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  • Justice Department Says Poor Can't Be Held When They Can't Afford Bail

    08/20/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/19/16 | Pete Williams
    Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court. It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can't pay.
  • DOJ Blocked Clinton Foundation Probe - Drudge

    08/10/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 8/10/2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation's influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure. In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone...
  • Soon-To-Be-Released Book by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud...

    08/08/2016 12:35:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Soon-To-Be-Released Book by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud Danger in Current Presidential Election ‘This is especially important because of the lack of interest of the Obama Justice Department in investigating and prosecuting voter fraud’ – from attached pre-release chapter of Clean House (Washington, DC) – A soon-to-be-released book by New York Times bestselling author Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warns that America may now be facing the greatest voter fraud danger in recent history. And it lays the blame for the crisis directly at the feet of President Barack Obama and his Justice...
  • Obama Justice Department Laughed Off Armed New Black Panther Threat

    07/09/2016 12:00:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Is this the Dallas cop killer at a New Black Panthers march? In 2009 and 2010, lawyers working at the United States Justice Department warned top Obama political appointees and other Justice Department officials about the dangerous threats of New Black Panthers to kill police officers and other whites. I was one of those lawyers who delivered those warnings.Our warnings came in the context of the Voting Rights Act case I and other lawyers brought against the New Black Panthers on behalf of the United States in 2009, a case the Obama administration ultimately abandoned. Both top DOJ officials, including...
  • Attorney General Lynch accepts FBI recommendation to clear Clinton of wrongdoing

    07/06/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    ttorney General Loretta Lynch officially accepted the FBI's recommendation that neither Hillary Clinton nor any of her aides should face criminal charges Wednesday, effectively ending the year-long investigation into their handling of classified information. Lynch said in a statement she had met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors earlier Wednesday and accepted their "unanimous" recommendations to close the case without bringing an indictment against anyone involved.
  • Justice Dept. closes Clinton email probe with no charges

    07/06/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 72 replies
    WPIX ^ | July 6, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution.
  • NC gun dealer wins duel with bank that cited federal reg to drop him

    06/09/2016 4:43:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Malis Zimmerman
    A North Carolina gun seller won a duel with his local bank, after the lender denied his web-based business its services, erroneously citing a controversial banking regulation, he told FoxNews.com Thursday. For months, Luke Lichterman had tried to get his Hometrust Bank branch to process purchases, but officials told him a 2013 Department of Justice regulation dubbed “Operation Choke Point” barred them from serving a “risky” business, he said. "When I asked the bank representative what other businesses are considered 'risky,' the first word out of his mouth was 'pornography,’” Lichterman, who is 75 and disabled from a serious car...
  • Lawmakers blast Loretta Lynch for supporting fired VA official

    06/01/2016 7:41:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Top Republican lawmakers blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch Wednesday for clearing a legal path for a former Veterans Affairs official at the heart of the waiting time scandal to get her job back. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the decision by Ms. Lynch not to defend in court a portion of the 2014 VA reform law could result in Sharon Helman, former head of the Phoenix, Arizona VA office, going back to work. “This decision by the Obama administration puts our veterans at further risk,” said Mr. McCarthy, California Republican. “We cannot entrust veterans’ health care to people unwilling...
  • Justice Dept. objects to judge’s order for ethics classes, disclosure of immigrant data

    05/31/2016 10:14:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department fired back at the Texas judge who ordered its attorneys to undertake ethics classes after finding they misled the court in a high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty — saying the order was beyond the judge’s authority and would cost millions to implement. In a motion filed Tuesday asking for a stay of the order, in which U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen said DOJ attorneys were “intentionally deceptive,” government attorneys outlined their objections to both the training requirements and his requirement that by June 10 the Department of Homeland Security turn over identifying information for 50,000...
  • These Are the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Use

    05/24/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media published the Every Single One series in 2011. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of radical lawyers to fill the career ranks in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Every single one of the new attorney hires were radical leftists or partisans . Since 2011, the situation has only gotten worse. Much worse. The Civil Rights Division exercises enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans: they are involved in employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. The radical beliefs of these radical lawyers have turned into radical administration policies....
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Report: Hillary crony Cheryl Mills walked out of FBI interview, objected to questions

    05/12/2016 8:59:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Rules are for the little people, why are Justice Department prosecutors trying to shut down FBI investigators The news here is not that Hillary crony Cheryl Mills walked out of her FBI interview and cited a legal technicality to try to avoid answering questions. Of course she did that. It’s what Hillary cronies do. The news, rather - and it’s not good news - is that there is apparently tension between FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors on just how doggedly to pursue the evidence in the case:
  • Hillary, Deleter of the Free World

    05/12/2016 7:29:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Will a Justice Department -- whose employees think she's a rock star -- take Hillary's possible prosecution seriously? Employees of the U.S. Department of Justice have given so much money to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign this time around that critics justifiably doubt the agency can handle her private email server case fairly and impartially. In what appears to be a super-sized potential conflict of interest, Clinton, a pathological, self-serving liar who doesn’t mind if Americans die to further her political ambitions, has accepted almost $75,000 in campaign contributions in the current election cycle from employees at the Justice Department, the...
  • Turning Up the Heat on “Climate-Change Deniers”

    05/10/2016 6:52:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ed Feulner
    In the 1950s, it was: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” Today, it’s: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a climate-change denier?” I’m not referring simply to the fact that it’s politically incorrect to question assertions of man-made global warming. That’s bad enough, but no -- I mean that if some powerful individuals get their way, it could soon be a federal crime to do so. “The bottom line is simple,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said at a recent press conference. “Climate change is real.” He was joined...
  • Exclusive: Meet the Radical Lawyers the DOJ Hired to Oversee Elections

    04/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    In 2011, PJ Media published the Every Single One series. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of ideologically leftist and partisan lawyers to fill the career ranks of the lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division from the day it came into office. The different sections of the Division exercise enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans, ranging from employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. If a president wanted to launch a radical transformation of the country, he would start it in the Civil Rights Division . And a...
  • Every Single One: Since 2009, Obama's DOJ Civil Rights Division Hired ONLY Leftist Lawyers-Hundreds!

    04/04/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    Despite being exposed before, nothing has changed. In 2011, we produced the Every Single One series for PJ Media about an unprecedented wave of ideological hiring of leftist attorneys into the career ranks of the Justice Department. The series documented the partisan and radical background of every single one of the 113 new Justice Department lawyershired into the Obama Civil Rights Division from January 2009 to January 2011. With the help of PJ Media, we will now be updating that revealing report -- and sharing details about the background of Justice Department attorneys hired since 2011. Because we have...
  • Clinton's abysmal record on open government

    03/30/2016 1:10:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/30/2016 | HILLARY CLINTON
    Nothing matters more to leadership in a democracy than support for an open, honest government in which citizens are informed and in charge. It is the foundational building block of the republic upon which all else rests. And any candidate vying for the votes of the American people needs to have demonstrated a firm commitment not only to the ideal but to the reality of open government. As we noted Tuesday, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is not one of those candidates. But neither is Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Her horrible track record on transparency raises serious concerns for open government...
  • Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

    02/08/2016 6:20:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch's Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing is found, Clinton's many critics are unlikely to take the word of an appointee of President Obama's, and will doubt that justice has been served. Already, top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the...
  • ‘Morning Joe’ panel discloses Clinton email scandal as far worse than ‘public knows’

    01/30/2016 2:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 1/29/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    **SNIP** "All of our sources high up are telling us... that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows," Scarborough said, before asking the panelists what information they're getting. "Well, there are three things that people are keying off of. First of all, there are a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons. But a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here," Bloomberg News analyst Mark Halperin said. "Second is from a legal point of view, you look at the recent developments...
  • FBI sources say decision on charging Hillary Clinton with a crime could come at any time

    01/28/2016 10:49:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 70 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-28-2016 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    The Clinton investigation has been the elephant in the room during the Democratic presidential primary process, with audiences wondering if the former first lady could be charged with misconduct. Despite a declaration from Clinton's closest rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders - in a nationally televised debate - that Americans are 'sick and tired of reading about your damn emails' - the cloud of prosecution has hung over Clinton's campaign since early last year. 'It does give pause to Democrats who are concerned that there may be another shoe to drop down the road,' Andrew Smith, a political scientist at the University...
  • How the Justice Department Is Funding Progressive Groups

    01/26/2016 1:00:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 1/25/2016 | LOGAN ALBRIGHT
    When a big corporation is charged with antitrust or regulatory violations, and fined billions of dollars, have you ever wondered where that money goes? You might assume that it is deposited in the United States Treasury, for general purposes, or that it goes to victims of the companies’ misconduct. In some cases, you’d be right, but it turns out an awful lot of that money is being funneled straight into progressive non-profits, at the express direction of the Department of Justice. According to an exposé in the Wall Street Journal, the DOJ often mandates as part of settlements that the...
  • White House Launches 'Task Force' To Combat 'Violent Extremism' [Aborting the 1st Amendment]

    01/09/2016 7:40:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/08/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House’s National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the administration seeks to counter. The...
  • The US Government Just Closed Its Case on the Exxon Valdez Disaster

    10/17/2015 3:06:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    VICE News ^ | October 16, 2015 | 11:42 am | Matt Smith
    Federal authorities and officials in Alaska are closing their cases on the Exxon Valdez disaster, nearly 26 years after the grounded supertanker unleashed what was then the worst US oil spill. The Justice Department and its Alaskan counterpart had been seeking additional cleanup funds from ExxonMobil after a decline in harlequin ducks and sea otters in oil-stricken Prince William Sound. The drop in populations had been blamed on buried oil that remained long after the 1989 disaster, but the Justice Department said those species have since rebounded to pre-spill levels and that the lingering oil "is no longer biologically significant...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Scarborough: Pro-Biden White House Sending Message to Justice Department About Hillary?

    08/25/2015 5:36:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you're Hillary Clinton or one of her supporters, this should make your blood run cold. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that the unequivocally pro-Biden statement from Obama spox Josh Earnest yesterday not only sent "a strong, strong message to Hillary" but, echoing the Wall Street Journal, "you wonder whether they're sending a message to the Justice Department as well." Has there ever been anything quite like this in the history of American politics? It's one thing for a president to encourage his veep's presidential ambitions. It's entirely another for a president to put his 800-lb. thumb on...
  • Are the Airlines Colluding -- or Just Careful?

    07/09/2015 7:48:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    In recent decades, there have been many ways to make money and one virtually infallible formula for losing it: running an airline. At times, it might have made more sense for the major carriers to set up bonfires of cash on tarmacs rather than actually transport people. Lately, though, they have figured out how to avoid squandering huge sums. Hint: It involves charging more for their services than it costs to provide them. This strange development has set off alarms among people in Congress who think aviation should be a charitable activity. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., recently charged, "Consumers are...
  • 41.7 Percent of Federal Criminal Cases in 5 Districts on US-Mexico Border

    07/08/2015 5:36:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    According to data released by the U.S. Justice Department, 41.7 percent of the federal criminal cases that U.S. attorneys filed in U.S. district courts in fiscal 2014 were in the five U.S. attorneys' districts that sit along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, the five districts that sit along the border -- those for Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas and Southern Texas -- were the top five in the country for criminal cases filed in U.S. district courts. The office of the U.S. attorney for Western Texas led the nation last year in filing criminal cases in U.S. district...
  • Facts Did Not Matter to McKinney Activists, Threatened to Bring ‘Farrakhan’ (Texas Pool Party)

    06/08/2015 11:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 8, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    Facts did not matter much when the race-activist community held a press conference outside of the McKinney Police Station earlier today. This was in response to the now infamous pool party that took place last weekend in the suburban Craig Ranch subdivision of a Dallas suburb. Tempers flared, feelings frayed, and one speaker was compelled to threaten the Texas city with bringing in the Nation of Islam’s volatile spiritual leader Louis Farrakhan as a solution. The general demand list was that the group wanted 10-year police veteran Eric Casebolt fired and criminally charged. Executive Director of Justice Seekers, Rev. Ronald...
  • How Many Federal Laws Are There Again?

    06/06/2015 6:30:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It should come to no one’s surprise that we have way too many federal laws. It’s to the point where–on average–we break at least three of them every day without ever knowing it. Conservatives may complain about out tax code–and they should–but our criminal code is also out of control. At the recent conference on justice reform hosted by FreedomWorks in June, our criminal code was subject to a prolonged discussion regarding how outrageous it has become There are at least 5,000 federal criminal laws, with 10,000-300,000 regulations that can be enforced criminally. In fact, our entire criminal code has...
  • Indians and ‘Idiots’: DOJ Attacks State Power Over Elections

    06/04/2015 12:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 4, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Loretta Lynch's DOJ looks to further federal control of elections in ways that benefit the Democrats. The Obama Justice Department has quietly launched an effort to erode traditional state powers over elections. In the first instance, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has drafted and sent a bill to Congress which would force state election officials to turn over power to tribal governments to determine the location and number of polling places on Indian reservations in state-run elections. In the second instance, the DOJ is seeking to erode the power of states to prohibit the mentally incompetent from voting, as long as...
  • Meet the Leftist DOJ Lawyers Suing the Cleveland Police Department

    05/27/2015 12:19:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The Justice Department yesterday announced a simultaneous lawsuit and settlement with the Cleveland police department. The settlement will impose significant federal mandates on the police. This comes after a Cleveland police officer was acquitted of wrongdoing by a court after the officer shot a suspect at the conclusion of a 100 mph car chase. The agreement imposes a ten-member “community police commission” who will watch over the police, only three of whom have any law enforcement perspective. The remaining seven are sure to include individuals either actively involved in the racialist anti-police efforts or one degree of separation from the...
  • DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

    05/19/2015 1:53:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    This lunacy is mainstream thought at the Department of Justice. Vanita Gupta, head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, has told a lawyers group in Colorado that slavery and Jim Crow helped fuel the Ferguson and Baltimore riots. The last few days have seen a number of fanciful stories with the Obama administration seemingly questioning the authority of local police. I’ve long maintained that the administration is nakedly seeking to federalize policing standards — but get rid of local police? No way, that sounds like something broadcast from a shortwave station in Austin, Texas. But then up steps...
  • Obama Slides Taliban Lawyer Into Top Spot At Justice Department

    09/20/2012 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Sept. 19, 2012
    A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees. The move has raised red flags on Capitol Hill and elsewhere among national security stalwarts who argue that the promotion could imperil the country’s longstanding war on terrorism.
  • Conservatives Press GOP to Restrict DOJ’s Foreign Cloud Snooping

    05/13/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    An alliance of free-market conservatives is building support for a bill that would thwart the Obama administration's bid to make foreign computers, servers and data farms subject to Justice Department search and seizure.The alliance stepped up its pressure on Capitol Hill with the release of its May 1 “coalition letter” to Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R.-Va.), the two men who chair the judiciary committees in their chamber. The letter calls on the chairmen to move forward on the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act.To put things in perspective, in 1995 the email...
  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at Breitbart.com on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Senate Panel Backs Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

    02/26/2015 9:13:15 AM PST · by newgeezer · 74 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 11:55 a.m. ET | Andrew Grossman
    WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama ’s nominee for attorney general, to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote. The committee approved the nomination of Ms. Lynch, currently Brooklyn’s U.S. Attorney, by a vote of 12 to 8. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Orrin Hatch of Utah joined all of the committee’s Democrats in voting yes. Ms. Lynch has so far generated little animosity from Republican senators, even those who ended up voting against her. Many praised her work as a prosecutor and some said...
  • George Will: Questions for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

    01/11/2015 9:48:17 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    wa po ^ | January 9, 2015 | George Will
    The Justice Department has been, to say no more, unhelpful regarding attempts to fully investigate and properly punish the politicization and corruption of the Internal Revenue Service. Given the department’s seeming complicity in the coverup, would it not be appropriate to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS practice of suppressing the political activity of conservative groups? Civil forfeiture — the seizure of property suspected of being produced by, or involved with, crime — has become a lucrative business for lawless law enforcement. Civil forfeiture treats citizens worse than criminals, seizing the property of people neither convicted of nor...
  • Wicked Mobs, Cop Killers, and the Attorney General

    12/22/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wickedness has darkened this season of lights in Brooklyn. It is no surprise or accident that a ghoul like Ismaaiyl Brinsley bathed himself in messages of hate, racial division and anger and then chose to destroy lives. But Brinsley wasn’t alone in his racially soaked hatred of the police. For starters, a mob has Brinsley’s back. This seemingly disconnected mob has been on the prowl in the months since America learned of Ferguson, Missouri. They’ve smashed up windows of banks in Berkeley, burned up bakeries in Ferguson, and looted, burned, shot, robbed and killed across the nation. But such mobs...
  • US won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands

    12/11/2014 11:56:00 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 11, 2014 | Timothy Phelps
    WASHINGTON — Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General's Subcommittee on Native American Issues. It remains to be seen how many reservations will...
  • The War Between Disparate Impact and Equal Protection Continues

    12/09/2014 11:34:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    For decades, courts have been struggling to reconcile two conflicting theories of what constitutes unlawful discrimination. The first theory, often called “disparate treatment,” reflects the commonly understood meaning of “discrimination.” Under this theory, a government action discriminates—violates the principle of equal protection or equality under the law—if it explicitly or implicitly treats members of one race or other special group differently from others. Examples of disparate treatment include Jim Crow’s black codes, university admission caps and quotas, and policies excluding women from certain positions.The second theory, known as “disparate impact,” argues that the definition of discrimination should be much broader...
  • James O’Keefe Files Bar Complaints Against DOJ Lawyers

    12/05/2014 9:55:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 5, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    James O’Keefe has filed an ethics complaint with various bar associations against Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney Karla Dobinski and three others arising out of a prosecution of police officers in New Orleans. PJ Media has covered Karla Dobinski’s ethical misconducthere and here. Dobinski was in charge of the taint team in the prosecution of New Orleans polices officers on civil rights charges in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The taint team was responsible for protecting the Constitutional rights of the accused police officers. It is responsible for ensuring that evidence obtained in the local internal affairs investigation did...
  • Obama eyes relationship between police officers, local communities

    11/30/2014 5:46:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kyle Balluck
    President Obama on Monday will focus on the relationship between local police and the communities they protect and serve in the wake of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Obama will meet with Cabinet members to discuss a review the president ordered in August of federal funding and programs that provide equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies, according to the White House. Law enforcement officials were criticized for their militarized response to protests in Ferguson after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. A grand jury last week refused to indict Ferguson police...
  • Obama AG Appointee Loretta Lynch: Voter ID Laws are Racist

    11/16/2014 6:20:55 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/15/14 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama's latest federal nomination, Loretta Lynch, is just as bad as her predecessor Eric Holder. In a video of Lynch speaking in Long Beach, New York nine months ago, she declared that Voter ID laws in the "Deep South" states are racist. Did she use those exact words? No, but the idea is most definitely there. "I serve at the pleasure of the first African-American president of the United States of America," she said to a round of applause.
  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to sway opinion

    10/23/2014 2:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/23/2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks. New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and said, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort...
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • Holder's deputy said to be preparing resignation

    10/16/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    The Justice Department second-raking official is preparing to step down, completing an exodus of top brass from the agency, according to published reports. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole would become the third member of the Justice Department’s brain trust to announce his departure in recent weeks. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced his departure in late September, though he has pledged to remain in office until his successor is in place. The White House has indicated that President Obama would not nominate anyone for the position untl after the November midterms. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the third-ranking DOJ official,...
  • Thought Eric Holder Was Bad? Meet Tom Perez

    10/14/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Numerous publications close to the White House have reported that Labor Secretary Tom Perez has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. That Perez has a documented and repeating history of dishonesty, racialism, and radicalism shows that this administration feels unrestrained by conventional political wisdom. That the White House is dropping his name before an election should demonstrate to every Republican that Obama is fundamentally transforming politics in corrosive ways that the GOP seems ill-equipped to contain. So who is Tom Perez? Perez ran for Maryland attorney general in 2006. But his campaign ended when he...
  • Non-Political Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns

    09/26/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 8 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation yesterday. It doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, he’s been saying he would eventually resign since Obama won his second term. Nevertheless the media on both the left and right appeared shocked that Holder is leaving. Holder is one of the most politically charged Attorney General’s in American history. He came into office calling us a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race and then proceeded to use the Justice Department as his own racial gestapo. He sparred with Republicans in the House over his Fast and Furious program, refusing to provide...