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Holder's Justice Department has a racism issue

By Frank Salvato
web posted July 12, 2010

If there was any question as to whether or not there was an ideological agenda infused at the US Justice Department with the arrival of Eric Holder as the US Attorney's General, all doubt should now be removed. A cursory examination of Mr. Holder's personal statements and instituted departmental policy reveals, without doubt, that Mr. Holder is in fact executing an "affirmative action" policy towards "justice" in the United States. The major problem with this is that justice wears a blindfold.

From the moment that Mr. Holder ascended to the position of US Attorney's General he has raised eyebrows. His opening statement to the American people in his new position was overtly caustic and aggressive, describing the United States as a nation, "voluntarily socially segregated." He continued:

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards..."

Truth be told, if the nation is "voluntarily socially segregated" and a nation of racial "cowards," a great portion of the blame lays with Progressives and Democrats who actively opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and who continue, to this day, to divide society along the lines of race for the purpose of political opportunity (read: voter blocks). But I digress...

Where a man's statements cannot be a catalyst for the complete judgment of a man, his actions or inactions, coupled with his statements, illustrates the full measure of a man. Eric Holder's case is no different.

By now everyone is familiar with the event that took place outside a Philadelphia polling place during the 2008 General Election. Several members of the New Black Panther Party were videotaped in front of a polling place, dressed in black military-style uniforms hurling racial slurs while one, King Samir Shabazz, brandished a night stick. When asked who he was, Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, misrepresented himself as "security." Witnesses said voters were subjected to a litany of insults such as "white devil" and "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker," according to The Associated Press.

Any reasonable person would agree that what these men did outside the Philadelphia polling place was clearly an attempt at voter intimidation and a blatant violation of the Voter Rights Act. The Bush Administration Justice Department agreed, as did a federal judge when in April of 2009 a default judgment was entered against the New Black Panther members when they failed to appear in court.

But in May of 2009, Eric Holder's Justice Department moved to dismiss the charges after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a "deadly weapon" near a polling place until 2012. The department boasted that justice had been served.

In recent testimony before the US Civil Rights Commission – a congressionally mandated body, with which the Justice Department has instructed high-ranking employees not to cooperate -- J. Christian Adams, a former US Prosecutor assigned to the Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, described the case against the New Black Panther members "a slam dunk," telling FOX News that "nobody thought there was any doubt that this was the clearest case of voter intimidation that I've seen since I've been practicing law."

Adams testified that there existed within the hierarchy of the Voting Section of Eric Holder's Justice Department a clear policy of refusing to prosecute any Black-on-White civil rights violations.

"I was told by Voting Section management that cases are not going to be brought against Black defendants for the benefit of White victims. That if somebody wanted to bring these cases, it was up to the US Attorney but the Civil Rights Division wasn't going to be bringing it."

Adams said Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the department, was responsible for the decision to drop or "not pursue" the case. He also indicated that a written response from the department to the commission revealed that Eric Holder was briefed on the case and knew full well the circumstances and actions taken surrounding the issue.

Of the Justice Department order not to comply with US Civil Rights Commission subpoenas, Adams said:

"After being ordered not to comply with the lawful subpoena, after hearing the lies that are being said about the case, after the corruption that we had witnessed in the case, I just said that's it, that I resign and now I'm no longer there."

Bartle Bull, who was a poll watcher in Philadelphia in 2008, and who was Robert F. Kennedy's New York State campaign manager and who went to the South in the 1960s to protect the voting rights of black voters, opined:

"If Americans can't vote honestly, and the government doesn't protect their right to vote, we don't live in a democracy. Last year Obama complained when the government in Afghanistan did not run the election properly. What about Pennsylvania?"

It behooves us to take a closer look at King Samir Shabazz (obviously a man of self-importance with no deficit of societally manufactured self-esteem, unwarranted as both are).

Besides misrepresenting himself as official security for a 2008 General Election polling place, and aside from the fact that he thought dressing up in paramilitary garb, grabbing a night stick and heading to the polls was a "good" idea, "King" has routinely pontificated on the streets of Philadelphia – the City of Brotherly Love – this undeniable hate speech:

"I hate white people...all of them...every last iota of a cracker, I hate them...You want freedom? You're going to have to kill some crackers. You're going to have to kill some of their babies."

This is the person, this is the head of the racist organization New Black Panthers in Philadelphia, that Eric Holder's Justice Department is refusing to prosecute for civil rights violations perpetrated at a polling place during a Presidential Election; that Eric Holder, by his inaction to lead and affect policy at the US Justice Department, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, is shielding from be accountable for his racist, bigoted and hateful actions.

In examining this event and coupling it with Mr. Holder's statement about the nation being a nation of "cowards," it would seem that history is repeating itself in reverse; the racial pendulum has swung and now, instead of equal justice, blind justice under the law, we have Black racism in full swing, not only at the Justice Department, but throughout the Obama Administration. The only "cowards" I see involved in this issue are Eric Holder for not having the intellectual courage to enforce the law and repress his Black militant underpinnings and President Obama for not firing Mr. Holder for his violation of every non-Black American's civil rights in his failure to prosecute the most blatant instance of voter intimidation since the days of the noose in pre-Civil Rights Era Southern States, ironically led by Democrat governors.

As for the New Black Panther Party...maybe they should change their name to the New Black Klanther Party...six of one, half-dozen of the other. ESR

Frank Salvato is the Executive Director and Director of Terrorism Research for BasicsProject.org a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and education initiative. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His organization, BasicsProject.org, partnered in producing the original national symposium series addressing the root causes of radical Islamist terrorism. He is a member of the International Analyst Network. He also serves as the managing editor for The New Media Journal. Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel, and is a regular guest on talk radio including on The Captain's America Radio Show, nationally syndicated by the Phoenix Broadcasting Network and on NetTalkWorld Global Talk Radio catering to the US Armed Forces around the world. Mr. Salvato is also heard weekly on The Roth Show with Dr. Laurie Roth syndicated nationally on the USA Radio Network. His opinion-editorials have been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times & Human Events and are syndicated nationally. He is occasionally quoted in The Federalist. Mr. Salvato is available for public speaking engagements. He can be contacted at contact@newmediajournal.us.






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