BET Wire: Holder to the Rescue

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Holder Shares a Story

Holder, now the nation's top cop, shared with students at St. Louis Community College his own unpleasant brushes with law enforcement. While heading to a movie in the U.S. capital's tony Georgetown neighborhood he was stopped by the police. At that time, he recalled, "I was a federal prosecutor. I wasn't a kid. I was a federal prosecutor. I worked at the United States Department of Justice,” he said, which left him feeling “angry and upset.” On another occasion, his car was searched on the New Jersey Turnpike. “I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was,” he said. "I understand that mistrust. I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a Black man."

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