Justice Department Clears Itself on Black Panthers Outrage


Having looked into its appalling dismissal of the open and shut case of voter intimidation against New Black Panther activists, the Justice Department has cleared itself of any wrongdoing. Despite appearances, the situation has nothing to do with the DOJ’s policy of never prosecuting civil rights cases if the defendant is Caucasian.

It’s official:

The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight.

Yet strangely enough some people aren’t satisfied.

In a statement, [Rep. Lamar] Smith [R-TX], who chairs the House Judiciary Committee and is expected to hold hearings on whether the department is politicized, said the review — which was limited to the actions of attorneys in the case — “did not address the Civil Rights Division’s misguided policy of using racial considerations when determining whether to enforce voting rights laws. The Division should protect the voting rights of all Americans, regardless of race, gender, religion or political affiliation.”

Michael Yaki, a former liberal member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights whose reappointment is awaiting congressional approval, disagreed. The department was “vindicated” by the report, he said.

Just in case that doesn’t settle the matter,

An investigation by Justice’s inspector general is ongoing.

Next, the White House will conduct an investigation and clear itself of gross incompetence.

As Bill Ayers would say, “Guilty as sin, free as a bird.”

On a tip from Jeremy. Hat tip: Hot Air. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

Also see,

Related Articles

4

Partisan Hack-In-Chief Whines About GOP Opposition To Disclose Act

This is getting truly tiresome. In all my years, I have never seen such a thin skinned partisan sitting in

105

Snap! Obama Plans To Reboot On Economic Advice

After two years of mostly bad ideas on how to handle the recession, which turned into the worst economic downturn

7

Rahm Emanuel: ‘I Would Like to Run for Mayor of Chicago’

On PBS’ Charlie Rose show, Rahm Emanuel finally admitted what has been rumored in hushed voices throughout the city of