ERIC HOLDER and the DEPARTMENT OF . . . . .JUSTICE?
No justice for the rest of us.
Attorney General Eric Holder likes to say he has reinvigorated the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
During the 2008 elections, the New Black Panthers deployed members of their thuggish group to stand in the front of certain poles in Philadelphia dressed in black and waiving clubs. The Bush’s administration DOJ brought suit against the New Black Panthers, the members that organized the deployment of men in front of the poles and the members that were standing in front of the poles with clubs. They were charged with intimidating voters and violating civil rights.
According to testimony the Black Panther members made statements such as: "the black man is going to win the White House no matter what."
J. Christian Adams, a former justice department lawyer, gave the following testimony, concerning the Black Panthers behavior at the poling place in Philadelphia:
You’re supposed to be able to go vote without somebody with a weapon shouting racial slurs at you like these folks were doing in Philadelphia. “You’re about to be ruled by the black man, Cracker.” They called people “white devils”. They menaced, they tapped their baton. They tried to stop people from entering the polls.
Five attorneys worked on this case at the justice department. One of them was Chris Coates who has been a voting rights lawyer since 1976. There was no doubt in any one of the attorney’s minds that this case was a slam-dunk, a clear violation of the law.
The defendants did not answer the suit, did not show up in court and filed no papers and on May 15, under Eric Holder, the suit was dropped and charges were dismissed. Only one defendant was admonished and ordered not to appear at a poling place in Philadelphia with a weapon again for period of two years.
Adams, who later quit his job at the justice department because of this travesty of justice further stated, “Well, the testimony has been that Steve Rosenbaum and Loretta King, two political officials at the Department ordered the dismissal of the case. Of course that was the first story. Eventually it was revealed that there were more people involved.”
Barte Bull is a longtime civil rights activist and former aide to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign. He 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.
He said, "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."
Holder has received a lot of heat for not prosecuting this clear violation of the law and he suggested that a couple of guys in a fleeting incident in Philadelphia is so miniscule in comparison to the struggle of “his people”, to get the vote in America that it is not worth pursuing.
Clearly the attorney general does not feel it necessary to represent all people in America, only “his people.”
This week Attorney Holder decided to drop an important case against CAIR and other Muslim groups accused of supporting terrorists.
Holder is reluctant to prosecute Muslims as evidenced in his refusal to go forward with the suit against CAIR in the Holy Land Foundation Case. Judge Solis found that the government had provided evidence that CAIR was associated with the terrorist group Hamas.
Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization since October 9, 1997 and regularly conducts suicide bombings against civilian targets inside Israel. The court has found sufficient evidence that Cair is involved in raising funds for the terrorist group Hamas.
Omar Ahmad, cofounder and longtime Board Chairman of CAIR attended a meeting in Philadelphia, Penn, in which he participated in discussions on how to raise money for Hamas.
Attorney General Eric Holder has dropped the case against these groups that support terrorism and are firmly planted in America.
Here is a portion of the letter to Holder from Peter T. King Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security,
Dear Attorney General Holder:
I write to inquire about your decision not to prosecute the 246 individuals and organizations, named as unindicted co-conspirators in a Hamas terror finance case, United States v. Holy Land Foundation.
I have been reliably informed that the decision not to seek indictments of the Council on American Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) and its co-founder Omar Ahmad, the Islamic Society of North America (“ISNA”), and the North American Islamic Trust (“NAIT”), was usurped by high-ranking officials at Department of Justice headquarters over the vehement and stated objections of special agents and supervisors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas, who had investigated and successfully prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation case. Their opposition to this decision raises serious doubt that the decision not to prosecute was a valid exercise of prosecutorial discretion
FROM THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LAW:
The attorney general is head of the U.S. Department of Justice and chief law officer of the federal government. He or she represents the United States in legal matters generally, and gives advice and opinions to the president and to other heads of executive departments as requested. In cases of exceptional gravity or special importance, the attorney general may appear in person before the U.S. Supreme Court to represent the interests of the government.
Cair is a deceptive group of Muslims that are firmly planted in the USA, promoting Sharia Law, building mosques where they are clearly not wanted and raising money for terrorists. We have an Attorney General that chooses to look the other way and drop cases brought against them despite overwhelming evidence. He needs to be removed from office.