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  • A message to the people of Ferguson (ERIC HOLDER)

    08/19/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 19, 2014 | Eric Holder, Jr.
    Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened.
  • Holder brings his civil rights push (circus) to Ferguson

    08/19/2014 3:54:39 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 19, 2014 4:58 PM (ET) | CONNIE CASS and JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story. As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, Holder has drawn on personal history to make the case that the nation has much work to do to achieve justice for all. It's a legacy he'll likely draw on when he travels Wednesday to Ferguson, Missouri, to supervise the federal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white...
  • AG Statement on Latest Developments in Federal Civil Rights Investigation in Ferguson, MO

    08/18/2014 3:39:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    US Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs ^ | August 18, 2014 | by Eric Holder
    Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri: “As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. “During the day today, more than 40 FBI agents continued their canvassing of the neighborhood where Michael Brown was shot. As a result of this investigative work, several new interviews have already been conducted. “Moreover, at my direction, an additional medical examination...
  • White House “Did Not Know” National Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called the National Guard to Ferguson late Sunday without letting the White House know first. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said.
  • More evidence points to fed prosecutorial abuse of S&P over downgrade of federal debt rating

    08/17/2014 6:41:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If the Obama administration used federal prosecutors to exact vengeance on Standard and Poor’s for downgrading the rating of federal debt, that would be a serious crime, an impeachable offense if it could be traced to the Attorney General or the President (not that anyone other than Democrats is interested in impeachment).  It would be evidence of thug government, where the rule of law has been replaced with the law of the jungle, using prosecutorial power as an instrument of political intimidation, as in Travis County, Texas. That’s why a recent court filing by Standard and Poor’s may lead to...
  • Michael Brown's Accomplice, Dorian Johnson, Has Outstanding Arrest Warrant For Previous Theft

    08/16/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by IChing · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/16/14 | sundance
    Which leads to the natural question: “why wasn’t he arrested” ? MISSOURI - Dorian Johnson, the friend of Michael Brown who claims he witnessed the police shooting death of the 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, has an outstanding arrest warrant for theft, according to authorities. Barbara Schaffer, court clerk for the Municipal Court of Jefferson City, confirmed to WND there is a warrant for Johnson’s arrest for a 2011 incident. Johnson was arrested June 24, 2011, and a trial was set for July 31, 2013, but he did not appear in court, authorities said. According to the arrest report, obtained by...
  • Justice Department Reportedly Asked Ferguson Cops Not To Release Alleged Robbery Video Of Slain Teen

    08/16/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    Police in Ferguson released a video tape allegedly showing slain teen Michael Brown robbing a store even though the Justice Department warned that doing so could inflame racial tensions, CNN is reporting. Ferguson cops had wanted to release the video on Thursday but held off when federal officials asked them not to release the tape, an unnamed law enforcement official told CNN. That tape allegedly showed Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store before a police officer shot the unarmed 18-year-old in the street last weekend. Despite holding off Thursday, Ferguson police still decided to release the tape Friday over...
  • Ferguson rioters harass, threaten reporters

    08/16/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Aug 2014 | BYRON TAU
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Reporters trying to cover the renewed chaos in this town faced a new threat on Friday: the demonstrators themselves. Print, video and photo-journalists were all repeatedly and aggressively threatened and harassed when attempting to photograph or videotape any of the looting or property destruction. Many of the demonstrators expressed concern about being identified by police or told reporters that the looting was none of their concern. Police largely remained on the sidelines on Friday and into the dawn hours of Saturday morning as demonstrators descended on a number of businesses in Ferguson — pulling alcohol, lottery tickets,...
  • Holder's DOJ "Organizing" and "Coaching" Ferguson Protests

    08/15/2014 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    The Right Side News ^ | 8/14/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Is the Obama administration looking to stir up more trouble in Ferguson? “Protest marshals” from the same Department of Justice division that organized protests against George Zimmerman in the aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin have been deployed to the troubled city. It is being reported that these DOJ agents will be “conducting training” for Ferguson protesters that will focus on “best practices for participating in protests”. Local officials in Missouri hope that this will help defuse the situation, but if history is any guide it may end up doing just the opposite...
  • AP Fails to Mention DOJ's Involvement As Judge Allows North Carolina Voter-ID Law to Stand

    08/10/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 10, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    To read the Associated Press's Friday evening coverage of a federal judge's refusal to block North Carolina's election law reforms from taking effect in the upcoming general election, you'd think it was an unsuccessful effort on the part of a group of poor Davids to defeat the Tar Heel State's government Goliath. As J. Christian Adams at PJ Media noted shortly after the decision, it was nothing of the sort. Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice weighed in heavily, and is in fact listed as the plaintiff in one of the three cases Federal District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder...
  • OPERATION CHOKE POINT: Why Gun And Cigar Lovers Should Loathe Leftists

    08/09/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 10, 2014 | Doug Giles
    In the last couple of weeks my cigar company has had a hell of a time trying to find a credit card processing company that’ll do recurring revenue charges for my customers who’d like to get an automated, monthly dose of one of the finest cigars on this planet, our Safari Cigar. As my team and I were going back and forth trying to find a company to handle our transactions, I started redlining, getting a wee bit pissed, about how ridiculous it has become to do trade. My business boys tried to calm me down by telling me it...
  • Breaking: Federal Court Smacks Down Eric Holder’s Attack on NC Voter ID

    08/08/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 8, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The left trumpeted a voter ID decision in Wisconsin as if it were the end of the issue. Let’s see what they do with this one. A federal court today smacked down the Holder Justice Department and refused to enjoin (block) North Carolina’s voter ID law, curtailment of costly early voting and end of fraud-infested same day registration. This means the state’s voter ID law will be in place for the midterm congressional (and Senate) elections in November. The Justice Department had actually argued that even if black voters turned out at higher rates under voter ID (which they do),...
  • DOJ Report: Nearly Half of Fed Crimes Near Mexican Border

    08/05/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2014
    Crime is so high along the Mexican border that nearly half of all the criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors in the United States last fiscal year were concentrated in a handful of districts located in that region, according to the U.S. government’s figures. It’s not as if this is new, but to see it spelled out in a government report with a detailed breakdown is truly alarming. The statistics illustrate that the Mexican-border region is a cesspool of crime that’s costing American taxpayers a chunk of change not to mention loads of grief. There are 94 federal court districts...
  • Holder Embraces Being Called An Activist ’1000 Percent’

    08/04/2014 10:17:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4 Aug 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Eric Holder does not shy away from being called an activist – in fact, the U.S. Attorney General considers the label an honor. “If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label,” Holder told journalist Juan Williams in an interview published at The Hill. “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job,” he continued, adding that “the responsibility of the attorney general is to change things [and] bring us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents.” Asked later about his response to critics who...
  • Obama Administration Suing Pa. State Police Over Physical Fitness Tests

    08/03/2014 11:26:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | july 30, 2014 | chuck ross
    Saying that the physical fitness tests that the Pennsylvania state police uses to identify entry-level candidates are not job-related, the Department of Justice is suing the agency for sex discrimination since more men pass the tests than women. “Through the use of these physical fitness tests, Defendants have engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against women in [Pennsylvania State Police's] selection process for entry-level trooper positions in violation of Title VII [of the Civil Rights Act of 1964],” reads the DOJ’s lawsuit. At issue are the state agency’s 2003 and 2009 physical fitness tests that are one of...
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Gov. Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 9:33:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Alex Leary
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is "carefully monitoring" the state. "Whenever warranted by the facts and the law, we will not hesitate to use all tools and legal authorities at our disposal to fight against racial discrimination, to stand against disenfranchisement and to safeguard the right of every eligible American to cast a ballot," Holder wrote. Scott's office dismissed it as a "bizarre attempt to help Charlie Crist." The letter, dotted with pointed language and examples of...
  • Federal Court Orders DOJ To Release Fast And Furious Information

    08/01/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/2014 | Scott Greer
    The Obama administration lost a crucial legal battle on July 18 when a federal court ordered the White House to release previously withheld information on Operation Fast and Furious to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. According to a press released issued Thursday, the court case stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit (that originally began as a FOIA request) filed by Judicial Watch in 2012 to obtain all documents that the president has withheld from Congress under claims of executive privilege.
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder to Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 2:34:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/1/14 | Alex Leary
    ....Eric Holder this month sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is “carefully monitoring” the state....
  • BREAKING: Judge Orders DOJ to Release Fast and Furious Documents Withheld From Congress

    07/31/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit pursued against the Department of Justice by government watchdog Judicial Watch, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled documents being withheld from Congress under President Obama's claim of executive privilege must be turned over. Obama made the claim on the same day Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in criminal and civil contempt of Congress in June 2012. "This order forces the Obama DOJ, for the first time, to provide a detailed listing of all documents that it has withheld from Congress and the American people for...
  • Exclusive: Attorney General Eric Holder to Oppose Data-Driven Sentencing

    07/31/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    TIME ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Massimo Calabresi
    Citing concerns about equal justice in sentencing, Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to oppose certain statistical tools used in determining jail time, putting the Obama Administration at odds with a popular and increasingly effective method for managing prison populations. Holder says if such rankings are used broadly, they could have a disparate and adverse impact on the poor, on socially disadvantaged offenders, and on minorities. Holder says using static factors from a criminal’s background could perpetuate racial bias in a system that already delivers 20% longer sentences for young black men than for other offenders.
  • War on Who? Eric Holder Sues Police Dept. for Treating Women as Equals

    07/31/2014 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Michael Schaus
    Forget about that phony IRS scandal… The DOJ apparently has a real problem to handle. The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by Eric “The Extortionist” Holder for alleged sexual discrimination. No, the Penn police didn’t do anything as egregious as force women to pay for their own birth-control; but apparently it was enough to persuade the DOJ to file a lawsuit. The offense: Women are being held to the same standards as their male counterparts! Apparently, requiring all candidates to pass the same standard physical fitness test is sexist. See, women are having a tough time passing the test...
  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases (legalizing fraud?)

    07/30/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 7:00 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast an early ballot. The court papers from the federal government are aimed at persuading judges that the laws, which are being challenged in court, are discriminatory and block access to the ballot box. […] The Justice Department has warned of legal actions against states after the...
  • Lerner: Talk radio listeners are 'ass-----'

    07/30/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Former IRS official Lois Lerner cursed conservatives in emails released on Wednesday, leading House Republicans to intensify their push for criminal charges. Lerner, in an email conversation with an undisclosed person, suggested that listeners to conservative talk radio were “ass----s.” She followed that up by saying: “So we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists [sic]. It's our own crazies that will take us down.” Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee said the emails showed – not for the first time – Lerner’s bias against conservatives. Other documents released Wednesday also suggest that Lerner used her home computer...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire

    07/25/2014 8:46:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 7/25/14 | Dean Takahashi
    Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter. We don’t know everything about this deal, such as when it will be announced and the exact purchase price. We do know that...
  • Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions plummet under Obama

    07/23/2014 7:19:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows. Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bush’s presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. The 2013 totals represent a 42 percent...
  • Examples of Serious Crimes by Illegal Aliens

    07/23/2014 5:01:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    Examples of Serious Crimes of Illegal Aliens The information below is taken from news sources. The aliens in these reports were all identified as being in the country illegally, and many of them had come into the hands of law enforcement agencies prior to the crime that is described below, but the alien was not deported or in some cases was deported but reentered the country. These cases are listed as a demonstration that better prevention of illegal immigration is a public safety issue even though these cases are not representative of the illegal alien population in general. These cases...
  • Bill to Curb “Operation Choke Point” Introduced

    07/22/2014 9:11:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo) is sponsoring H.R. 4986, the End Operation Choke Point Act of 2014. The bill aims to stem Department of Justice abuse of legitimate businesses. Under Operation Choke Point the DOJ working in concert with the FTC, FDIC, OCC, CFPB, and FBI has been intimidating banks in order to deny these financial resources to targeted commercial operations. While DOJ claims it is merely combating criminal activity, legal, but pariah businesses like firearms vending, marijuana dispensaries and check cashing firms have frequently been shut off from the banking system. The Administration opposes the bill. “Even though some businesses...
  • Passionate Farmer Takes On Her Government Harassers

    07/20/2014 6:11:00 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Jul 2014 | Ginni Thomas
    With her life’s dream of being a small family farmer in Virginia, Martha Boneta obtained 64 acres in Fauquier County, Va in 2006 to raise vegetables, herbs, raw honey, eggs, and host small animals. Little did she know that a birthday party with eight ten-year old girls would trigger zealous county regulators who saw the party as an event needing special exception permits and required a hearing that would impose fees. Thinking she had all the right commercial permits and licenses, Boneta was still threatened with $5,000 per day fines despite Virginia being a right to farm state, where local...
  • Department of Justice: We Heard About IRS Missing Emails On The News

    07/17/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, testified Thursday that the DOJ heard about the destruction of IRS officials’ emails in the news, even though DOJ has formally been investigating the IRS for more than a year. “I think we learned about it after that, from press accounts,” Cole told House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan at a hearing Thursday on the DOJ’s response to the wave of computer crashes at the IRS that wiped out seven different employees’ hard drives. (RELATED: Meet The Seven IRS Employees Whose Computer Crashed). DOJ has allegedly...
  • Examining the Justice Department’s Response to the IRS Targeting Scandal

    07/17/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://oversight.house.gov/ ^ | July 17, 2014 | http://oversight.house.gov/
    Press releases: July 17, 2014 Justice Department Investigating the IRS Commissioner’s Delay in Notifying Justice, Congress about Lerner’s Lost Emails DAG Cole: We are looking into Koskinen’s delay in reporting the revelation that key witness’s evidence was lost In today’s House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice’s response to the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative… http://oversight.house.gov/release/justice-department-investigating-irs-commissioners-delay-notifying-justice-congress-lerners-lost-emails/ Justice Department’s IRS Targeting Investigation Only Learned of Lois Lerner’s Missing Emails After Media Reports Revelation raises questions about the seriousness of DOJ effort, reinforces need for special prosecutor...
  • FBI Probing Lost IRS Emails as DOJ Sets to Defend Its Investigation

    07/16/2014 4:19:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/16/14 | Staff
    Amid a flurry of Republican calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups, the Justice Department is set to defend its own probe of the matter as exhaustive and sufficient during a House hearing Thursday on the department’s response to the scandal. A top Justice Department official will tell the hearing that the department is now looking at how some of former senior IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails disappeared -- a new area of inquiry, Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News in an exclusive interview Friday.
  • Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket Targets Another Bank

    07/16/2014 12:30:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    America’s most effective extortion racket, the Department of Justice, just bullied another big bank into surrendering billions of dollars in fines. Citigroup has agreed to pay an astounding $7 billion settlement to the DOJ for apparent wrongdoing leading up to the financial crisis. Why am I suddenly reminded of Al Capone’s observation about government coercion?"A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician.” – Al...
  • Eric Holder, Media-Spoiled Brat

    07/16/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat. What stands out from this very rare session -- Holder hasn't been on Sunday network television in four years -- is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck: President Barack Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism. And darned if he didn't get away with it again. Pierre Thomas, ABC's Justice Department correspondent, interviewed Holder and...
  • Citi's $7 Billion MBS Settlement: The OTHER Side of the Story (Government Strong-armed Lenders)

    07/15/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT · by MRourke85 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/15/2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The media talked endlessly about Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday. A colleague at work complained “But it should have been double or triple that amount!” I asked if he had read the complaint. No, he said, he heard the news from his wife who watches MSNBC. First, here is DOJ’s announcement of the $7 billion settlement. Second, here is the complaint. Citi_Mortgage_Complaint-in-intervention Read it for yourself without editorial comments from people who just read the headline. Bear in mind that the complaint is just one side of the story (Justice’s). Of the $7 billion...
  • Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle

    07/15/2014 11:25:08 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    Dailymail ^ | July 15, 2014 | Daily mail reporter
    Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle The U.S. Justice Department is claiming that Microsoft must hand over emails that the company stores in databases in Dublin, Ireland, in a case that is being watched closely by tech companies legal scholars. The U.S. federal government is claiming that it can force any company that conducts business operations within its borders to comply with warrants for data stored on its databases, even if those databases aren't physically located within the United States. Several companies that operate within the U.S. keep databases in other countries....
  • Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float

    07/14/2014 9:28:22 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    This is heinous— a betrayal so blatant of American values so fundamental I have trouble wrapping my mind around it: The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade. The department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue. Also at the meeting were the NAACP,
  • ATF's notional resource shortfall raises new questions about 'Project Gunwalker'

    07/14/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/14/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea noted last week that a new General Accounting Office report has found that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks the resources to effectively investigate one of their highest stated priorities--firearms in the hands of those prohibited by federal law from having them. Specifically, the GAO report draws the conclusion that the BATFE is unable to efficiently pursue "delayed denial" investigations, in which a person ineligible to own a firearm under federal law is permitted to do so anyway, because the criminal background check did not turn up any disqualifying information in...
  • Exclusive: Prosecutors' case against GM focuses on misleading statements

    07/14/2014 9:36:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 14, 2014 | Emily Flitter & Karen Freifeld
    (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade, before GM's 2009 bankruptcy, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. At the same time, at least a dozen states are investigating the automaker. Two state officials said that effort is likely to focus on whether GM broke consumer protection laws. Both federal and state investigations into the switch, which is linked to at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes, are at early stages, and it is...
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • Eric Holder Stands By Controversial ‘Nation Of Cowards’ Speech

    07/13/2014 10:23:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Chuck Ross
    In a rare interview covering a wide array of topics, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he would not back away from a controversial speech he gave in 2009 in which he called the United States “a nation of cowards” on the topic of race. “I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder told ABC News in an interview. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” he said, adding that Americans are still hesitant to reach out to “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” In Feb. 2009,...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

    07/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
  • Federal Government Looking Into Norfolk Parade Float (Obama Presidential Library)

    07/11/2014 8:46:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    KMTV news ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ashlee Pitzl
    Norfolk, Neb. (KMTV) - Mayor Sue Fuchtman confirms to KMTV Action 3 News that Department of Justice officials are in Norfolk to discuss a controversial parade float.Last Saturday, a man put an outhouse on his parade float with a sign that read, "Obama Presidential Library." A zombie dressed as a farmer was leaning against the building. Parade organizers told KMTV they talked to the creator, who's a farmer, and he said the zombie was supposed to be him, not the president.
  • DOJ court documents in Benghazi suspect case put video narrative to rest

    07/05/2014 11:20:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/4/14 | Fox News
    Court documents filed by the U.S. Justice Department in the criminal case against Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah provide unprecedented details about the evolution of the assault and further shatter the Obama administration's initial claim that it sprouted from protests over an anti-Islam film. The narrative that the video played a role continues to live on, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying recently that some of the attackers may indeed have been influenced by the online video. But the Justice Department's court filings make clear that at least those spearheading the attack were part of a "conspiracy,"...
  • Exclusive – Rep. Pete Olson: Impeach Eric Holder

    07/03/2014 8:20:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)
    A glance at current headlines reveals that Central American children are flooding across our porous Southern border at an alarming rate, thanks to the Obama White House refusing to enforce existing immigration laws. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the federal agency in charge of collecting taxes from hard working Americans, is still under investigation (and refusing to cooperate) for targeting and harassing citizens based on their political beliefs. All of this happens while US Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement officer in the United States, only enforces the laws that fit Obama's agenda. Thanks in large part to...
  • Lois Lerner Targeted Chuck Grassley After He Blocked Obama’s DOJ Tax Nominee

    07/01/2014 8:32:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-2014 | Patrick Howley
    July 1, 2014 Lois Lerner Targeted Chuck Grassley After He Blocked Obama’s DOJ Tax Nominee Patrick Howley Ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner tried to audit Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley after Grassley blocked President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice (DOJ) tax division, an executive branch insider told The Daily Caller. Grassley made it more difficult for the IRS and DOJ to work together to target conservative groups by blocking Obama’s political appointee Mary L. Smith from taking over the DOJ Tax Division, which prosecutes criminal cases for the IRS. Grassley held up the nomination in early 2010,...
  • Justice Dept Uses Lesbian Cartoon Characters To Teach Kids About Cell Phone Safety

    06/27/2014 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:34 PM 06/26/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The Department of Justice has spent $1.2 million on a website which depicts cartoon cellphones engaging in real-life dating scenarios, in an effort to help teens define their “digital line” as it pertains to relationship abuse. The website, ThatsNotCool.com, which is operated through the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women, is perhaps the cheesiest government-funded ad campaign in recent memory. […] The first video featured on the site, titled “Password,” shows two female cellphone characters sitting on a city bench. One character is typing away on her body, which is also a cellphone keypad. “I should know your profile password,”...
  • House Judiciary chair: Voting Rights Act adequate, no deal soon on immigration

    06/27/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — A key GOP lawmakers said Thursday that he’s in no hurry to restore Justice Department scrutiny to Texas and other states under the Voting Rights Act. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of that landmark civil rights law — the formula that identified nine states and some smaller jurisdictions with such an egregious history of violating the rights of voters that they would have to get federal permission before moving a polling site, shifting district boundaries or making any other election-related change. “There is a great deal of dispute in many quarters...
  • U.S. Dept. Of Justice Sending Mediator To Salinas

    06/26/2014 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    cbs local ^ | May 28, 2014 | staff
    Salinas Police Chief (Kelly McMillin) spun up Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service on Friday to call in a "Conciliation Specialist" This is going to be a very important conversation... it will be good to have an expert,... The conversation comes after two officers shot a man to death on May 20, only 11 days after two other (deputies?) eliminated another man on May 9. Salinas fast guns also killed a suspect on March 21. //SNIPP// Welcome to Salinas, California. It’s a community of only 150,000 people & a US government 1033 program....http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/02/weird-california-city-of-150000-rolls-out-death-machine-complete-with-machine-gun-turret/ //Snip Snip// The 1033 Program "permits" the...
  • The Justice Department Unleashes A Godzilla On Business

    06/26/2014 4:16:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: After she destroyed Arthur Andersen in a flawed and subsequently overturned prosecution, the Senate has confirmed Leslie Caldwell to lead the DOJ's criminal division, giving her a mandate for even more mayhem. You'd think someone who had thrown 85,000 people out of work, as this former Enron task force chief prosecutor did in her indictment of Arthur Andersen, before the whole thing was thrown out by a 9-0 Supreme Court, would go quietly from the public spotlight. Not so with Caldwell, a notoriously anti-business activist who in concert with the Obama White House is instead failing upward. Her appointment...