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Black Minister Wants Holder Apology: 'Hands Down, Tell the Truth'

By    |   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 06:09 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder should apologize to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, for his role in creating an atmosphere that led to unrest, says African-American Bishop E.W. Jackson, who leads the conservative group STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny).

Appearing Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," Jackson said Holder was wrong to visit Ferguson after the killing of Michael Brown, 18, a black man shot dead by white police officer Darren Wilson in August.

"Just flip it around," Jackson said. "Imagine that the attorney general were white, and that the victim in Ferguson were white, and that the attorney general arrived and goes to a white group and says, look, I may be attorney general but I'm also white, and I know what it is to live near black people ... I had to run away from a group of black people one time when I was running down the street."

Such a statement would have "caused a hue and cry across the land," Jackson said. "So, yes, he's in part responsible for the conditions in Ferguson right now."

Holder should apologize and tell protesters to change their chant from "Hands up, don't shoot," to "Hands down, tell the truth," he said.

Conflicting testimony from witnesses said both that Brown had his hands up when Wilson shot him and that Brown was charging at Wilson. A local grand jury found no evidence to indict Wilson, and the Justice Department found no evidence that Wilson violated Brown's civil rights.

The Justice report also noted there was no evidence that Brown's hands were raised.

But a separate report found widespread racism within the Ferguson Police Department, leading to more protests in recent days. Two police officers were wounded by gunfire during a protest last week.

"We need to support these businesses that are trying to get back on their feet. We need to bring peace to this community," Jackson told Cavuto. "And, in fact, his report did just the opposite. It stoked more unrest and more division."

Jackson called on the people of Ferguson to "ignore the likes of Eric Holder and Al Sharpton and, frankly, even the president of the United States, and go on about the business of building their own community."

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Attorney General Eric Holder should apologize to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, for his role in creating an atmosphere that led to unrest, says African-American Bishop E.W. Jackson, who leads the conservative group STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny).
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