The Department of Justice informed Congress a few weeks ago that the internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal was complete, but normally such reports are not released to the public. On March 16 I wrote at Pajamas, “If the report is leaked, it will be a sure sign the fix is in. Here’s another test, if the report is leaked: Note how closely it echoes the spin and articles from some of the biggest defenders of the New Black Panther dismissal.”
Like day follows night, the report was leaked to Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee. PJTV has more on the leak here.
A couple of interesting tidbits beyond what we discussed on PJTV. Most notably, Attorney General Holder was personally briefed before the dismissal by Loretta King, then-Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Holder could have ordered King to maintain the lawsuit in this meeting, but didn’t. He also warned that there could be bad publicity if the case was dismissed. King bears enormous responsibility for the mess. Justice Department leadership talks a good game about “holding people accountable.” We’ll see.
The most amazing part of the report is how Steve Rosenbaum and Loretta King considered signficant the fact that the New Black Panthers posted at their WEBSITE a renunciation of the events in Philadelphia. In other words, if the New Black Panther Party says afterwards they didn’t like what happened in Philly, then they are off the hook. Take careful note folks, because Loretta King and Steve Rosenbaum never do this in any other case they bring. When the Justice Department sued Adams Mark hotels, or any of the other defendants they have sued, would a renunciation of employee behavior have satisfied the Justice Department? Of course not. In fact, the very same attorney, Steve Rosenbaum, pressed a case against a defendant in United States v. Aimco Properties when the defendants said they disclaimed the actions of an individual employee who used racial slurs. In fact, Rosenbaum and King forced a defendant who was no longer in business, and disclaimed the actions of the employee, to agree to a consent decree. It is all a question of which ox is getting gored. To Steve Rosenbaum and Loretta King, if the New Black Panther party disclaims the actions of the two people at the polls, that disclaimer is good enough to dismiss a case. If the “N-word” is being used by an employee, by golly these two won’t let go of the employer. One more thing, if you want to see how badly Rosenbaum and King got jobbed by the Panther’s disclaimer, watch this video.