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March 12, 2013 - 11:29 am

Christian Adams has been awaiting this report for four years now. He writes that it has been worth the wait.

Starting as an investigation into the New Black Panther dismissal, it seemed every rock the investigators turned over, more creatures fled the sunshine.  Before it was all over, the report captures a range of outrageous conduct, including:

* “Numerous witnesses told us that there was widespread opposition to the Noxubee case among the Voting Section career staff.”  Noxubee was a case to protect white voters.

* 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 we 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.

Much, much more at the link.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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