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  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Documents Detailing White House Involvement in Black Panther Case...

    09/22/2010 10:49:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 22, 2010
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Documents Detailing White House Involvement in Black Panther Case Dismissal DOJ Claims No Records Exist; Press Reports Document Nine Meetings between Associate Attorney General Perrelli and White House between March 25 and May 27, 2009 Washington, DC -- September 22, 2010Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (CV 10-0160)) against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records related to meetings between Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli and White...
  • Another Embarrassment for the Holder DOJ

    09/16/2010 2:42:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    NRO/The Corner ^ | September 16, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & Roger Clegg
    The Obama Justice Department just got slapped down in a lawsuit filed by Shelby County, Alabama, challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 is the original “emergency” provision passed in 1965 that required certain states to get preapproval from the federal government for all voting changes, no matter how minor. After 40 years of extensions, Congress renewed this supposedly temporary provision in 2006 for another 25 years. Shelby County sued Eric Holder, saying that today’s vastly improved conditions no longer warrant such extraordinary intrusion into local sovereignty over elections and voting, and that Congress...
  • House panel rejects Panther resolution

    01/14/2010 7:27:23 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 1,634+ views
    Washinton Times ^ | January 14, 2010 | Jerry Seper
    The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday rejected by a 15-14 vote a resolution of inquiry that would have forced the Justice Department to tell Congress why it dismissed a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the November 2008 election. The party-line vote had been sought by Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, who, along with Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said they have been unable to get information from the department on the complaint's dismissal. "I am deeply disappointed that the...
  • On Panthers, Justice Gives Finger.....

    01/12/2010 9:30:20 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 14 replies · 2,234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/12/10 | Quin HIllyer
    By QHillyer on Jan. 12, 2010 into Water Cooler Much more on this later. For now, just a heads-up that the Justice Department "responded" to subpoenas from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, concerning the New Black Panther voting intimidation case, by citing (or inventing) seven different grounds to "object to each and every Interrogatory and Document Request" from the Commission......
  • Ariz. Sheriff Investigated by Federal Grand Jury (Holder's long arm)

    01/08/2010 11:24:51 AM PST · by yoe · 8 replies · 1,012+ views
    Two officials said Thursday night they have been subpoenaed to answer questions next week before a federal grand jury about a high-profile Arizona sheriff who gained attention for aggressively cracking down on illegal immigration.In statements read by a county spokesman, Maricopa County Manager David Smith and Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson said they met with a federal prosecutor to discuss the case and will testify Wednesday. Wilson said the general subject of the inquiry was abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Neither Wilson nor Smith offered specifics, said county spokesman Richard de Uriarte, who spoke with the two officials...
  • The Obama Administration: A Systematic Failure

    01/04/2010 10:56:58 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 1/3/10 | Bill Levinson
    ...the American people played a sick practical joke on themselves by electing a clown (more like the Joker as portrayed by the late Heath Ledger) who promptly staffed his Administration with a collection of equally unqualified freaks as shown below. Unless voters close this sideshow by removing the Democratic majority in the House and Senate, its admission price will consist of trillions of dollars in taxpayer money and economic damage to the United States. Janet Napolitano demonstrated her total unfitness to lead Homeland Security when she defined gun owners, pro-lifers, veterans of our Armed Forces, and people who oppose illegal...
  • Civil Rights Panel Subpoenas Justice Department in (Obama's thugs) New Black Panthers Case

    12/20/2009 1:02:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies · 1,109+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/2009 | Stephen Clark
    The United States Civil Rights Commission, an eight-member agency that investigates accusations of discrimination, has launched a new offensive against a most unusual target: the Justice Department. The commission is investigating why the Justice Department dropped charges in May against three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in a voter intimidation case that the government won. The Justice Department has defended its actions, saying it obtained an injunction against one member while dismissing charges against the others "based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law." But that explanation hasn't satisfied the commission or Republican...
  • Holder Stonewalling Congress Over Black Panther Investigation

    12/19/2009 9:37:51 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 27 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 19, 2009 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Va., issued a public statement Thursday saying that President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, has instructed staff attorneys to ignore legal subpoenas by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (CRC) requesting information about the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. This is in stark contrast to Mr. Obama’s pledge for transparency in government. “We understand that the attorney general has instructed his department to ignore ...
  • Enabling ACORN's Comeback

    12/10/2009 6:53:14 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,137+ views
    American spectator ^ | 12.10.09 | Matthew Vadum
    Congress -- and possibly Citigroup -- may be gearing up to start funding the organized crime syndicate ACORN again. The current federal funding ban expires Dec. 18. On Tuesday evening the House Appropriations Committee rejected on a party line vote of 9 to 5 an amendment offered by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) that would have blocked federal funding of the radical advocacy group. The amendment was needed because the Obama administration thumbed its nose at a provision in spending legislation that banned ACORN funding until the end of next week. In a ruling revealed late last month by the Justice...
  • Records ordered to explain Panthers handling (DOJ dropping election intimidation charge)

    12/09/2009 2:52:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 2,251+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/2009 | Jerry Seper
    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...
  • New Black Panther leader defends attorney general

    12/04/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,532+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.4, 2009 | LINDA STEWART BALL
    DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department made the right call in dismissing a voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and recent questions about that ruling are a "political witch hunt" to discredit Attorney General Eric Holder, the party's leader said this week. Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, told The Associated Press the civil lawsuit filed by the federal government had "no merit" because the party doesn't condone voter intimidation. Shabazz said he was speaking publicly about the issue for the first time because he wanted to set the...
  • Attorney General Holder Reveals Aggressive Gun Control In Response to Ft. Hood Terror Attack

    11/20/2009 6:20:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies · 3,719+ views ^ | 19 November, 2009 | na
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Senate Judiciary Committee November 18th, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed a stunningly broad and aggressive anti-gun agenda. "The President of the United States asked that politicians not use the Ft. Hood attack to engage in 'political theater.' It appears those committed to attacking gun owners and the Second Amendment simply can't help themselves and are engaged in blaming guns and gun owners on the heels of this terrorist attack. Sadly it looks like 'politics as usual,'" said LEAA's spokesperson, Ted Deeds. After explaining and defending his decision to give enemy combatants constitutional...
  • For Holder, much wrestling over decision

    11/14/2009 6:40:21 AM PST · by opentalk · 61 replies · 1,661+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2009 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric H. Holder Jr. called his order Friday to send the suspected plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks to trial in Manhattan "the toughest decision I've had to make as attorney general." But what the nation's chief law enforcement officer did not lay bare for public consumption was the four months of deliberation, lobbying and tug of war inside his own Justice Department that preceded an announcement that will follow him into history. In his nine months in office, Holder has jettisoned a public corruption case against former senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) because of prosecutorial lapses, launched an inquiry into...
  • Holder's Hidden Agenda, cont'd . . .

    11/13/2009 10:50:39 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 2,027+ views
    National Review ^ | 11-13-09 | Andy McCarthy
    Holder's Hidden Agenda, cont'd . . . Andy McCarthy-November 13, 2009 This summer, I theorized that Attorney General Eric Holder -- and his boss -- had a hidden agenda in ordering a re-investigation of the CIA for six-year-old alleged interrogation excesses that had already been scrutinized by non-partisan DOJ prosecutors who had found no basis for prosecution. The continuing investigations of Bush-era counterterrorism policies (i.e., the policies that kept us safe from more domestic terror attacks), coupled with the Holder Justice Department's obsession to disclose classified national-defense information from that period, enable Holder to give the hard Left the "reckoning"...
  • Heads Up: AG Eric Holder News Conference (11AM ET)

    11/13/2009 7:59:43 AM PST · by kellynla · 140 replies · 4,772+ views
    FOX NEWS | 11/13/2009 | staff
    AG Eric Holder will have a news conference at approximately 11AM ET regarding the decision to bringMastermind Khalid Sheikh to NYC for trial.
  • Is Holder Stonewalling New Black Panther Inquiry?

    11/11/2009 7:58:28 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 14 replies · 662+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 11-11-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.), a Philadelphia native, and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sent a letter, on November 10, to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information ...
  • Hope and Change Watch: AG Holder upholding PATRIOT Act.

    11/10/2009 5:44:44 PM PST · by khnyny · 9 replies · 593+ views ^ | November 10, 2009 | Moe Lane
    Actually, in this context ’same as the old boss’ would be a comfort. To me, at least, if not the folks who made such a hullabaloo over the PATRIOT Act; I’m not worried about the government abusing its authority so much as I worry about it making an utter hash of its attempt to try to use it. But of course said ‘abuse’ was not the least common election-year theme - usually in the context of how things would change, once the Republicans weren’t running things. And usually argued by people who really should have known better. Which is why...
  • Despite ban, Holder to speak to CAIR-linked group

    11/10/2009 3:15:50 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 3 replies · 419+ views
    Politico | 11/10/09 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech next week to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization. On Nov. 19, Holder is scheduled to speak in Detroit to the first annual awards banquet of Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust, a coalition of several dozen law enforcement and community groups. An online registration form for the event includes the Council on American Islamic Relations-Michigan on a list of “official & participating organizations.”...
  • Department of Justice impersonates reporters at Sheriff Arpiao's news conference.

    10/19/2009 9:33:26 PM PDT · by machogirl · 145 replies · 5,766+ views
    kfyi ^ | october 19, 2009 | jd hayworth
    Sheriff Joe held a sweep in NW Phoenix, Friday October 16, 2009. He had a press conference after. US Department of Justice Officials (approximately 5) showed up at the conference, UNDERCOVER, POSING AS REPORTERS. When contacted by a Sheriff commander, the Federal Civil Rights officials posing as journalists, conducted themselves "unprofessionally" and "refused to provide official identification. Only one official from the "covert team provided any form of ID when pressed." That was the senior trial attorney, (phonetics) G. Yong Jung. She has been conducting the DOJ's investigation of the Sheriff's office re: allegations of racial profiling. Ms. Yong Jung...
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...
  • Taitz Alleges Judge Secretly Met With Holder -- And Cites Coffee Shop Sighting To Prove It

    10/05/2009 10:14:30 AM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 21 replies · 2,976+ views
    TPMMuckraker ^ | Oct 5, 2009 | Justin Elliot
    In a 24-page filing littered with all-caps, bold, and underlined text, Birther attorney Orly Taitz is demanding that a federal judge recuse himself in a case that has morphed from a soldier's attempt to resist Barack Obama's orders to what Taitz sees as a prosecution of herself. Taitz alleges that Judge Clay Land met with Attorney General Eric Holder, who was allegedly spotted at a small coffee shop across from Land's courtroom in Columbus, Georgia, on the day of a Birther hearing. A strange affidavit by one Robert Douglas describes the putative sighting of Holder, sans entourage, who "probably thought...
  • Pay attention to Eric Holder’s law firm and Guantanamo detainees (that they represent)(Jan2009)

    09/21/2009 5:38:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies · 1,459+ views
    michelle malkin ^ | • January 23, 2009 02:41 PM | Michelle Malkin
    A good friend writes:Eric Holder is a senior partner with Covington & Burling, a prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm, which represents 17 Yemenis currently held at Gitmo. From the C & B website: The firm represents 17 Yemeni nationals and one Pakistani citizen held at Guantánamo Bay. The Supreme Court will soon review the D.C. Circuit’s ruling that ordered the dismissal of a number of habeas petitions filed by Guantánamo detainees; some of our clients are petitioners in the Supreme Court case. We expect to play a substantial role in the briefing. We also plan to petition the Supreme Court...
  • Holder needs to explain dismissal of Phila. case

    09/02/2009 5:45:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies · 2,333+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/2/2009 | KEVIN FERRIS
    In February, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. noted that it was hard to talk about race, but cowardly not to try. In that spirit, he should answer questions being raised about the dismissal of a voter-intimidation case involving a hate group in Philadelphia. If you missed the incident, it's understandable. It was a YouTube blip on a historic election day. On Nov. 4, two black men in paramilitary uniforms, one wielding a nightstick, were reported harassing voters at a polling place. It had no effect on Barack Obama's landslide win in the city. He doesn't condone the hate group...
  • Justice Department to Recharge Civil Rights Enforcement

    09/01/2009 10:32:13 AM PDT · by balls · 15 replies · 839+ views
    NYT ^ | 8/31/2009 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Seven months after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reshaping the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by pushing it back into some of the most important areas of American political life, including voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices and redistricting after the 2010 census. As part of this shift, the Obama administration is planning a major revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies, in areas ranging from housing to hiring, where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly. President George W. Bush’s appointees had discouraged such tactics, preferring to focus on individual cases...
  • Obama Administration Knew About Lockerbie Bomber Release Months Ago

    09/01/2009 9:54:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 814+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    Here's someone who knew... Obama has experience in how a terrorist is viewed by the public, William Ayers who bomb the Pentagon, NYC Police Headquarters and U.S. Capitol mailroom was the President's close friend for 2 decades and Obama launched his political career in the living room of the home of Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn...
  • Obama's War on our Spies

    08/25/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 924+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/25/2009 | Jed Babbin
    The criminal indictments may as well be captioned, “The United States vs. The Central Intelligence Agency,” because that’s the correct way to identify the adversaries. The Democrats’ war on our intelligence agencies has now become a two-front war with the Obama administration attacking where Congressional Democrats couldn’t. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA interrogators who used tough interrogation techniques to see which of them will be prosecuted. Holder has drawn a line in the sand. On one side stands the US Department of Justice, its army of second-guessers and scalp-hunters...
  • In response to Rep Peter King...

    08/25/2009 12:53:21 PM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 5 replies · 766+ views
    Drudge | 25AUG'09 | mapmaker77
    I'll tell you exactly whose side Eric Holder and the rest of zeros' administration is on; our enemies, both foriegn and domestic. Every enemy that wants to destroy this country or some aspect of life here has a friend and willing accomplice in this administration. I have never seen such a collection of rabid left-wingers at one place and one time in my life. From liberal academics to liberal activists to liberal journalists, it's all on display. And Eric Holder going after the CIA is just the tip of the iceburg. It's going to get a lot worse
  • King on Holder: 'You wonder which side they’re on'

    08/25/2009 10:04:43 AM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 3,444+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/25/09 | Ben Smith
    A "furious" Rep. Peter King, the hawkish, maverick Long Island Republican, blasted a "disgraceful" Eric Holder for opening an investigation of CIA interrogators and chided his own party for what he described as a weak response to the move in an interview just now with POLITICO. "It’s bulls***. It’s disgraceful. You wonder which side they’re on," he said of the Attorney General's move, which he described as a "declaration of war against the CIA, and against common sense." "It’s a total breach of faith, and either the president is intentionally caving to the left wing of his party or he’s...
  • Obama Administration Takes Aim At Gun-Rights Revolt

    07/21/2009 8:18:35 PM PDT · by FromLori · 207 replies · 7,532+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/21/-09
    The Obama administration is raising the stakes in a fight over states' rights and firearm ownership by arguing that new pro-gun laws in Montana and Tennessee are invalid. In the last few months, a grass-roots, federalist revolt against Washington, D.C. has begun to spread through states that are home to politically active gun owners. Montana and Tennessee have enacted state laws saying that federal rules do not apply to firearms manufactured entirely within the state, and similar bills are pending in Texas, Alaska, Minnesota, and South Carolina. Yet the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and Explosives now claims that...
  • Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia

    07/19/2009 3:12:25 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 258 replies · 12,308+ views
    Georgia State News ^ | June 1, 2009 | Karen Handel Georgia Sec. of State
    Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia Decision Bars Georgia From Continuing Voter Verification Process Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s denial of preclearance of Georgia’s voter verification process Atlanta - “The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification process shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections. With this decision, DOJ has now barred Georgia from continuing the citizenship verification program that DOJ lawyers helped to craft. DOJ’s decision also nullifies...
  • Shocker: Holder’s punishment doesn’t fit the crime as Black Panthers go free

    07/14/2009 11:59:56 AM PDT · by Heather Hogue · 7 replies · 732+ views
    Examiner ^ | July 14, 2009 | Heather Hogue
    His punishment: Not being permitted to brandish a deadly weapon within 100 ft. of a Philadelphia polling station until after the 2012 elections...
  • Holder's Insanity

    07/13/2009 11:21:27 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 07/13/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    You have the responsibility of enforcing the nation’s laws, and you have to be seen as neutral, detached, and nonpartisan in that effort,” Holder says. “But the reality of being A.G. is that I’m also part of the president’s team. I want the president to succeed; I campaigned for him. I share his world view and values.”
  • GOP, Holder battle over New Black Panthers

    07/13/2009 4:02:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 2,259+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    Key House Republicans are charging Attorney General Eric Holder of playing politics at the Justice Department. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said Holder has ignored at least three letters sent over the past month from Republicans demanding to know why Justice dismissed charges of voter intimidation filed against two members of the “New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense” (NBPP). NBPP National Chairman Milik Zulu Shabazz and party member Jerry Jackson both faces charges for violating the Voting Rights Act for engaging in coercion, threats and intimidation and attempted coercion, threats, and intimidation of voters and those aiding voters at a Philadelphia...
  • Obama's Justice Department thwarts Congress on voter intimidation case

    07/12/2009 8:18:27 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 39 replies · 1,701+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 12, 2009 | Editorial
    For some reason, the Justice Department is covering for the Black Panthers. For months, congressmen have asked the Justice Department a simple question: How could the department drop one of the worst voter-intimidation cases ever? The department's only explanation was revealed in its dismissal filing with the court; the case was dropped because the defendants, two members of the New Black Panthers, offered no defense. This is unsatisfactory grounds for such a serious civil rights abuse. As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights summarized in a letter of inquiry to the department: the "defendants were caught on video blocking access...
  • What is DOJ hiding in the New Black Panther case?(Could it be a Democrat Party Official?)

    07/13/2009 5:30:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies · 1,764+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/13/09 | Rick Moran
    Republican Congressmen want to know the answer although Democrats seem perfectly content to have a bunch of thugs physically blocking access to polling places, using racial slurs and carrying nightsticks. Perhaps since their president is trying to turn America's economy into a third world mess they believe aping banana republic electoral tactics just follows naturally. To try and find out why the Obama Justice Department dropped the case (or at least to get them on record saying it was for political purposes), a group of prominent GOP lawmakers have dispatched a letter to the DOJ Inspector General asking him to...
  • Why Did Justice Drop New Black Panthers’ Case?

    06/28/2009 1:57:48 PM PDT · by kellynla · 70 replies · 3,528+ views ^ | 06/26/2009 | Jed Babbin
    Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is waiting for an answer to his June 8 letter to Attorney General Holder. And he may wait a good while longer because the Justice Department doesn’t want to explain its decision to dismiss its civil case -- the worst case of voter intimidation in many years -- and not pursue a criminal indictment. Wolf’s letter -- a copy of which appears below (click on the image for a larger version) -- asks why the Justice Department dismissed a default judgment and dropped the case against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which Wolf’s letter...
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Demands Answers on Voter Intimidation Case Dismissal

    06/18/2009 6:38:27 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies · 1,026+ views
    Contentions ^ | June 18, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    As was commented upon here at CONTENTIONS, and widely reported and remarked upon elsewhere, the Obama Justice Department took the unusual action last month of dismissing a default judgment against the New Black Panther Party in connection with a case of voter intimidation on Election Day on November 4, 2008. Members of the NBPP were caught on film blocking access to the polls and physically and verbally intimidating voters, even going so far as to wield a nightstick in front of voters and poll watchers. The Justice Department’s lawyers gathered evidence, obtained the affidavit of former civil rights advocate Bartle...
  • Holder Winks at Voter Intimidation(Pure Racism: Only Whites can intimidate at polls)

    06/09/2009 5:14:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 37 replies · 2,527+ views
    wall st journal ^ | 6/9/09 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    When Eric Holder became U.S. attorney general, he promised to administer the law in an objective, nonpolitical manner. So it's disappointing that the Justice Department had spent the last several months misinterpreting key voting rights laws for nakedly political reasons. Exhibit A: Justice's inexplicable dismissal of a civil lawsuit for voter intimidation against the New Black Panther Party. The Black Panthers weren't content to endorse Barack Obama. They sent their members to the polls last November to "patrol election sites." Fox News aired a video of two Black Panthers in military-style uniforms in a Philadelphia precinct. One of them was...