In an incident that rocked the foundation of America’s voting system, the New Black Panthers stood in front of a Philadelphia polling place and threatened and intimidated voters in the November 2008 elections. The DOJ took the case to court and won a default judgment against the three men when they refused to show at court for five months. Then the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ got involved and attorneys were told to dismiss the case. Rep. Frank Wolfe was prevented from interviewing the trial team. “This whole thing stinks to high heaven,” said Wolfe. Now a DOJ trial attorney has resigned over the dismissal, we learned that in May, but now he has made some very provocative accusations. See a video below.
Look at this quote:
Most disturbing, the dismissal is part of a creeping lawlessness infusing our government institutions. Citizens would be shocked to learn about the open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims….Open contempt is voice for these types of cases. ~ J. Christian Adams
J. Christian Adams is a hero in my books. We know this is happening, but of course, we could not prove it. I hope we do not forget this man and this inside information in the coming months. I thank God for him and would put money on others inside the Obama administration feeling the same way.
From The Washington Times via Velvet Hammer on Twitter and Velvet Hammer Blog where you can see Eric Holder testifying before the Senate Judiciary committee – testimony which reveals only some groups are protected by American Justice.
These are the main points of Mr. Adams piece in the Washington Times. You can read the entire article at one of the links above:
According to Adams:
1) The dismissal of the Black Panther case “was motivated by a lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law.”
2) Some in the Department “abetted wrongdoers and abandoned law-abiding citizens victimized by the New black Panthers.
3) Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Tom Perez “inaccurately” testified to the House Judiciary Committee
4) “Most corrupt of all, the lawyers who ordered the dismissal – Loretta King, the Obama-appointed acting head of the Civil Rights Division, and Steve Rosenbaum….
5) Some inside Justice say this is an isolated incident, but other similar cases happened at polling places in Philadelphia, including one targeting Hillary Rodham Clinton. Adams says “the law clearly prohibits even isolated incidents of voter intimidation.
6) The evidence shows that voters were affected by intimidation, but even if it didn’t, the law demands punishment of “an attempt.”
7) Some co-workers argued the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. “Some called it payback time.”
Note that Mr. Bartle Bull, a longtime civil rights activist and former aide to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign gave a sworn statement dated April 7 that he was serving in November as a credentialed poll watcher in Philadelphia when he saw the three uniformed Panthers confront and intimidate voters with a nightstick. Mr. Bull’s testimony was not considered and he was not contacted by the Department of Justice.
“In my opinion, the men created an intimidating presence at the entrance to a poll,” he declared. “In all my experience in politics, in civil rights litigation and in my efforts in the 1960s to secure the right to vote in Mississippi … I have never encountered or heard of another instance in the United States where armed and uniformed men blocked the entrance to a polling location.” ~ Bartle Bull
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