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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 12:48 PM
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Bush-Era Voting Section Chief: DOJ Biased Against White People
The former chief of the Voting Section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says it was a "travesty on justice" for the DOJ not to allow attorneys to fully pursue a civil case against members of the New Black Panther Party.

Christopher Coates, now an assistant U.S. attorney in South Carolina, testified Friday at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing on the handling of the New Black Panther Party case. The conservative-dominated commission is preparing a report on how the DOJ handled the case and whether officials pursue the race-neutral enforcement of voting laws.

In his prepared testimony, Coates says there is a "hostility in the Civil Rights Division (CRD) and Voting Section toward the equal enforcement of some of the federal voting laws."

The country's major civil rights organizations share that bias against race-neutral enforcement, Coates said.

Coates, who left his position as Voting Section chief in December 2009, said that during the year after the Obama administration took office, he had conflicts with his supervisors, and that his power was "substantially reduced."

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http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/bush-...

A racist point of view among a bushie...shocking, isn't it?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 01:51 PM
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1. Iirc, this story was up and refuted about a month ago.
I wonder why it's back?
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