Skip to comments.DOJ Employee Contempt for Mississippi Citizens on Facebook
Posted on 04/30/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by Kaslin
PJ Media has obtained Facebook postings from Department of Justice Voting Section employees demonstrating contempt for the states for which they have oversight authority under the Voting Rights Act, including for voter ID approval. One such posting demonstrates open contempt for Mississippi, a state which recently passed a photo voter identification law. The same Voting Section employees have the power to approve the law.
On her Facebook page, Voting Section supervisory civil rights analyst Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi says about the people of Mississippi:
Disgusting and shameful. Hey, that should replace the state motto: Mississippi: Disgusting and Shameful. . . forget the Magnolia State motto.
(Hans von Spakovsky also has this PJ Media story about Gyamfi: “The Justice Department Condones Perjury Again“)
The DOJ inspector general is conducting a wide-ranging investigation of Civil Rights Division employee bias against conservatives and other misconduct, including the perjury matters in von Spakovskys article. Sources say no remedial action has yet been taken for any of the employee misconduct in the Civil Rights Division.
Shortly, Mississippi will have to decide whether to submit its photo voter identification law for approval to Eric Holders Department of Justice Voting Section where Gyamfi reviews such submissions. Employees of the Voting Section view southern states with, at best, skepticism and, at worst, as demonstrated in this Facebook posting, with contempt. As I write in my book Injustice:
Voting Section visits to the deep South are seen by some as expeditions to alien territory. Anyone who questions this simplistic worldview must be a racist, if not an outright Klansman.
When I worked at the Voting Section, other attorneys openly expressed the view that travels to the South made them uncomfortable, including the white attorneys. They viewed southerners as oppressive and bigoted.
Why do the personal biases or bigotry of DOJ lawyers matter? They matter because states such as Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina are subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This law requires covered states to submit all election changes to either the DOJ or to a federal court for approval.
The contempt that DOJ Civil Rights Division employees have for southerners manifests in public policy — whether skepticism toward legislative motives in enacting voter ID, or, as I experienced firsthand, unwillingness to protect whites in Mississippi who were the victims of racial discrimination by black officials.
If states make the mistake of submitting election changes opposed by the NAACP, such as voter ID, to Gyamfi, these DOJ employees will hunt for evidence that racial bias motivated the change. And they will see racial bias where few do. The biases of the DOJ employees toward southerners, like the one shown in the Facebook posting, will manifest in concrete DOJ decisions. The biases, for example, will view election integrity measures to instead be a sinister scheme to return to Jim Crow.
As former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis said this past weekend at the True the Vote summit, a drivers license is not a billy club. A photo ID is not a fire hose.
Hopefully, this particular Facebook posting will give southern states like Mississippi and Alabama a taste of what they are up against if they submit voter ID to the DOJ. Even if Holder is run out of office in November, career staffers wielding enormous power will do the front-line factual investigations that even Romney political appointees will struggle to overcome.
Speaking of which, truth-challenged Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez is at it again. He recently gave a speech in which he said the Obama administration now allows Voting Section employees like Gyamfi to “express their opinion” about Section 5 submissions. This whopper was used to portray the Bush administration review of voting changes as heavy-handed. Perez refers to the 2005 fight over Georgia voter ID.
The Left has created the myth that fellow PJ Media columnist Hans von Spakovsky, in collusion with then-Voting Section Chief John Tanner, muzzled Voting Section employees, including Gyamfi, and approved Georgia voter ID over the reasoned objections of [leftist] career staff. What Perez fails to mention is that other career staff, including line attorney Joshua Rogers, also recommended preclearance along with Tanner.
Hence, when Perez says that career staff may again voice their opinion, he is not telling the truth. They could always voice their opinion. After the inauguration, the Holder Justice Department implemented a new rule on Section 5 submissions when Christopher Coates was the section chief. The new Obama rule permitted multiple written recommendations on any given Section 5 submission to reach the political appointees, instead of a unitary Voting Section recommendation. The new rule was designed in the short-run to circumvent Coates, and in the long run, to foil a future Republican appointed section chief in Voting.
In January, the Romney administration must revoke this policy so as to avoid a constant cackle of leftist obstructionism in the Voting Section, designed to blunt the results of the November election and provide fertile material to be leaked to the media as in the Georgia voter ID fight in 2005. And most of all, unlike the current occupant of the office, the Romney-appointed assistant attorney general for civil rights needs to tell the truth about the policy and why it matters.
Pic says all that needs to be said
Whats the pic say?
“Sources say no remedial action has yet been taken for any of the employee misconduct in the Civil Rights Division.”
Nor will there ever be, as long as Obama is President...
It amazes me that people (basically, election-stealers) even MAKE the “argument” that requiring an ID (which is needed to drive a car, get a WIC debit card, get a job, and must be presented at the demand of law enforcement) is somehow “taking voting away” from people.
I guess voters are too stupid to apply for a free ID card (available in all jurisdictions).
Just the way liberals need them to be.
I assure you I've never caught any of these people consuming human or dog flesh, but their too-close affiliation with that part of DOJ makes me question their good sense.
We watched as this ol'gal and her confederates at DOJ split the Northern Virginia Korean community in two so that none of them would ever have a chance at elected Democrat party positions in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas or Prince William county.
In general that crowd hates Asian-Americans.
I’ll judge her on her idiotic statements. Not based on racism.
I know its accepted around here but I find it boorish, besides its non biblical to judge someone based on the color of their skin.
Sorry Kaslin, don’t mean to detract from your thread, you post some really good ones.
Racist statements are quite common on FR lately and I find it offensive. Some, like the first gentleman I responded to don’t even have the guts to admit it.
Report: DOJ employee admits to perjuring herself 3 times, Holder keeps her employed
Published: 12:17 PM 12/22/2011
Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Voting Section career employee Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi perjured herself three times during an internal investigation, the Heritage Foundations Hans Von Spakovsky reports for Pajamas Media.
According to Spakovsky, the DOJ inspector general recently launched an investigation into several document leaks between 2005 and 2007. The genesis of Ms. Gyamfis perjury is apparently rooted in political attacks on the [George W.] Bush Justice Department, Spakovsky wrote. Throughout 2005-2007, numerous attorney-client privileged documents, confidential personnel information, and other sensitive legal materials were leaked from inside the Voting Section to the Washington Post and various left-wing blogs.
“In general that crowd hates Asian-Americans.”
Yes they do. Self discipline, determination, hard work, critical thinking and self sufficiency are anathema to ideologies that require powerless clients and supplicants.
It also proves that America is even now a place of opportunity and welcome, if a legal immigrant can go from refugee to business and property owner in a decade or two.
I found out quickly that Whitepages.com doesn't provide an address for her, but her hubbies name is pretty rare in North America.
The big deal that draws these folks to the Springfield/Fraconia area is access to Metro Rail. You can take the train to work from here if you work at a large number of the federal agencies located in DC.
So if you were looking for a house for your family or a school for your kid, would you ignore demographics?
(Dec 2011) A career employee in the Voting Section of Justices Civil Rights Division has confessed to committing perjury, sources say. The employee, Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi, reportedly told investigators from the Inspector Generals Office that she perjured herself during an inquiry into Justice Department leaks during the previous administration. Despite the admission, she has not been fired for criminal malfeasance. Indeed, it appears she has not been disciplined in any meaningful way at all.
The genesis of Ms. Gyamfis perjury is apparently rooted in political attacks on the Bush Justice Department. Throughout 2005-2007, numerous attorney-client privileged documents, confidential personnel information, and other sensitive legal materials were leaked from inside the Voting Section to the Washington Post and various left-wing blogs.
We’re used to it. It is nothing new from the apostate Puritan mind.
So you support racism as well. Good to know
She probably lives within 5 miles of the Springfield Washington Post printing plant, so she’d not have had to use the mail or electronic communications to pass on things she’d taken from work.
Which means I already know this ol'gal hates people in my community ~ which is probably why she lives on the fringe in a white community (except for the Africans).
So, do you mind if I judge her on HER racism (as imputed from the behavior of her workmates and her boss) ~
I don’t choose to let you dictate the agenda. Racism is contrary to Gods word. Deal with it.