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As you state, "In January 2008, whistleblower Christopher Coates, a DOJ civil rights attorney with 40 years' experience, was effectively stripped of management and supervisory authority while attempting to enforce race-neutrality in U.S. v. New Black Panther Party et al."
Who was the POTUS when this happened?
Who was the Attorney General?
And don't you mean January 2009?
And if is January 2009, who were the POTUS, and Attorney General at that point in time?
When you stripped of management in January 2008, don't you mean December 2009?
And when you say stripped of management, do you mean instead, he was reassigned to South Carolina?
" Coates later testified under oath to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights describing the DOJ's conduct as a "travesty of justice" that fosters a "hostile atmosphere" against race-neutral enforcement of the Voting Rights Act."
When you say later, when exactly did this happen?
So, I guess, that is more than a couple of questions. But I guess you can edit the story? You know, to correct the errors?
"My people?" Please give us the full context. "My people" could have meant "those people working for me within the DOJ."
The incident Holder dismissed was 1) isolated - happening at only one location and 2) of questionable intent and dupious impact. Sufficient fuss was made to have made the needed impact. Apparently 'My People" working within the DOJ thought that Christopher Coates was blowing the incident out of proportion and not using good judgement. Where so, Coates needed to be removed.
This appears to be much much too much about nothing.
When Holder stated "We still speak too much of "them" and not "us." he meant we speak in terms of a divided nation, "them and us," and not a united nation i.e. us.
So, guys, being staunch liberals, you are picking the story apart to discredit the author? I have read the various accounts leading up to these events and even though it began during the Bush era, it was an Obama political appointee, Julie Hernandez who made the most damning statements regarding the administration's decision to apply unequal application of civil rights reviews. The Obama administration unfortunately has an unfavorable track record on equal distribution of civil rights but 2012 should bring a close to the era of "change" that never occurred. PS: I have been a registered democrat for longer than either of you have probably been around but I sure don't like what I am seeing in the party these days.
I'm a registered Republican and have been since 1968. Perhaps you should look up my article on what it means to be a Conservative, not a neo-con.
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