical of Black America so that they can go on outlets like Fox and sell their wares to an audience that is more than happy to gobble up any and all information that will validate their disdain for black people. Especially if the message comes from someone black. He writes his book not for the purpose of finding solutions, but to capitalize on a market of whites who love to blame black people. His writings are like music to the ears of whites who simply like to blame black people for all social ills. He transforms a bunch of distorted statistics into a language that soothes white fears by relieving them of any social responsibility by putting the burden of the perceived black pathology (real or otherwise) squarely on the back of black America. He makes his money selling black stereotypes to white America.

    South Africa dealt with their problem of people like Jason Riley with gasoline and an old tire. I would NEVER condone that type of behavior …IJS. But we do need to find alternative ways to deal with the sell-outs amongst us in America. Where is the Drop Squad when you need it?

  7. I agree. Pull up your pants, learn some manners, respect for ourselves and our communities, embrace the hard fought right to education and voting, stop being irresponsible parenting (conception to child rearing).

  8. Baboon looking ass hole. He is not good enough to even speak on the subject. Yea, many young men need to pull their pants up, but is that justification to kill them. He needs to get somewhere and disappear…..Dog ass bastard!

  9. For us white kids it was "cut your hair." You know what I say? It's just as easy to turn your head away from my hair, or his pants, as it is for you to turn your eyes away from the homeless guy you ignore every day.

  10. Andrea Linson – You are one stupid person. The way kids dress does not justify murder. Yes they need to pull up their pants and respect their elders but it doesn't justify murder!

  11. I agree. I despise the look and when these politicians go in to these black communities they need to get gut level about the issues blacks aren't addressing themselves.

  12. I'll let you in on a little secret. The secret to self-improvement is trying to be a better human. You're failing.

  13. Yvette MakingitHappen Holloway, I dont know how you got the misunderstanding that anything I said justifies murdering our black boys and men. Nothing in the piece said anything about Michael Brown's dress warranting his death. I assumed, which was my mistake, that it would be understood from my statements that all change is brought about first through personal change. I did say, "respect for ourselves and our communities." I guess I do appear "stupid" to someone who inferred something from the article or my post that was present in neither.

  14. Yvette MakingitHappen Holloway, I dont know how you got the misunderstanding that anything I said justifies murdering our black boys and men. Nothing in the piece said anything about Michael Brown's dress warranting his death. I assumed, which was my mistake, that it would be understood from my statements that all change is brought about first through personal change. I did say, "respect for ourselves and our communities." I guess I do appear "stupid" to someone who inferred something from the article or my post that was present in neither.

  15. I don't like a lot of things we do as a race of people but I certainly want get on national TV and degrade my people in the manner in which this person has done numerous times. His longing to be white has cause him to evolve into self hate of his Blackness. Sadly this idiot and like Elder would die of a heart attack if the very same white folks they skin and grin for called them the "N" word! We have morals just like anyone else. We obey the law just like everyone else. We have kids just like everyone else and we fall short in areas just like everyone else! What we collectively should be mad about is the settle closet racism these so called moderators/host/TV anchors engage in going unchecked by us. They only want one voice that reflects theirs, that looks like us speaking, to the issues they deem are important! And this closet settle racism is on all networks not just fox!

  16. house nikka scum prolly coonin back in his office tryna get laughs up out the masta

  17. I have to admit that as a black women here in the United States of America, I see that our young, and some middle age men and women walk around with their pants to their knees. They obviously do not know history whether it is white or black. Do they realize that in the 1930s and 40s that the insane asylum took the belts from their patients so that they would not harm themselves. This is why their pants were hanging down. In the jailhouse environment, the gay men and women would wear their pants sagging to “invite” other prisoners to have sex with them. Why do our young people wear their pants sagging, it is because of the rap singers with their negative vibes. When will Black Americans wake up and smell the coffee and see that the Tea Party and other white people want to put us back in the cotton fields. However, the comment made at this particular time and this particular subject does not excuse the fact that white people in authority are killing our black brothers whether they are guilty or not. Does this sound like the same scenario as the KKK. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and this is mine. Put that cop killer behind bars, have a court proceeding finding him guilty of shooting an unarmed person and hang him from the highest tree.

  18. I was responding to what the baboon stated, not what you wrote my Dear – feels like you think you are more important than you are. True brothers need to pull their pants up but so do these white boys doing the same thing. Who wants to talk about that or are the white kids invisible when they do it. True, it's nasty and horrible and Obama told young boys to "pull your pants up" in the early days of his presidency. Eric Holder would have been blasted back to Washington if he went there talking about how these kids dress – that was not his purpose. Their parents need to tell them to pull their pants up and the girls around them need to refuse to date them until they respect themselves….now that's what needs to happen.

  19. Saje Williams – now you talking….Think about that one – the homeless people who you ignore everyday….. The Mayor here in San Diego ran on a platform of providing housing to the homeless here in Diego – and you know what, there are more homeless people living in the tents the city provided for them than there were before he even got into office. He is a Republican and all his cronies must have convinced him to look the other way as they do.

  20. Andrea Linson – Now that I am back on this page, I see what you were referring too. Why is Facebook duplicating what we say here – that's dumb and not right! Sorry for calling you stupid Andrea but the irresponsible parenting statement was not cool either.

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