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  • Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets

    04/07/2014 1:49:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 88 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 7, 2014 1:21 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts. When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations. “I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about...
  • IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS

    04/07/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they were old organizations applying as new ones. Emerge America was scrutinized for potential “improper private benefit.” No evidence exists that the IRS requested additional information from any Occupy Wall Street group. “Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which...
  • Holder: Trayvon charges still possible

    11/04/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Hill's Regwatch ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ben Goad
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said the Justice Department has not decided whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin in an incident that captured national interest, was acquitted of murder charges in July. But the Justice Department could still pursue a federal civil rights case. Holder said the agency’s investigation is under way. “I'm not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a...
  • Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on 'closed' National Mall

    10/07/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/7/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. ~~~SNIP~~~ Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group's rights granted by the First Amendment. About 30 members of Congress are expected to attend the rally, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Governor Palin: " I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing"

    10/01/2013 2:28:04 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 96 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 1 October, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing. The leader of the free world just followed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s honest, visionary, and serious U.N. speech with a speech of his own in the Rose Garden. More like it, President Obama just recorded essentially an infomercial on the disastrous Obamacare rollout. In a speech full of unserious claims and low-level false accusations against those who disagree with his liberal, unworkable policies, this president engaged in doublespeak without even blinking. It was unreal. Obama just proclaimed all our predictions about Obamacare were wrong. The economy is doing great, he...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder gets 'mad' about shutdown impact

    09/30/2013 5:25:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    It wasn't quite a "Network" moment, but normally mild-mannered Attorney General Eric Holder showed a flash of anger Monday as he discussed the impacts of a looming government shutdown and the so-called budget sequester on rank-and-file workers at the Justice Department. "This has real-world consequences for the employees of this department, who have to pay mortgages, who have to pay car notes, who have to buy groceries and I think that is something that people as they're trying to make their political points need to keep in mind: there are good, hardworking Americans who are going to suffer because of...
  • More ATF sting cases dismissed as top agent cannot testify

    09/30/2013 11:14:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | John Diedrich
    Two more cases from the ATF's troubled gun-buying sting in Milwaukee have been dismissed, this time because the prosecutor says she can't use the operation's lead agent as a witness.Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel said in court Fridaythat she could not call U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Jacqueline Sutton to testify — the latest setback for an operation riddled with problems exposed bya Journal Sentinel investigation.Loebel, who has dropped eight of the 18 cases she charged from the 2012 sting, said she was not allowed to disclose why Sutton could not take the...
  • ‘PHONY SCANDALS’: OBAMA IRS THUG LOIS LERNER TO RECEIVE $50K A YEAR SALARY IN RETIREMENT

    09/24/2013 9:57:54 AM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies
    TPPN ^ | 09.23.13 | Todd Cefaratti
    With our civil liberties continually under threat from this Administration, I offer to the American people a good news/bad news combo that is sure to serve as a bittersweet victory for those who have opposed the IRS’ campaign of harassment against political dissidents. Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS official who was in charge of overseeing the tax exempt division of the IRS that has been routinely targeting and harassing conservative and Tea Party groups for years, has retired. Good riddance….However, the sound of the other shoe dropping is heard as Lerner can now look forward to over $50,000 in annual...
  • Eric Holder Takes the Fight for Voting Rights to Texas

    07/27/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 27, 2013 | Hilary Hylton
    After a key provision in the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, the Obama Administration turned to another tactic to seek pre-clearance for changes to election laws, starting with the Lone Star State. In Texas, following Holder's announcement, the DOJ claimed clear evidence of discrimination both in the past and present, and asked a federal court to impose at least 10 years of required pre-clearance. Holder also pledged to block a Texas voter ID law passed in 2011 that state Attorney General Greg Abbott had green-lighted immediately following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County ruling...
  • Zimmerman Not Guilty; Unrest and Calls for Federal Charges Begin

    07/14/2013 2:22:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    The verdict in the Zimmerman case was hardly a surprise to those closely following the case. But despite the evidence supporting the jury's decision, unrest and calls for federal charges have already begun. Zimmerman Not Guilty; Unrest and Calls for Federal Charges Begin The New American 14 July 2013 Shortly after George Zimmerman was found not guilty late Saturday of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the self-defense shooting death of Trayvon Martin, unrest hit the city of Oakland as race-mongers like Al Sharpton, the NAACP and even some Democrat members of Congress publicly demanded that the Obama administration pursue...
  • Zimmerman probably immune from civil suit (vanity)

    07/14/2013 8:40:18 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 52 replies
    Florida statutes ^ | 7/14/2013 | me
    The 2012 Florida Statutes Title XLVI CRIMES Chapter 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.— (1) A person who uses force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(14), who was acting in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer identified himself or herself in accordance...
  • Next for Zimmerman: safety concerns, Justice weighing civil rights case

    07/14/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2013
    The Justice Department said Sunday that it will review the George Zimmerman case for possible civil rights violations, after a jury acquitted the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, while Zimmerman's attorney says his client's safety is at risk. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous started the drive by posting a petition Sunday morning on the website MoveOn.org that is addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder. "The most fundamental of civil rights -- the right to life -- was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin," Jealous wrote...
  • NAACP calls on Obama admin to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman

    07/14/2013 7:50:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/13/12 | Patrick Howley
    “Attorney General Eric Holder,” the petition reads, “The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida’s prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act.” “The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin,” the NAACP wrote. “We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation.” “Please address...
  • Did Justice Department support anti-Zimmerman protests after Martin shooting?

    07/14/2013 10:04:08 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/13 | Fox News
    A conservative watchdog group accused the Justice Department of helping manage the "pressure campaign" last year against George Zimmerman in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, citing documents that show an obscure agency spent thousands assisting local demonstrations.
  • Impeach Attorney General Holder - for Justice's Sake

    07/14/2013 9:54:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, I am grateful I am not a civics teacher. The entire legal and constitutional framework under which we believe we live seemed to have been turned upside-down. To start with, as former U.S. Appeals Judge Michael McConnell argued so well, Obama's suspension of the employer mandate of ObamaCare conflicts with his obligations under Article II, Sec 3 to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the president on legal and constitutional issues, has repeatedly opined that the president may decline to enforce laws he believes are unconstitutional. But...
  • Outraged NAACP Wants Feds to Prosecute Zimmerman (civil rights probe opened by DOJ)

    07/14/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    ABC ^ | July 14, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    "We are outraged and heartbroken over today's verdict," NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said in a statement. "We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed," Jealous said. A civil rights probe had previously been opened by the Department of Justice and a spokeswoman said the department would continue to "evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial."
  • Sun rises in the east and Al Sharpton comments on Zimmerman trial(Idea:Put Al in jail instead)

    07/14/2013 10:11:05 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/14/13 | r moran
    Aren't people bored with how predictable this guy is? Politico: The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that "clearly there are grounds for civil rights charges" after George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin was found not guilty of second-degree murder in Florida. Sharpton said that he and Martins' family met with a U.S. attorney and that legal options had not been exhausted. "The trial happened. The verdict came in. It does not exhaust the legal options of this family and the bigger community issues of civil rights," Sharpton said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We now have...
  • Dem senator (Klobuchar): Federal charges for Zimmerman a 'tough' call for DOJ

    07/14/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that the Justice Department had a tough choice in deciding whether to bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. A former prosecutor, Klobuchar said that the department would need to wait until their investigation collected all the evidence they could. “I know that investigation’s going on. As a former prosecutor, I know you wait until you see all the evidence,” Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They’re going to have to make that decision. It’ll be a tough one.” (snip) On “This Week,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called the verdict “devastating.” “I just...
  • Released Documents Detail the Department of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

    07/10/2013 10:52:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerm
  • Newly Released Documents Detail the Dept of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

    07/10/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 273 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 10, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman. Among JW’s findings: •March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to...
  • RNC Chairman calls for Holder resignation

    05/14/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus believes Attorney General Eric Holder should resign for tapping the phones of the Associated Press, calling the move a violation of the First Amendment. Here is his statement: “Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society. The First Amendment doesn’t request the federal government to respect it; it demands it. Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. Because Attorney General Holder has so egregiously...
  • US Wants to Deport Christian Family

    04/01/2013 7:52:58 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 11 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    US Wants to Deport Christian Family By Julio Severo The US government is contesting a court decision that had granted asylum to a homeschooling family from Germany. US officials argue that the German Christian family, who were suffering religious persecution from German officials, should be deported back to Germany. The Romeike family Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled Germany in 2008 after authorities fined them thousands in euros and forcibly took their children because they homeschool. In 2010, a U.S. immigration judge granted the Romeikes political asylum — the first time this status was granted based on compulsory schooling laws. The...
  • AFT Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010

    10/03/2011 3:21:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 186 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Monday October 3, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    WASHINGTON - New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious guns operation as far back as July of 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress on May 3, 2011
  • VIDEO:Obama Orders:Launched Fast and Furious

    07/24/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies
    youtube video ^ | youtube video
    VIDEO:Obama Orders:Launched Fast and Furious