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… Now the Department of InJustice gets its nose in [#Chicago]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 1st,2016

.. does it mean that the Chicago Police Department is a bunch of choirboys ? No , it does not . The state of Illinois has been on the City ‘ s case on its ability to operate and how it operates ..

.. what this is is a raw naked power grab by the ObamaCraps to get their fingers into almost every major P.D. in the nation . The would , if they could , nationalize police departments . However , they cannot ..

.. but , they will play dirty , if necessary , in order to accomplish their goals …

.. [h/t — NYSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. which is something that they have done . I should know . They have used controversial actions and cases in greater Cleveland in order to impose one of their ” pattern and practice ” settlements in the neighboring city of Cleveland ..

.. may God in Heaven help the City of Chicago ..

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… The Average Street Cop … Under Fire [#Feds]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 17th,2016

.. and they feel that they get no support or backing from the Federal Government …

.. NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is a cop ‘ s cop . He has run several different departments , in different part of our nation . So , he is no lightweight where it comes to police and policing . But Bratton is also no conservative either …

.. He is more a middle – of – the – roader , politically , if anyone can classify him as such . Well , Bratton really turns on the ObamaCraps ,and rips them several new ones in this interview …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. where Bratton tees off is at the lack of symbolism and the lack of leadership at the highest levels of the Federal Government . POTUS does not know the meaning of the word . Holder could not care less . The symbolism problem , you can tie that directly to the access of Sharpton into the inner sanctum of the White House …. why ??

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… Do Not Confirm Loretta Lynch [#US AG]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 27th,2015

.. she is not qualified for the job .

.. there are waaay too many questions about her conduct on the job as US Atty in the Eastern District of New York [Brooklyn] . She has conduct far too many questionable actions as the people ‘ s atty for her to be able to be confirmed as AG .

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. there is also a much bigger question . She was questioned by members of the US Senate during her so – called confirmation hearings . Before the first of the year [while the DemoCraps controlled the Senate] , Dingy Harry Reid & Co could have easily pushed her nomination through . It would have been a honey of a battle , but it could have been done . However , Dingy Harry & Co demurred from the fight . I am not sure as to why …

.. The capstone on her lack of qualification for the office is an answer to a question during her confirmation hearings . Senator Jeff Sessions [R-Al] posed to her a question about His Lordship ‘ s alleged ” Executive Action ” on immigration . Lynch could have dodged the question , or said that she did not support the action . However , she did not . She said that what POTUS had done is both legal and constitutional .

.. For a prospective AG to do that on an issue that is clearly both illegal and unconstitutional makes her patently unqualified to be Attorney General of the United States . There are also other far more qualified candidates …

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… What has the F.B.I. been doing to Sharyl Attkisson ?!?! [#F.O.I.A. lawsuit]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. indeed .

.. Attkisson has partnered with Judicial Watch to go after the ObamaCraps . They are acting [to be specific] to go after her FBI file …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. several questions come to mind …

.. [-] who has had access to the file ? — good question ? … inquiring minds care to know . It may answer some questions as to who has been trying to intimidate her …

.. [-] will they get the whole F.B.I. file ? — doubtful — thus the lawsuit . With the recent FOIA lawsuit precedent [from the DC Circuit , of all irony] , the FOIA action will move along nice and snappy …

.. [-] are the ObamaCraps dumb enough to exert any privilege claims ? — most likely , yes . Especially if there is something white hot or radioactive in the file that the OC do not want to be made public (such as an impeachable act) … they would be stupid to do it , because the claim would attract excessive press attention for no reason …

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… More on a Fine Whine [#Eric Holder]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. to be honest ,what in the hell is Eric Holder doing in front of a criminal organization like N.A.N. ??

.. they were formed as a criminal front organization . Especially as a front organ for the antics and blackmail tactics of the so – called ” Reverend , ” Al Sharpton . Sharpton had to do something …

.. After the schemes with the F.B.I. and the drug dealing blew up , then the blackmail scheme with Tamara Brawley and now the Crown Heights riots , Sharpton had to go to ground . He had to find something to start to rehabilitate his reputation . Plus , he had to shed ” tons . ” Running around in those jogging suits made him look like an idiot …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the speech footage ..

.. Holder has no right to complain …. None , whatsoever . How he can whine like this , it is beneath the dignity of his office . Ideally , he should know better . Unfortunately , he does not care one whit about it …

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… What Is Jim Sensenbrenner Thinkingg?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. John Boehner should and must put a stop to this , immediately .

.. Project Veritas (that is Jim O ‘ Keefe , again) caught Sensenbrenner in the act of making a political ass of himself . The U.S. Supreme Court had sound reasons for ruling the way that it did in Shelby County v. Holder . The information that the Department of InJustice was using was from 1965 , for God ‘ s Sake . The bail – out provisions in the law were grossly unjust . There was no practical way for a covered jurisdiction to escape coverage , if Main InJustice did not want them to . There was no procedural or substantial due process at all …

.. And , now  , Jim Sensenbrenner wants to give this power back to Main InJustice . Especially to this administration ‘ s Department of InJustice . What is this idiot thinking ? Those idiots in Eric Holder ‘ s InJustice Department are a bunch of radical leftist racists . They would run wild with this power and grossly abuse it , like they have already …

.. No thank you …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the investigative videos  ..

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… What is the Government Think [I.R.S. Compliance Coaching]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 15th,2013

.. ya might think , huh ?

.. yea , this is serious . Normally , you would go and get your expert advice from a C.P.A. , a tax consultant , or a tax expert who is a tax lawyer . You get it from the private sector . Now , if you have political connections , you just might end up getting a little higher level of assistance . But this high ?

.. I am talking about the actions of the Congressional Black Caucus . They ended up getting some serious high – level help ,

English: Douglas Shulman

English: Douglas Shulman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

indeed . Say , like the Commissioner of the I.R.S. , Douglas Shulman , and the Attorney General of the United States , Eric Holder . One might think , why ?

.. These folks are tasked with the enforcement of the law . They end up giving aid and assistance of a political nature to ministers and to churches , and they get it on , basically , how to “effectively evade” the law . Their advice tells the ministers and the churches where and how far that they can go without breaking the law during a political campaign …

… from the Daily Caller

Eric Holder, IRS officials coached tax-exempt black ministers on how to engage in political activity

Posted By Patrick Howley On 3:21 PM 09/13/2013 In Politics | No Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status.

Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the scandal-plagued agency’s exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Holder spoke at the event.

“We’re going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot

English: Eric Holder, Attorney General Nominee

… Attorney General Eric Holder , Department of InJustice … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

say in the church that would violate their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS,” said then-CBC chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri. “In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there. We’re going to have Attorney General Eric Holder there…the ACLU.”

Cleaver’s session advised black ministers on “draconian laws” including voter ID laws. Cleaver was a sharp critic during the 2012 campaign of Republican Mitt Romney’s policies.

As The Daily Caller has extensively reported, the IRS harassed conservative and tea party groups during the 2012 election cycle with improper reviews of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt applications.

“[The CBC] had the IRS members there specifically to advise them on how far to go campaigning without violating their tax-exempt status,” George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told The Daily Caller.

“I viewed the meeting as highly problematic. Eric Holder heads the agency that prosecutes organizations who give false information to the government. The Justice Department coordinates with the IRS on actions taken against not-for-profits. These ministries are given not-for-profit status on the basis that they are not engaging in any political activities. Here, the Obama administration was clearly encouraging them to maximize their efforts by showing them where the lines were drawn in federal case law,” Turley said.

“It is a fundamental precept that cabinet members should not engage in political activities. The most important of those cabinet members would be the attorney general of the United States. To have the attorney general actively advising political allies of the president showed remarkably poor judgment on his part,” Turley told TheDC.

“I believe this session undermined the integrity of the justice department, signaled to other Justice Department officials that the attorney general wants to support these black ministries as much as possible,” Turley said.

Obama won 93 percent of the black vote in 2012, according to exit polling.

“This event was open to all faiths, denominations, colors, creeds, and political affiliations,” Rep. Cleaver told TheDC in a statement. “We were pleased to have leaders from our government provide information on compliance with the law and participation in our electoral system.”

The IRS and DOJ did not return requests for comment.

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… This is a Dandy Interview [Daily Caller — J. Christian Adams]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. the interviewer is Virginia Thomas . She writes on a part – time basis for the Daily Caller , and does these interviews , periodically . Yes , She is that Ginny Thomas , the political activist and bride of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas . She is , as always , incisive and informative .

.. the following is the text from the article [h/t — theDailyCaller] ..

J. Christian Adams is a talented lawyer who worked inside Eric Holder’s Justice Department until he could take it no longer. He left in 2010 and wrote a New York Times bestselling book, “Injustice,” to expose what he saw and learned.

Today, he is practicing law, speaking out against the Justice Department, writing for PJ Media and battling his first Internal Revenue Service audit on the side. In the second of this three-part interview, Adams says he believes the institution of law is under attack like never before.

“[The law is] meant to be a leveler, and that’s what’s unique about our country, about America, is we’re the first country ever founded for the principle that every individual has individual dignity, divine inspired individual dignity, to be treated by their government as an individual, not differently than somebody whose brother is an earl,” he said. “These people in power reject at its core that principle. They believe that power is given out based on political donations, ideology, opposition to coal — name it. It’s something that you gain favor and are treated differently by your government based on who you are, and that’s so anti-American.”

Adams went on to say that Republicans and their consultants are stuck in the ’90s and not battling the left effectively.

“We’re in a different kind of world now where the left is on the march through the institutions, through the government, through the academy, and they have brass knuckles,” he said. “And they have their media outlets, and they have Media Matters, and MSNBC, and ThinkProgress and George Soros, and I can go down the list. And the right is just getting started. And they don’t have the same sorts of institutional weaponry that the left does. So it becomes very easy to deceive when your arsenal is bigger. And I think that was the problem in the last election.”

Under the Obama Justice Department, he said, “law is a tool to help those in power aid those they agree with. It is not a great leveler. It’s no longer a means to make everybody equal and to create those fences that everybody must stay within. It’s a way to punish your opponents and reward your enemies.”

Adams puts some hope in the power of the purse, if the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would just “line out” radical policies and budgets with the authority our founders gave them.

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… Voter I.D. Laws are Moral …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 13th,2013

.. and the racial demagogues are wrong . Very , Very wrong .

.. With the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v Holder , many states that were previously affected by the Votings Rights Act “preclearance” rules are now free and clear to implement much more common – sense voting laws and rules , especially without having to say ” Mother may I “” , especially to Eric Holder ‘ s Department of InJustice . The Justice Deparment normally acts to evenly enforce the law . Under Holder , that has changed almost 180 degrees . If you are a conservative , especially a black conservative , you are going to get screw by the InJustice Department and their goons in the Voting Rights Section .

.. At least , Shelby County defangs that crowd . the preclearance rules under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act are effectively gone . Not directly , though . Their teeth have been pulled , because the stuff that gives them their punch , Section 4b , was the subject of the case . And the loons lost , big time , and 6 to 3 at the Court . Ouch .

.. Section 3 is still available . However , the old South and other areas are on the same equal footing as all of the other states . No more nannying and ” Mother may I ” , thankfully . The InJustice Deparment must actually prove its case . Also , not in the area of jurisdiction . It is done in D.C. , away from the activistas in the local judiciary . Also , direct and intention evidence of discrimination is required . Disparate Impact bull is not allowed .

.. Nicely done , Governor McCrory ! ..

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… Congress has a Job to Do [Impeach the AG] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 1st,2013

.. It is clear that Barack Obama will not hold his administration to account . Especially with the hypocritical attitude towards its statement “as the most transparent administration in history … ” . ha!Ha! Yea , Right !

.. Ideally , Holder should hold himself to account for his own actions . He has a long career and lifetime of corruption and corrupt acts . His involvement in the Marc Rich affair was , one would think , a capstone . Well , you would be wrong . His actions during his tenure as Attorney General of the United States are far below and well beyond the pale .

If POTUS will not hold the  AG to account , then Congress has Its own Job to Do

It is Time to Impeach , Try , Convict , and Remove the Attorney General of  the United States , Eric Holder , from office , and bar

President Barack Obama listens as Vice Preside...

President Barack Obama listens as Vice President Joe Biden (left) presents the report on the Roadmap to Recovery as he meets with his Cabinet in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, June 8, 2009. Looking on at right are Attorney General Eric Holder and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

him from ever holding any public office in our nation ever again .

.. It is clear that Barack Obama will not put Eric Holder to account  for his actions . He is , by far , the most corruption attorney general in our naiton ‘ s history . It seems as if his actions  during the Clinton Administration as Deputy Attorney General , especially in the marc  Rich controversy , were only a warm up act . He  said that he had learned his lesson  . Well , Guess what ?

.. He lied . Plain and Simple . Time and Time again . In a number of controversies at law , and at equity . Since POTUS will not step up , Congress must do so . This news article is only the latest in a ong line of evidence against the A.G. …

Published July 31, 2013

| FoxNews.com

House Republicans, in a lengthy report on the Justice Department’s leak investigations, formally accused Attorney General Eric Holder of misleading Congress with “deceptive” testimony that he knew nothing of the “potential prosecution” of the press.

The 70-page report was released late Wednesday by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. To coincide with the release, lawmakers also wrote a letter to President Obama calling for a “change in leadership” at the Justice Department.

“The deceptive and misleading testimony of Attorney General Holder is unfortunately just the most recent example in a long list of scandals that have plagued the department,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement.

The report delved into the department’s aggressive investigations over various security leaks, but focused in large part on the FBI affidavit seeking a search warrant for Fox News correspondent James Rosen’s emails in connection with one such probe. The DOJ sought access to the documents by arguing Rosen was a likely criminal “co-conspirator” in a leak case, citing the Espionage Act.

Yet on May 15, shortly before the document was made public, Holder told the House Judiciary Committee that he hadn’t heard of any effort to prosecute reporters.

“With regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I have ever been involved, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy,” Holder said. He discussed the issue amid concerns about the DOJ grabbing phone records from Associated Press offices.

The newly released House report concluded that this comment was “deceptive and misleading.”

The report said: “We believe that Mr. Holder’s simple and direct statement had the intended effect — to leave the members of the Committee with the impression that not only had the potential prosecution of a reporter never been contemplated during Mr. Holder’s tenure, but that nothing comparable to the Rosen search warrant had ever been executed by this administration. … On the basis of Mr. Holder’s testimony, there was little doubt in the Members’ minds that the legal machinery for such an undertaking had never been started.”

Justice spokesman Brian Fallon on Wednesday said the latest report “was produced on a purely partisan basis” and said its findings “are contrary to the record and strongly disputed by many of the committee’s own members.”

The Justice Department has previously explained that the investigation involving Rosen never escalated into any prosecution of the reporter. The department has acknowledged Holder had approved of the application for the search warrant, but claims his testimony before Congress was nevertheless accurate.

The report dismissed that explanation. “We take little comfort in Mr. Holder’s assurances to us now that the Department never intended to prosecute Mr. Rosen when it labeled him a criminal suspect in 2010,” the report said. “Tarnishing a journalist as a suspect in a national security investigation is not something that should be taken lightly. Espionage is a serious federal crime, punishable by up to a decade in prison. In essence, the Justice Department dangled Mr. Rosen over a cliff. But the American people were then assured by Mr. Holder that this was appropriate because there was never a potential of him falling to his doom.”

The Justice Department has since completed a review of its policies for investigations involving journalists, and has called for a number of reforms. The House GOP report praised some of these efforts. But it also questioned one particular recommendation that the Privacy Protection Act of 1980 be changed so that a journalist can be targeted only when they are the focus of a criminal probe for conduct beyond normal news-gathering.

The report claimed, though, that this was already the intent of the law.

“Mr. Holder attempted to disguise his clearly erroneous reading of the statute as a defect in the law,” the report said. “Rather than admit that he gave deceptive testimony, and that Mr. Rosen was actually a target of prosecution (and further raise the ire of the media), Mr. Holder instead represented that Mr. Rosen was never a true suspect.”

This explanation, the report claimed, served “only to provide cover for Mr. Holder’s misleading testimony.”

LEC again — the link to  the congressional letter is [USH Judiciary Cmte Ltr POTUS re AG]  . The one for the house Judiciary Committee report on Holder ‘ s actions is [USH Judiciary Cmte Rpt Eric Holder (Investigative Actions)]

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… Fight , Texas , Fight !! ….

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 26th,2013

.. Good ! It seems that Texas is definitely going to fight back . Now that the tools are better there , the state of Texas should be in much better shape . I cannot predict victory , but they will have a much better chance of it .

.. It seems His Imperial Highness , Eric Holder , wants to go on the attack against the states . Any state will do . He wants to do away with several measures , not limited to , or including Voter I.D. . It may not be limited to that , I believe . Any measure related to voting integrity , or the prevention of voting fraud , such as the purging or cleaning of voter registration rolls . How the Department of InJustice intends to do it , good question ?

.. The Department of InJustice is preparing to take fresh legal action in a string of voting rights cases across the nation, U.S. officials said, part of a new attempt to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration has warned will imperil minority representation.

The decision to challenge state officials marks an aggressive effort to continue policing voting rights issues and follows a ruling by the court last month that invalidated a critical part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The justices threw out a part of the act that determined which states with a history of discrimination had to be granted Justice Department or court approval before making voting law changes.

.. In the coming weeks, Attorney General Holder expected to announce that the Justice Department is using other sections of the Voting Rights Act to bring lawsuits or take other legal action to prevent states from implementing certain laws, including requirements to present certain kinds of identification in order to vote. The department is also expected to try to force certain states to get approval, or “pre-clearance,” before they can change their election laws.

.. “Even as Congress considers updates to the Voting Rights Act in light of the Court’s ruling, we plan, in the meantime, to fully utilize the law’s remaining sections to subject states to pre-clearance as necessary,” Holder said in a speech Thursday morning in Philadelphia. “My colleagues and I are determined to use every tool at our disposal to stand against such discrimination wherever it is found.”

Holder announced that, in a first step, the department will support a lawsuit in Texas that was brought by a coalition of Democratic legislators and civil rights groups against the state’s redistricting plan.

[link] tweets @pjmedia (bpreston) …

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… What Part of Supreme Court Precedent Do You Not Understand ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 25th,2013

.. Mr. Attorney General ??

.. Well , It seems that Attorney General  Eric Holder has become notoriously thick in the skull , i.e. pig – headed . He wants to haul the

Shelby County Courthouse IMG_4704

Shelby County Courthouse

entire state of Texas back  into court , and  place it under the controls of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 , once again . What he wants is for the state to obtain “preclearance” before changing any of its voting procedures . efore anything , voting – wise .

.. Preclearance basically means that an entity is found guilty . They must then prove themselves innocent ,  before going ahead with any changes  to their voiting prcedures or laws . In other words , the Holder department of InJustice wants Texas to play “Mother May I ” before doing anything voting – wise .

.. Shelby County V Holder and Arizona V ITC changed all of that . Shelby County has basically placed all of the states back on a level playing field . Each state is equal , before the law and the scales of justice . Each state may implement voting changes on its own , with having to get permission  from anyone  . Only if a court case were brought against a state , and a finding were made , in theory , could a state , or another entitity , be put back under Section 5 .

Also , Shelby County undercuts Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act , by ruling Section 4 unconstitutional . In order to find evidence (Section 4) , InJustice could then make a justification (Section 5) for disallowing a change . Now , it cannot do so . Section 5 is  still available . Section 4 , however  ,  is not .  It has been disalloweed , and does not  effectively allow a court casese to go forward .

.. Az v  ITC is a sweeping precedent . It has acted to place a fairly clear line in between the ability of Congress to regulate federal elections , and the states , who can regulate who can vote . You would think that the the liberals would be screaming  “bloody murder ” over this . No , not as of yet , thankfully . Also , two of the coourt ‘ s liberals participated in the ruling , effectiviely neutering , for now , any opposition to the case .

from NewsMax.com : …

 The U.S. Department of Justice plans to ask a federal court  to reinstate its authority over voting laws in Texas, part of a new Obama  administration strategy to challenge state and local election laws it says  discriminate by race, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday.

“Based on the evidence of intentional racial discrimination that was  presented last year in the redistricting case, Texas v. Holder … we believe  that the state of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process  whenever it changes its voting laws and practices,” Holder told the annual  conference of the National Urban League, a civil rights organization, which is  meeting in Philadelphia.

The Obama administration has been searching for new ways to oppose voting  discrimination since the U.S. Supreme Court in June invalidated a key part of  the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

A 5-4 conservative majority on the high court ruled that a formula used to  determine which states and localities were subject to extra federal scrutiny was  outdated.

The ruling freed Texas and select other jurisdictions from having to submit  their voting laws to the Justice Department before they could take effect.

The covered jurisdictions were mostly in the South, a region where officials  had a history of denying minorities the right to vote. Chief Justice John  Roberts wrote in the high court’s ruling that the South had changed  dramatically.

Holder’s Justice Department had used the process known as “preclearance” to  block, among other laws, a new plan for congressional district lines in Texas  drawn after the 2010 U.S. Census. Government lawyers  and civil rights groups convinced a court that the map, if it took effect, would  have too few black and Hispanic districts.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, said after the Supreme  Court ruling that the redistricting plan could then go into effect  immediately.

State lawmakers ultimately approved a map that was deemed friendlier to  minority populations, though state Democrats still criticize it.

As a first step  in its new strategy, the Justice Department plans to make clear it supports a  pending lawsuit that racial minorities brought against the redistricting plan in  federal court in Texas.

If the court agrees the plan was racially discriminatory, then the Justice  Department will ask the court to place Texas back in the preclearance process  for an undetermined period of time, according to Holder’s prepared speech.

“This is the Department’s first action to protect voting rights following the  Shelby County decision, but it will not be our last,” Holder, the first black  U.S. attorney general, told the group.

The Supreme Court in its June ruling left in place the preclearance process  and most other parts of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating only the formula for  states and localities to be subjected automatically to extra scrutiny.

Some members of Congress have discussed passing a new formula that would  comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling, but they have not done so.

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… The Presidential Bully Pulpit is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 20th,2013

.. to help calm down a situation , not to pour gasoline on a fire .

.. For God ‘ s Sake , has not Barack Obama understood the meaning of what it is to be President , and the powers of his office that he has at his command . My God , what is needed now is a calming voice , and leadership skill . What do we get ? Gasoline on a fire , and a flamethrower . Nice Going , Dumb Dumb .

..President Obama expanded on the acquittal of George Zimmerman at a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room today, noting that he once said he could have had a son like Trayvon Martin but now revising that to “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

“I want to make sure that once again I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin,” Obama said in the halting, teleprompter-less statement, where he lauded Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for the “incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation.”

.. Lawyer Obama said he wouldn’t discuss arguments about the legal side of the case: “I’ll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues,” he said, stressing that the legal process worked in a “professional manner” as it should. “In a case such as this, reasonable doubt is relevant,” he added. “…Once the jury has spoken, that’s how our system works.” He said that it was critical to keep in mind “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

“There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store — that includes me,” Obama said, adding the examples of hearing car doors lock when you walk onto a block or seeing a woman “clutch her purse nervously and holding her breath” when a black man gets in an elevator.

This affects, he said, “how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida.”

“There is a history racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case,” the president continued. “This isn’t to say that the African-American community is naive about the fact that African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they’re disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence. It’s not to make excuses for that fact.”

“The fact that a lot of African-American boys are painted with a broad brush and the excuses given, ‘Well, there are these statistics out there that show that African-American boys are more violent,’ using that as an excuse to then see sons treated differently causes pain.”

“Statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin was probably, statistically, more likely to be shot by a peer than he was by somebody else,” Obama acknowledged. “Folks understand the challenges that exist for African-American boys; they get frustrated if they feel that there’s no context for it.”

If Trayvon was a white teen, he said, “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

Obama called protests and vigils in the wake of the verdict “understandable.”

“If I see any violence, then I will remind folks that that dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family,” he said.

The president said he was “bouncing around” some ideas with his staff, but hadn’t concocted some sort of “five-point plan” to address the trial aftermath.

He warned that the attorney general’s review of the case in a civil-rights capacity at the Justice Department may not yield the charges some seek. “I know that Eric Holder is reviewing what happened down there, but I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here,” he said. “Traditionally, these are issues of state and local government.”

“That doesn’t mean, though, that as a nation we can’t do some things that I think would be productive.”

Obama suggested more law enforcement training “to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists” and studying laws that could be “designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations.”

He stressed that Stand Your Ground was not invoked as a defense in the Zimmerman case. “On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?”

“I just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?” Obama continued. And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws.”

He also suggested convening panels composed of clergy, celebrities, and athletes to help kids who are “getting a lot of negative reinforcement” to “give them the sense that their country cares about them.”

Obama even took a dig at his own beer summit in calling for “soul searching” as the nation tries to have a conversation on race.

“I haven’t seen that be particularly productive when, you know, politicians try to organize conversations,” he said.

“Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race,” Obama said, noting his daughters’ interactions with their friends. “They’re better than we are, they’re better than we were on these issues.”

“We should also have confidence that kids these days, I think, have more sense than we did back then and certainly more than our parents did or our grandparents did, and that along this long and difficult journey, you know, we’re becoming a more perfect union, not a perfect union, but a more perfect union.”

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… Eric Holder , Have You gone Mad ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 17th,2013

.. and lost all sense of dignity , decency , and proportion .

.. the Attorney General could have made things better . At least , he could have tried . Unfortunately , I believe , he has made things a whole lot worse .

.. He made a speech today at the N.A.A.L.C.P. national convention in Orlando , Florida . He could have and should have chosen his words with great care . He did not [Included text] . He went on to the offensive , and attacked Florida ‘ s self – defense – oriented “stand your ground” law . Anywhere else , that might have been understandible . At this gathering , it was a capital offense of pandering to the idiots .

.. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a speech to the nation’s largest civil rights group, said it’s time to “take a hard look” at state

English: Official portrait of United States At...

English: Official portrait of United States Attorney General Eric Holder Español: Retrato oficial de Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos Eric Holder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

laws that allow individuals who feel threatened to respond with deadly force.

.. Addressing an issue that gained prominence with the killing of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by George Zimmerman in February 2012, Holder said laws like Florida’s Stand Your Ground statute “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhood.”

.. “These laws try to fix something that was never broken,”Holder said today at the NAACP’s national convention in Orlando, Florida. “We must stand our ground to ensure that our laws reduce violence, and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent.” Holder’s remarks marked the first time he has spoken on the issue. They come just days after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchvolunteer, was acquitted of state second-degree murder charges by a jury in Sanford, Florida.

— no , genius , the “stand your ground” law reiterates was has been the tradition from common law of self – defense . Putting it in the statute books , in plain black – and – white , makes it clear to  the judiciary (especially with Florida ‘  s judicial activist antics) that people are allowed to defend themselves , and are not , repeat , NOT , required to retreat to do so . —

Holder now adds a high-level federal voice to the effort being pushed by civil rights groups around the country to roll back state laws that allow for individuals wide latitude to respond with force when they are threatened in a public place.

Law’s Impact

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law enables individuals to“meet force with force,” rather than back away. While Zimmerman’s attorneys didn’t cite the law in their defense arguments, local officials said it prevented police from arresting Zimmerman immediately after the shooting because he said he shot Martin in self-defense.

Holder stopped short of pushing for any specific action, federal or otherwise, to challenge the laws. More than 30 states have enacted laws that implement some form of Stand Your Ground legal protection for those who respond with deadly force to threatening situations.

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… Eric Holder Must Go !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 24th,2013

.. Eric Holder is beyond redemption as Attorney General . He is a post – partisan and pre – partisan party hack . How he got the job , I

English: Eric Holder, Attorney General Nominee

Eric Holder, Attorney General (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

cannot understand  . However , he did , and it is abundantly clear .

.. He must go .

.. He should offer his resignation  .

.. If he does not , POTUS should fire him .

.. if POTUS does not fire him , Congress should impeach him . Then , the Senate should and must try him and convict him of the charges theirein . As a result , he would then be removed from office . Hopefully , he would be then be banned from public office for good . One can hope .

… In case you wonder why , this snippet from NBCSnooze proves my point …

 

.. Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday .

.. The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists.

.. Rosen, who has not been charged in the case, was nonetheless the target of a search warrant that enabled Justice Department investigators to secretly seize his private emails after an FBI agent said he had “asked, solicited and encouraged … (a source) to disclose sensitive United States internal documents and intelligence information.”

.. Obama’s comments follow a firestorm of criticism that has erupted over disclosures that in separate investigations of leaks of classified information, the Justice Department had obtained private emails that Rosen exchanged with a source and the phone records of Associated Press reporters.

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