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No Country For White Men
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 12:56 am

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I despise racism from any sources. Including from this administration. I am getting really tired of the one sided nature of the justice being meted out by Barack Obama.

Fresh off the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Arizona Attorney General Eric Holder announced the possibility of suing Arizona again, this time for the contrived offense of “racial profiling.”

Attorney General Eric Holder, just days after filing a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law, on Sunday floated the possibility of filing another suit on racial profiling grounds.

No crime has been committed, but Holder is set to sue.

However, Holder said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the federal government was leading with its “strongest” argument in the suit filed Tuesday and would not rule out a second suit months down the road — if the law ends up going into effect.

The purpose of the first lawsuit is without merit:

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Arizona claimed the state was infringing on federal immigration responsibilities and urged the judge to prevent the law from going into effect at the end of July. Despite some officials’ claims that the law could lead to racial profiling, that concern was not cited as grounds for the suit.

It’s idiotic to sue a state for infringing on federal responsibilities when the federal government is derelict in its responsibilities in securing the borders. It’s galactically stupid to join a foreign country in suing your own people on behalf of people who are here illegally.

Ironically, Rhode Island already allows what the new Arizona law plans.

But in Rhode Island, illegal immigrants face a far greater penalty: deportation.

From Woonsocket to Westerly, the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE.

And so does Prince William County, Virginia:

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA) — Prince William County already has the strictest immigration law in the region, and now Board of Supervisor Chairman Corey Stewart wants a stronger crackdown.

He’s proposing to bring the controversial Arizona immigration law to the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.

As Curt noted, the Obama administration is hard at work puffing up this issue but terminated a blatantly clear voter rights intimidation case.

In the first week of January, the Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and three of its members, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring voters with the weapon, uniforms and racial slurs. In March, Mr. Bull submitted an affidavit at Justice’s request to support its lawsuit.

When none of the defendants filed any response to the complaint or appeared in federal district court in Philadelphia to answer the suit, it appeared almost certain Justice would have prevailed by default. Instead, the department in May suddenly allowed the party and two of the three defendants to walk away. Against the third defendant, Minister King Samir Shabazz, it sought only an injunction barring him from displaying a weapon within 100 feet of a Philadelphia polling place for the next three years—action that’s already illegal under existing law.

Some objected immediately:

Then the Washington Times reported on July 30 that six career lawyers at Justice who had recommended continuing to pursue the case were overruled by Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli—a top administration political appointee. One of the career attorneys, Appellate Chief Diana Flynn, had urged in an internal memo that a judgment be pressed against the defendants to “prevent the paramilitary style intimidation of voters” in the future.

Former Justice Attorney J Christian Adams disclosed how the case was dropped:

“I mean we were told, ‘Drop the charges against the New Black Panther Party,’” Adams told Fox News, adding that political appointees Loretta King, acting head of the civil rights division, and Steve Rosenbaum, an attorney with the division since 2003, ordered the dismissal.

Adams went on as to why:

“The [voting] section doesn’t want to protect white voters.” And he named names. He testified that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes told Voting Section management that there would be no more cases brought against black defendants vindicating the rights of white victims. Adams personally heard Fernandes say that the division would only bring “traditional civil rights cases” (code words for suits against white racists). Adams also heard Fernandes say that she had no interest in the Voting Section enforcing Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (which requires purging rolls of ineligible voters to prevent voter fraud), because Section 8 does not increase voter turnout.

Was this a voter intimidation case? Why don’t we let King Samir Shabazz speak for himself:

“You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers. You going to have to kill some of their babies.”

This is one of the men for whom Barack Obama stopped justice.

The Obama administration won a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panthers didn’t appear in court to fight the charges. But the administration moved to dismiss the charges in May 2009. Justice attorneys said a criminal complaint, which resulted in the injunction, proceeded successfully.

A more complete story can be found here

One could only imagine how quickly the full force law would rain down on Karl Rove were he to stand at a polling place in Washington DC brandishing a baton.

Christian Adams clues us into the next example of how the Obama administration will only selectively enforce the laws of the United States.

Right now, the Holder Justice Department has a submission from Ike Brown to allow him to do precisely the same thing he tried in 2003 — prevent people from voting based on their party loyalties.

In the bizarro world of Barack Obama, the Justice Department of the United States prosecutes those who try to enforce the laws and protects those who violate the law.

Justice is supposed to be blind. Not stupid. You decide who is right.

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