The 83rd United States Attorney General, and first African-American woman to EVER hold the position, Loretta Lynch.
Lynch gets our #WCW not only because she is the first woman to hold the position of the U.S. attorney general, but because she is inheriting a Justice Department that has been at the center of a national debate about police use of force and the role that race plays in our justice system, and we think she deserves all the support and recognition she could get.
The 55-year-old Harvard educated Lynch who grew up in North Carolina during the civil rights era gave encouraging words for people with little hope,
“I am here to tell you, if a little girl from North Carolina who used to tell her grandfather in the fields to lift her up on the back of his mule, so she could see ‘way up high, Granddaddy,’ can become the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, then we can do anything.”
Lynch weighed in on the riots and protesting in Baltimore, condeming the violence but supporting the peaceful protesting. She says that she will dispatch several Justice Department officials and provide whatever they need. The riots are the after effects of the latest death of a black man, Freddie Gray, who died from injuries sustained while in police custody. Lynch has her hands full already, but we are behind her 1000%!