Friday, September 24, 2010

‘Travesty of Justice’: DOJ Official Denounces Handling of New Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case

Stephen Colbert was not the only one testifying on Capitol Hill today. Lost in the media circus following Colbert’s comments may have been the testimony of a far more important individual.

On Friday, Christopher Coates testified in front of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission about the Department of Justice’s handling of a voter intimidation case last year.

Coates is the whistle-blowing Justice Department official who revealed a “hostile atmosphere” within the department, and supports former Justice staffer J. Christian Adams’s claims of bias against cases that involved white victims and black defendants. Both have criticized the Justice Department’s downgrading of a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party at a voting station in Philadelphia during 2008 presidential voting.

In his testimony Coates blasted “senior political appointees” at the DOJ for “gutting” the case.

“Given this outrageous conduct, it was a travesty of justice for the Department of Justice not to allow attorneys in the voting section to obtain nationwide injunctive relief against” the defendants, Coates testified.*

He said that he believes the Voting Rights Act has not been enforced equally, and that certain civil rights groups have pressured the department into molding it into a de facto law benefiting minorities: “Many of these groups act … as special interest lobbies for racial and ethnic minorities and demand not equal treatment but enforcement of the Voting Rights Act only for racial and language minorities.” READ MORE...


  1. Stephen Colbert was used by the House Judiciary Committee's on Immigration as a mean's of mis-direction, taking, and it's sad to say, all the attention away from the (new black panthers voter intimidation case.)

    There slight of hand can only perform so many crafty procedjure's before the weight of their mischievous acts lossess it's delusive legerdeman.

    The great news is-----the majority of people are starting to put the pieces of the puzzle together----and the Marxist's blueprint is being rejected with an outbreak of anger-----

  2. Most of us were in a state of torpid inactivity, like the closing of leaves or petals especially at night.

    Thanks to you "Obama" the crusty matter present in the corner of the eye upon awaking has been removed---

    And now----the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored, a period spent sleeping have become aroused and activated again, becoming conscious and aware, awoken to a whole gale storm, serious disturbance's, violent assaults, and agitated states of your Marxist's attacks aganist everything this country holds sacred----your repeated blows trying to break our resistance, like assailing the enemy with artillery fire have had the reverse of your desired or expected effect-----

    Nov 2----a wide awake citizenry will provide the proof that our political trance and coma is now a thing of the past----

    Russell G.

  3. Governments have no solutions because they are part of the problem, government tinkering have only made things worse----

    The economic tsunami with "Obama" at the epicenter has caused massive carnage, brutal suffering, and staggering and unfathomable pain--

    But---the economic tsunami will run it's course no different then tsunami's in the ocean---

    And----then it's up to the growing legion of tea party activists to make sure the waterway's in the future remain calm----