Thursday, July 1, 2010

Justice Dept Lied: Black Panthergate

Don Suber - I remember that when the New Black Panther Party opened a page on Candidate Barack Obama’s Web site, lefties assured me that there was no connection between the two. “Anybody” could start a page on the Web site — which if true was a bone-headed decision indicative of someone with all the management skills of a 3-year-old.

Now, there just may be a connection between Obama and the New Black Panther Party.

From Fox News: “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 political reasons. J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger, also accuses Deputy Attorney General Thomas Perez of lying under oath to Congress about the circumstances surrounding the decision to drop the probe.”

A press that decried George Walker Bush for firing a few U.S. attorneys he had appointed now ignores what looks to be a real scandal of cover-up for a failure to investigate a politically-connected group.

Indeed, Fox News noted: “In the final days of the Bush administration, three Black Panthers — Minister King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson — were charged in a civil complaint with violating the Voter Rights Act in November 2008 by using coercion, threats and intimidation at a Philadelphia polling station — with Shabazz brandishing what prosecutors called a deadly weapon. The Obama administration won the civil case in federal court in April 2009 but moved to dismiss the charges in May 2009. Justice attorneys said a criminal complaint, which resulted in the injunction, proceeded successfully.”

Add Black Panthergate to the ever-growing list of scandals emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue sinec January 20, 2009. The difference between Bush’s scandals and this administration’s is that teh press reported on Bush’s.

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