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Obama’s Justice Dept. “at war” with its equal protection mission

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Who would have thought that a radical and bitterly partisan the pragmatic President Obama would allow this to happen in his administration:

The Justice Department has tried to hide the involvement of high-level political officials in the dismissal of a controversial voter-intimidation lawsuit against members of the New Black Panther Party, a federal commission concluded in a draft report.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said the department’s reversal in the case, which drew criticism from conservatives, indicates that its Civil Rights Division is failing to protect white voters and is “at war with its core mission of guaranteeing equal protection of the laws for all Americans.”

The Justice Department strongly denied the allegations in the report based on the commission’s year-long investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the 2008 case. The Bush administration had filed a voter-intimidation lawsuit against members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia who were videotaped outside a polling place, one carrying a nightstick. The Obama Justice Department dismissed most of the case.

The lawsuit brought on by the Bush Administration came after incidents of voter intimidation in November 2008.  Here’s a refresher from a Philadelphia polling place:

There you have it–blatant voter intimidation, complete with paramilitary uniforms and nightsticks, and allegations of cover-ups at the highest levels of the Federal government.

I’m desperately awaiting how the watchful eyes of our national media cover this story, if at all.  Are the idiots on the left who whined about the alleged politicization of the branches of government during the Bush administration start bitching about this too?  Doubt it.