AG Holder’s successor may move further to the left, say cops and activists

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner
10/5/2014

…”While Holder may have been politically-motivated, Perez is politically-driven and in sync with Obama’s obsession to ‘even out the playing field’ using the civil and criminal justice systems,” said former police detective and corporate security manager Henry Bussen. “I don’t know which is worse: politically-motivated or politically-driven when it comes to left-wing ideologues.”

Perez’s Justice Department tenure saw him handle several voting rights cases against South Carolina and Texas, as well as numerous probes of police and sheriff’s departments including that of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio. His voting rights cases stonewalled the efforts of states, through Voter ID law, to thwart voter fraud especially their efforts to stop voting by illegal aliens, the majority of whom are Hispanics from Mexico.

However, Perez had been singled out by citizens groups and even fellow Justice Department staff members for his alleged improper conduct during an investigation of voter intimidation committed by the New Black Panther Party during the 2008 presidential election that saw President Barack Obama endorsed by that radical group.

Attorney Chris Coates, Perez’s voting investigations chief at DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, testified in 2010 at a hearing before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, following the outcries from citizens’ groups and a public-interest organization over the Justice Department’s stonewalling a full investigation of the New Black Panther Party’s actions during the presidential election. During his testimony, Coates alleged that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, for political reasons, dismissed intimidation charges against New Black Panther members who were videotaped outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008 dressed in military-style uniforms — one was brandishing a nightstick — and allegedly hurling racial slurs, according to an Examiner news story

 

 

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