Obama’s DOJ Hates White People? Where’s Kanye? (UPDATE)
The noise is getting louder about the Justice Department ignoring claims of voter intimidation on the part of the militant Black Panthers against white voters on election day, 2008. DOJ whisle-blower J. Christian Adams testified today before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, stating,
‘over and over and over again,’ the department showed ‘hostility’ toward those cases. He described the Black Panther case as one example of that — he defended the legitimacy of the suit and said his ‘blood boiled’ when he heard a Justice official claim the case wasn’t solid.
‘It is false,’ Adams said of the claim.
‘We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens,’ he later testified.
The incident in question allegedly involved Panther members outside a polling place in Philadelphia, wearing military style uniforms, and hollering racial slurs. One of them was brandishing a night-stick. (allegedly) Not surprisingly, the Bush Administration got involved, accusing the cats of making poor fashion choices:
The Bush Justice Department brought the first case against three members of the group, accusing them in a civil complaint of violating the Voter Rights Act. The Obama administration initially pursued the case, winning a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panther members did not appear in court. But then the administration moved to dismiss the charges the following month after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a “deadly weapon” near a polling place until 2012.
Hey, that sounds like the same agreement Obama has with that crazy leader of Iran whose name I can’t spell. Of course, the DOJ denies any claims of such hi-jinks,
The Justice Department claims it enforces voting rights laws equally. In a written statement last week, the department questioned the motives of Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a blogger for Pajamas Media.
“It is not uncommon for attorneys with the department to have good faith disagreements about the appropriate course of action in a particular case, although it is regrettable when a former department attorney distorts the facts and makes baseless allegations to promote his or her agenda,” the statement said.
The claims must be baseless, since the DOJ isn’t requiring/allowing Christopher Coates, the former chief of the Justice Department’s voting section, to waste his time and testify before the Commission. Want even more evidence that the allegations are totally contrived: J. Christian Adams is white and obviously a hill-billy racist. Even more damning, his name has a “Christian” in it, thus making him a white supremacist, or something. Plus, I didn’t think Blank Panthers spoke, let alone yelled racial slurs. And I would imagine that lacking imposable thumbs would make holding a night stick difficult.
I’m sure there’s more to come on this, so lets keep a look out.
UPDATE: Hot Air has posted a video (from National Geographic!) of the nice man who was standing outside the Philadelphia polling place. He’s completely rational and not at all unhinged. Plus, he bought himself a microphone.