Christopher Coates, a veteran Justice Department attorney, yesterday de fied his bosses and publicly charged that his agency routinely ignores civil-rights cases involving white victims.
It's a troubling charge, made more so by the fact that too many on Capitol Hill and in the media have ignored it.
Coates, who has worked at Justice since 1997, says the nation's top law-enforcement agency maintains a "hostile atmosphere" and "deep-seated opposition" to "race-neutral enforcement" of the Voting Rights Act.
He cited the decision to dismiss charges against members of the notorious New Black Panther Party, who were videotaped at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008 in military-style uniforms -- one of them with a nightstick -- as they menaced white voters.
The dismissal, he said, was made under pressure from "special-interest groups."
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This "postracial" administration has caused more racial tension in this country in 2 years than any other in the past 20.
Posted by traderrob at 4:20 AM