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Linda Chavez: AG Holder fueling racial tensions

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Words matter -- and never more so than when race is involved. For more than a week, we have been repeatedly told that a white police officer shot and killed an "unarmed black teenager" on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. The words conjure the image of a kid gunned down because of the color of his skin by a trigger-happy white cop. And now we have the highest law enforcement official in the nation reinforcing ...

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August 25, 2014
8:14 a.m.

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Holder went there because of the unrest. Absent two weeks of chaos, he would have never gone down there. No one else seemed to have an answer re: how to solve the problem.

Chavez presents presents the typical conservative talking points - he wasn't a kid, he wasn't harmless (they said unharmed - not harmless), discredits the witnesses against Wilson while presenting the officer's version. The other side won't be happy unless the officer is arrested, convicted, and imprisoned.

This event says more about what people's views on race and politics are than it does about what actually happened on the day in question.

August 25, 2014
7:50 p.m.

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It wasn't brown in the store - that guy is wearing a t-shirt, brown a shirt with a collar. 1/2 hr later and where are the cigars? I do not believe he was thief in video. Police are trying to deflect anger but creating more anger instead.