Skip to comments.Lawmakers Seek Refiling in Panther Case
Posted on 08/01/2009 6:18:40 AM PDT by kellynla
Congressional Republicans on Thursday escalated their criticism of the Justice Department for dismissing a controversial voter-intimidation case, demanding that civil charges against the New Black Panther Party be restored. They also renewed their request to interview career attorneys who disagreed with the administration's decision to dismiss the charges.
Rep. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia, a senior Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, obtained an opinion Thursday from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) affirming that charges could legally be refiled without violating the double-jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution and said he thought Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was obligated to refile the case.
"In all fairness, he has a duty to protect those seeking to vote and I remain deeply troubled by this questionable dismissal of an important voter-intimidation case in Philadelphia," Mr. Wolf told The Washington Times.
The Times on Thursday reported that Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the department's No. 3 political appointee, approved the decision to drop the case against the NBPP and its members even after the government had won judgments against them for their actions in November at a Philadelphia polling location.
Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said the department has an "ongoing obligation" to be sure that claims it makes are supported by the facts and the law and a review of the NBPP complaint by "the top career attorneys in the Civil Rights Division" found that they did not.
She said Justice did obtain an injunction against the defendant who brandished a weapon at the polling place from doing so again and "will fully enforce the terms of that injunction."
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"Now, according to news reports, it appears the Justice Department's political appointees did in fact play a role in the dismissal of this case,"
I guess the clowns at Justice need some help finding this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU
Black Panthers Cause Problems In Philadelphia
BTW, that's your $8 billion dollars that Obama is giving away to THUGS!!
Police Respond to Intimidation
“Now, according to news reports, it appears the Justice Department’s political appointees did in fact play a role in the dismissal of this case,”
Obstruction of justice? Abuse of power?
tar and feathers are too good for these scum.
So, are the political appointees gonna get THEIR due?
We need to turn up the heat on Obama and the cast of Rat’s.
We need to start using their Saul Allinsky techniques. Its time to turn the tables on the tactics.
TAKE AMERICA BACK!
You have Obama going easy on the shoe bomber who wants to Kill Whitey and Obama going easy on the Black Panther who wants to F**** Whitey’s christmas and Deport Whitey - after the Feds had already won the case against him.
I wonder what it will take for Democrats to realize that they are going to have a problem at reelection if they keep supporting this guy.
“I wonder what it will take for Democrats to realize that they are going to have a problem at reelection if they keep supporting this guy.”
Hopefully it wont dawn on them before 2012 but I suspect 2010 it will start.
When government becomes tyrannical, citizens must make the difference. Several hundred armed “security officials” at polling places in Philly next years should correct the problem.
Time for Romney, Huckabee, and others to start jumping on issues like this. Though I suppose the first thing that will happen is they are the ones who get tagged as racists.
Agreed—I wish Bush and McCain showed some stones about all this-especially last year when it could have saved us.
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!