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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Federal Court Finds Direct Interference by Obama Political Appointees in Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case

And not surprisingly, the Obama Justice Dept. LIED about it!

Imagine for a moment if members of a white supremacist group were caught on tape outside a polling place shouting racial epithets and intimidating black voters. Then, imagine if a Republican administration used political pull to get the prosecution and dismiss the charges. All hell would break loose. The usual racebaiters would be lined up in front of every network news microphone to denounce Republicans and demand an investigation.

But when the shoe is on the other foot you'd hardly know about it since few if any news outlets will cover the story.

From the Washington Examiner:
A federal court in Washington, DC, held last week that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.
Obama’s DOJ had claimed Judicial Watch was not entitled to attorney’s fees since “none of the records produced in this litigation evidenced any political interference whatsoever in” how the DOJ handled the New Black Panther Party case. But United States District Court Judge Reggie Walton disagreed. Citing a “series of emails” between Obama political appointees and career Justice lawyers, Walton writes:
The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case, which would appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision. Surely the public has an interest in documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials’ representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision-making.
In case you forgot, the case stemmed from this incident [video]outside a polling place in Philadelphia in 2008. In 2010 we learned from career lawyers inside the Department of Justice that there was a decision by political appointees that no blacks would be charged with violations of the Voting Rights Act.

Now we have the confirmation of that earlier testimony.

It's a sad day for Justice and for the voting rights of every American regardless of skin color. It's also a black day for the Obama Justice Department which has become more corrupt than any in recent memory!

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