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Posted on 09/21/2010 5:57:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
Justice: Despite administration denials under oath, documents obtained by a watchdog group indicate that the decision not to pursue a clear-cut case of voter intimidation was indeed a political decision.
It was perhaps the most clear-cut case of voter intimidation ever. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson were videotaped intimidating voters as they stood, dressed in military garb, outside a Philadelphia polling place.
Their conduct was so egregious that the Justice Department of President Bush charged the three thugs with violations of the 1965 Voting Rights Act through intimidation, threats and coercion. When none of the defendants filed a response or showed up at a subsequent hearing, you'd have thought the Justice Department would have won its suit by default.
But a new administration brought a new, and somewhat jaundiced, perspective. Instead, the Justice Department of President Obama essentially dropped the case in May 2009, letting two of the three walk and issuing a weak injunction against King Shabazz. He was forbidden from showing up at another Philadelphia polling place with another nightstick and intimidating other voters for the next three years, an action that was already illegal. He is presumably free to do the same thing in, say, New Jersey in 2012.
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission wanted to know why the case wasn't pursued and if political considerations were involved. On May 14, Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, testified that there was no "political leadership involved in the decision not to pursue this particular case any further than it was" and it was only "a case of career people disagreeing with career people."
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Plus - some of these "Justice" Department officials need to be reassigned here - wearing khakis with a number on them.
wont matter.. I dont think many care
So according to Obama, Holder, et al, it is OK to only be concerned about the civil rights of one particular race, and completely disinterested in the civil rights of another race. Which basically means that everything we have heard about "civil rights" from the Democrats/Progressives has all been a lie.
My wife says that Judicial Watch had a hand in this finding?
Lying under oath?
Sounds like someone needs to bring Justice to this Unjust Department.
Haven’t you heard? Obama is post-racial.
BS. I care! Lots!
So glad Marion Frances Berry is no longer a part of the Civil Rights Commision looking into this. I wonder what Thernstrom has to say now?
I am talking movers and shaker that we send do dc..they dont care.
If this starts to get legs again, the NAACP will pass another useless resolution and their friends in the media will be right there to help divert attention away.
FREEPERS, DO NOT RISE TO THE BAIT! Just keep hammering away on the black pampers.
Hey, dalebert, could you bend over so I can get a better view of your "Kick Me" tattoo? I want to see if it matches the "King of Defeatist Attitudes" one on your right arm.
Gary Aldrich does a pretty good job on the Clinton Administration in his book Unlimited Access
I haven’t heard that, but they would probably like to take credit for it
The last time this story came up it mattered enough for the wookie to tun down to the NAACP and complain about the racist tea partiers. The next day the NAACP passed their meaningless resolution and it was all anybody could talk about even here at FR.
Meanwhile the voter intimidation case was forgotten just as it was about to land on Obama’s desk.
The MSM when ballistic. They pulled out all the stops to try and discredit Aldrich.
I can't even remember what little sticks and stones they tried to use against him - probably something like he manufactured a certain fact or something. I do remember him appearing on Larry King, and King acted like his usual asshat self.
Aldrich's book destroyed liberal. He even put the spotlight on their bad manners, their cheapness (stealing frozen ice cream from the White House cafeteria), drug use, to their rudeness and sexual immorality.
Aldrich had to be destroyed.
He hit too close to home for them.
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jeez guys cant anyone have an opinion besides you?