Attorney General Holder To Resign – Too Big To Jail

Attorney General Holder To Resign – Too Big To Jail

September, 2014

Dear Care for Crash Victims community Members:

This decision by the current Attorney General (AG) opens questions about the policies of the Obama Administration regarding failures to protect Americans from crash injuries and deaths as well as preventing crimes in the suites – both corporate and governmental.

The NY Times Editorial reviewing Mr. Holder’s record noted:

“On the financial front, he did not prosecute a single prominent banker or firm in connection with the subprime mortgage crisis that nearly destroyed the economy. These are not accomplishments to be proud of.

Of course, Mr. Holder has always served at the pleasure of the president, who has his own policy priorities and political survival to consider.”  See{%221%22%3A%22RI%3A8%22} Last year the NY Times noted: “At the same Wednesday judiciary committee meeting where Attorney General Eric Holder hemmed and hawed before acknowledging that the president cannot authorize a drone strike on American soil, against an American terrorist suspect posing no imminent threat, he explained why the Justice Department has failed to bring criminal charges against a single Wall Street bank. Mr. Holder suggested, as a Financial Times headline put it this morning, that some banks are “too big to jail.”….

“Mr. Holder said: “I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.”

“It’s nice and all that Mr. Holder cares about the stability of the global financial system, but that is not Mr. Holder’s job. As attorney general he is the country’s top law enforcement officer, and in that capacity he should prosecute criminals and criminal institutions.

“As we wrote in an editorial after the no-indict decision, “when prosecutors choose not to prosecute to the full extent of the law in a case as egregious as this, the law itself is diminished. The deterrence that comes from the threat of criminal prosecution is weakened, if not lost.”” See

So in the endless cases of crash deaths and serious injuries currently resulting in nearly 100 crash deaths and 400 serious crash injuries per day under the Obama Administration and no criminal prosecutions of a single corporate or government official is it not time for reform?  It is a time when the President’s decisions on who will replace AG Holder and NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman will reveal who is most responsible for the nation’s failures to protect Americans from crash deaths and serious injuries.

Currently under President Obama’s expected 8 years, the nation is on track to record nearly 250,000 crash deaths – more than twice the number of Americans who died in the Afghanistan, Iraq, Viet Nam, and Korean wars combined.  Plus about 1 million serious crash injuries and $7 trillion in societal losses.

It’s time to change direction for the better — here in the U.S.A. 

Last week President Obama spoke about problems all around the world as he is leading the U.S. into another war.  At the Clinton Global Initiative President Obama said:

“No matter how dark the hour, we remember those words of Dr. King: “The time is always ripe to do right.”  


So now the time is ripe for President Obama to do right.  Here in the U.S.A.



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