Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Unbelievable Video! Rep. Brad Sherman Claims He is "Not Aware" of Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case

This video is unbelievable! After being asked about the Black Panther voter intimidation case by a constituent at his Town Hall, Democrat Congressman Brad Sherman claims he is "Not Aware" the case. The reaction from the crowd indicated they believe he is lying through his teeth. This story has been hot on the Blogosphere for some time. FOX News has provided extensive coverage and even liberal CNN has reported the story. Last year a Senate confirmation of Obama's appointee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was held up in objection to the DOJ's handling of the case and a senior House Republican introduced a "resolution of inquiry." The case is currently under investigation by United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Transcript from Patterico's Pontifications:
QUESTIONER: “My concern this [week?] is with Eric Holder and the Department of Justice, and their lack of prosecuting after they got the judgment against the Black Panthers Party for voter intimidation. I find this really hard to swallow and I’d like to know what you think about their decision and not following through after they got a judgment. And the latest news that hits the Department of Justice — this new policy that they are not going to prosecute cases with black defendants where the plaintiffs are white. I’d like your take on this information.

SHERMAN: I am extremely sure that we do not have a policy at the Department of Justice of never prosecuting a black defendant …

[Interrupted by heckler.]

… and I’m sure they say that somewhere on the internet, but that doesn’t make it true.

[Many responses.]

As to the Black Panther Party, I’m simply not aware of that case …

[Loud boos.]

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