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  • Holder asked to quicken probe of Black Panther case

    09/30/2009 5:53:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 797+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 30, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday to name a Justice Department official to oversee the production of what it called "our overdue information requests" for documents in the dismissal of a civil complaint against New Black Panther Party members accused of disrupting a polling place in the November elections. Commission Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds, in a letter, said the department has been "largely non-responsive" to requests for information since questions about the dismissal were first raised in June and had turned over "none of the documents" being sought. Mr. Reynolds said...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Inquiry opened into New Black Panther case

    09/09/2009 3:58:27 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 1,654+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility has begun an inquiry into the dismissal in May of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party and two of its members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's presidential elections. The inquiry was disclosed in an Aug. 28 letter to Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee who first raised questions about the case's dismissal and asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to make available the head of the department's Voting Section for a closed-door briefing about the decision. In the letter, Mary Patrice...
  • Justice Dept. pressed to explain Black Panthers dropped charges (Hussein's thug pals)

    08/07/2009 7:51:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 904+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/07/09 | Jerry Seper
    Justice Dept. pressed to explain Panthers dropped chargesBy Jerry Seper Friday, August 7, 2009 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is expected to approve Friday the sending of a second letter to the Justice Department, asking it to justify its decision in May to drop charges against members of the New Black Panther Party accused of intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place in the November election. Martin Dannenfelser, staff director, said a majority of the commissioners were not satisfied with a response by the department to a June 16 letter, in which the commission said the decision to drop...
  • Obama sends stimulus aid to foreign firms (Grants impel electric cars)

    08/06/2009 11:26:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    Nearly half of the $2.4 billion in federal grant money awarded Wednesday to stimulate the U.S. economy and boost the production of hybrid and electric vehicles went to six companies with ties to places as far away as Russia, China, South Korea and France. President Obama announced the grants during a visit to Indiana and said the funds would create domestic jobs and instigate more "green" manufacturing in the United States. But because so few American companies have the necessary technology, much of the money will initially go toward manufacturing electric vehicle batteries overseas. Three grants went to General Motors...
  • U.S. boosts deportation of illegals

    03/17/2008 5:14:59 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 42 replies · 849+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    The Department of Homeland Security, continuing to enforce what it calls a "strict policy of arresting, prosecuting and jailing" illegal immigrants, deported a record number of those caught on the nation's borders last year more than 280,000 in fiscal year 2007 compared with 186,000 a year earlier. It was the largest number of illegals ever removed from the country in a single year. The increase is attributable to what veteran law-enforcement authorities said is a revised apprehension process, adding that the department no longer is targeting only criminal illegals for removal, but seeks eventually to apprehend, charge and deport...
  • Rohrabacher, Hunter call for agents' pardon

    01/17/2008 11:37:31 PM PST · by pissant · 209 replies · 21,899+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 1/17/08 | Jerry Seper
    Two California Republican congressmen yesterday called on President Bush to pardon two former U.S. Border patrol agents sent to prison a year ago this week for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled back into Mexico. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher accused Mr. Bush of being "arrogant and heartless" for refusing to pardon or commute the sentences of former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who were ordered last January to serve 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively. He said they had spent the past year in solitary confinement "suffering conditions worse than detainees at Guantanamo Bay. "It...
  • DEA's Targets Tied To Taliban

    10/24/2007 7:22:49 AM PDT · by RDTF · 4 replies · 125+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 23, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    The vast majority of "high value targets" for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Afghanistan are tied to the Taliban, which is using the country's rampant opium poppy cultivation to fund terrorist insurgencies. "We must make it clear to the Afghan people that we, the international community and the Afghan government are serious about this drug trade and corresponding terrorism," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We are not just eradicating a few opium fields or arresting some local, midlevel drug dealers to show something is being done, but that is...
  • Ex-border agents appeal convictions (Ramos and Compean)

    09/24/2007 6:15:44 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 457 replies · 282+ views ^ | September 24, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents sentenced to lengthy prison terms for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect have asked a federal appeals court to overturn their convictions, saying they were charged with a nonexistent crime and convicted after the jury was given improper instructions by the trial judge.
  • Three arrested in arms plot to kill Americans

    06/09/2007 1:17:44 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/9/07 | By Jerry Seper
    A suspected international arms dealer was arrested yesterday in Spain and charged with conspiracy to sell millions of dollars in weapons to a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization in Colombia to kill Americans. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Karen P. Tandy said Syrian national Monzer Al Kassar, 61, of Marbella, Spain, along with suspects Tareq Mousa Al Ghazi, 60, of Lebanon, and Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy, 58, also of Marbella, were arrested as they prepared to finalize a multimillion-dollar deal with the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to pay for the weapons. Mr. Kassar was arrested...
  • Questionable books (Minuteman-Simcox)

    07/24/2006 10:16:33 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 438 replies · 6,901+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | Staff
    As supporters of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, we were disheartened to read Jerry Seper's front-page article Thursday about questions and criticisms of President Chris Simcox's management of the organization. According to the article, the volunteer group has not made any financial statements or fundraising records public since April 2005 -- circumstances that have strained relations between Mr. Simcox and several of his top employees, some of whom have resigned in protest. Mr. Simcox must resolve these problems quickly. Failure to do so would only encourage the organization's critics -- who have made no secret of their desire to see...
  • Minutemen skeptical of ties with Keyes project (Funding Questions)

    07/20/2006 12:08:29 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 475 replies · 5,130+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-20-06 | Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps calls itself a "project of the Declaration Alliance," although few MCDC volunteers know what the alliance does or why Minuteman donations are routed through the charity founded and headed by conservative activist Alan Keyes. Several Minuteman leaders and members questioned the wisdom of ceding control over fundraising to the Herndon-based Declaration Alliance, part of an intricate weave of conservative organizations founded and chaired by Mr. Keyes or tied to longtime Keyes associates working with MCDC. MCDC President Chris Simcox told The Washington Times that the alliance offers "an experienced organization for mass mailings, advertising and...
  • Monthlong Border Vigil Wraps Up(Minuteman..."little press attention")

    05/01/2006 6:08:29 PM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 492+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    THREE POINTS, Ariz. -- They were better organized this year and more strategically deployed. Much of the electronic and communications equipment they desperately needed but didn't have last year was in place. And in the past 30 days, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps reported more than 2,000 aliens trying to sneak illegally into the United States from observation posts on the U.S.-Mexico border and in several areas along the Canadian border, about 40 percent of whom were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol. But the Minuteman's monthlong "Secure our Borders" vigil, which wrapped up yesterday, received little press attention --...
  • Boycott set to support illegals

    04/12/2006 2:04:43 PM PDT · by EnglishOnly · 98 replies · 1,540+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2006 | By Jerry Seper
    Immigration rights organizers today will call for a nationwide boycott of work, school and shopping on May 1 to protest congressional efforts to clamp down on illegal aliens as part of pending immigration-reform legislation. The "Great American Boycott of 2006" is only one in a series of large-scale events the protesters hope will sway lawmakers to put millions of illegal aliens on track toward permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. "The massive March 25 march and rally in Los Angeles of well over one million immigrant workers and their supporters -- along with protests and student walkouts throughout the United States...
  • Rally organizer tied to Marxist party

    04/11/2006 3:46:04 PM PDT · by Rick_Michael · 26 replies · 858+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2006 | By Jerry Seper
    One of the key organizers of the immigration protests and rallies nationwide, including yesterday's in Washington, is a group whose leaders are tied to the Workers World Party, a Marxist organization that has expressed support for dictators Kim Jong-il of North Korea and Saddam Hussein of Iraq.
  • Arrival of aliens ousts U.S. workers

    04/10/2006 4:31:56 AM PDT · by Klickitat · 98 replies · 2,464+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 04-10-06 | Jerry Seper
    An Alabama employment agency that sent 70 laborers and construction workers to job sites in that state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina says the men were sent home after just two weeks on the job by employers who told them "the Mexicans had arrived" and were willing to work for less. Linda Swope, who operates Complete Employment Services Inc. in Mobile, Ala., told The Washington Times last week that the workers -- whom she described as U.S. citizens, residents of Alabama and predominantly black -- had been "urgently requested" by contractors hired to rebuild and clear devastated areas of...
  • Boycott set to support illegals

    04/04/2006 1:44:12 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 140 replies · 4,300+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4 April 2006 | Jerry Seper
    Immigration rights organizers today will call for a nationwide boycott of work, school and shopping on May 1 to protest congressional efforts to clamp down on illegal aliens as part of pending immigration-reform legislation. The "Great American Boycott of 2006" is only one in a series of large-scale events the protesters hope will sway lawmakers to put millions of illegal aliens on track toward permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. "The massive March 25 march and rally in Los Angeles of well over one million immigrant workers and their supporters -- along with protests and student walkouts throughout the United States...
  • Mexican military incursions reported

    01/17/2006 6:11:21 AM PST · by Radigan · 42 replies · 935+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January, 2006 | By Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday. The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed. snip - A total of 216 incursions by suspected Mexican military units have been documented since 1996 -- 75 in...
  • Abramoff-linked probe focuses on 5 lawmakers

    01/11/2006 12:12:43 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 48 replies · 1,981+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wed, 11 January | Jerry Seper, Amy Hudson
    A Justice Department investigation into influence-peddling on Capitol Hill is focusing on a "first tier" of lawmakers and staffers, both Republicans and Democrats, say sources close to the probe that has netted guilty pleas from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Law-enforcement authorities and others said the investigation's opening phase is scrutinizing Sens. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican; Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; and Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, along with Reps. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, and Bob Ney, Ohio Republican. A source working with the Justice Department on the investigation told The Washington Times that Abramoff was questioned during several interviews...
  • Thousands to join vigil along both U.S. borders

    07/15/2005 8:46:12 AM PDT · by jackbenimble · 57 replies · 968+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | July 15, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    More than 15,000 volunteers will man observation posts and conduct foot and horseback patrols this fall along the Mexican border from Texas to California and in seven states along the Canadian border in a new Minuteman vigil to protest what organizers call the government's lax immigration enforcement policies. Chris Simcox, who heads the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, said volunteers from throughout the country who are "concerned that the U.S. government must be made to act and take control of our borders" are signing up in record numbers for the new monthlong patrols set to begin Oct. 1. "We want a...
  • Congressmen urge Bush to drop guest-worker plan

    11/17/2004 8:54:21 AM PST · by Ron H. · 191 replies · 4,958+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    The chairman of a House International Relations subcommittee yesterday urged the Bush administration to drop its proposed temporary guest-worker program and not "reward Mexican nationals living and working illegally in the United States" with legal status. "It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S.," said Rep. Elton Gallegly, California Republican, who heads the subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and human rights, in letters to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Homeland Security Secretary Tom...