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Attorney General Eric Holder seems to have selective empathy

Attorney General Eric Holder
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Attorney General Eric Holder is quoted in the Wednesday USA Today as saying,

I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man, . . . I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. ... 'Let me search your car' ... Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.

Holder Was in Ferguson, MO, speaking about the killing of Michael Brown. Holder's empathy may be well placed, only time and testimony will tell. . . .

But there is apparently no empathy for Shaneen Allen, a South Philadelphia black woman who was stopped in New Jersey for a minor traffic violation. Allen, who was trying to do the right thing, informed the officer that she had a Pennsylvania Carry Permit, and was in possession of a handgun. She had passed a background check, and done everything right, except, she was unaware of the despotic nature of the Garden State's gun laws.

The question for Holder is this, "Have you ignored Shaneen Allen because

  1. she is a woman, and to you is unimportant (like Ray Rice's Baby Mamma)?
  2. or, as a legal gun owner and carrier, she just doesn't fit your citizen disarmament narrative?

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A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3 (NLT)

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