Editorial, El Nuevo Día
September 30, 2014
The resignation of the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, represents a new hurdle in the struggle for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, but doesn’t diminish the primary responsibility of president Barack Obama to pay attention to the united demand of all Puerto Ricans supporting their compatriot.
There is no doubt that Holder, who will leave office holding the record for more pro-civil rights initiatives than any other U.S. Attorney General, has been the member of Obama’s government with the most knowledge and activism in affairs concerning Puerto Rico.
During his incumbency he was directly involved in the investigation of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division concerning the violation of such civil rights by the Puerto Rico Police, which resulted in a lawsuit settled by way of agreement that commits the Puerto Rican government…
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