AG Eric Holder Won’t Prosecute New Black Panthers ‘Cause They’re “His People”

In 2008, led by their leader King Samir Shabazz, members of the New Black Panthers (NBP) in Philadelphia intimidated voters by standing before a voting place in the city, dressed in their uniform of black beret, black jacket, black pants, and black boots and carrying clubs in their hands. Shabazz has also been captured on video saying he hates all white people, “every single one of them,” and calling for the killing of all white babies.

But Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement official in the United States, ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop the case against Shabazz and his fellow thugs. If the voter intimidators were white and if a white attorney general, who was appointed by a white president, had dismissed the case, there would be cries of racism to high heaven.

Last July 6, 2010, former DOJ official J. Christian Adams testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that attorneys in the civil rights division were instructed to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims. Adams said that “over and over and over again,” the department showed “hostility” toward those cases, including the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. Adams said that some people in the DOJ  “argued that the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. Less charitable individuals called it ‘payback time.’”

At a New Black Panther Party meeting, its president Malik Shabazz said outright that his brothers got a pass from the Obama Justice Department because “Justice Department leadership changed into the hands of a black man by the name of Eric Holder.”

Now we have the truth straight from the man himself, Eric Holder.

H/t my friend Sol.

~Eowyn

Eric Holder’s People

The attorney general confirms suspicions of racial bias at the Justice Department.

By James Taranto – Wall St. Journal – March 2, 2011

“This Department of Justice does not enforce the law in a race-conscious way,” declared Attorney General Eric Holder in a House oversight hearing yesterday. But Politico reports on an exchange during the hearing that suggests otherwise. Rep. John Culberson, a Texas Republican, was questioning Holder about the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case, which the department dismissed after Holder took over:

The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.

“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia–which was inappropriate, certainly that . . . to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people,” said Holder, who is black.

It’s sometimes a useful exercise to imagine situations like this one in reverse. Suppose that in the course of defending himself against accusations of bias in favor of whites, a white attorney general referred to whites as “my people.” What would we make of that?

He’s all Americans’ attorney general.

We have to admit that, for historically contingent reasons, such a scenario would be worse. Although civil rights laws protect everyone, they were enacted to remedy brutal and systematic discrimination against blacks. Thus it is of particular importance that black Americans be able to have confidence in the impartial administration of justice.

Yet to say it is of particular importance is to draw a distinction of degree, not of kind. It is of great importance that all Americans have confidence in the impartial administration of justice. Holder understands that, at least in theory, or he would not have denied that his department enforces the law “in a race-conscious manner.” But when the attorney general spoke of “my people” and meant only a subset of Americans, it confirmed the suspicion of bias that he was trying to counter.

“Holder noted that his late sister-in-law, Vivian Malone Jones, helped integrate the University of Alabama,” Politico reports. That’s a legitimate point of personal pride, but in his official capacity Holder owes his allegiance to the nation as a whole. If he approaches the job with the attitude that any group smaller than all Americans is “my people,” he is the wrong man for the position.

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20 responses to “AG Eric Holder Won’t Prosecute New Black Panthers ‘Cause They’re “His People”

  1. He should be fired immediately. Where is Issa?

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  2. But that’s not being racist, of course.

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  3. Candance Moore

    Yep, that’s for sure, if Joe Arpaio made a comment like that he would be impeached from his job.

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  4. Did anyone really think prio to his comment that he was open and non biased? He’s racist through and through. The way he and Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters and others see it; blacks wil alwasy be the victims and never guilty because of what they are. If anyone thought a black leader or leaders were going to be leaders of any but those of color, “anyone” was duped.

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  5. and if anyone owes anyone anything think of this blacks account for less than 2% of those who died fighting in our countries wars. several million whites have died fighting, this is a fact ignored and glossed over by liberals and blacks alike. as many blacks will say blacks where in every war however very rarely in a combat situation. there was a little problem with black soldiers in their habit of running away under fire. cowardice, desertion and rape are 3 words to describe the black soldier.. so as to the black who say pay back, or its our turn now. maybe them and their families should give their lives for this country..

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    • “blacks account for less than 2% of those who died fighting in our countries [sic] wars.”
      “blacks where [sic] in every war however very rarely in a combat situation.”
      “there was a little problem with black soldiers in their habit of running away under fire.”
      “cowardice, desertion and rape are 3 words to describe the black soldier”

      and your sources for all these assertions are….?

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      • Thanks, Sagebrush. 🙂

        There’s a yawning and unbridgeable chasm separating (1) Conservatives who are critical of individual blacks such as Holder because of the latter’s behavior vs. (2) outright RACISTS who condemn an entire race/ethnicity/people solely because of skin color.

        We, each and everyone of us, are INDIVIDUALS and should be judged by our separate behavior, not by who we are by birth. Conservatives have no place for and should/will not tolerate racists.

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  6. Why are the repubs so reluctant to go after this clown, or anyone else in this criminal administration?

    They seem to be sitting on their behinds and just watching the Obamanistas turn the Constitution on its ear.

    Time for them to get off their butts.

    -Dave

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    • Because Repubs, conservatives, and all white people are intimidated, cowered, browbeaten, and pwn-ed by blacks on the race issue.

      Because of the liberal illogic that victimhood confers virtue. Ergo, blacks can do no wrong and can never be criticized, or they’ll sic you with the mother of all evil accusations — racism.

      Until nonblacks and conservative blacks finally decide we’ve had enough of this leftwing BS and say “Enough!,” blacks like Holder and the New Black Panthers will continue to be America’s untouchable sacred cows.

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  7. as of today-Obama,Holder,Sharpton,Jackson,lets not forget Farahkhan,have done more injustice to blacks than anyone I know.

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  8. the dod has kept records of all the wars america has fought and there is a breakdown by race that indicates who fought and died for our country..

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  9. what i’ve said is based on fact and is in effect the truth..

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  10. lowtechgrannie

    As an antidote, I’m uploading a great rant by a wonderful man. This is vintage 1994. I was an education activist fighting Education Reform/OBE in Washington State and he called me, concerned because his straight-arrow, slide rule and pocket protectored, engineering degree-bound son was being forced into an gang-prevention horticulture curriculum…. based on the stereotype that black youths are “at risk” for gang activity. Fortunate son to have such a father! He attended one of our meetings and got up to speak during the open mike session.

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  11. http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/03/03/how-to-indict-bho-for-criminal-cover-up/

    Concerned citizens in all fifty States should contact your Congressman, Senators, County Sheriff, District Attorney, State Legislators, Governor, and County Grand Jury Foreman and demand that they indict and prosecute BHO and all his local co-conspirators for any and all of the crimes committed by Barack Hussein Obama and his co-conspirators in your State.

    If your local public officials will not do their duty and indict BHO, then citizens should form their own Grand Juries as provided by the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. Then citizens should exercise their 1st Amendment Rights, as recently discussed by Rush Limbaugh, and march on the White House with thousands of Indictments of BHO and his co-conspirators in hand. Then it will be impossible for the main stream media to ignore the crimes of Barack Hussein Obama.

    As Rush Limbaugh said, “Obama can’t complain if we go Egypt on him because he said that’s how democracy works, that’s what he said on Friday. This is the way real democracy works, so he can’t complain if it happens to him, and it will.”

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  12. as i stated above the dod keeps statistics on who has fought and died in our wars just use a little bit of math and you will come up with the paltry number of blacks having fought and died for our country… the biography of george s. patton go to the section when the us army invades sicily and you can read or have someone read it to you that around 50 black soldiers were tried for rape some where hung but that was stopped when several white soldiers where also convicted of rape and did not receive the death penalty. also read e.l. doctorows “the March” the book follows shermans march through the south and gives accounts of the non support or help offered up by the freed blacks. also world war 1 the book has accounts of every battle fought.

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