By Wyatt Earp | July 2, 2010
That is what a former Justice Department attorney is claiming. Do you remember this case? During the 2008 election, members of the New Black Panther Party – a group that raises awareness for the perils of angry thugs with small penises – stood outside a Philadelphia polling place and threatened voters with nightsticks. Allegedly, one of these scumbags told a man, “You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.” The animals were charged with violating the Voting Rights Act, charges that were almost immediately dismissed by the Obama Administration.
A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons. J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger for Pajamas Media, says he and the other Justice Department lawyers working on the case were ordered to dismiss it.
“I mean we were told, ‘Drop the charges against the New Black Panther Party,’” Adams told Fox News, adding that political appointees Loretta King, acting head of the civil rights division, and Steve Rosenbaum, an attorney with the division since 2003, ordered the dismissal.
Well, in the Obama administration’s defense, it’s not like there were photos and video of the crime taking place, right? , never mind.
The Justice Department has defended its move to drop the case, saying it obtained an injunction against one member to keep him away from polling stations while dismissing charges against the others “based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law.”
But Adams told Fox News that politics and race was at play in the dismissal.
“There is a pervasive hostility within the civil rights division at the Justice Department toward these sorts of cases,” Adams told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.
Adams says the dismissal is a symptom of the Obama administration’s reverse racism and that the Justice Department will not pursue voting rights cases against white victims.
Personally, I absolutely believe Adams. On the basis of the evidence we’ve already seen – and there is undoubtedly more evidence that the Justice Department collected – this is an open and shut case of voter intimidation. So why did the Obama administration drop the charges? I think race was a factor.
Does anyone want to deny Adams’ charges and defend the Justice Department?