by Craig Masters
Citizens attempting to vote in the 2008 election reported being intimidated by Black Panther thugs and in some cases reported being turned away from their polling places if the thugs “guarding” the polls thought the voters might not be there to support Obama. A major investigation resulted and federal charges were brought against several members of the New Black Panther Party. But the Department of Justice, under the direction of Obama appointee Eric Holder, shut down the government’s prosecution and the thugs went free.
The known evidence indicated the black thugs would be prosecuted and the reason the case was dropped became the focus of an inquiry by the legal watchdog organization Judicial Watch.
Last Friday Judge Reggie B. Walton, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled against the Holder justice department and awarded Judicial Watch legal fees resulting from the Department of Justice “stonewalling” the release of documents pertaining to the Black Panther scandal requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) by Judicial Watch.
In the Judge’s ruling:
The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case, which would appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision. Surely the public has an interest in documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials’ representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision-making.
In plain English; the judge says that, since the documents Judicial Watch had requested under the FoIA do, in fact, reveal that the justice department was guilty of “protecting” the black thugs and therefore the DoJ was ordered to reimburse legal costs incurred by Judicial Watch in exposing the lies in public and perjury before congress by DoJ officials.
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