With the election in the rear view the probability calendar for the Saint Louis Grand Jury decision is now at the apex and will remain there for the next two weekends.
The Grand Jury decision is anticipated either this weekend or next, with the highest probability being this weekend preceding Veterans Day Tuesday November 11th. For those unfamiliar with the pre-planning here’s what to expect and what to look for?
First, it’s important to remember the broad stroke strategy was roughly planned out in August with the details filling in along the way. You really didn’t think that civil war CMH award yesterday was just some random calendar pick did you?
Most of the references you’ll see in the media will mention the Department of Justice or DOJ, however it’s also important to draw a distinction between the DOJ and the actual agency being discussed, the “Community Relations Service”, or CRS, which is within the DOJ.
When the media reference the DOJ in this phase what they are really highlighting is the CRS. You will not see blue windbreaker jackets with bold yellow FBI written on the back; that’s not how the CRS works.
The CRS is essentially a shadow entity within the civil rights division of the DOJ, they are sometimes called “the peacekeepers“. However, it’s important to understand the CRS as written, vs the CRS as actually practiced.
 Under President Obama, the group’s mission has expanded substantially. Officials are permitted to take on a more aggressive role, moving from a “reactionary” to a “preventative” stance, CRS Director Ondray Harris told the website Main Justice.
The CRS activity as written would have you believe they are a civil rights entity whose primary purpose is to keep the peace and racial harmony amid potentially explosive social events like the Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown shootings.
Historically that’s a fair interpretation of their original intents. However, since Attorney General Eric Holder took charge of the DOJ they have taken on a divergent goal.
The former head of the CRS, Ondray Harris, (quoted in the above statement) actually quit working for the federal government because President Obama and Eric Holder forced a very specific racial agenda into the agency. The CRS was changed from aiding and assisting civil rights challenges, to a position of advocating for the professionally black.
The CRS is now primarily focused on controlling the “optics” of the various civil rights groups; they are, in essence, in the public relations business. In the Eric Holder era we have to change the descriptions to give more accuracy to the new reality.
Post 2007/08 the various professional civil rights groups are more accurately identified as the Black Grievance Industry, or BGI. Likewise the civil rights division of the DOJ, using the CRS, has modified its mission statement to become the protector of the public image within the various BGI affiliates: NAACP, NAN, NBPP, “Dream Defenders” etc.
So what you will see play out in Ferguson Missouri will be the CRS (Community Relations Service) playing the role of image handler for the various protests and racial grievance activists who form the larger BGI (Black Grievance Industry). That’s why they met with Obama in the White House on Wednesday.
Wherever you see or hear DOJ in a print of broadcast outlet, you can replace the term with CRS. The DOJ is the CRS for all of the reports in the foreseeable future around Ferguson and Saint Louis Missouri, albeit – as mentioned – without the blue windbreakers etc.
So who are they ?
In similar fashion Lum then reports to Eric Holder, who reports to the White House. If things go horribly wrong with the execution of the plan, Lum is the guy who will take the fall to protect the administration.
So he plays an important role.
[December 2012] This week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., formally installed Grande H. Lum as the ninth Director of the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service (CRS). See the press release here.
Grande Lum and Barack Obama were classmates at Harvard, and interestingly he was solicited to work for the administration at an event you might be familiar with.
[August 2008] “It started innocently enough when a friend invited me to an Obama event that she was co-hosting in San Francisco soon after he announced he was running for President. We were all classmates at Harvard Law School, though I was in only one class with Obama and would say hi in the hallways, but that was about it” – Grande Lum (link)
“You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Officially The Community Relations Service (CRS) is an agency created within the U.S. Department of Justice by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At the time of its inception, CRS worked with Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders to address tensions arising from differences of race, color and national origin.
CRS continues that work today, and pursuant to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, supports local efforts to prevent and respond to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
[…] The agency is often the Justice Department’s first responders to community conflict. CRS’ conciliators help build trust and bridges where there is distrust between communities, law enforcement and government.
The Community Relations Service is known as the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Peacemaker” and is neither a law enforcement agency nor a prosecutorial authority. CRS conciliation specialists build bridges by enhancing communication and building relationships.
The Community Relations Service is statutorily required to provide its’ services impartially and in confidence. The Agency’s staff is composed of individuals with professional backgrounds in law enforcement, human rights, mediation, psychology, business and other disciplines. (link)
Now remember what Mr. Ondray Harris said:…. “ Under President Obama, the group’s mission has expanded substantially. Officials are permitted to take on a more aggressive role, moving from a “reactionary” to a “preventative” stance, CRS Director Ondray Harris told the website Main Justice“….. Shortly before Harris quit in disgust.
So far, for the CRS, the Saint Louis/Ferguson mobs have been difficult to protect from their own broadcasted image. But they are expending massive resources in/around the area to diffuse the imagery of rioting and looting black mob violence ahead of the Grand Jury no-bill decision.
The imagery is the most important aspect, this will be the primary focus. Remember the CRS is no longer in the business of racial healing – their mission objectives now are to protect the public image of the black grievance industry; they are the PR firm.
CRS members are difficult to spot, but if you know what too look for -and you remember the goals- you will be able to identify the CRS members as they appear.
They are usually AME church members, civic leaders, or professional leftists and community organizers, many from the immediate area who are focused -primarily- on racial issues. About half of the CRS activists will be from the outside Saint Louis as they operate based on regional areas of responsibility; the other half will be contracted and paid from within the local community.
If you identify a name or description of a person who is focused on, engaged in, or participating on some aspect of controlling the imagery of the raging horde, they are more than likely under the employ or direction of the CRS.