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New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case: 'Bombshell' for Obama?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 24, 2010 | Patrik Jonsson

Posted on 09/25/2010 5:41:21 AM PDT by libstripper

When Department of Justice attorneys traveled to investigate a voter intimidation allegation against a black politician in Mississippi's Noxubee County in 2006, one civil rights staff attorney commented, "Can you believe we're going to Mississippi to protect white voters?"

To Christopher Coates, the former head of the Department of Justice's voting rights section, the comment was more than just an attempt at irony – it was evidence that something was going wrong in the department.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bp; ericholder; newblackpanthercase; obama; prosecuteandremove; votingrights
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This is where impeachment might come from. By giving his own allies advance carte blanche to violate the Voting Rights Act and various civil rights acts Obama has made himself an accessory before the fact to all the crimes those people commit on his behalf. I's just like a cop agreeing to be someplace else while a bank gets robbed.
1 posted on 09/25/2010 5:41:23 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Frankly I think Yaki needs to go down too. He’s been running his mouth all over the internet bashing Coates and republicans.


2 posted on 09/25/2010 5:44:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: libstripper

Yep, a bombshell and I am looking forward to the prosecutions once we recover the House.

How big is the bombshell? Do you understand “glass parking lot”.

Remember, November is Coming.


3 posted on 09/25/2010 5:44:11 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: libstripper

The whole article seems to “poo-poo” the notion that the DOJ has done anything wrong - or that white voters even have - or deserve - protection under the law???


4 posted on 09/25/2010 5:47:17 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: libstripper

Refusal to faithfully enforce the laws of the land is legitimate cause for impeachment.


5 posted on 09/25/2010 5:47:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Texas Fossil

What the heck is a “glass parking lot”?

But back to the thread...one of the big losers in this is going to be the MSM...who have ignored or soft peddled this story for over a year...if/when the GOP takes the House and starts an investigation, the media will have to cover it.

Gonna lead to some uncomfortable questions for the big liberal newspapers and tv networks to answer.


6 posted on 09/25/2010 5:48:46 AM PDT by kjo
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To: libstripper

“Selective Justice” in the Obama Administration. Racism only goes in one direction with this crowd.


7 posted on 09/25/2010 5:49:53 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: kjo

Read the comments below the article especially since it’s Yahoo news, of which many young folks read. People aren’t buying what Obama is selling.


8 posted on 09/25/2010 5:52:27 AM PDT by TheRake
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To: libstripper
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."

        Abraham Lincoln


9 posted on 09/25/2010 5:52:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: libstripper; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; Al B.
Millipede....
10 posted on 09/25/2010 5:53:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

I’d love to see this bunch skewered by the very laws they fought so diligently to get passed.


11 posted on 09/25/2010 5:54:22 AM PDT by wita
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To: libstripper

>>”You can try to force [the Voting Rights Act] to be equal, but it’s not,” he says. “If these are the worst examples you can find, then, by God, white people in America are pretty safe.”

I love this part because they can’t find anything, other than baseless allegations, that blacks are disenfranchised or prevented from voting at all. So, if this is truly the worst example, then white people are pretty safe, but are still a lot more threatened than blacks!

So, you either deal with this as documented case of a civil rights violation, or you admit that this problem is offically solved and close down the department.


12 posted on 09/25/2010 5:54:43 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: libstripper

Sadly, nothing will come of it.


13 posted on 09/25/2010 5:55:24 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: libstripper
""If these are the worst examples you can find, then, by God, white people in America are pretty safe.""

That comment made my flesh crawl!

14 posted on 09/25/2010 5:58:15 AM PDT by Dacus943
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To: libstripper
Well, this would be one count. You need more than one for the first black president. Darrell Issa will be working on that come January.

You also need his poll numbers down under 30. Hussein is working on that himself and he should be there by this coming summer.

15 posted on 09/25/2010 5:58:44 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: kjo
I think this use of "glass parking lot" refers to the aftermath of a nuclear blast, turning sand into glass. At least, that's the way I took it.

When this case blows, it may be "nuclear" in proportion, metaphorically speaking.
16 posted on 09/25/2010 5:59:47 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: kjo

When you set off a large nuclear device the sand fuses into glass.


17 posted on 09/25/2010 6:00:14 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: libstripper

Jailbirds


18 posted on 09/25/2010 6:00:48 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Sadly, nothing will come of it.

Come from what? I have no idea what this is all about, don't really care. Can we please get back to discussing Colbert's appearance and testimony?

[/big honkin SARC]
19 posted on 09/25/2010 6:01:08 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Dacus943

The problem is that this wasn’t the only evidence Coates presented. He spoke of other cases being shut down in the same manner including arson.

He also pointed to entrenched beaurocrats who have been there since the Clinton administration who are ideologically and politically motivated. He also said there was an increase in prosecutions during the Bush administration.


20 posted on 09/25/2010 6:04:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: VRWCTexan

Some real evidence that DC is home to the (get) White(y) House.


21 posted on 09/25/2010 6:04:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FrankR

Personally I envision democrats parking an increasing number of cars on a suspended sheet of glass. It can only hold up to so much strain and the valets are working overtime.


22 posted on 09/25/2010 6:08:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: VRWCTexan

It does, but just watch the second half of “Birth of a Nation” when the KKK gains control of the election process in the south. They use the same kind of intimidation against black voters that the New Black Panthers are shown on video doing in this case. Indeed, if somebody edited the two together it would be cool to watch.


23 posted on 09/25/2010 6:10:43 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

“The case could damage the Obama administration, says Mr. Lichtman at American University. But he also argues that most Americans understand that the Voting Rights Act was intended to correct gross and historic injustices, not nit-pick along partisan lines.

“You can try to force [the Voting Rights Act] to be equal, but it’s not,” he says. “If these are the worst examples you can find, then, by God, white people in America are pretty safe.”

This is a damning statement.

It completely trashes equal protection under the law.


24 posted on 09/25/2010 6:14:15 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: libstripper
All anyone who doesn't understand this case has to do to “get it” is imagine 2 KKK guys in robes standing there with nightsticks.
25 posted on 09/25/2010 6:15:38 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; All
Well, this would be one count.

Another good one would be bribery. Shortly after the Illegal was elected U.S. Senator from Illinois Moochelle's employer, IIRC, the University of Chicago Hospitals Corporation, promoted her from a $100,000+ sinecure to a $300,000+ sinecure and, PRESTO CHANGO, the Illegal got the U.C. Hospitals Corporation a $1,200,000 earmark. This is just the kind of transaction Blago was indicted for.

26 posted on 09/25/2010 6:17:09 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

This will be deliberately ignored by the msm.


27 posted on 09/25/2010 6:18:32 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: libstripper
This is where impeachment might come from. By giving his own allies advance carte blanche to violate the Voting Rights Act and various civil rights acts Obama has made himself an accessory before the fact to all the crimes those people commit on his behalf. It's just like a cop agreeing to be someplace else while a bank gets robbed.

Outstanding point.

And let's not forget that conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor is, itself, a felony.


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Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 09/25/2010 6:18:52 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: libstripper

No traction.....this idiotic Stephen Colbert stunt sucked all the media attention.


29 posted on 09/25/2010 6:18:58 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: libstripper

Does anyone know the rest of the story on Abigail Thernstrom? Politico is quoted here as quoting her as defending Holder. Has her position been misrepresented here? Was she dismissing only one small part of this or speaking at an earlier stage before some of the information came out? Or does she truly, even now, think that DOJ has done nothing wrong and that the Civil Rights Act was intended to be enforced unevenly?


30 posted on 09/25/2010 6:20:33 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: tanknetter

xactly

Meanwhile - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42185.html


31 posted on 09/25/2010 6:21:13 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: OpusatFR

In this case, it was a heavily black democrat area and voting block. It leaves me with the impression that these scumbags consider black democrats to be their property and will treat them as they wish.

I live in a lilly white, predominantly conservative little town with one black family. I wouldn’t accept the klan telling the blacks they couldn’t vote any more than I would accept it if the klan tried to impede my right to vote.

Basically this was more about surpressing republican voters than white voters. Whites were singled out because the racist black pampers are to stupid to recognize that white voters in that precinct were probably voting for Obama anyway.


32 posted on 09/25/2010 6:28:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: libstripper

PANTHERGATE


33 posted on 09/25/2010 6:30:57 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: libstripper

I never understood why the media ignored that story. I thought between that and rev. Wright, Obama was done.


34 posted on 09/25/2010 6:32:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: OpusatFR

“This is a damning statement.

It completely trashes equal protection under the law.”

It does indeed. I love the use of the term “nitpick.” If the skin colors of those involved in the Philadelphia intimidation case had been reversed, NAACP, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have been having a field day with it. Then imagine the Bush administration electing not to prosecute it on grounds it was a “nitpicking” case. There probably would have been riots across the nation.


35 posted on 09/25/2010 6:35:20 AM PDT by DrC
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To: libstripper

There will be lots of counts. I don’t know what the strategy will be, distill them down to half a dozen big ones or throw the book at him.


36 posted on 09/25/2010 6:48:21 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: PapaBear3625
‘zackly.

It remains to be seen if the incoming GOP will have the stones...

37 posted on 09/25/2010 6:49:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: kjo
Remember when Van Jones got the boot and the MSM had to really twist and turn to report it since they had ignored him prior to that. The MSM will be really shamed with all the investigations that are sure to be on the way. Gentlemen of the press, the gig is up.
38 posted on 09/25/2010 6:50:23 AM PDT by JPG (The rat plague ends on Nov 2nd.)
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To: libstripper

Maybe we should do away with all of the current laws and simply allow the courts/DoJ to make judgments based on class guilt./s


39 posted on 09/25/2010 6:52:22 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: cripplecreek

I cant wait to meet these folks in about ten years when I come up before the death panel with my lily white butt


40 posted on 09/25/2010 6:53:26 AM PDT by winodog
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To: anniegetyourgun

I agree..likely nothing will come of it...perhaps lots of courtroom drama, but it will be dragged indefinately thru the system...Bo will be long gone and on to other things by then.


41 posted on 09/25/2010 6:53:40 AM PDT by caww
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To: OpusatFR
"It completely trashes equal protection under the law."

Plus it's highly racist.

The point isn't the severity of the incident, it's the philosophy of allowing a culture to develop that believes it is OK.

42 posted on 09/25/2010 7:00:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: libstripper

“The case could damage the Obama administration, says Mr. Lichtman at American University. But he also argues that most Americans understand that the Voting Rights Act was intended to correct gross and historic injustices, not nit-pick along partisan lines.

‘You can try to force [the Voting Rights Act] to be equal, but it’s not,’’ he says. ‘If these are the worst examples you can find, then, by God, white people in America are pretty safe.’”

Discrimination against blacks: bad. Discrimination against hispanics: bad. Discrimination against jews: bad. Discrimination against whites: good.


43 posted on 09/25/2010 7:12:00 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: libstripper

It’s a bit premature to be discussing Impeachment, but I agree that this issue is fertile ground for an impeachment investigation. At this point, we need to stay focused on taking the House and as many Senate seats as possible. Once Nazi Pelosi’s Politburo is dead and buried, then I think we need a full-blown Congressional investigation into this and other DOJ excesses over the past 2 years.

Let’s not forget about the Huttaree Militia case. Contrast the way DOJ went after Huttaree over what they were purported to have merely discussed, versus what the NBP actually did and said on record, repeatedly. While Huttaree members are charged with “seditious conspiracy” (among other things) the NBP members get a free pass.

Add in suing Arizona over immigration policy among many other things and it’s pretty clear that there is a very troubling and very Public track record, and given the glimpse into the can of worms that Chris Coates has opened, it’s clear Congress has room to act if only they make the political decision to do so. Getting Pelosi and her minions out of power is going to open up any number of other cans as defeated Dhimmies start coming clean after the elections.

No telling what else may pop up after the elections, but we need to take back control of the Congress before anything else can be done...


44 posted on 09/25/2010 7:12:18 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: kjo

Texas Fossil is hoping a Republican controlled Congress will go nuclear on the DoJ and Obama,


45 posted on 09/25/2010 7:18:52 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: VRWCTexan

They quote Allan Lichtman, a liberal professor at American University and attack dog for the left, as saying that minorities i.e. non-whites, are far more discriminated against than whites. Yet he provides no proof for that assertion. The implication is that he is correct. There is no interview with a conservative opposing Lichtman’s false remarks.


46 posted on 09/25/2010 7:23:42 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: libstripper
Another travesty is that George Bush(and Karl Rove) DID NOT get rid of all the lawyers from Clintoon in the DOJ... Bush was either like Dorothy in OZ -OR- he was complicit.. or BOTH..

Clintoon stacked the DOJ with other traitors exactly because of his legal and other ethics charges.. Clintoon hired ALMOST ALL new lawyers at the DOJ over his first term.. Bush and Karl KNEW THAT.. did nothing..

47 posted on 09/25/2010 7:28:21 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: libstripper

y’all are all dreaming.......obama and his crew are above the law.


48 posted on 09/25/2010 7:33:39 AM PDT by cpray
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To: driftless2
I have do doubt that the total number of such claims filed is way over represented by minorities - 99% bogus

...they complain against the “lawful” use of opposition “poll-watchers”; as well as being asked on occasion to provide any sort of basic voter ID

49 posted on 09/25/2010 7:38:08 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: cripplecreek
Yaki is as partisan as a liberal can be. He tried his best to trip up Coats with this question but Coats is much smarter than Yaki! Coats knows his stuff!

COMMISSIONER MICHAEL YAKI: You were also there in 2005. There were allegations that investigators for the State of Mississippi who were armed went into the homes of elderly, minority voters, in municipal elections asking them who they voted for. Generally for them, they felt very intimidated. I believe that a complaint was relayed to the Civil Rights Division. Can you tell me what the disposition of that complaint was?

COATES: Yes. And since Mr. Perez talked about that in his testimony, I'm going to talk about that, too. I was in charge of that investigation as the principal deputy. And we interviewed African-American voters in Panola - the name or that jurisdiction is Panola County Mississippi. We interviewed telephonically witnesses who had some investigators from the Attorney General’s office come in. They were doing a voter fraud investigation. They asked these people they interviewed for whom they voted.

There is a Mississippi law that prohibits that except in very special circumstances. Judge Lee, for example, in the Ike Brown case would not let lawyers on either side ask for whom people voted. We did that investigation, and I recommended that we do a complete investigation in Panola County, because I felt that those questions were inappropriate and improper, and it was not a way to conduct, properly conduct a voting fraud investigation. My recommendation in that regard was not followed, and the matter was not followed up.

YAKI: Who did you send the recommendation to?

COATES: Mr. Schlozman.

50 posted on 09/25/2010 7:55:45 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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