Eric Holder Strongly Criticizes Stand Your Ground Laws, Opens Up About Trayvon Martin Case

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Eric Holder

Trayvon’s death last spring caused me to sit down to have a conversation with my own 15 year old son, like my dad did with me. This was a father-son tradition I hoped would not need to be handed down. But as a father who loves his son and who is more knowing in the ways of the world, I had to do this to protect my boy. I am his father and it is my responsibility, not to burden him with the baggage of eras long gone, but to make him aware of the world he must still confront. This is a sad reality in a nation that is changing for the better in so many ways.

As important as it was, I am determined to do everything in my power to ensure that the kind of talk I had with my son isn’t the only conversation that we…

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Interview with IAEA Director General on Iran

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Yukiya Amano (right) is Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He replaced Mohammad El Bardei in July 2009 as the head of the organization.

For those who don’t know the organization, its part of the UN and its main task is described as the following:

The IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the world’s Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development.

Amano recently gave a very interesting interview to the Russia Today about the IAEA’s dealings with Iran. Among the questions addressed are whether the IAEA would be able to detect Iran deciding to “breakout” in order to make a bomb, the impact of sanctions, as well as other related issues. Very interesting.

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Tom Joyner Offers Rachel Jeantel Full Scholarships

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Rachel Jeantel (pictured right), the last person to speak with slain  Trayvon Martin before his unfortunate murder, was offered a full scholarship by radio host Tom Joyner (pictured) this week to show both solidarity and support for the heavily criticized teen, according to Black America Web.

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On Tuesday morning, Joyner spoke with Jeantel, after appearing on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Inspired by Jeantel’s spirited comments, Joyner expressed support to the 19 year old, saying, “Hi Rachel, this is Tom Joyner. I love you, I really do love you.”

But Jeantel clearly wasn’t prepared for what would come next, “If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that…

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Twitter User Helps Get Zimmerman Juror B37’s Book Deal Cancelled!

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Juror B37 was ready to profit from the murder of Trayvon Martin, but one motivated Sistah on social media had something to say about that. Less than 48 hours after helping wanna-be cop George Zimmerman get away with murder, the juror inked a book deal. Well, Twitter user MoreAndAgain found the Twitter handle of the agent who helped to make the deal happen.

Obviously, the Twitter campaign worked.

And Juror 37B had this to say:

“The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband’s perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our ‘system’ of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our ‘spirit’ of justice,” she said in a statement. “Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for…

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Stand Your Ground Law “Sow Dangerous Conflict in Our Neighborhoods”

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Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder, a longtime target of Republicans who have tried to force him out of office, now faces the prospect of angering liberal supporters when the Justice Department decides whether to file federal charges in the Trayvon Martin killing.

 

Civil rights groups are planning nationwide vigils, and more than a million people support an online petition drive calling for admitted shooter George Zimmerman to face federal charges in the February 2012 killing.

 

Holder confronted that political pressure Tuesday in a speech to the NAACP, which is conducting the petition drive.

 

He repeated his pledge for a full investigation of Martin’s death in the aftermath of Zimmerman’s acquittal on murder and manslaughter charges by a Florida court, but was careful to avoid any promise or hint of federal charges.

 

Despite outrage, federal charges uncertain in Zimmerman case

 

Instead, Holder…

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Source: Justice Dept. investigates former vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Is it related to Stuxnet and cyber attacks on Iran computers?
Vahid Tofighi

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By Barbara Starr

The former vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation by the Justice Department regarding material in a book by David Sanger, a correspondent for The New York Times, a source directly familiar with the situation said Thursday.

The source could not confirm that the investigation involving Retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright is specifically about the Stuxnet computer virus, which Sanger writes about in his 2013 book “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power.”

NBC News reported Thursday, citing legal sources, that Cartwright has been told he’s under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about Stuxnet, a complex virus that infected computers in Iranian nuclear facilities in 2010.

That leak was one of a series of national security-related leaks last year and had details of how the United States and Israel were behind the Stuxnet attack.

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