Racial justice at the Justice Department? Not on this watch.
It would be so easy for Attorney General Holder to make the ornery Christian Adams eat crow. Instead, Holder seems determined to prove him right.
Adams is the former Justice Department lawyer who told Congress that his colleagues treated cases of racial bias against white people with “open contempt.”
Most famously, the case of electoral intimidation against two members of the New Black Panther Party who brandished weapons and issued threats at a Philadelphia polling booth the day Barack Obama was elected president.
This is the same New Black Panther Party that issued a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, dead or alive. The same party that said they wanted to mobilize 10,000 black men to bring Zimmerman to justice. “He should be fearful for his life,” said a party leader.
One of the 10,000 men, apparently, is Holder. This week, Holder told several national news outlets he was still trying to figure out how to indict Zimmerman for hate crimes — even though a jury found him not guilty of attempted murder.
Even though he has been trying for two years.
Adams documented the racial bias in the Department of Justice with his best selling book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.
“If Holder really were interested in enforcing civil rights laws for all Americans, he would be able to produce cases that shows he is doing just that,” Adams said. “But he cannot. Because he is not.”
There are plenty of recent cases of race-based violence that Holder can choose from. A sampling.
In Brooklyn a few weeks ago, ten black people surrounded a car, then beat the two white occupants, a husband and wife. They even called them racial names, as in “Get those crackers” and “get that white whore.” All in front of witnesses in the middle of the day.
The Brooklyn DA says he will not file hate crime charges.
In New Haven, a few days before that, 500 black people attending a party called “An All Black Affair,” destroyed property and rioted in a downtown restaurant. Then outside. Then in two more restaurants. Not only are there no hate crime charges, New Haven police did not arrest anyone for anything during these rampages.
Race was the central organizing feature of the party — and the riot.
A few days before that in St. Paul, a car full of black people robbed and assaulted a white woman. They called her a “white bitch” while holding her down so one of the assailants could urinate on her.
A few days before that in Tacoma, a car full of black people shouted racial expletives at white two soldiers. Soon one soldier was dead from a knife. No hate crime charges have been filed.
A few days before that in Pittsburgh, a group of black people pulled a white woman from her car, and while beating her, yelled Shut up white [expletive].’ The other said, ‘Get that white [expletive].”
A few days before that in Cleveland, mobs of black people were targeting gay bars and assaulting the patrons — verbally and physically — over a several week period. CNN anchor said being gay was just about the worst thing that a black person can be.
Now made even worse by an attorney general who will not prosecute hate crimes against gay people — some of whom are black.
In Iowa, yes Iowa, hordes of black people beat white people in and out of the Iowa State Fair for three nights in a row in 2011. A police report says some of the people involved were chanting “Beat Whitey Night.” It only takes a few magic words to turn a vicious assault into a federal hate crime. And that seems to fit the bill.
Nothing from Holder.
The same thing happened a few weeks later at the Milwaukee State Fair: Except this anti-white riot played itself out in public when local media broadcast the panicked 911 calls of black people beating and terrorizing white people. One call they have not heard in Milwaukee: The Attorney General’s call for the enforcement of hate crimes against white people.
That same summer, in Wisconsin, a group of 50 to 100 black people looted a store — all on video. Soon they came upon a few white kids at a nearby park. They beat them badly. At one point, a black woman was standing over a white woman and she motioned to her friends to look down at the ground. “White girl bleed a lot,” she said. Laughing. They laughed too.
This is is a very long land very recent list. Many of the cases of racial violence are documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It. The books lists more than 500 examples of racial violence in more than 100 cities. And how the press ignores, condones and even denies it.
Some are hate crimes because they use the language hate crime laws require. Some are not, but are still explicitly racial. Either way, it is a target rich environment for a Justice Department that so far, seems oddly unwilling to follow federal hate crime laws — if that is, the victims are white. And the perpetrators are black.
Just like that ornery Christian Adams said.