Case Against Black Panthers: More "Stupidity," Mr. President?
By John W. Lillpop
President Barack Obama shocked the American people last month with an outrageous smear of a law-abiding police officer, a Caucasian male, who had the audacity to arrest a black male for what seemed like a burglary attempt.
The burglary suspect ultimately turned out to be an esteemed professor at Harvard University and "friend" of Obama. The property in question turned out to be that of the professor.
However, without knowing any of the pertinent facts except that the officer was white and the suspect was a black friend, President Obama decided that the arrest was based on "stupidity," on the part of the arresting officer.
Obama's ill-advised dabbling into racial profiling while on national television cost the president at least one round of drinks at the summit he sponsored to bring the officer and professor together for a "teaching moment" on the White House patio.
Unfortunately for all Americans, black, white, brown, red, and yellow, Obama's callous disregard for a "color blind" system of justice has surfaced in an even more egregious and dangerous case.
As reported at freedomden.blogspot.com, in part, the Obama administration has elected to drop a complaint against the new black panthers for voter intimidation:
"From the Washington Times:
"Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November's election, according to interviews.
"The department's career lawyers in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division who pursued the complaint for five months had recommended that Justice seek sanctions against the party and three of its members after the government had already won a default judgment in federal court against the men.
"Front-line lawyers were in the final stages of completing that work when they were unexpectedly told by their superiors in late April to seek a delay after a meeting between political appointees and career supervisors, according to federal records and interviews.
"The delay was ordered by then-acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King after she discussed with Mr. Perrelli concerns about the case during one of their regular review meetings, according to the interviews.
"Ms. King, a career senior executive service official, had been named by President Obama in January to temporarily fill the vacant political position of assistant attorney general for civil rights while a permanent choice could be made.
"She and other career supervisors ultimately recommended dropping the case against two of the men and the party and seeking a restraining order against the one man who wielded a nightstick at the Philadelphia polling place. Mr. Perrelli approved that plan, officials said."
Just what gives, Mr. President?
Has American jurisprudence deteriorated to the point where legal action taken against African -Americans whom intimidate voters no longer actionable, and yet another instance of "stupidity" on the part of authorities?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:32 AM