Federal Judge finds Obama appointees convinced DOJ to drop charges against Black Panthers

Some may remember that after the 2008 election, charges were filed against the Black Panther party after video was released showing two party members with clubs intimidating voters and poll watchers.  DOJ lawyers investigated, filed charges, and a federal court in Philadelphia entered a default guilty judgement when the Panthers failed to respond.  But soon after Obama was sworn in, just before sentencing, charges against all were dismissed.  Prosecutor Christian Adams, a career prosecutor in DOJ resigned his position and the case as "one of the most flagrant case of voter intimidation you'll ever see", and cited political pressure from the Obama White House as the reason for dropping the charges. 


Now, a federal court has found that political appointees appointed by Obama did interfere with the DOJ prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.  US District Judge Reggie Walton cited a "series of emails" between Obama appointees and career DOJ lawyers conferring about the case in direct contradiction of Assistant Attorney General Perez's testimony under oath that there was no such involvement.  Judicial Watch, the group who filed the lawsuit under FOIA will likely receive fees and costs related to the suit along with the documents that reveal the extent of the deception.  Judicial Watch President tom Fitton said "The decision shows that we can't trust the Obama Justice Department to fairly administer our nation's voting and election laws." 


To that I would add... neither can DOJ be trusted to enforce immigration laws, to keep weapons from Mexican drug cartels, or to prosecute a single Wall Street banker for the massive housing loan fraud that brought our economy to the brink of disaster.  Neither can we trust top DOJ appointees to tell the truth under oath.  But despite everything, Mr. Obama says he fully supports his Attorney General, Eric Holder.  Makes sense only if Holder is following the directions of his boss.


 

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Reaganesque
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Reaganesque 07/31/12 - 09:20 am
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Well..........

No one should be surprised. The video was shameful and a spit in the face of the Founders. We need a potus who doesn't care what illegals think, much less pander to them.

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 07/31/12 - 09:57 am
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I Know Someone Who Will
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Following the directions of his boss but can't remember a single thing.

arkansasobserver
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arkansasobserver 07/31/12 - 02:53 pm
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Got it backwards, Buzz

I watched the live testimony of Oliver North on television. Certain Democrat senators thought they would embarass him, but he made them look like fools. It was his boss who said he couldn't remember. North remembered everything.

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 08/01/12 - 08:46 am
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NO
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I remember watching what would have been CSPAN on regular TV.
They would ask Ollie a question and then his laywer would lean over and they would whisper for a minute or two and then Ollie would say in answer "I don't recall"

Aaron Flowers
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Aaron Flowers 07/31/12 - 03:30 pm
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Well, if people actually care
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Well, if people actually care as much as they pretend to, there will not be a Republican or Democrat in the oval office after the election.

It's like trying to cure an alcoholic by taking his Coors and giving him a Budweiser.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/31/12 - 03:58 pm
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^^^THIS!

Agreed. I'll be voting against both of these clowns.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 07/31/12 - 04:16 pm
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yep
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I'm with you two guys. Total agreement.

Romney=Obama.

The funny thing is how Obama fans think Romney is evil and Romney fans think Obama is evil.

Budnmud
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Budnmud 07/31/12 - 04:24 pm
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Please

One cold Bud light please....

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 08/01/12 - 09:01 am
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I Concur
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Whole Heartedly
You could have just said YES!
STTNG

NoKidding
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NoKidding 08/01/12 - 06:56 am
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Gore Vidal

"Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin."

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