Skip to comments.Records ordered to explain Panthers handling (DOJ dropping election intimidation charge)
Posted on 12/09/2009 2:52:25 AM PST by markomalley
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, frustrated by the Justice Department's failure to explain the dismissal of charges against New Black Panther Party members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's elections, has subpoenaed the department demanding records showing how the case was handled.
David P. Blackwood, the commission's general counsel, said Tuesday in a letter to the Justice Department that efforts since June to obtain an explanation had proceeded "without any success" and the "dearth of cooperation" had prompted the commission to issue subpoenas.
"We are both mindful of the sensitivity of the subject matter involved and aware that, in response to similar requests, the department has raised various concerns and matters of privilege," Mr. Blackwood said. "While such considerations carry weight, cooperation with commission investigations is a mandatory statutory obligation.
"Moreover, due to the unique investigative role of the commission - akin to that of a congressional committee - disclosure to the commission of the information sought is both proper and required," he added.
The commission has asked the department why a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) and three of its members was dismissed after a federal judge in Philadelphia ordered default judgments in the case. The NBPP refused to respond to the charges or appear in court.
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I would love for our a few of our special forces or SEAL members to make mincemeat of these Black Panther military wannabees. These cowards would get punched once and go running to 0bozo crying racism & hate crimes. Commie pig bastards & cowards!!!
They have some girly weapons, that’s for sure.
DOJ just put a Holder on it.
From various articles I’ve read concerning this case, the current makeup of the Civil Rights Commission (which is by law split 1/2 Dem, 1/2 Repub) is extremely fair and in fact, not what I thought they would be.
It seems they have gone against quit a few things that Freepers would agree with them on. They’ve been after the DOJ on this particular case since the Black Panthers were at the polling place. They’ve followed the case and stated they expected the DOJ to go after the group to the fullest extent of the law.
I don’t have links handy but if you google this case and the Commission itself, you’ll be shocked at how fair they are and also how often they are on our side of the issues.
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