The U.S. Civil Rights Commission has urged a “federal probe” into the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissal of voter intimidation against the New Black Panthers, and the Department’s Civil Rights Division. Liberals say the Commission “gamed the system,” and is not bipartisan.
The Commission said “grave” testimony charged that the DOJ “will not pursue black defendants,” and the charges against the New Black Panthers was “wrongly abandoned.”
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…
…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.
MediaMatters’ headline is “Meet the conservative U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In other words, they are not bipartisan, according to this Liberal hack site:
Media figures have emphasized the fact that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is technically “bipartisan” to hype its investigation of the Justice Department’s actions in the New Black Panther Party case. In reality, the commission’s chair has acknowledged that conservatives “gam[ed] the system” and packed the panel with conservative activists, and the commission’s two Democrats, as well as one Republican, have criticized the investigation.
If the testimony of J. Christian Adams, the lead attorney on the Black Panther voter intimidation case, does not show a need for investigation, what could? The question is, what now? The feds will investigate the feds in the Department of Justice? I can’t wait to hear the next step.
Related and Background:
DOJ Consulted NAACP on Black Panther Case – Direct Ties NAACP and DOJ
Document drop: DOJ still obstructing justice in Black Panther case – Michelle Malkin