Video: DOJ lawyer who quit over voter-intimidation case speaks

posted at 4:24 pm on June 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

Remember the viral video from election day 2008 of Black Panthers blocking a polling place in Pennsylvania? Meet J. Christian Adams, the DOJ attorney responsible for prosecuting them. He brought suit and, thanks to the Panthers’ refusal to answer the charges, obtained an order of default against them. All that was left to do was to enter a judgment and proceed to sentencing — except that, at the last minute, Adams’s supervisors told him to dismiss the case (which, I emphasize, he’d already won). That decision piqued the curiosity of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (the conservative-controlled Commission on Civil Rights, as lefty bloggers are quick to emphasize), which issued subpoenas to the team of DOJ lawyers who’d prosecuted the Panthers; the DOJ told the lawyers to ignore the subpoenas, thereby placing them in legal jeopardy for refusing to testify. That was the last straw for Adams, who resigned from the Department last month and started talking publicly about the case, first in an op-ed for the Washington Times over the weekend and then on Monday in a long post at Pajamas Media about double standards practiced by the DOJ in voting rights cases. So what’s his theory for why the case was dropped? Simple: Compensation for historical injustices. After more than a century of black voters being intimidated at the polls, it just wouldn’t seem fair to prosecute a black group for voter intimidation:

Contrary to the views of some conservatives, racial discrimination still exists. A black motorist pulled over by the police is likely to have a different experience than a similarly situated white motorist. Without question, some apartment complexes and dining establishments still treat blacks differently from whites. The Department of Justice’s undercover housing testing program demonstrates this fact over and over again…

Americans have the right to know, however, whether or not this administration harbors hostility towards a race-neutral enforcement of the civil rights laws. The firsthand experience of many within the Justice Department leaves no doubt about this insidious attitude.

Some activists may claim this is much ado about nothing. This view is shortsighted: it is hard to imagine what would erode support for the civil rights laws more than the idea that many of us aren’t protected. Equal enforcement of the law vests all of us in the mission of equality. Protecting everyone seems a small price to pay for civil rights organizations to preserve the popularity of their agenda. Failing to protect everyone only fuels hostility to their agenda.

Here’s what I don’t get. If the DOJ really was intent on exacting “rough justice” for voter intimidation suffered by blacks, why would it pick the Panther case, of all cases, to illustrate that? They already had a default on the books and, as Adams says, it’s one of the most flagrant cases of intimidation that you’ll ever see. And the Panthers are a small, fringe group, so political fallout from prosecuting them would be minimal. The smart play would have been to follow through on the prosecution and use it as a high-profile example of the very evenhandedness that Adams claims is lacking, and then quietly look the other way at other cases of voter intimidation involving black defendants if/when they arise. Even assuming the worst motives here, the way they played this seems bizarre.

Adams is scheduled to testify before the Commission on Civil Rights on July 6th. Stay tuned.



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double standards practiced by the DOJ in voting rights cases.

say it ain’t so! Most attorney’s you meet are left leaning… what a concept.

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM

It’s not about making sense, or justice. This is an exertion of political power thwarting justice. So is the Walpin case.

GnuBreed on June 30, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Did Eric Holder attend Jeremiah Wright’s church?

d1carter on June 30, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Black Panthers — another arm of the Obama corrupt machine.

davek70 on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

It’s amazing what Eric Holder’s been able to get away with so far and still hold onto his job.

Doughboy on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

“Here’s what I don’t get.”

What part of in-your-face don’t you get?

notagool on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

This is only part one of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Adams. Tune in tomorrow for part two, which she says is even more explosive.

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Very interesting times we are living in..

Smiles on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Black Panthers — another arm of the Obama corrupt machine.

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Adams is scheduled to testify before the Commission on Civil Rights on July 6th. Stay tuned.

and…it won’t go anywhere. Corruption is the new normal.

AUINSC on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

It was flagrant, and it’s ridiculous that they were not prosecuted.

AnninCA on June 30, 2010 at 4:32 PM

This case really ticks me off, big time. The administration and the DOJ not only turned a blind eye to this, but they actively helped these two turds get off scot-free. That’s criminal and I praise Mr. Adams as a patriotic American–because, IMO, the conduct of this case is a dog-whistle to others in other upcoming elections to say “go ahead– do what you want and get you some payback” and that is fundamentally criminal. Is that what the DOJ is for—settling a vendetta? got a chip on your shoulder Mr. Holder? who else? ….natch, not surprised.

ted c on June 30, 2010 at 4:33 PM

I’m shocked! Shocked!

Dingbat63 on June 30, 2010 at 4:33 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

right, in Holder and Obama terms, this was a layup or a 2 ft putt–*looking for STAPLES easy button…* nowhere to be found…

ted c on June 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Allah, I agree with you concerning the Panthers and the arm. But politically… lawyers, of who are quite a few left leaning, would see that as a injustice. To quiet a “minority” that struggled and created a “group” just to prosecute them for the same things white’s did to them way back when.

Unfortunately, there isn’t that much racism via white people anymore… but other towards whites. And until the DOJ sees that, nothing will be done.

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Expect a New Black Panther at every polling location in 2012.

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Mr. Adams better look for some protective custody with people he knows very well…
This sounds like the vendetta that is being settled with Great Britain…

d1carter on June 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

True, they aren’t an ‘arm’ of the Obama machine…but no doubt Obama and Holder are sympathetic.

I think they are calculating, I’m betting correctly, that there is no cost to not prosecuting. The media is ignoring it (of course) and the only people angry about it are conservatives…who they couldn’t care less about.

AUINSC on June 30, 2010 at 4:36 PM

I wouldn’t agree that they’re an “arm” per se (acting as directed by the admin), however, if, by their actions they’re acting in a fashion that the admin doesn’t obviously disagree too strenuously with….then a proxy group…..?

ted c on June 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

After more than a century of black voters being intimidated at the polls, it just wouldn’t seem fair to prosecute a black group for voter intimidation

That’s neat logic.

Does this mean that blacks can now run around lynching white people and claim “compensation for historical injustices” and not suffer any consequences?

Joe Caps on June 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Should all voters take nightsticks to polling places now? Boom…!

d1carter on June 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

I’m assuming the New Black Panthers will be out in front of polling places again this November. If so, will the police be there to ask them to disperse, or will they arrest people trying to shoot video of them standing around with baseball bats telling people who to vote for?

Asher on June 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

the enemy (NBPP) of my enemy (The American Public at-large) is my friend….?

appropos?….

ted c on June 30, 2010 at 4:38 PM

In practically every courthouse in America there is a statue or picture or seal of Justice holding scales. The statue has a blindfold over its eyes, because Justice is ideally supposed to be blind to the race, status, age etc of the litigants. Not in the Obama DOJ.

txmomof6 on June 30, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Even assuming the worst motives here, the way they played this seems bizarre.

You just don’t fist-bump with the right people, AP. Solidarity, man.

FloatingRock on June 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Should all voters take nightsticks to polling places now? Boom…!

d1carter on June 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

maybe the S&W version….

ted c on June 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM

People in the fist-bumping crowd know exactly what happened.

FloatingRock on June 30, 2010 at 4:40 PM

This guy’s just confirming what we already know: Barry Obama and his idiot appointees like Holder (and Kagan and Sotomayor) don’t give a damn about enforcing the law. They’re intent upon imposing their own version of “social justice,” on the nation, even if doing so violates the Constitution (or that “flawed document,” as Barry refers to it), and even if they have to lie, cheat, and perjure themselves to do it.

AZCoyote on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Previous wrongs don’t make a right. This was clearly a case of flagrant voter intimidation and should have concluded that way. If Obama was involved he should be impeached. If it was Holder by himself, he should be fired.

duff65 on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

It says that black people get pulled over more than white people…. First of all I’m white and 36. I have gotten about 35+ tickets in my lifetime. Not too many black people have that many!

Secondly, if you look at a black guy dressed like a gang member, wouldn’t you assume that he at the very least idolizes gang members? This is the same if he is a white guy. If you see a black dressed like someone who is a business professional, he is not more likely to get pulled over.

This may suck on some levels, but a cop’s job is to follow his instincts to catch “the bad guys”. I am not referring to detectives, etc, just the patrolmen. If they see a car driving slowly with a bunch of young men who are looking around (as if looking for someone or something such as a cop) and the car is beat up, and they are dressed like street trash…. Odds are that perception is correct.

jeffn21 on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Here’s what I don’t get. If the DOJ really was intent on exacting “rough justice” for voter intimidation suffered by blacks, why would it pick the Panther case, of all cases, to illustrate that?

How can you not get that the New Black Panther Party is working for Obama’s machine, just like ACORN and the SEIU? Everything this guy does, including his 20 year attendance of Wright’s church, Bill Ayers’ racial-marxist-terrorist support, to accepting and accepting and promoting the Nation of Islam and NBPP support, is beyond radical. The Alisky professor “end justifies the means” thug in the White House LOVES these guys – the NBPP are “useful idiots” who will do the dirty work for him, just because of his skin color. What about that don’t you get?!

DINORight on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Holder, he of the memorable quote calling the U.S. “essentially a nation of cowards,” is nothing more than a dirty (Clinton pardons) ideologue. May this bum meet the same fate as John Mitchell. Can’t happen fast enough.

MayorDaley on June 30, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Here’s what I don’t get. If the DOJ really was intent on exacting “rough justice” for voter intimidation suffered by blacks, why would it pick the Panther case, of all cases, to illustrate that?

Someone in the PA Dem political machine demanded it be dropped?

Like the firing of the Inspector General, someone had connections in the White House?

OT, if the GOP holds the state senate, takes the state house, and the governorship, I hope one of the first laws passed is voter ID.

Wethal on June 30, 2010 at 4:42 PM

It says that black people get pulled over more than white people…. First of all I’m white and 36. I have gotten about 35+ tickets in my lifetime. Not too many black people have that many! jeffn21 on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Maybe a remedial driving course is in order. LOL!

bopbottle on June 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM

DINORight on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Right on, DINORight.

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM

..at once supremely troubling but very entertaining to watch. It never ceases to amaze me how intelligent, competent, and entertaining Megan Kelley is.

I yearn for her to get her own show and displace that terminally self-referential blowhard, O’Reilly.

The War Planner on June 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Here’s what I don’t get. If the DOJ really was intent on exacting “rough justice” for voter intimidation suffered by blacks, why would it pick the Panther case, of all cases, to illustrate that?

It’s not necessarily rough justice. The lefties just think that the civil rights law were drafted and passed to protect minorities and women and that’s it.

Wethal on June 30, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Meet J. Christian Adams, the DOJ attorney responsible for prosecuting them.

Racist Zionist!!!

portlandon on June 30, 2010 at 4:45 PM

jeffn21 on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

World records.. calling jeff21…

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Since the Panthers were intimidating black voters, how could it possibly have been “rough justice,” in the terms Adams outlines, to not punish them?

Unless the “rough justice” being sought was equality of opportunity to intimidate. But in that case, there’s not even any moral “justice” in question, let alone a redress of grievances in law. No one has a claim to the opportunity to intimidate. It’s wrong no matter who does it. An intimidator has no claim to aggrieved status for not being allowed to intimidate. Aggrieved status pertains to victims.

J.E. Dyer on June 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Wasn’t it in NY that they allowed each Mexican voter a total of 5 counts. Soon they’ll allow each black one 10.

Lady Justice wept in the past.

Lady Justice still weeps.

MLK also weeps.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM

So based on what Adams said in that interview, members of the Black Panthers as well as any other minorities can feel free to intimidate white voters at the polls as long as Obama is President.

If Eric Holder isn’t at the very least forced to explain himself, then there’s no hope for this country. And one other thing. I’ve believed for years that Obama is many things(socialist, Marxist, imbecile, inexperienced, crooked), but I never really thought of him as a racist. I’m starting to reconsider after watching that interview.

Doughboy on June 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM

So what’s his theory for why the case was dropped? Simple: Compensation for historical injustices.

So now two wrong DO make a right? Even my 7 y/o son knows that’s bull$hit.

Roc on June 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM

This was meant to deliver a message to the far-left, to the anarchists, and to angry black people: “You guys have carte blanche to intimidate conservative white people and keep them away from the polls with impunity.”

It was also meant to deliver a message to conservative white people with old-fashioned ideas about free and democratic elections: “Enter at your own risk. Cracker.”

RegularJoe on June 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM

So what’s his theory for why the case was dropped? Simple: Compensation for historical injustices.

So, it’s like the O.J. verdict, except it wasn’t a bunch of dumb jurors making the decision, it was the DOJ.

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Holder is a crook for protecting the thugs.
Since Holder is a rotten apple, he can see nothing wrong with threats and swingint the night sticks.
Cesspool Holder works for a corrupt group that is in office by the aid of ACORN also loaded with crooks.
This is the same dumb Holder that goes on TV to rail against the Arizona law and admits he didn’t read it.
Holder is filthy.

seven on June 30, 2010 at 4:52 PM

That report was cringe worthy. The introduction by Megyn Kelly was bad enough, and it was bad, but the interview was even worse.

That was a perfect example of why the Left demonizes Fox News. Too bad, because if ever a story could have had an impact if told in a professional manner it was the story of what happened that day.

But Fox News just blew it. What a shame.

Jaynie59 on June 30, 2010 at 4:53 PM

it is hard to imagine what would erode support for the civil rights laws more than the idea that many of us aren’t protected. Equal enforcement of the law vests all of us in the mission of equality. Protecting everyone seems a small price to pay for civil rights organizations to preserve the popularity of their agenda. Failing to protect everyone only fuels hostility to their agenda.

Yes. And that same hostile principle is exaggerated even further when illegal aliens are given federal absolution while law abiding citizens are penalized by the same federal usurp of powers.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Jaynie59 on June 30, 2010 at 4:53 PM

What was so awful in your opinion?

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Okay, AP maybe “arm” was the wrong term in this case, but if Obama had not been running for POTUS in 2008, would you have seen these guys (or groups like them) at polling places so prominently? It’s not about polling place racism in general, it was about the assumption these guys had that whites would vote against the first black POTUS candidate.

davek70 on June 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM

What was so awful in your opinion?

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Maybe if Megyn had turned her head every 30 seconds to face a different camera like a certain MSDNC host, that would’ve made it seem more serious.

I don’t know what the hell Jaynie59′s complaining about.

Doughboy on June 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

If Obama was involved he should be impeached. If it was Holder by himself, he should be fired.

duff65 on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Obama certainly wasn’t involved. The buck stops…..over there.

Electrongod on June 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

That’s what it is like to ruled by a BLACK MAN, cracker…

Kuffar on June 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Holder is doing what he is told to do.
They are playing up this big spy ring bust and putting on 2 things. On one hand the stunt is a distractiom. These spies have been around a long time and why a handfull busted right now?
The creeps are trying to act like they are strict in enforcing the laws. Kagan says any laws are good to go. We just ignore the the ones we oppose.

seven on June 30, 2010 at 4:58 PM

As a black Conservative that would be described by many as being a hard-right Reagonite, I can tell you that I give very little thought to crimes from years past (years before my parents even met, much less crimes that happened before they started drafting plans for my design). Sure, sometimes you think about blacks couldn’t vote in the past, sure, sometimes, you think about the rampant discrimination (orchestrated by the left), but that’s become largely irrelevant, today. There is the code of law, now, to prevent that from happening, again, and the law of the land also exists to punish those that ignore the law. The Black Panthers, or the so-called “New Black Panthers” are terrorists, and terrorists that have advocated violence. Like their counterparts in the Ku Klux Klan, DHS and DOD assets should be hunting them down like the animals they are, and sending them to Gitmo to stand before a military or civilian trial. These so-called attempts at ‘social justice’ are some of the biggest attacks on true justice, since democrats were standing in front of schoolhouses with guns, nooses and pitchforks to intimidate and possibly murder little children that had the poor grace of being born a different color, than they were. (Ask Ku Klux Byrd about that. Oh, wait a minute: he’s in Hell.) For the Department of Justice to participate in such illegalities is an utter disgrace. Holder is the most unethical man to occupy that office, since Janet Reno. Holder has turned the DOJ into a mirror image of his shyster office, from back in his private sector days. He defends criminality, and is totally unafraid to break the law to do it. He has no fear of unethical behavior, because he has no ethics. If I was working for the DOJ as an attorney, I think I’d’ve had to leave, too. Being asked to participate in the commission of a crime (ignoring subpoenas) doesn’t sit well with me. I might testify, anyway, just to get Holder to fire me and see if I could sue him. This so-called ‘post-racial’ presidency has been anything but. Obama’s the racist-in-chief, his friends are racists, and his pet AG has done more than enough to show that his biggest ideal of justice is nothing more than ‘screw whitey’. Holder needs to be grilled before Congress, and when he fails to give satisfactory answers (and we all know he wouldn’t), he needs to told to resign in disgrace. It’s time a special prosecutor was brought in to investigate the Holder DOJ for the purpose of pursuing criminal charges.

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 4:59 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

They’re not SUPPOSED to be an “arm” of the Obama machine. But this action by Holder and the DOJ in fact proves otherwise, doesn’t it?

If not an “arm,” this at least makes them a finger. I won’t say which one, though.

DrAllecon on June 30, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

When someone breaks the law for the benefit of a government official, and that government official proceeds to shield the lawbreaker from punishment — what more evidence would you require to consider the government official complicit in the law-breaking? And if they are complicit in law-breaking, what is your basis for NOT considering the law-breaker “an arm” of the official’s organization?

Out: “Organizing for America”
In: “Intimidating for Obama”

RegularJoe on June 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM

These Black Panthers didn’t answer the claim. They didn’t show for court.
I suspect they did see a lawyer or two and were told they couldn’t win in court. Why show up for court if you are guaranteed that you will lose?

seven on June 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM

I would have thought the 600,000 or so dead in the Civil War would have been “compensation for historical injustices”

Capitalist Infidel on June 30, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Expect a New Black Panther at every polling location in 2012.

Disturb the Universe on June 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM

That’s why they dropped the case. Duh.

Daggett on June 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Deciding what is right and what is wrong based on ideology is the hallmark of all evil people. Society, laws, and constitutions are unimportant, if not meaningless. They can attempt to justify their actions any way they like, but they are no better than the thousands of other despots that came before.
 
All the while, liberals rejoice at where their ideology has taken us. Lawlessness, preferential treatment for some, confiscation of private property, personal liberty on the decline, increased poverty, decreased productivity, expansion of the victim class, exploitation of people groups, unequal justice… are our future in increasing measure. But that’s a small price to pay for your utopian society. Rejoice liberals. Again, I say rejoice. Just make sure you’re not on the sharp side of the bayonet when you arrive in BO’s world.

ClanDerson on June 30, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, should call, email and fax their representatives about this! But I guess, most of us won’t lift a finger UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!

bloggless on June 30, 2010 at 5:07 PM

The War Planner on June 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Uh, she has her own show. Isn’t this clip from it?

Joe Caps on June 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM

These Black Panthers didn’t answer the claim. They didn’t show for court.
I suspect they did see a lawyer or two and were told they couldn’t win in court. Why show up for court if you are guaranteed that you will lose?

seven on June 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Speculation, of course, but I strongly suspect they were told NOT to go to court by someone at DOJ, that they would be protected.

Question for the class: if evidence were found that the DOJ actually conspired with the defendants to obstruct justice, and it can be traced back to Obama at least knowing about it, can anyone make a case for this NOT being an impeachable offense?

RegularJoe on June 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Allah, maybe they are sending a message to the American People or testing the waters for The One’s Plan for America.

bloggless on June 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Aw, didn’t want to prosecute flagrant violators of the law…

I recomend wasp and hornet killer that shoots a thirty foot stream

if for some reason the retarded panthers feel like getting pushy see how pushy they are after a mouthful of that

if the government won’t do the job

we will

Sonosam on June 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

At least it wasn’t as politicized as firing 9 attorneys ! /sarc

Oleta on June 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

RegularJoe on June 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM

There are no impeachable offenses for Obama. None. Nada.

bloggless on June 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

This won’t end well, now that precedent has been set. I can project the possibility of armed opposing groups sensing opportunity to mix it up outside voting locations. Throw in some skinheads and black hating Hispanic gangs,..there you go. Holder seems bound and determined to have racial confrontations.

a capella on June 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.
Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Bartle Bull, the liberal lawyer who witnessed this thuggery, reached a different conclusion in this interview with O’Reilly:

The critical thing here wasn’t whether these two or three guys were enjoined. It was enjoining the party which has 28 chapters around the country…So what they’ve done here is they’re protecting the enforcement of what this party might have done. And it’s going to give them a lot more authority in the next election, in the congressional election.
Later he says:

We’re making judgments. We don’t know it, but the fact is that they want to maximize their vote. This is basically ACORN vote that they want to … the next election..

Buy Danish on June 30, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Jaynie59 is most likely one of the lefty sleepers that get accounts and pop up from time to time to defend the DOJ or Obama or whomever on the left is being attacked. Remember Elli Light? (I may have spelled it wrong). Well, you just met her second cousin in deception. My guess is there’s probably a Jaynie1-58 as well.

jeffthevoter on June 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM

C’mon man! It’s just a little reparations promoted by the the “Ones we’ve been waiting for”!

chickasaw42 on June 30, 2010 at 5:16 PM

If the Obama/DOJ carries its reasoning a bit further the DOJ may decide not to prosecute a black man for owning white slaves.

Considering that white Americans are supposed to be a minority in the not too distant future, an accelerating level of institutionalized reverse racism spells trouble ahead for white people, and their power to prevent it only declines with time.

Pumicium on June 30, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Sure, sometimes you think about blacks couldn’t vote in the past, sure, sometimes, you think about the rampant discrimination (orchestrated by the left), but that’s become largely irrelevant, today.

Bravo, Virus-X.

Absolutely, living in our moment doing the best we can with what we have, holding to the Constitution as our central point in America.

Even women got the vote last, and conservative women are victims of rampant discrimination by leftists now more than ever (Palin during the 2008 potus campaign; Bachmann told to be a lady by the old fart spread all over the aisle); and regardless of race, the international issue of human bondage caste as property is ever a female concern in patriarchal society.

As with the Black Panthers, so go the leftist feminists, all detached from equality under the law. They’ve chosen separation from e pluribus unum unable to see past their own noses. Staying hung up on mistakes long past corrected, and requiring the rest of us to make eternal reparations just won’t coexist with logic. Better to get over it now. Otherwise, in our own nation, we have a microscopic parallel to Israel’s contextual circumstance where historically held grudges demand an unending blood bath.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 5:23 PM

It is not safe on our streets without a camera.

seven on June 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM

“Failing to protect everyone only fuels hostility to their agenda.”

I was not a racist…

… until I was called one.

Seven Percent Solution on June 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM

about double standards practiced by the DOJ in voting rights cases. So what’s his theory for why the case was dropped? Simple: Compensation for historical injustices.

Things like this boggle my mind. If it is our goal to once and for all have true racial equality then we MUST be equal in all things including prosecuting anyone that breaks the law regardless of their skin color or to somehow right past wrongs! After all, two wrongs don’t make a right but I guess in the realm of lefty guilt two wrongs do make it right!

In addition I believe it’s high time we abolish all forms of affirmative action. While many decades ago affirmative action was the correct course of action and was a good means of integrating minorities into the mainstream at this time in our history affirmative action only helps to maintain a divide between races and does very little in achieving the goal of true racial equality for everyone.

Bottom line is if we desire true racial equality (which I believe most of us do) then we must be completely blind to skin color which means abolishing affirmative action by requiring the same entry criteria to colleges for all races, require the same criteria for employment to all races, etc. And in this case requiring the enforcement of the law and prosecution of all law breakers regardless of their race!

To continue affirmative action or in this case let those guilty of a crime get off without penalty because of their race is in-of-itself not creating equality among all races but instead is perpetuating racial inequality and racial divides.

Again, true racial equality is colorblind yet I find it ironic it is the lefty liberals more so than those on the right that insists on seeing color when it comes to racial equality.

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM

It’s time a special prosecutor was brought in to investigate the Holder DOJ for the purpose of pursuing criminal charges.

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! And this is just one of many reasons we have to take back Congress from the Dems in November.

Mary in LA on June 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM

It’s amazing what Eric Holder’s been able to get away with so far and still hold onto his job.

Doughboy on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

…named Holder for good reason…

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM

These so-called attempts at ’social justice’ are some of the biggest attacks on true justice

Right-on.

Hunt035 on June 30, 2010 at 5:29 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.
Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Prosecution of these morons without political fallout does not define whether or not the New Black Panthers were or are an arm of the Democratic political machine, once called the Clinton machine, now the Obama machine.

The morons functioned nationally and locally within the movement electing Obama. Whether you acknowledge them as an arm, a pimple, tooth or a split hair is your own hangup.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM

This is 10 times more corrupt and scandalous than Plamegate…but will get 100 times less attention from the MSM/political pundits.

Baxter Greene on June 30, 2010 at 5:31 PM

I recomend wasp and hornet killer that shoots a thirty foot stream

Why use wasp and hornet spray, when they make a perfectly good bear spray?!

Hunt035 on June 30, 2010 at 5:31 PM

For anyone that thinks 0 is not a racist needs to read, or re-read his first ‘auto-biography’.

Oleta on June 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM

It’s time a special prosecutor was brought in to investigate the Holder DOJ for the purpose of pursuing criminal charges.

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! And this is just one of many reasons we have to take back Congress from the Dems in November.

Mary in LA on June 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Yes.

And no telling what Republican red herring the next special prosecutor will fish out of that assignment’s target.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM

It is not safe on our streets without a camera.

seven on June 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM

…Judo and a gun.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Holder is in Afghanistan, to show them how corruption is done…do pray, he’s doing that, and not going after our guys.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2010 at 5:36 PM

The Black Panthers didn’t need to be investigated. Joe the Plumber was a much bigger threat.

fogw on June 30, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2010 at 5:36 PM

AS IF Karzai needs a tutorial on corruption.

Question the timing, following the Obama/McChrystal flack.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM

It says that black people get pulled over more than white people…. First of all I’m white and 36. I have gotten about 35+ tickets in my lifetime. Not too many black people have that many!

They’re talking about being pulled over, not getting tickets. If you’ve gotten that many tickets, it’s highly unlikely that you were pulled over because you look like someone who should be pulled over but rather because you were breaking the law, repeatedly it seems.

If you see a black dressed like someone who is a business professional, he is not more likely to get pulled over.

You actually don’t have proof of that.

This may suck on some levels, but a cop’s job is to follow his instincts to catch “the bad guys”. I am not referring to detectives, etc, just the patrolmen. If they see a car driving slowly with a bunch of young men who are looking around (as if looking for someone or something such as a cop) and the car is beat up, and they are dressed like street trash…. Odds are that perception is correct.

jeffn21 on June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Maybe so, but statistically, if those young men are black, they’re more likely to be pulled over than if they’re white. If they’re doing nothing wrong, then it’s hard to argue what harm was done, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t being treated different due to the color of their skin.

Esthier on June 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Hey AP, what gives? I submitted a comment (twice) but my comment has not been posted. Did my comment not pass moderation? If so I’m not sure why as I don’t believe there was anything in my comment that would be considered offensive or off-topic.

Just curious, thanks.

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Voting rights for me but not for thee!

pain train on June 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Here’s what I don’t get. If the DOJ really was intent on exacting “rough justice” for voter intimidation suffered by blacks, why would it pick the Panther case, of all cases, to illustrate that? They already had a default on the books and, as Adams says, it’s one of the most flagrant cases of intimidation that you’ll ever see. And the Panthers are a small, fringe group, so political fallout from prosecuting them would be minimal. The smart play would have been to follow through on the prosecution and use it as a high-profile example of the very evenhandedness that Adams claims is lacking, and then quietly look the other way at other cases of voter intimidation involving black defendants if/when they arise. Even assuming the worst motives here, the way they played this seems bizarre.

It isn’t hard to understand. These people are not only corrupt, they are functional morons.

(functional moron, def. a person who, despite average or above intelligence and education, lacks the common sense and mental and emotional discipline to behave intelligently.)

novaculus on June 30, 2010 at 5:50 PM

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (the conservative-controlled Commission on Civil Rights, as lefty bloggers are quick to emphasize)

LOL, what “evidence” do the Leftist bloggers have to prove this? No more than four Commissioners can be of the same political party, and neither the two Senate appointees nor the two House appointees may be of the same political party.

And I don’t recall former Chair Mary Francis Berry being “conservative” by any stretch of the imagination.

Del Dolemonte on June 30, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Black Panthers — another arm of the Obama corrupt machine.

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Again, they are functional morons. Personally, I don’t find it at all difficult to accept that the best and brightest liberal lawyers that Holder can find to run the Justice Dept. are incompetent fools.

novaculus on June 30, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I think that it would be more accurate to say “voter intimidation is Democratic controlled southern states.”

Funny how Demoncrats always to blame all white people for their own deeply immoral actions, which was one of the reasons why so many black people moved from the south to northern states.

thgrant on June 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM


“Christan Adams is a conservative who has made willful misstatements”

…..and we have yet to see the DOJ back up this accusation with any facts.

…..it is pathetic to watch liberals discount positions and facts based on the fact someone is a “conservative” but never apply these same stipulations to “liberals” when they are in the same position.

……but if we were to play by the democratic rules displayed here…we could claim:


….Holder, Rosenbaum,and King are liberal democrats who let the Panthers off the hook because they represent major democratic voting blocks….

…..just like Obama’s DOJ…..this accusation is valid….just because we say so.

……I can’t wait to hear the liberals call all of these long time civil rights attorney’s “racist” because they want to prosecute this slam dunk case.

……

Baxter Greene on June 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

The prosecution was a slam dunk, but the defense case was a Chicago slam dunk, and a Chicago slam dunk trumps a regular slam dunk.

RBMN on June 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM

The only way the DOJ’s actions make sense is some sort of blackmail.

WordsMatter on June 30, 2010 at 6:38 PM

They’re not an “arm” of the Obama machine. That’s my whole point here: They could have prosecuted these morons and it would have cost them nothing politically to do so.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2010 at 4:31 PM

And I agree that IF they would have prosecuted them, they wouldn’t be an “arm” and it wouldn’t have negatively affected the administration. But if protecting bigots who are manning polls to intimidate the voters who might oppose you in an election doesn’t make said group an “arm”, what does?

Cheesestick on June 30, 2010 at 6:50 PM

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