Thursday, September 10, 2009

Black Panther Issue Pops Up Again

EXCLUSIVE: Inquiry opened into New Black Panther case

The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility has begun an inquiry into the dismissal in May of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party and two of its members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's presidential elections.

The inquiry was disclosed in an Aug. 28 letter to Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee who first raised questions about the case's dismissal and asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to make available the head of the department's Voting Section for a closed-door briefing about the decision.

In the letter, Mary Patrice Brown, acting counsel, told the Texas congressman that the Office of Professional Responsibility had "initiated an inquiry into the matter" and would "contact you with the results of our inquiry once it is completed." A copy of the letter was obtained by The Washington Times


I guess we see now if the Justice Department under Obama is truly independent as he claims...


Always On Watch said...

Considering who heads the Justice Department, I don't think that much will come of this inquiry. I hope that I'm wrong.

I'm quite the cynic these days.

LomaAlta said...

Dishonest people without morals, a conscience, patriotism, or a sense of decency and fair play will never be able to fairly investigate their own political and administrative superiors.

There is no evidence that anyone in the Obama Administration, especially Obama, has any of the above positive character traits. All the evidence is that they do not.

cube said...

I'm with Always On Watch on this one. Of course, we can always cross our fingers and hope, but I don't think it will help.

DaBlade said...

Obama just weighed in on this issue over at the daily WhaKos... He said that "I wasn't there and don't have all the facts, but it's clear that the videographer at the Philadelphia polling booth acted stupidly shooting this video of members of my civilian security force."

Chuck said...

AOW, it's not hard to be cynical

LomaAlta, they put on a good show for the sheeple though

Cube, agreed

da patriot said...

Yes, Chuck this will be interesting. Any bets on the outcome?

Z said...

Five minutes and it'll all be gone.

MK said...

"I guess we see now if the Justice Department under Obama is truly independent as he claims..."

They're not, let them prove otherwise.

HoosierArmyMom said...

Hummmm... it would appear that the only Transparency (as Obama was fond of promising during the election!) would be Obama's integrity and values. I don't see any, so they MUST BE TRANSPARENT!!!

Like AOW, I am quite a cynic these days.

LOL!!! @DeBlade That is like so real!!!

Chuck said...

Patriot I wouldn't bet a lot

Z, 5 minutes - your feeling generous tonight :)

MK, agreed

Hoosier, they don't exist