Ex-Official Accuses Justice Department of Racial Bias in Black Panther Case


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.

“We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens,” he later testified.

The department abandoned the New Black Panther case last year. It stemmed from an incident on Election Day in 2008 in Philadelphia, where members of the party were videotaped in front of a polling place, dressed in military-style uniforms and allegedly hurling racial slurs while one brandished a night stick.

The Bush Justice Department brought the first case against three members of the group, accusing them in a civil complaint of violating the Voter Rights Act. The Obama administration initially pursued the case, winning a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panther members did not appear in court. But then the administration moved to dismiss the charges the following month after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a “deadly weapon” near a polling place until 2012.

The article continues at FoxNews.com

Video from TheRightScoop, DOJ issued mandate that condones Voter Fraud:

TheRightScoop generally posts Glenn Beck’s Fox News Channel program each night. Beck used the entire hour tonight to connect the dots in this story. It’s worth viewing to fully comprehend this story and its connections to our country’s history of racism and voter intimidation.

And, from Breitbart.tv Before the Obama Justice Department Dropped Charges Against Him, Black Panther Advocated Killing White Babies

Update: Jim Hoft of GatewayPundit reports Malik Zulu Shabazz says Fox News is to blame for this voter intimidation scandal. “Shabezz also challenged “Right-wingers” and the tea-party: “We’re ready to rumble”

We’re shocked…shocked…by this accusation. What about you?

Video is at the GatewayPundit link. The comments section is worth reading, too.

Update 2: At Flopping Aces, Civil Rights Commissioner: New Black Panthers harassed black GOP’er too.

Update 3: Pajamas Media is reporting that two other lawyers from the DOJ are stepping forward to support Adams:

A Third Former DOJ Official Steps Forward to Support J. Christian Adams (Updated)

Former DOJ employees want to go on record praising Adams’ outstanding work record, and — pay attention, DOJ press liaisons — maybe corroborate Adams’ charges about DOJ hostility to race-neutral law enforcement.

Update 4: You can now view video from Beck’s 7/7 program.

Update 5: From BigGovernment.com 7/8/2010, Shabazz: When it comes to killing ‘crackers,’ ‘I wouldn’t focus on the babies…I’d focus on the police.’

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