Regarding Wednesday’s article “Holder: ‘Justice must be done’ ”: Questions surfaced about the objectivity and competence of Attorney General Eric Holder when he did not prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation. Despite eyewitness testimony that the Panthers brandished nightsticks and used racial slurs against whites at the entrance to a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008, Mr. Holder let it slide.
Further respect for him was lost when he claimed he did not know about his department’s role in the gun smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious. In that fiasco, arms were allowed to cross the border into Mexico into the hands of drug cartels. The law enforcement aim of this preposterous idea was murky. However, it did result in the death of a Border Patrol agent as well as that of countless Mexican civilians.
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