Bipartisan Commission Calls For Federal Probe Into Justice Department...

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    (Fox Nation)- The commission probing allegations that the Justice Department wrongly abandoned a case against the New Black Panther Party has formally called for a federal investigation into claims that the department’s Civil Rights Division will not pursue black defendants.
    In a letter sent Wednesday to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, the chairman of the bipartisan commission said testimony last week from an ex-Justice official raised “grave questions” about whether the division is “color blind” in its enforcement of the law.
    “This testimony raised serious concerns as to whether the Civil Rights Division’s enforcement policies are being pursued in a race-neutral fashion and further calls into question the department’s decision to change course in the New Black Panther Party litigation,” Chairman Gerald Reynolds wrote.
    Former Justice attorney J. Christian Adams testified last week before the commission that his former employer not only abandoned the Black Panther voter intimidation case for racial reasons, but had instructed attorneys in the division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims.
    Perez told the panel in May to bring any such claims “to our attention” if there’s evidence — Reynolds wrote Wednesday that in light of the testimony, the Justice Department should follow up.
    Reynolds also voiced concern about the Justice Department’s “intransigence” in providing witnesses to testify and urged the department to allow former voting section chief Christopher Coates to appear before the panel. Adams repeatedly said last week that Coates’ testimony would be critical to the investigation.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    how can they drop a case that they actually won?
     
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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha..................
    They reduced the punishment...
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha...................
    So they won nothing...
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.......................
     
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    Hope it helps:

    washingtonpost.com

     
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    Why the silence from The Post on Black Panther Party story?


    Because there's no story and it's an obvious ploy by Cons to smear the President.


    P.S. Bipartisan shmipartisan.
     
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    *sigh* Obama's ever so dreamy!
     
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    The point is that sometimes the system does work and manages to get past the worst of the smoke screens and burial details and deflectors and diversion tactics that are thrown out there to derail stories that are embarrassing to the powerful in high places.

    If Holder and the Justice Dept. are found innocent of favoritism in application of justice, so be it. At least that should put the whole business to rest.

    If they are found guilty, however, that should be of concern to all Americans who should want their government to be honest, fair, and impartial in carrying out its duties whatever those might be.

    The OP linked to the FoxNation blog though it did link to the original story.

    Here's the link to the original story at Fox:
    FOXNews.com - Panel Urges Federal Probe Following 'Grave' Testimony in Black Panther Case
     
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    This will go no where and it should not.

    Are we going to start charging prosecutors for making decisions not to press charges? As much as I think Holder and the DOJ scummy for dropping the charges, I don't believe that this would send a good message to those who are charged with prosecuting crimes.

    Immie
     
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    I think the point is they droped charges, or the already won case... because of race.
     
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    The issue is not telling them who or what, that is exactly the point. It's about fair application of all laws. Not one standard for one race, different for others. It was wrong in the past, it's still wrong.
     
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