Commission on Civil Rights was investigating allegations that the Obama Justice Department dropped charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for political reasons. Commission on Civil Rights was investigating allegations that the Obama Justice Department dropped charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for political reasons.The tension over Ferguson continues to get worse around the country with President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton leading the way.Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, the commission's vice chair, Abigail Thernstrom, said, "We have no direct evidence that [the NBP activists] actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting."Thernstrom even characterized the case, in a recent column published by the National Review, as "small potatoes."Of Adams' charges that DOJ is discriminatory in prosecution, Thernstrom said, "We certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the Justice Department said 'We're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards: We protect blacks, we don't protect whites.' "I think the evidence is extremely weak," Thernstrom told anchor Bob Schieffer."If the Justice Department chooses - and I would be delighted if it did so - to send to us, for instance, somebody who is at that alleged brown bag meeting in which [Deputy Assistant Attorney General] Julie Fernandez said, 'We don't prosecute cases [against] blacks …' fine. I want evidence."Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, also appearing on "Face the Nation," argued that not all the facts are known, "because the Justice Department is stonewalling subpoenas issued by the U. Commission on Civil Rights."Two African-American poll watchers testified they were intimidated," said Fund.Whether high-level political appointees within the Department of Justice have enunciated a policy or tolerate a practice of not enforcing Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act; C.Whether there is pervasive hostility within the ranks of the Civil Rights Division toward enforcing the nation’s civil-rights laws in a color-blind manner; and D.
The evidence shows, , that a black Department of Justice employee who worked on a case involving black defendants was racially harassed by Voting Rights Section staff; that a Department of Justice attorney who brought a case against black defendants had his authority gradually removed; that repeated statements were made by Department of Justice personnel that the DOJ should not bring cases against minority defendants on behalf of white victims; that attorneys within the Voting Rights Section flatly refused to work on a case involving a black defendant and both white and black victims; that Voting Rights personnel objected to use of department resources to bring cases against minority defendants; that the department refuses to enforce Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on behalf of white victims; and that case-justification documents were altered in a manner that would reduce or eliminate the probability that a case would be filed against black defendants.The evidence shows that all of the career attorneys assigned to the New Black Panther Party case strongly objected to its dismissal.Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia voters in the 2008 election. Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia voters in the 2008 election. Had their prior voter intimidation acts led to serious consequences, we would not be seeing this now.This is voter intimidation arranged for by the Obama Administration with hardly enough plausible deniability to wrap a microdot in.
At least one black poll watcher was called a “race traitor.” 6.