CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION BLASTS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S CORRUPTION
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
December 6, 2010
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An interim report from the United States Commission on Civil Rights blasts Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department for stonewalling an investigation into the DOJ’s handling of a civil rights case involving the New Black Panthers and allegations of voter intimidation.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Friday released its report on the Justice Department’s commitment to even-handed enforcement of the civil rights laws entitled “Race Neutral Enforcement of the Law? DOJ and the New Black Panther Party Litigation: An Interim Report.” The news media’s silence on the report is deafening and deserving of a separate investigation, according to enforcement officials.
The Commission on Civil Rights investigated an incident that occurred in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election in which two New Black Panther Party members stood at the entrance to a polling place in full paramilitary garb shouting racial slurs, one of them brandishing a police baton commonly known as a nightstick.