MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is praising a Minneapolis program to reduce youth violence and pledged support from the Justice Department and plans to bring the program to a national scale.

Holder is calling reducing youth violence a “moral calling” and one of the most important tasks in shaping the nation’s future.

He says children who are involved in violence show a tendency toward alcohol and drug abuse and emotional problems.

Holder spoke at the University of Minnesota on Friday in favor of the Youth Violence Prevention initiative.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the program has led to a reduction in the numbers of youths involved in violent crime, including as victims.

Holder’s speech was frequently interrupted by anti-war protesters who say they have been unfairly targeted for investigation.

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Comments (14)
  1. Katie says:

    The protesters are entitled to their opinions. But that’s all it is: OPINIONS. They have NO facts to substantiate their claims. I hope they behave themselves so they don’t give the rest of us Minnesotans a bad name throughout the nation.

    1. dan says:

      Behave themselves just like the protestors at the last GOP convention in Mpls? Smashing windows of local business’ in the area.

  2. Lance says:

    The worst attorney general since janet reno.

    1. Karen Cornelius Renneke says:

      I agree.. he is nuts.

  3. Tom says:


    How about Alberto Gonzales Bush’s Atttorney General?

    1. Lance says:

      He is 3rd worst

  4. Mmd. DeFarge says:

    Hey Eric, how’s that Operation Fast and Furious working? What a great idea, forcing NFA dealers to sell semi-auto weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Can’t wait till Grassley and Issa get done with you…and your boss.

  5. KEVIN says:

    Hey Eric, can I sign you up as our newest member of the NRA?

  6. Tom says:

    Consrvatives seem to have selective memory disorder when it comes to certain things. You make it sound like your party has a squeeky clean record!

  7. kevin says:

    Tom,the repub’s don’t have a squeeky clean record,but then I just think back to your buddy Billy Clinton.

    1. Tom says:


      Conservatives seem to have trouble getting past the Monica thing!

      1. dan says:


        I think we are a bit more current like Geitner not paying any taxes.

  8. Victim Du Jour says:

    Anti-War Protesters shouldn’t be smoking pot with terrorists.

  9. kevin says:

    hwo about our new fan favorite MR. Edwards

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