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Breaking: Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ

March 12th, 2013 - 11:21 am

Today the Department of Justice inspector general released a report on potential Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez’s DOJ Civil Rights Division. The timing of the release to coincide with his nomination was certainly accidental, because the report paints a damning portrait of the DOJ unit he managed. 

The full report is here.

The 250-page report offers an inside glimpse of systemic racialist dysfunction inside one of the most powerful federal government agencies.

The report was prepared in response to Representative Frank Wolf’s (R-VA) outrage over the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal.  In response to the report, Rep. Wolf said today, the “report makes clear that the division has become a rat’s nest of unacceptable and unprofessional actions, and even outright threats against career attorneys and systemic mismanagement.”

Former Voting Section Chief Chris Coates and I both testified about the hostility towards race-neutral law enforcement by the Justice Department.

Today’s report paints a disgusting portrait, confirming our accounts.

Chris Coates, in response to today’s report:

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted by the Obama administration in 2009, the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ was not enforcing the voting laws in a race-neutral manner, contrary to the Constitutional guarantees of equal protection. That pattern of racially selective enforcement of the voting laws must stop. I hope that the IG report facilitates that needed reform.

Though the report took almost four years to complete, it was worth the wait. Though the report commenced as an investigation into the New Black Panther dismissal, seemingly every rock the investigators turned over resulted in more creatures fleeing the sunshine. The final report captures a range of outrageous conduct, including the following examples:

– “Numerous witnesses told us that there was widespread opposition to the Noxubee case among the Voting Section career staff.” Noxubee was a case in which white voters were victimized.

– DOJ employees opposed the bringing of a case against a black defendant to help white victims in Noxubee County, Mississippi.

The report: “Coates and other career attorneys told the OIG that they were aware of comments by some Voting Section attorneys indicating that the Noxubee case should have never been brought because White citizens were not historical victims of discrimination or could fend for themselves. Indeed, two career Voting Section attorneys told us that, even if the Department had infinite resources, they still would not have supported the filing of the Noxubee case because it was contrary to the purpose of the Voting Rights Act, which was to ensure that minorities who had historically been the victims of discrimination could exercise the right to vote.”

– “Many of those individuals told the OIG that they believed that the reason the voting rights laws were enacted was to protect historic victims of discrimination and therefore the Section should prioritize its resources accordingly. Additionally, some of these individuals, including one current manager, admitted to us that, while they believed that the text of the Voting Rights Act is race-neutral and applied to all races, they did not believe the Voting Section should pursue cases on behalf of White victims.”

– Threats were made to African American employees by other Justice Department staff.

The threats were made because the black employees were willing to work on cases like the New Black Panther voter intimidation case and a case in Mississippi involving a black wrongdoer and a white victim. I testified about this disgusting hostility toward race-neutral enforcement of the law, and today’s report confirms it took place.

– Attorney General Eric Holder was approached by Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King: King complained about cases that Voting Section Chief Chris Coates was bringing. King didn’t like that Coates was willing to use civil rights laws to protect white voters.  Coates had brought and managed the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.

Holder greenlighted King: do what was necessary to take care of Coates.

– Attorney General Holder told us that he understood from what others told him that Coates was a divisive and controversial person in the Voting Section and that one concern about Coates was that he “wanted to expand the use of the power of the Civil Rights Division in such a way that it would take us into areas that, though justified, would come at a cost of that which the Department traditionally had done, at the cost of people [that the] Civil Rights Division had traditionally protected. ”

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"Though the report took almost four years to complete, it was worth the wait."

No, it wasn't. 4 years is too long. That is an entier Presidential term and twoCongressional terms. It came out too late for the election, and I doubt that was by happenstance.
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Thank you. The term racialist is Leftist whitewash. When the Right talks about race, they are racist. When the Left is outright racisr, it is racialist. Folks here at PJM need to stop parroting Leftist propaganda terms.
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Christian was just on Mark Levin's show this evening. The DoJ has become completely lawless. I look forward to more reporting on this.
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The GWB Administration did what Republican administrations at all levels of government do: it put a very thin veneer of supporters over agencies including USDOJ and left the congenital 'crats in place. Flash folk: congenital 'crats are lefties! First, lefties gravitate to government. Second, unlike stupid Republicans, Democrats muck out the merit system/career ranks as thoroughly as they muck out the appointee ranks. The very few loyal Republican appointees and conservative or even apolitical employees who have cooperated with Republicans have a laser dot on their forehead the second a Democrat mayor, governor, or President takes his/her hand off The Bible so even those employees who might personally lean towards Republican policies know their head is on the block when a Democrat takes over.

The last time a Democrat took over my State's government hires down to low-level clerks had to be vetted by the Governor's Office and they had a hit list that reached well down into merits system ranks, a hit list they acted on without a peep from the media. If you try to rat them out for the illegal stuff they do, the start the rumors that you did something corrupt or that you're having an affair, you drink too much, use drugs, are incompetent or whatever and then with the ground prepared, they fire you some trumped up charge. If you're union the union either won't represent you at all if you get crossthreaded with an administration they support or they just go through the motions and tank your grievance.

'Crats know this and they also know that Republicans won't take care of them or defend them if they get libeled or fired by Democrats. Somewhat in their defense, Republicans don't have the shadow government of front groups that the Democrats have so they don't have any way to take care of somebody who gets in trouble for helping them. When I quit and played kiss and tell on the Democrats I had friends in the Legislature that helped me out but even a small contract of the sort that never gets any coverage was front page above the fold and had the usual Democrat crap about how I was a "disgruntled former employee" with all sorts of insinuations that I'd been fired by the Democrats and the Republicans picking me up was some sort of corrupt act. The "nice" Democrats play very dirty and everybody in government who is high up enough to know or do anything useful knows it and behave accordingly.
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Obama and Holder need to make their stance known more formally on all of this.

They need to propose that Dems draft legislation to re-name it the "Voting Rights Act for Blacks Only". And once the law is passed, publish 2000 pages of regulations defining what "black" means in this context.
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It is a disappointment that Adams has surrendered to the radical left and their abuse of language. This behavior by the CRD and Holder is racist. It is not racialism. It is vile, evil, anti-white racism. Call it what it is. Never pull your punches. Adams appears to be afraid to confront the radical left for what they are, racists, anti-white, but still racists.

It is like those who use gender to mean sex. Words have gender. People and animals, as a high school teacher told me in the late 70s, have sex.
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Congrats. You are the first person who has ever accused me of being afraid to confront the radical left. Be sure to let them know because I suspect they hold a contrary opinion. In fact, if I'm afraid to confront them, given that I gave up a $150,000 a year job to do so, I'm curious what a couragous confrontation WOULD look like?

And, there is a difference between the terms racialist and racist. Racism is hatred in one's heart. Opposing equal enforcement of the law does not necessarily make one a racist. A racialist, yes. But one can oppose equal enforcement of the law and NOT have hatred in one's heart. Plenty of technocrats at DOJ fall into that camp.
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Oh, and by the way, it was the Bush Administration that allowed or continued to allow the radicalization of the CRD.
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"Though the report took almost four years to complete, it was worth the wait."

No, it wasn't. 4 years is too long. That is an entier Presidential term and twoCongressional terms. It came out too late for the election, and I doubt that was by happenstance.
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Marc - AG's have a long history of various types of negative political and judicial scrutiny and none have had any direct influence upon an election. Not even the infamous Janet Reno.
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Yes they DO - by willfully allowing elections to be stolen by the political party that appointed them.

http://1389blog.com/2013/03/13/voter-fraud-is-voter-suppression/
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Use to be that the 'careers' of the Executive Branch departments, agencies and corporations were the nations safeguard from unscrupulous politicization, corruption and abuse. That hasn't been the case for a few decades now. Judicial corruption has long become a centric reality of our federal government. Amongst many, the debate of goverment corruption vs. judicial corruption reduces down to the preverbial debate of which came first; the chicken or the egg.

For decades the DOJ has been one of the most politicized and corrupted government entities. The DOJ is a classic example of the " headless fourth branch of government commonly referred to when speaking of the "administrative agencies" of government. They seemingly operate under a protection of consolidated legislative, executive, administrative and judicial discretion.

How many consequences or prosecutions of wrongdoings does anybody know of coming out of the DOJ in spite of its own DOJ Inspector General staff of 400 some employees of which most are probably more attorney's?

Between government lobbyist attorney's, government attorney's, legislative attorney's, department and agency attorney's and executive attorney's take a good look at what our goverment has become. Corrupted beyond the citizens knowledge and wildest imagination!

Obama being in office makes little difference!
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Well, Zekie, you are way too modest. Obama has made a tremendous difference, mostly with the help of his choice to run the DOJ, Holder. These two worthies have made the DOJ much, much worse than ever before.

Congratulations J. Christian.
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I guess us white guys can't depend on the Federal government to protect us. BTW, I went out shopping a few days ago, but the cupboards were bare. Care to guess what kind of shop it was?
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My guess is that it involves firearms and bullets.
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Christian was just on Mark Levin's show this evening. The DoJ has become completely lawless. I look forward to more reporting on this.
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Christian, sounds like you have exhibit A if you have a hostile work environment lawsuit going (or, if it is not too late, to start one!. Cheers
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"racialist dysfunction at DOJ."

You misspelled racist.
1 year ago
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Thank you. The term racialist is Leftist whitewash. When the Right talks about race, they are racist. When the Left is outright racisr, it is racialist. Folks here at PJM need to stop parroting Leftist propaganda terms.
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Surprising isn't it that the "leaders" of political opposition don't seem to know this but submit a la Stockholm Syndrome to the language of their enemies. Make no mistake they ARE enemies of any who dare bring reservations and/or EFFECTive opposition to means and ends of their designs. They ARE NOT merely ethical persons "trying to do the right thing according to their ideas of what's right".

Examples of their animus in Their instant use of slander and menace in insulting and ad hominem assaults, their sudden and unrelenting investigative reporting obsession with the Morals of outspoken opponent. With NOT A PEEP about the overt and blatant lawlessness AND a- and im- moraltiy of their faves.
Whose morality. What is morality. UNTIL they can use is as hammer over the heads of opponents of their DREAMS of unaccountable power. Take a gander at the recent comment from Obama, " I am not a dictator, I'm the President" and analyse it in context.
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You are correct. The right is surrendering to the left on their abuse of langauge. Call Eric "My People" Holder what he is, a vile racist. As is Barak Hussein Obama.
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