Many are unfamiliar with Holder, who has had a long career as a prosecutor, a judge, and as a Deputy AG under Janet Reno while she was busy incinerating women and children at Waco and allowing shoot to kill orders to be issued at Ruby Ridge. While ostensibly responsible for public corruption prosecutions, it appears Holder was very shy (to put it charitably) about charging corruption targets.
He is also opposed to the death penalty, so we can expect to see use of the federal death penalty dry up under his watch. And since we'll be likely prosecuting Islamic terrorists in federal criminal courts we could face the prospect of mass murdering Islamists enjoying lengthy stays in domestic federal prisons.
He was instrumental in the pardon of billionaire criminal and Clinton crony Marc Rich and in covering up the plan to issue the pardon from the Justice Department, which likely would have opposed the pardon. He also was involved in covering for the Clinton pardon of 16 Puerto Rican FALN terrorists, at the end of the Clinton administration. This pardon of the FALN terrorists is particularly disturbing, since "[The]FALN threatened Judge Thomas McMillen’s life during their trial in Chicago and remained unrepentant in prison. Connor [the son of one of the FALN's victim's in that case] observes:
As the deputy attorney general, [Holder] was responsible for signing off on all clemency matters forwarded to the President, and in this case he recommended that clemency be granted -- despite vehement opposition from the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and his own Justice Department ... Indeed, rather than consult with attack victims and their families, Mr. Holder instead met privately with members of Congress and recommended what the FALN members should do to facilitate a grant of presidential clemency.From the reckless disregard for life shown by his former boss Janet Reno, to his ignoring the FBI and Justice with respect to pardons for the FALN terrorists, to his attempt to hide Marc Rich's pardon from his own Justice Department, is Holder really the kind of change the new Administration is going to bring us?