The Department of Justice has avoided giving Congress and the Commission on Civil Rights answers about the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal by pointing to the ongoing review by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The OPR review is now done and that diversion no longer applies.
As reported by Pajamas here and here, the results were exactly as expected: DOJ concludes that DOJ did nothing wrong. DOJ used the OPR investigation to avoid providing information to outside investigators on September 9, 2009. Again, on November 16, 2009, the Department of Justice told the Civil Rights Commission that it couldn’t be forthcoming with information until the OPR report was finished. It used a similar tactic to avoid congressional scrutiny.
March 30, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Economic Security, Elections Politics, Government, Government Regulations, Individual Rights, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, The Economy | Tags: Congress, DOJ, Frank Wolf, Individual Rights, New Black Panther scandal, OPR | Leave A Comment »
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
More Islamic law from the Sharia President of the United States. Is there no end to his madness?
Safoorah Khan had taught middle school math for only nine months in this tiny Chicago suburb when she made an unusual request. She wanted three weeks off for a pilgrimage to Mecca. The school district, faced with losing its only math lab instructor during the critical end-of-semester marking period, said no. Khan, a devout Muslim, resigned and made the trip anyway.Justice Department lawyers examined the same set of facts and reached a different conclusion: that the school district’s decision amounted to outright discrimination against Khan. They filed an unusual lawsuit, accusing the district of violating her civil rights by forcing her to choose between her job and her faith.
March 25, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Corruption in Government, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Foreign Policy, Government, Immigration, Individual Rights, International Affairs, International News, Media Corruption, National Security, New Media News, Nuclear Security, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Rejecting Political Correctess, Religion, War on Terror | Tags: Chicago suburb, DOJ, Hajj-tripping, Individual Rights, Islamic supremicists, math lab instructor, Muslim Brotherhood, Muslim teacher, Obama, sabatoge, Safoorah Kahn, stealth jihad, sues school district | Leave A Comment »
Former Secretary of Agriculture: More Claims Than Farmers; No One Fired at USDA: Something Just Doesn’t Add Up!
Posted Dec 6th 2010 at 12:21 pm
by Ed Schafer
I am shocked by the recent passage of legislation by the US Congress that provides a settlement for discrimination lawsuits filed by black farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture. With today’s focus on deficit spending and unaffordable government debt, Congress has decided to double the amount of dollars spent to date to settle these claims. Given the fact that there are more claims of discrimination than there are black farmers, I wonder if members of Congress knew the facts if they would have voted to spend another $1.2 Billion to settle claims.
After my nomination and subsequent unanimous confirmation as Secretary of USDA, I set about to learn as much about the Department as fast as I could. One initial briefing was by the Under-Secretary for Civil Rights.
Included was a brief on several class lawsuits against the Department alleging discrimination against minority farmers. Also, it was noted that there were allegations of the Department dragging its feet in getting claims accredited and processed for the court ordered settlement with black farmers in the Pigford class action litigation. I soon had several visits from organizations representing black farmers urging me to settle all claims quickly.
I was concerned about the Department’s handling of discrimination claims and asked that the paperwork be expedited. It was then that I was made aware that there were possibly many claims that were fraudulent and much due diligence was warranted. Understanding that validation and verification of the claims slowed down the process, it was felt that since taxpayers money was at stake that investigations into the propriety of claims were prudent and warranted.
I was surprised that over one billion dollars had already been distributed to aggrieved farmers and there were still so many open applications. It just doesn’t seem possible that with somewhere between 18,000 and 33,000 black farmers in the country there could be more than 90,000 claims of discrimination by the USDA. If that many farmers were discriminated against it would mean that the whole Department had a massive conspiracy against black farmers. Wouldn’t you think if that many incidences of discrimination actually took place the perpetrators would have to be pretty visible and easily identified? However, I could find not an indication that even one employee was fired because of discriminating against a black farmer. Something just doesn’t add up!
Therefore, I felt that it was necessary to spend the time and money to validate claims so those who had legitimate grievances would be paid and those who did not would not become an undue burden on the taxpayers.
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A blockbuster, Breitbart calls it. Remember J. Christian Adams and the New Black Panther Party voting rights case? Thanks to Adams, the DOJ pursued a civil action against two Panther members for intimidating voters outside a polling place in Philly in 2008. The Panthers didn’t contest it and the DOJ won a permanent injunction — only to then drop the charges, seemingly inexplicably. Adams and a colleague claimed that the Department backed off because they didn’t want to pursue voting rights actions against minority defendants. DOJ higher-ups denied it. The Civil Rights Commission started investigating, and they eventually started splitting over what happened too.
Finally, at long last, WaPo decided to try to figure out what happened. Who’s right? Adams in asserting that there’s institutional resistance to using voting rights laws — which were, after all, passed in response to white abuses against blacks — against minority defendants? Or the higher-ups in insisting that the Panther case had nothing to do with race but merely with weak evidence? WaPo’s verdict:
October 22, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Individual Rights, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Political Incompetence, Politics, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Reverse Discrimination, Undermining Constitution, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU | Tags: Black Panthers, Breitbart, DOJ, Eric Holder, Individual Rights, J. Christian Adams, minorities, politics, progressives, sal alinsky tactics, WaPo | 1 Comment »
Published July 06, 2010
Shown here is former Justice official J. Christian Adams. (FNC)
In emotional and personal testimony, an ex-Justice official who quit over the handling of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party accused his former employer of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims.
J. Christian Adams, testifying Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said that “over and over and over again,” the department showed “hostility” toward those cases. He described the Black Panther case as one example of that — he defended the legitimacy of the suit and said his “blood boiled” when he heard a Justice official claim the case wasn’t solid.
“It is false,” Adams said of the claim.
July 6, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, New Media News, Politics | Tags: Black Panther Case, corruption at the ballot box, Ex-official, Individual Rights, J. Christian Adams, Justice Department, lawsuit denied, New Black Panther members, Racial Bias, right to vote | 2 Comments »