Arlen Williams @ New Zeal:
In the Daily Caller:
Daily Caller’s caption: “Future U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is seen in the 1973 yearbook of Columbia University in New York City. He graduated from the Ivy League school that year. (Image courtesy of “University Archives, Columbia University in the City of New York)”
As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.
Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon.
Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.” The change, the group insisted, was to be made “in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.”
Black radicals from the same group also occupied the office of Dean of Freshman Henry Coleman until their demands were met. Holder has publicly acknowledged being a part of that action.
The details of the student-led occupation, including the claim that the raiders were “armed,” come from a deleted Web page of the Black Students’ Organization (BSO) at Columbia, a successor group to the SAAS.
Eric Holder, “SMH.”
Eric Holder is the United States Attorney General.
Eric Holder replaced none other than Jamie The Wolf Gorelick as Deputy Attorney General, under Janet Reno and Bill Clinton, in 1997. Both of these positions required confirmation hearings and a vote, in the U.S. Senate.
Eric Holder, incidentally, has also been a judge, of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
How did it come about that this highly important and pertinent information was not publicly known and discussed, until the Daily Caller brought it out, last night?