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Not the October Surprise The Democrats Might Have Hoped For

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10: 52 PM

This post from October 2nd was about the bombshell testimony of Christopher Coates before the Civil Rights Commission regarding the dismissal by the DOJ of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. Coates testified that the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department was enforcing a policy against pursuing any case under the 1965 Voting Rights Act if the perpetrators are racial or language minorities and the victims are white.

Today The Washington Post has a front-page expose on it, a week before the election. The Post story recounts the racist policy that is enshrined in the Justice Department. Much worse for some of the top lawyers at DOJ is the revelation that this policy exists because the top brass are on record denying it under oath. That’s the sort of thing that begets criminal indictments in Washington.

It appears that some lower level staff attorneys at DOJ have broken their silence and are talking to the Washington Post, and maybe to Congress as well.

Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams writes at Pajamas Media:

This is the worst possible news for the wrongdoers at DOJ, a week before the midterm elections. While purely anecdotal, I have received numerous emails from people around the country confessing their own mea culpa: that they once could not believe the DOJ could act in racially discriminatory fashion, but now they do. Mounting evidence moves minds.

In this case the crime is bad enough, but as usual, the cover up is what will cause some heads to roll. Not the October Surprise that Democrats might have wished for.


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