Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Criminal Section

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  1. Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Criminal Section
    All ten new hires to the Justice Department's Criminal Section have far-left resumes -- which were only released following a PJMedia lawsuit. (This is the tenth of a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office.
    September 14, 2011 - 12:00 am - by J. Christian Adams

    Today marks the latest installment of PJMedia’s multi-part series investigating the politicized hiring practices of the Civil Rights Division at the Obama Justice Department. The series has revealed a liberal litmus test for landing a job in the Civil Rights Division. It took a protracted lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to extract the resumes of the Division’s newly hired attorneys, and it is not difficult to understand why the Most Transparent Administration in History fought so hard. Naturally, the resumes reveal an undeniable campaign to populate every corner of the Division with left-wing ideologues. Meanwhile, attorneys who don’t demonstrate this ideological zeal aren’t hired.

    We turn today to the Criminal Section. This Section is primarily responsible for prosecuting individuals who violate the constitutional rights of individual citizens, hate crimes, and human trafficking offenses. The Section’s prosecutorial reach also extends, however, to criminal violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act as well as the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.

    Like many other parts of the Civil Rights Division during Eric Holder’s reign, the Criminal Section engages in ideologically and racially selective enforcement of the law. For example, although it proudly touts its prosecution of abortion protesters under the FACE Act — it has gone so far as to completely remove any reference to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act from its website.

    While DOJ is suing 79-year-old Dick Retta for “intimidating” people outside an abortion clinic through prayer and pleas to reconsider abortion, the Criminal Section did nothing when Retta was pepper sprayed by an abortion advocate for exercising his First Amendment rights. The Criminal Section could have brought a case against the attacker under 18 U.S.C. § 245, but of course didn’t, because this administration doesn’t care for Mr. Retta’s goals.

    While this double standard may outrage many citizens, it comes as little surprise to insiders, who recall that one of the Section’s former deputy chiefs (Cathy Mahoney) only recently left to become legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Today she serves as the general counsel of the National Abortion Federation.

    There is racially centric enforcement of hate crimes. When traditional minorities are the victims of hate crimes, the Section — appropriately — responds with gusto. But when the victims of racial violence are white, nothing happens.

    When a mob of blacks savagely attacked random whites at the Wisconsin State Fair earlier this summer, the Section did nothing. When a similar riot occurred at the Iowa State Fair in August 2010 — where bands of black teens organized a “beat whitey night” — the Section once again did nothing. Last month, still another flash mob of blacks beating whites took place in Philadelphia, yet the Section did nothing. The same is true near Pittsburgh and in Ohio.

    Just like the outrageous dismissal of the New Black Panther Party case, there is a pervasive hostility in this administration to bringing cases on behalf of white victims. Let’s hope the Section reverses course and investigates these attacks, because its apathy, so far, is wrong and immoral.

    These examples are only the tip of the iceberg, and I discuss more outrages in my forthcoming book Injustice.

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  2. Hey, the people voted for obama and this is what they get. Simple. Now deal with it.
  3. pspr


    We've got the worst president in our lifetime so shouldn't we expect to have the worst, most politicized DOJ in our lifetime, too?
  4. There was a huge manufactured scandal under Bush when there were allegations that his Justice Department was favoring conservative lawyers in hiring.

    The dirty little secret of the legal profession is that it is very hard for conservatives to get hired, either by Justice or elite law firms. Both are stacked with PC-crazed liberals who will ding any candidate with evidence of conservative leanings.

    Even established lawyers are not safe. A prominent Atlanta firm recently fired a star partner because he was involved in a lawsuit that gay activists objected to. It is viewed as courageous and perfectly proper for elite firm lawyers to defend terrorists and try to get them freed to kill again. If a client objects, they will invariably be told that it is a lawyer's duty to defend unpopular causes. Unless it is something unpopular with gays, then different story.
  5. 377OHMS


    That is certainly true on the west coast. A civil war might correct all of this but I think it is more likely we'll see a collapse of the US economy and disintegration of our society. The country is going to get what it deserves one way or another. I'm going to watch from afar.