On Monday, the Republican lieutenant governor of Missouri contended “there is more racism” within the United States Department of Justice than anywhere in metropolitan St. Louis. The area has been filled with tension since a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed a young black male adult in self defense.
Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg posed this question to Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) Monday: “Is there more racism in the Justice Department than there is in the town of Ferguson in the police department?”
“There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in any, yes, than anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Kinder answered, adding that “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.”
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Kinder went on to say: “The Justice Department has had an interest in fanning the flames of racial divisions since the first day Eric Holder took office. So has this president.” The lieutenant governor also told Malzberg he frequently enters the “urban core” and has had better success garnering votes in the big cities than other Republicans in the Show Me State.
The lieutenant governor’s comments come just two weeks after the Justice Department announced they would not be filing civil rights charges against Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. Wilson was cleared of similar charges from a grand jury last November.
Furthermore, 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams was charged with shooting two Ferguson police officers last week, though he said he did not intend to shoot the officers themselves. St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said he was “not 100 percent sure” Williams was telling the truth. McCulloch is the same attorney who handled Wilson’s case in November.
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h/t: CNS News
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