I would be outraged about this if it weren’t so darn funny:
The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight.
After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the law” and “not influenced by the race of the defendants.”
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Excuse me, I fell off my chair I was laughing so hard.
This had nothing to do with race, nothing at all. Nothing to see here. “Politics played no role” either. Nope.
The Justice Department dropping the case was ALL ABOUT race and politics! They had the thugs convicted already! There was no other reason to drop the case. In fact, as I’ve noted, at times the Justice Department itself under Obama is all about race and politics. An Old South District Attorney could habitually drop charges against KKK members and say it has nothing to do with race and politics and have about as much credibility.
This sums up the situation well:
So let’s recap. The DoJ had this video and several witnesses to testify to the actions of the two defendants in a case of voter intimidation. The case was strong enough that the defendants didn’t bother to challenge it, and a judge entered a verdict of guilty. Somehow, after the default judgment, the DoJ decided to ask for a dismissal despite the video and the testimony … and now says it’s all in a day’s work?
Er … riiiiiiiiight.
Fortunately, this is not the final word on this matter.
It had better not be.