Justice Dept clears Justice Dept in NBPP case

posted at 8:48 am on March 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The Department of Justice wants Americans to know that there was nothing strange or unusual about its office asking to dismiss a case of voter intimidation it had already won.  The DoJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility says there’s no reason at all to suspect that politics had anything to do with abandoning the default conviction against two defendants in a Philadelphia incident where New Black Panther Party activists were actually caught on video intimidating voters:

The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight.

After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the law” and “not influenced by the race of the defendants.”

The OPR’s findings were released in a letter Tuesday to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) that was signed by department attorney Robin Ashton.

Whew!  I’m glad that the DoJ got to the bottom of the allegations against the DoJ.  This must be how transparency works, right?  After all, the “good-faith assessment of the law” must have been of such good faith that it overrode a judgment that had already been entered by the court against the defendants, who didn’t even bother to show up to argue their case in court. And a “good-faith assessment” of this video certainly doesn’t lead to the conclusion that a reasonable person would have concluded that someone wearing paramilitary gear and brandishing a nightstick while challenging people approaching a polling place was committing voter intimidation … right?

So let’s recap.  The DoJ had this video and several witnesses to testify to the actions of the two defendants in a case of voter intimidation.  The case was strong enough that the defendants didn’t bother to challenge it, and a judge entered a verdict of guilty.  Somehow, after the default judgment, the DoJ decided to ask for a dismissal despite the video and the testimony … and now says it’s all in a day’s work?

Er … riiiiiiiiight.

The US Civil Rights Commission came to a much different conclusion last year, and the DoJ’s Inspector General is still probing the case.  Perhaps Congress will want to take a closer look, too.

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Move along biatches nothing to see here!

Caper29 on March 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM

When the US gets a Conservative President, the first order or business should be to clean house at every agency. Justice, State, Defense, all need fumigating.

sandspur on March 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Could you just imagine living in a society controlled by “Liberals”?!?!
Thank God for the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution!!!!

KMC1 on March 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM

AMEN!

Bambi on March 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM

One more useless department that deserves a defunding.

MNHawk on March 31, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Perhaps Congress will want to take a closer look, too.

I don’t know, shouldn’t they look into the NFL lock out first?

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Perhaps Congress will want to take a closer look, too.

They had better take this up in hearings.This goes right to the heart of our democratic system and the right to vote.Holder’s DOJ is as corrupt as they come.There lack of voter enforcement laws based on race is so obvious Stevie Wonder could see it.

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:01 AM

So what is happening with that testimony by Coates and Adams? Was that all just for show or is that gonna lead to anything? If the DOJ is allowed to exonerate the DOJ for any wrongdoing or allegations of corruption, then we might as well remove the word “justice” from their title because we’ve entered into banana republic territory.

Doughboy on March 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

“Social justice”.

petefrt on March 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

NBPP. Please, please, oh, please show up at my polling place.

davidk on March 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Next move:
Justice Dept. announces an investigation into those who suggested this be investigated.

jake-the-goose on March 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Could you just imagine living in a society controlled by “Liberals”?!?!

Heck, yeah, I can! It was called the Soviet Union!

It would most definitely suck!

NavyMustang on March 31, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Perhaps Congress will want to take a closer look, too.
I don’t know, shouldn’t they look into the NFL lock out first?

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Right after they wrap up the Steriods in Baseball Case.

Priorities.

Naturally Curly on March 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM

In further news, I will be investigating an excessive force complaint….against myslef.

Hey, I’m cleared!!!!

NC Cop on March 31, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Justice Dept clears Justice Dept in NBPP case

..and in other news….Fannie/Freddie have concluded their investigation and determined they are not at fault and bear no responsibility in the sub-prime corruption over the past few decades.

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:07 AM

In other news, Charles Manson has looked into his cases and determined that Charles Manson isn’t guilty of murder.

The Left, I believe, is trying to turn our institutions into jokes. I’m not going to fall for that, it is the Left that is a joke.

rbj on March 31, 2011 at 9:07 AM

No matter how hard one tries, and with all the uniforms and graphics involved to make it attractive…all racism is simply the playground of the ignorant. I used to know an elderly couple that was convinced this sort of thing would spread after someone Black was elected president and it would be an all out war. There are just idiots on both extreme sides of this. God forgive me for wanting to see this guy get his ass kicked as hard as I would like to see a KKK member get his.

Hening on March 31, 2011 at 9:14 AM

When the US gets a Conservative President, the first order or business should be to clean house at every agency. Justice, State, Defense, all need fumigating.

sandspur on March 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM

I won’t be betting on that.
P&**y GOP is too cowardly & corrupt themselves to do what’s right.
They will never do it.

Badger40 on March 31, 2011 at 9:14 AM

1
Those two GI Joe as*holes should have been told to get the f*ck out from in front of that polling station.

2
The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

But Republicans are the “extremists.”

Sharke on March 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

What’s really funny is that the ‘leader’ of the NBP (Malik Shabazz) just called Obama an “uncle Tom” who is a “cracka luva”, and “I hate him”.

You got what you paid for, Shabaz. An incompetent, incoherent dirtbag who has no idea what he’s doing.

Squiggy on March 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

White people acted stupidly.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

And O.J. Simpson is still looking for the real killers.

onlineanalyst on March 31, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Holder DOJ: “If it’s NBPP sh*t, you must acquit!”

onlineanalyst on March 31, 2011 at 9:20 AM

The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Were you dropped on your head as a child? The anger of “the right” here is entirely justified.

Sharke on March 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Hey Dip – in a close election, it doesn’t take an “army of them”.

Go try this yourself, and see if they drop the charges against you.

Squiggy on March 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Obama/Holder DOJ: We’ve investigated ourselves and have come to the conclusion that we engaged in no wrongdoing whatsoever.

Now watch this drive!

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM

This Black Panther case is just a microcosm of the entire Obama administration – intimidation, bullying and violence are to be levied upon those who disagree or dare to challenge them. But when the illegality of their efforts are pointed out, indeed prosecuted, those in power just sweep the acts under the rug as if they never happened.

I am trying to think, help me out here, where have we seen this type of behavior before in history?

turfmann on March 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I would be outraged if I weren’t laughing so hard.

WannabeAnglican on March 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Wake me when the impeachment hearings begin for Eric Holder.

Until then… Zzzzzzzz.

philwynk on March 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM

The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Shorter Rywall: This behavior shouldn’t go unpunished because it isn’t widespread.

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Now Mr. Rywall, you know that it isn’t these two gentlemen that “the right” is upset about but the fact that “Those two GI Joe as*holes should have been told to get the f*ck out from in front of that polling station.” If memory serves, one of these two gentlemen was a “legitimate” poll watcher, representing Democrats. I do take exception to you calling them “GI Joe” since it is insulting to have them compared even unfavorably with any U.S. military terminology. And although you and I might not be cowed by the likes of them, I believe PA has our second largest population of senior citizens.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Move along biatches nothing to see here!

Caper29 on March 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM

lolol

blatantblue on March 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Those two GI Joe as*holes should have been told to get the f*ck out from in front of that polling station.

I volunteer you as a poll watcher in Philly next cycle.

Go get ‘em, tough guy!

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM

The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

My knickers are quite dry by now, sheetsock.

And excuse we neanderthals who insist, and expect, that every single voter gets to exercise his/her right to vote without fear and intimidation.

It’s the United States of America way. I don’t expect you to understand it.

davidk on March 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM

DOJ concludes that the DOJ did nothing wrong in not pursuing the innocent New Black Panther Party Precint Volunteers and that all the evidence presented previous to the DOJ’s dropping charges was the result of the lying White Devil wanting to subjugate the Black Man as the White Devil has done so for thousands of years….
Emphasis/Italicized redacted from report.

44Magnum on March 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Well, Eric Holder said something about “these are my peeps.”

Wish Holder would answer a few questions about this in public and on the record, or is Holder a coward when it comes to race relations in America?

coldwarrior on March 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Whatev’s

CynicalOptimist on March 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

An incompetent, incoherent dirtbag who has no idea what he’s doing.

Squiggy on March 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

I wish that was true.

davidk on March 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Voter intimidation and the cover up of it by a major government entity is a serious matter.

But of course the rule of law only matters to liberals like yourself when it benefits you.
Just go on back to your made up diebold conspiracies and whining about how showing ID at polling stations is “racist” while the adults have to address REAL voter disfranchisement issues like a corrupt DOJ and ACORN.

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:28 AM

The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Were you dropped on your head as a child? The anger of “the right” here is entirely justified.

Sharke on March 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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The right painted a picture of national intimidation. Read what I wrote, clown.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Shorter Rywall: This behavior shouldn’t go unpunished because it isn’t widespread.

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM
——
I never said they shouldn’t have gone unpunished.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:31 AM

The right painted a picture of national intimidation. Read what I wrote, clown.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Where can we see such a picture?

I believe we asked that voter intimidation be prosecuted in accordance with the law. Whether it happens once or 1,000 times.

Do you advocate not prosecuting a murder just because it occurred one in a town that never had a murder before? Hey – it’s just a one-off incident. No big deal, right?

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Now Mr. Rywall, you know that it isn’t these two gentlemen that “the right” is upset about but the fact that “Those two GI Joe as*holes should have been told to get the f*ck out from in front of that polling station.” If memory serves, one of these two gentlemen was a “legitimate” poll watcher, representing Democrats. I do take exception to you calling them “GI Joe” since it is insulting to have them compared even unfavorably with any U.S. military terminology. And although you and I might not be cowed by the likes of them, I believe PA has our second largest population of senior citizens.

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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If one of them was an actual polling station volunteer or scrutineer, then f*ck yes, he should have been removed right then and there. By the cops if necessary.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I never said they shouldn’t have gone unpunished.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Should the be prosecuted in accordance with the law for intimidating voters and brandishing weapons at a polling station?

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM

If one of them was an actual polling station volunteer or scrutineer, then f*ck yes, he should have been removed right then and there. By the cops if necessary.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Ah, but the Obama DOJ didn’t think so.

Ergo, THE PROBLEM, DAVE.

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:34 AM

And so… these Learned Men, having Inquir’d into the Case for theOpposition, discover’d that the Opposition had no Case and wereDevoid of Merit, which was what they Suspected all along, and they arriv’d at this Happy Conclusion by the most Economical and Nice of all Methods of Enquiry, which was that they did not Invite the Opposition to confuse Matters by Participating in the Discussion.
-Robert Anton Wilson

2L8 on March 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Where can we see such a picture?

I believe we asked that voter intimidation be prosecuted in accordance with the law. Whether it happens once or 1,000 times.

Do you advocate not prosecuting a murder just because it occurred one in a town that never had a murder before? Hey – it’s just a one-off incident. No big deal, right?

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM
—–
You can shove your ludicrous strawman. I never said these idiots were innocent. I never said they should go unpunished.

I was merely pointing out that the giant brush of stupid was painted to the nation when these two as*holes first came to light. You all flipped out screaming that THIS IS WHAT THE LEFT DOES.THEY ALL DO IT.

Go back in the hotair archives and see.

But you clearly can’t read so that might be a problem.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:36 AM

This is insane. It’s beyond insane. Thanks so much to Barry Soetoro and his fellow liberals out there who have made a mockery of our laws and our Constitution, and have turned our country into a pussified laughingstock for all the world to see. Hey, he came right out and said it, right before the election, “We are just five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” And all the mindless O-bots cheered…

Dopenstrange on March 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM

I was merely pointing out that the giant brush of stupid was painted to the nation when these two as*holes first came to light. You all flipped out screaming that THIS IS WHAT THE LEFT DOES.THEY ALL DO IT.

Living up there in Canada, you’d know, right?

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Orwellian.

antisocial on March 31, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Living up there in Canada, you’d know, right?

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM
—–
Coming here, I know.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM

After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members

Here’s a part of our problem as a country. Why on earth does it take “thousands of pages” and “44″ people to do anything with a case like this?

Government waste and bureaucracy.

BierManVA on March 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM

The way the right wet its pants over those two as*holes, you would think there was an army of them spread out at every polling station in the country.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM


New Black Panther Party case: The facts are in

By Jennifer Rubin
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-turn/2011/01/the_us_commission_on_civil.html

1) the New Black Panther Party case brought by career Justice Department employees was meritorious on the law and the facts; 2) there is voluminous evidence of the Obama administration’s political interference in the prosecution of the New Black Panther Party case; 3) there is ample evidence that the Obama administration directed Justice Department employees not to bring cases against minority defendants who violated voting rights laws or to enforce a provision requiring that states and localities clean up their voting rolls to prevent fraud; 4) the Justice Department stonewalled efforts to investigate the case; and 5) vice chairman Abigail Thernstrom has, for reasons not entirely clear, ignored the evidence and tried to undermine the commission’s work.


…A presidential administration using it’s position of power to block and interfere in a high level investigation…

…..A DOJ that is enforcing voter laws based on race….

……..and a DOJ that is letting people obviously guilty of voter intimidation walk “after” they are found guilty.

But duke of dumbsh!t Rywall says that addressing this is “the right wetting it’s pants”…..

When a government entity as powerful as the DOJ works hand in hand with the Obama administration to subvert an investigation and allow guilty people to walk….it is a national problem genius…..

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Paging Darrell Issa… paging Darrell Issa…

Eren on March 31, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Here’s a part of our problem as a country. Why on earth does it take “thousands of pages” and “44″ people to do anything with a case like this?

Government waste and bureaucracy.

BierManVA on March 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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100% agree.

Incompetent people tiptoeing around trying to not offend anyone.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:49 AM

1
Those two GI Joe as*holes should have been told to get the f*ck out from in front of that polling station.

***

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

I agree. Talk to your boy, Holder. Oh, wait….

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2011 at 9:50 AM

But duke of dumbsh!t Rywall says that addressing this is “the right wetting it’s pants”…..

When a government entity as powerful as the DOJ works hand in hand with the Obama administration to subvert an investigation and allow guilty people to walk….it is a national problem genius…..

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM
——
Rampant DOJ incompetence = apples

Hotair and lots of other rightie blogs exagerrating that this voter intimidation was widespread = oranges

LET ME REPEAT: IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT THIS CASE WAS DISMISSED

CAN YOU READ

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

If one of them was an actual polling station volunteer or scrutineer, then f*ck yes, he should have been removed right then and there. By the cops if necessary.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM

What do you mean if????

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203550604574361071968458430.html#mod=article-outset-box

There was outrage over the decision among Congressional Republicans, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division—especially after it was learned one of the defendants who walked was Jerry Jackson, a member of Philadelphia’s 14th Ward Democratic Committee and a credentialed poll watcher for the Democratic Party last Election Day.

You don’t even know the facts of the case and you want to come here and ridicule people for demanding justice?????

Rywall is nothing but a complete moron…..

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:53 AM

You don’t even know the facts of the case and you want to come here and ridicule people for demanding justice?????

Rywall is nothing but a complete moron…..

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:53 AM
—–
Rampant DOJ incompetence = apples

Hotair and lots of other rightie blogs exagerrating that this voter intimidation was widespread = oranges

LET ME REPEAT: IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT THIS CASE WAS DISMISSED

CAN YOU READ

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Considering the extent of ACORN, the voter intimidation suffered at the Democrat caucuses against Hillary voters, and the way that candidates were eliminated in Illinois to secure Obama a senate seat,yes I would say that voter intimidation for the 2008 elections was widespread.

canditaylor68 on March 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Next, Barry Bonds decides on the guilt or innocence in the steroid trial of…Barry Bonds.

Then, Charles Manson decides the parole of…Charles Manson.

This has truly turned into Bizzaro-world where up is down and black is white.

Carl on March 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM

If this wasnt so disturbing it would be hilarious. Is anyone taking this administration seriously anymore?

Koa on March 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

LET ME REPEAT: IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT THIS CASE WAS DISMISSED

CAN YOU READ

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Your idiocy is not hard to comprehend.

Rampant DOJ incompetence = apples

Hotair and lots of other rightie blogs exagerrating that this voter intimidation was widespread = oranges

…..the problem is “widespread” when a government entity…

……you do understand how powerful the DOJ is right rywall??????

……purposefully defends voter intimidation and fraud.

It is a “national issue” when a President’s administration interferes in an investigation that was triggered by this Black Panther case.

It is a national issue and is just part of a larger picture of voter corruption that has included the nation wide democrat support ACORN, that the DOJ has refused to address.

You are dam# right Conservatives are going to be up in arms about a President and his DOJ covering up and defending blatant racism and voter intimidation.

…especially when liberals spend every waking minute yelling “racism” concerning any dissent of their policies.

If you are to stupid to see the national implications of this case…that is your problem rywall….we don’t have to share in your ignorance.

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Another “what if Bush…..”

Dingbat63 on March 31, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Who cares what you think? This is an American problem. Go away, Canadian.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Considering the extent of ACORN, the voter intimidation suffered at the Democrat caucuses against Hillary voters, and the way that candidates were eliminated in Illinois to secure Obama a senate seat,yes I would say that voter intimidation for the 2008 elections was widespread.

canditaylor68 on March 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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No.

“Two as*holes standing out front” intimidation was touted as being widespread.

As for your laundry list, both sides do those kinds of shenanigans.
I could make a list of the things the right does too. Posters in minority neighbourhoods telling them the day of voting has changed, posters telling them if they have a criminal record they can’t vote, autodial voicemails, etc etc etc.

I’d like to see people held accountable for intimidation regardless of what side they’re on.

How about you?

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 10:07 AM

As for your laundry list, both sides do those kinds of shenanigans.

List the other side’s comparable “shenanigans” for all of us to see.

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

“As for your laundry list, both sides do those kinds of shenanigans.” – D. Rywall

Armed thuggery rises above mere “shenanigans”, methinks.

stevezilla on March 31, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Well Rywall if they are convicted felons they can’t vote. This was not the only case of voter intimidation but it was the most obvious and egregious if you don’t think by allowing them to get away with this it won’t happen again you are an idiot. This will simply embolden others.

hboulware on March 31, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Rywall: “FEED ME”

Hot Air: “Sure!”

James on March 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

I don’t understand why citizen watchdog groups can’t take matters into their own hands an sue holder and company.

ClanDerson on March 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Just preparing for the 2012 election. How’s that ghetto community organizing going for us.??

retiredeagle on March 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

LMAO. The only suspense involved in this administration is to ask which appointee is the most corrupt and incompetent. The race is wide open, but Holder is an early favorite.

Jaibones on March 31, 2011 at 10:20 AM

I’d like to see people held accountable for intimidation regardless of what side they’re on.

How about you?

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Sure I would, I would also like to see the same scrutiny applied in ALL cases. The DOJ (Eric Holder) has stonewalled this particular case and blatantly stated that focus on this case demeans “his people” implies “his people” are the victims, and doesnt clarify who are not his people. Let me be clear(lol) by Holder speaking in this manner, does this mean the Atty General of the United States is only the Atty Gen of “his people” or is he the Atty Gen of all Americans? This is my problem. Why not prosecute the case?

canditaylor68 on March 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM

List the other side’s comparable “shenanigans” for all of us to see.

Good Lt on March 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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Keep your head in the sand – you seem to like it there.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 10:22 AM

And a “good-faith assessment” of this video certainly doesn’t lead to the conclusion that a reasonable person would have concluded that someone wearing paramilitary gear and brandishing a nightstick while challenging people approaching a polling place was committing voter intimidation … right?

But, let’s consider what the NBPP are doing ….now. Didja see King Shamir Shabazz’s rant against Obama in the wake of the war kinetic military action against Qaddafi?

ted c on March 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Why don´t we just let everybody clear themselves?
If this is a joke, it´s not funny!

gullxn on March 31, 2011 at 10:25 AM

When a government entity as powerful as the DOJ works hand in hand with the Obama administration to subvert an investigation and allow guilty people to walk….it is a national problem genius…..

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Both Osama Obama and Eric Shabazz Holder should lose their jobs for this. By covering up (thus aiding and abetting) the commission of a felony (as I believe voter intimidation is considered in law), they are felons as well.

Oh, well, having felons as POTUS and AG is probably too trivial to worry about these days, what with college basketball playoffs and all….

MrScribbler on March 31, 2011 at 10:27 AM

odumbo and hold’em are guilty of partisan poliltics, corruption and racism. Where is Issa’s investigation into this? Nothing in the lame stream media, of course.

ultracon on March 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Oh, well, having felons as POTUS and AG is probably too trivial to worry about these days, what with college basketball playoffs and all….

MrScribbler on March 31, 2011 at 10:27 AM

I know but Obama has all that extra time on his hands after not be bothered to help pass this years budget or bothering to ask congress to send the military into Libya and all…Is it time for him to go golfing yet?//

canditaylor68 on March 31, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Typical explanation from these bums being directed by the Chicago boyz. Happens all the time in Crook County, ill, even with murder cases. Remember when ex Illinois gov., Hot Rod Badboyevich, was arrested for trying to sell Obama’s senate seat? A few weeks later, an internal report prepared by President-elect Barack Obama`s staff found no wrongdoing among staff members in the case of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, although top Obama advisors had contact with Blagojevich to discuss the vacant seat! Brother Billy Daley, current WH Chief of Staff, ain’t in that position for nuttin’. You rubes better wise up about the ways of the Chicago Machine. This is how they have operated for decades and, apparently, they think most of the U.S. isn’t aware of their M.O.

MayorDaley on March 31, 2011 at 10:40 AM

When the US gets a Conservative President, the first order or business should be to clean house at every agency. Justice, State, Defense, all need fumigating.

sandspur on March 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Exactly, of course when the Republicans do it, it becomes a scandal involving wrongful termination. i.e. the lwayers who bush fired versus the ones Clinton fired.

jeffn21 on March 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Hi, Bill! I have a tree stump and it’s calling your name…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8anGjrj68

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2011 at 10:44 AM

NBPP. Please, please, oh, please show up at my polling place.

davidk on March 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

No, you can’t have them. I want them first.

SteppedInWhat on March 31, 2011 at 10:45 AM

The right painted a picture of national intimidation. Read what I wrote, clown.

Dave Rywall on March 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Really, Uncle Red? Some credible cites would be nice.

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Did anyone actually expect any honesty out of Holder’s DOJ? Bueller? Bueller?

GarandFan on March 31, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Wow. And we are just supposed to accept it too according to them. Not.

tx2654 on March 31, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Well, that’s settled.

Mason on March 31, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Both Osama Obama and Eric Shabazz Holder should lose their jobs for this. By covering up (thus aiding and abetting) the commission of a felony (as I believe voter intimidation is considered in law), they are felons as well.

Oh, well, having felons as POTUS and AG is probably too trivial to worry about these days, what with college basketball playoffs and all….

MrScribbler on March 31, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Right you are.

There is so much corruption and incompetence coming from this administration that it literally makes your head spin to keep up with it….

………the administration running guns to Mexican cartels..
…………where did the stimulus money and Tarp money actually go….
……………….overturning guilty verdicts in voter intimidation cases,interfering in investigations, along with refusing to enforce laws based on race….

……firing Halprin because he was exposing one of Obama’s buddies in California…….
………phoning in a war from the beaches in Rio where we are bombing an oil rich country without congressional approval,that did not attack us,and posed no imminent threat…..
…………..corrupt partnerships with corporations like GE…….
………….the lies and bribes of Obamacare……
………………..the lies and bribes of the Unions…..

on and on and on “Hope and Change” is being exposed as nothing more than corrupt Chicago politics being run from the Hill.

Baxter Greene on March 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Either we are a country of laws or we are not.

Ed’s argument is significantly weakened by the Hawaiian live birth announcement substitution and ridicule of the so-called birthers.

By which power bestowed on Ed that he can choose which law to be followed and which not? Isn’t that exactly what DoJ has done?

Sir Napsalot on March 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Captain Renault Award® of the Day

MassVictim on March 31, 2011 at 11:04 AM

If this wasnt so disturbing it would be hilarious. Is anyone taking this administration seriously anymore?

Koa on March 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Unfortunately, yes.

UltimateBob on March 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM

As every first-year law student is told: “Nemo iudex in causa sua.”

manwithblackhat on March 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Holer’s “justice” department is the enforcement arm of the racist, radical Obama administration.

This surprises who exactly?

Tim_CA on March 31, 2011 at 11:22 AM

When the US gets a Conservative President, the first order or business should be to clean house at every agency. Justice, State, Defense, all need fumigating.

sandspur on March 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Yes, that will have to be a priority. There will be many progs that try to burrow into the woodwork. We have to use the hiring records and simply unwind everything that was done re staffing from January 2009 forward.

slickwillie2001 on March 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I wonder if they would have changed their minds about dismissing the case, had they first seen this video.

shabazz: obama is a “buck-dancing tom”
”What you see in Libya is a big case of police brutality,” and Obama is the “n***** police chief. Obama wanted to be the white man’s n*gger.”

sarainitaly on March 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM

…and the fox said “what chicken, where, I never saw a chicken”…

right2bright on March 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM

NBPP. Please, please, oh, please show up at my polling place.

davidk on March 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Everytime I see that photo, I just want to pound the daylights out of those two bozo’s…

PatriotRider on March 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Eric Holder is an incompetent disgrace for an Attorney General. He’s not going to prosecute “his people” for something like voter intimidation or any other crime. When he made those remarks, it was racist to the core.

volsense on March 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM

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