Holder cops out

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:02 am

You might think a US Attorney General who has so much to investigate in his own backyard — e.g., the IRS targeting of conservatives, or Justice’s own targeting of reporters as criminals — would be too busy or self-conscious to go after an enterprise as successful as the NYPD. Then again, a last-minute game-changer may be just what President Obama’s politics demands.

New York learned yesterday that Eric Holder’s Justice Department will be intervening on the side of those challenging the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy in federal court. The thinking is, correctly, that Justice’s intervention will give Judge Shira Scheindlin the cover to impose a monitor on the NYPD that the case itself hasn’t produced.

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