Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

Inspector General Investigating DOJ For Employee Harassment Of Specific Cases Like Black Panthers

Justice IG probing Black Panther case.  WT.  You heard right.  The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department is actually looking into whether the voting rights section employees have been subjected to harassment, change in responsibilities, or transferred, for working on particular cases. 

Somehow the night stick wielding Black Panther with his comrade stalking a Philadelphia poll station intimidating voters, was petty for the DOJ.   

EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case.  WT.   That is correct.  The DOJ bosses blocked the lowly justice lawyers from proceeding, even though default summary judgment against the Black Panthers had already been issued.   

Why?  Obviously because the flagrant violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by the Black Panthers, did not fit political appointeees’ brand of enforcement work.  Laws are to be applied justice blind, right?  Not in the new era of the Obama Justice Department.   

  • Attorney General Eric Holder, appointed by President Barack Obama.
  • Acting-Assistant Attorney General Loretta King, appointed by President Barack Obama. 
  • Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, Obama school chum from Harvard, number 3 position at DOJ,  raised $500,000 for Obama for president.

When those doing their job properly from within won’t let up, despite being restrained by their masters, the heat is turned up to drive them out.  J. Christian Adams, an attorney in the voting rights division, left after superiors shunned the Black Panther case.  Back Channels: Panther case dismissal needs explanation.  Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Adams wrote that the dismissal of the case “was motivated by a lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law.” As for the re-review, “the lawyers who ordered the dismissal … did not even read the internal Justice Department memorandums supporting the case and investigation.”

What’s “most disturbing,” Adams wrote, is “the open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims. Equal enforcement of justice is not a priority of this administration. Open contempt is voiced for these types of cases.

“Some of my coworkers,” Adams continued, “argued that the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. … Incredibly, after the case was dismissed, instructions were given that no more cases against racial minorities like the Black Panther case would be brought by the [Justice Department’s] Voting Section.”

Christopher Coates, a former ACLU attorney, and now former chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department, was transferred from his post to South Carolina.  NRO uncovered a troubling mantra at the DOJ that may have been the impetus for Coates’ reassignment.

One of their unbreakable rules is that the VRA shouldn’t be used to protect white voters from discrimination committed by racial or ethnic minorities. 

That is why  Justice Dept. subpoenaed in New Black Panthers case.  WT.   And now EDITORIAL: Black Panther case roars back.  WT.

The overdue need for an investigation centers on the broader question of whether the Obama-Holder Justice Department enforces civil rights laws equally in defense of whites and Asians as it does on behalf of blacks or Hispanics. Ample anecdotal and strong circumstantial evidence indicates it doesn’t. 

But will the investigation expose and penalize the DOJ agenda on selectively pursuing some cases, whereas failing to prosecute overt law-breakers?    Or will political maneuvering thwart the truth?

“Security” patrols stationed at polling places in Philly

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