Shopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other techniques in light of threats made against the Mall of America in Minnesota and other shopping centers by Somali-based Islamist militants this week, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said.
“I certainly think we have to step up our sensitivities to what goes on in these commercial enterprises,” Holder said in an interview with CNN that aired on Friday. “It would be the responsible thing for operators of these malls to increase their capabilities when it comes to keeping people safe who are just going about their everyday lives.”
In a separate interview with Politico, also published on Friday, Holder said he would push in his final weeks in office to lower the standard of proof for civil-rights offenses that would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in future cases.
The Justice Department recently closed its investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, without filing charges against gunman George Zimmerman because of “insufficient evidence.”
With almost no due respect, Mr. Attorney General, I think stepping up our “sensitivities” is what got us to this place. The benign, academic way Holder and The Idiot King talk about terrorist threats is almost as chilling as the threats themselves. It’s like a thought experiment that they have been given in a freshman International Politics class. We’re dealing with people obsessed with killing anyone who disagrees with them and this administration is talking security cameras and mall cops.
Contrast that with the laser-like focus on George Zimmerman, who may be a minor train wreck of a human being but was exonerated in court and, as of today, hasn’t threaten to blow up any malls.
Perhaps a little more focus on ISIS, and a lot less on stories that MSNBC finds important.