Holder proves that blacks cannot be trusted to uphold the law when it comes to race:
(Politico) (via Weasel Zippers)â€” Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.
Holder’s frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.
The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare whatÂ people endured in the South in the 60s to tryÂ to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what peopleÂ subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia, which was inappropriate. . . . to describe it in those termsI think doesÂ a greatÂ disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people,” said Holder, who is black.
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