Saturday, October 23, 2010

Better Late Than Never

The Washington Post is the first of the MSM to finally commit a few columns reporting the travesty of justice committed by the US Department of Justice when it dropped the prosecution case against Maruse Heath and the New Black Panther Party. The WP story details the division and contentious relationships within the Department's Civil Rights Division and how lawyers on the public payroll believe that, unless you are a minority, you have no civil rights.

Interviews and government documents reviewed by The Washington Post show that the case tapped into deep divisions within the Justice Department that persist today over whether the agency should focus on protecting historically oppressed minorities or enforce laws without regard to race.

That this is a matter of controversy within a government agency is astounding. The law is the law no matter what color you are. Can you imagine police making DWI arrests only for black people, - then can you imagine the outrage?

Civil rights officials from the Bush administration have said that enforcement should be race-neutral. But some officials from the Obama administration, which took office vowing to reinvigorate civil rights enforcement, thought the agency should focus primarily on cases filed on behalf of minorities.

[...] Justice Department officials say they treat everyone equally. Holder, in a speech last year to the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs said the department's "commitment to Equal Protection - and to full participation in our nation's elections - will not waiver. Never."


This story has finally grown some legs outside of internet sources. Let the voters decide what party they want in control of their government. Let loose the Kraken.


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Good one Sig94. Maybe one day justice will be equal and the MSM will report if it's not.

sig94 said...

Odie - Aye, aye. But we're not holding our breath.

Kid said...

Release the Hounds !

sig94 said...

Kid - Man, those hounds are straining at the leash too! They'll be gdragging their handlers to the polls.