Ferguson Is Only the Beginning if Loretta Lynch Replaces Eric Holder

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Ferguson Is Only the Beginning if Loretta Lynch Replaces Eric Holder

One common ideology explains why.

An African-American heritage is not the only thing outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder shares with the Obama administration’s nominated replacement. When President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch on November 8 as the next attorney general, he selected Holder’s ideological double. Both Holder and Lynch espouse the same radical racial prejudices that now stoke the flames of race riots in the United States.

Lynch is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. President Obama noted that she “might be the only lawyer in America who battles mobsters, and drug lords and terrorists, and still has a reputation for being a charming people person.” Over the 15 years she has worked in the Justice Department, Lynch has earned a “non-partisan,” “independent” reputation—prosecuting high-profile Republicans and Democrats alike, U.S. corporations, Asian gangs and al Qaeda operatives.

Lynch is currently the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, New York.
Lynch’s biggest case—“one of her proudest moments,” as Obama described it—was that of Abner Louima. A black Haitian migrant, Louima was sodomized by a white police officer with a broomstick in a Brooklyn precinct in 1997. The officer received a deserved 30-year prison sentence.

Louima, the victim, recently told a family friend that his case was the last one he could think of in which police officers involved in an assault or killing of a black man went to jail. “In his case,” Louima’s friend wrote for the New Yorker, “justice was served in part because of the public pressure, and because there were federal prosecutors involved, including the current nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch.”

Louima thinks that what is happening in Ferguson is “not a good signal to send to a [justice] system that’s already not working.” Louima (and perhaps many others) believes that the justice system last worked in New York with his case under District Attorney Lynch.

But will the system work for the nation under Attorney General Lynch?

Lynch, like Holder, is from the same school of black leaders who detect white racism in almost every case involving black victims. As part of an April panel called “Strengthening the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color,” Lynch believes that “racial bias is pervasive. Research has shown that people who are not consciously mistrustful of African-Americans or intentionally racist can still behave in a way that is influenced by racial bias.” While there may be truth in Lynch’s view, the extent to which it influences policy and public perception is worrisome.

Like Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch deems voter identification laws as racist and fully supports the Justice Department’s legal action against them. “Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so much of what Dr. King fought for … and reverse the goals that have been made in voting in this country,” she said at a ceremony celebrating the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. “But I’m proud to tell you that the Department of Justice has looked at these laws, and looked at what’s happening in the Deep South and in my home state of North Carolina, [and] has brought lawsuits against those voting rights changes that seek to limit our ability to stand up and exercise our rights as citizens. And those lawsuits will continue.”

While there may be truth in Lynch’s view, the extent to which it influences policy and public perception is worrisome.
Lynch has also used the same reasoning to oppose the death penalty. “[Y]ou can be as fair as possible in a particular case,” she argued, “but the reality is that the federal death penalty is still going to hit harder on certain groups.” This means, according to Loretta Lynch, that minorities will always be victims.

Like Holder, Lynch condemns the “school-to-prison pipeline” that she believes some institutions have become. “We understand that rules are important,” she told an audience earlier this year, “but we also know that when we sit and look at schools that have the zero tolerance programs, they are often used, and they take our babies, minority children, black children, Hispanic children, and they put them out of school before they have a chance to learn.”

Is it any wonder then that protesters in Ferguson overlook Michael Brown’s marijuana use, aggressive behavior and disobedience to law enforcement officials, and instead focus only on how he was denied a chance to go to a technical college?

Just as Eric Holder became personally entangled in the cases involving Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown—beyond what a public prosecutor should—Loretta Lynch became personally mired in the Eric Garner case when she met his family in August in a closed-door meeting with Al Sharpton. Garner is a black New Yorker who died after an altercation with a white police officer.

The fundamental racial issues that have dogged Holder’s tenure will not change under Lynch. As John Perazzo of FrontPage Mag sarcastically put it, Loretta Lynch is Eric Holder’s “perfect successor.” Yet President Obama insists that “it’s pretty hard to be more qualified for this job than Loretta.”

John Perazzo of FrontPage Mag sarcastically put it, Loretta Lynch is Eric Holder’s “perfect successor.”
Her probable confirmation, unfortunately, will mean more Fergusons, more racial prejudice, more race riots—not less. Wittingly or unwittingly, the racial ideology Holder and Lynch share does not help America’s race problems. In some cases, it legitimizes them.

“All across America,” noted Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, “the topic of race is dominating discussion more and more. Such issues as crime and punishment, employment, college admissions, income and poverty rates are increasingly viewed through the lens of skin color.” Mr. Flurry wrote this in the January 2015 Philadelphia Trumpet, in an article titled “America: The Attack From Within Continues.” He continued:

What will be the outcome of such racist remarks? When you accuse people of racism without any proof—which most of them don’t have, they just spout out the words—you are filling your country with hatred and division that leads to a race war, civil war and violence! These commentators are either ignorant of what they are doing—or they want a race war. Some extremists do want a race war. And Bible prophecy tells us that they are going to get one.

To understand why Ferguson is only the beginnings of what the Bible prophesies, read Mr. Flurry’s article “America: The Attack From Within Continues” and his booklet America Under Attack. These prophecies reveal the sobering events ahead and the inspiring outcome of God’s intervention in American (and global) politics.