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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nominee for AG

For John, BLUFit is time for A/G Holder to go (he is a major disappointment to me) and Ms Lynch will be a step up.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I kind of like President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.  Here is the lede for a New Yorker article on Ms Lynch.
On June 3, 1999, Loretta Lynch, who was then the chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, delivered the final arguments in the prosecution of several police officers accused of having beaten and sodomized a Brooklyn man named Abner Louima almost two years earlier, in an incident that began outside a club in Flatbush.  The trial had already taken a dramatic turn.  Officer Justin Volpe, whom Louima had identified as the policeman who rammed a broken broomstick up his rectum in a precinct-house bathroom, said that he was the one who had been attacked, and his lawyer argued that the internal injuries Louima suffered were the result of a prior homosexual encounter.  Then other officers came forward to testify against Volpe.  He ended up tearfully confessing, and Lynch and her colleagues saw him convicted in a case that, she later told the Wall Street Journal, she was determined not to present to the jury as a “referendum on race.”
I remember the Louima case, from fifteen years ago.  Ugly.

If Lawyer Lynch is the same person today as she was a decade and a half ago she is a good nominee.

The article writer is Ms Amy Davidson.

Regards  —  Cliff

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