Loretta Elizabeth Lynch (born 1959) is the current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Media reports on Nov. 7, 2014 reported that she was a contender to be President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General. She has held the U.S. Attorney’s position since 2010, and previously held this position from 1999-2001. During her first term as U.S. Attorney, Lynch oversaw prosecution of the New York police officers in the Abner Louima case.
Lynch was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1959. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1981 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984.
… From 1994 to 1998, she served as the Chief of the Long Island Office and became involved in several political corruption cases involving the government of Brookhaven, New York. In addition, the United States v. Volpe, et al. police brutality case.
…. From 2003 to 2005, she was a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She remained there until January 20, 2010, when President Barack Obama nominated Lynch to again serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Lynch’s office indicted Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, helped investigate Citigroup over mortgage securities sold by the bank, which resulted in the bank agreeing to a US$7 billion settlement, and was also involved in the US$1.2 billion settlement with with HSBC over lapses in the bank anti money laundering controls.
Death of Eric Garner
In the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died in a chokehold by police, Lynch met with Garner’s family and Al Sharpton discussing the federal prosecution of the police officer believed responsible in Garner’s death. After the meeting, Sharpton said Lynch “was very open” to his request of a “serious federal investigation” in the death of Garner.
So, kind of a parody of an Obama AG nomination: an upper crust black woman (Obama isn’t comfortable around blacks who didn’t go to Harvard), but with experience working with Rev. Al to fight the Greatest Problem of Our Time, the White Racist War on Black Babies’ Bodies.
By the way, all this obsession lately with the phrases “black babies” and “black bodies?” I wonder if it’s really a setup by the thinner-lipped sort of Talented Tenth Harvard African-Americans who see themselves as the natural leaders of the black masses to get their blacker potential rivals to embarrass themselves trying to say “black babies’ bodies.” Somebody should try to get Jesse Jackson on video attempting to say “black babies’ bodies.”
Speaking of Eric Holder, here’s Matt Taibbi’s latest Rolling Stone article about how Holder let Jamie Dimon’s Chase bank off the hook over most of the obviously toxic mortgages they peddled. Put it together with Ferguson and it’s a classic low-high squeeze play on the middle: “Hey, everybody, the biggest story in the world is a $40k per year white cop shooting unarmed black teen Michael Brown! Get him! Jamie Dimon, who’s that? Haven’t you been reading the headlines? There are no headlines about some Dimon person, they are all about Michael Brown. Black babies’ bodies are being gunned down and you are worrying about Jamie Dimon? Think about race, not Chase!”