Imagine if the Klan did the same thing

Federal Court Finds Obama Appointees Interfered With New Black Panther Prosecution

A federal court in Washington, DC, held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.

The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys’ fees.

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.

Just imagine the reaction if a couple white-hooded Klansmen were filmed holding baseball bats and standing outside a polling place in Alabama and a GOP-led Justice Department dismissed the case and tried to sweep it under the rug.

You can read more about the case here.

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27 Responses to Imagine if the Klan did the same thing

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Welcome to post-racial America, where the only thing that matters is race.

  2. How nice of them to “find” what took us all of what? 30 seconds?
    Not going to stop them from doing it again though. Almost enough to make me vote absentee and go to Philly armed with a video camera and my dog.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m interested in the outcome of the court case about voter id laws in PA. The claim by the Democrats is that there is no voter fraud at the personal voting level, but, like where cheating on state educational exams was non-existent until someone went looking for it ( and not just in PA, BTW), I don’t think we’ll know just how much fraud there has been until we hold an election where everyone needs a photo id.

  3. HELENK says:

    do not go to Chicago, Rahm just outsourced the police dept to the black panthers.
    The black panthers have been around Philly since at least the late sixties. The killed a park guard in Cobb Creek park back then. Have been patroling the projects and have a lot of control in the prison system of PA

  4. Oswald says:

    Two Olympic athletes have been suspended for posting racist tweets. Neither one was American.

    • myiq2xu says:

      If you believe CNN I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.

    • Again- the lap dogs take the cue from the master. Remember “99 problems and a bitch ain’t one” dog whistle?

      • leslie says:

        I knew I could count on you for this, mom. It was the first thing I thought of too, when reading this “story/apology”.

        • Donna Brazile, axelrove, – hell the whole damn bunch of them- seem to think we all came down with amnesia or something. Nope- sorry- I have been watching their every move- and they just keep stoking my fiery anger.
          They need a refresher course in reality- “Hell hath no fury……”
          They can all go to hell. Especially Donna new coalition brazillenut.

  5. carol haka says:

    Darrell Issa sure had me fooled that he was going to start issuing subpoenas and kicking ass.

    I’m sorry, does any one have the list of all the bad guys he has sent to the pen yet!

    Crickets 👿

    • elliesmom says:

      I hear you, Carol. We have Eric Holder the first Attorney General to have ever been held in Contempt of Congress, but it seems to carry the same weight as a “letter of reprimand in your permanent record”.

  6. HELENK says:

    where is the tolerance??? it had better be there for me, but not for thee

  7. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    Next time the Olympics are in the USA, I hope they have a Broadway extravaganza with dancing DMV clerks. #envyoftheworld

    • leslie says:

      I was justbeing mindful of my breathing the other day when I fell asleep and it took hours to wake up. how can big govt help me?

    • Mary says:

      Speaking of expenditures, did you see the silver and white designer jacket Michelle Obama wore to the Olympics opening?

      It cost $6800.

      Now tell me again who’s out of touch with the middle class!

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