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  • ** FILE ** Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    Civil rights panel faults Justice on Panthers

    The Justice Department stonewalled efforts by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party, leaving open the question of whether the department is willing to pursue civil rights cases in which whites are "the perceived victims and minorities the alleged wrongdoers."


  • **FILE** Members of New Black Panther Party carrying nightsticks stand outside a Philadelphia polling place. (ElectionJournal.org)

    Panel finds Justice reluctant to take cases of white victims

    The Justice Department stonewalled efforts by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party, leaving open the question of whether the department is willing to pursue civil rights cases "in which whites were the perceived victims and minorities the alleged wrongdoers."


  • Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine

    EDITORIAL: A Fine exit at Justice

    Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine should finish one major piece of business before his announced retirement next month: the investigation into Justice's Civil Rights Division.


  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (The Washington Times)

    Rights panel seeks testimony from Justice

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights wants Attorney General H. Holder Jr., to allow Justice Department employees to testify in its investigation of "deep-seated and shockingly common attitudes favoring racially-selective enforcement of the law" within the department's Civil Rights Division.


  • **FILE** Rep. Frank R. Wolf

    GOP lawmaker acts to shield whistleblower

    A Republican lawmaker has sternly warned Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. not to take any action against a high-ranking Justice Department official who told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the government's dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party was a "travesty of justice."


  • Illustration: Black Panther justice by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Black Panther case: Red hot

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez has an obligation to clean house at the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. That's clear after explosive new whistle-blower testimony under oath Friday in the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case, which triggers a pledge Mr. Perez made under oath on May 14. Failure to fire some officials and to radically revamp practices in the Civil Rights Division would represent clear dereliction of duty by Mr. Perez.


  • Federal prosecutor accuses Justice Dept. of reverse racism

    The Justice Department supervisor who recommended pursuing a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party testified Friday that the department's Civil Rights Division has engaged in reverse racism, refusing to bring charges in voting cases unless the victim is a minority.


  • Justice's Panther pursuer to testify on case

    The Justice Department section chief who recommended going forward on a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party, and then was removed from his post and transferred, will testify on the case Friday.


  • ** FILE ** Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Justice stiffs Civil Rights Commission

    The hypocrisy of the Obama Justice Department has reached staggering proportions on a host of issues stemming from the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. Such systemic evasion of justice breeds lawlessness.


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