With news of the refusal to prosecute Lois Lerner and anyone at IRS of that scandal, on the heels of Hillary sailing through another hearing with barely so much as a sigh, I think the prospect of real justice now in this country is bleak. I mean justice for politicians or those that abuse their government power, or even abuse of government and power itself.
The very next day I see Obama is seeking to end capital punishment in federal cases. And that the Department of [in]Justice is conducting a review, at his request of course. So the new Loretta Lynch seems to be getting quite a workout.
“There are certain crimes that are so beyond the pale that I understand society’s need to express its outrage,” Obama said. “So I have not traditionally been opposed to the death penalty in theory. But in practice it’s deeply troubling.”
He added, “All of this, I think, has led me to express some very significant reservations.”
Chances are DOJ already made a decision not to prosecute Hillary, or appoint a special prosecutor, regardless of investigation results of Hillary’s servergate, likely citing prosecutorial discretion.
Obama is also cranking up his pressure to move Gitmo detainees to mainland US and close the Guantanamo Bay facility. Talks are ongoing as well with Cuban dictators, who want Guantanamo Bay.
The central theme now, especially in view of all Obama’s scandals, is who DOJ will not prosecute? Those are the priority decisions. Funny though how they managed to prosecute General Petraeus. (they make exceptions)
This after already announcing the release of thousands of prisoners this month for non-violent crimes. He’s taken a hands off approach to illegal alien criminals or enforcing law. He’s already issued an executive order to rewrite immigration law.
On May 8th, “Loretta Lynch Confirmed a Dep of Justice Review of Baltimore Police. They had an investigation in Ferguson, and issued their edicts. But note how many of the looters or rioters have been prosecuted. How many rioter/looters have been prosecuted in Baltimore? On a plus, Feds did refuse a Baltimore bailout, so far. I guess reparations do not apply in some cases.
DOJ is not quick to jump into civil rights cases or terrorism when a white person is the inconvenient victim. They don’t seem fast to condemn or react to police shootings.
After the Oregon shooting, Obama has threatened to take gun control measures. We know how he loves his pen. Eric Holder was held in contempt for failure to cooperate with Congress. How far Lynch will go on that path we can only guess, so far.
Now this month DOJ released statements of turning up their efforts against what they call domestic terrorism threats.
New Obama czar will hunt ‘right-wing’ extremists
Americans seen as possibly more threatening than Islamic jihadists
Published: 10/15/2015 a
Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the “Strong Cities Network,” the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against “violent extremism.”
A new position within the Justice Department – yet to be filled – will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or “extremists.”
The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as “sovereign citizens.”
The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the “domestic terrorism counsel,” will serve as the main point of contact for U.S. attorney offices nationwide and will identify trends across cases, help shape strategy and “analyze legal gaps that need to be closed,” said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.
It is not clear what Carlin meant by that statement.
But of course, who are the real terrorist threats in their view? Those who oppose them. The DoJ identified white supremacists as the most violent of domestic terror groups. They worry that they are not putting enough resources or focus on that terrorism threat.
We had another cop murdered in NYC, which escaped mention or statement from Obama. Now a stunning apology statement from the judge who released him, with his lengthy record, months before the murder.
“I know. I am truly sorry,” Nuñez said sadly when a Post reporter reminded her about the 33-year-old cop’s devastated family.
Well, a little late but its another glaring example of the condition of justice under Obama. Lack of mention about cop shootings by Obama speaks volumes when he rushes to the microphone at any other convenient outrage. He’s still worried about the Crusades.
Or just take the first hand testimony of one who has experienced the selective
prosecution persecution from the DOJ.
Bernard Kerik writes in a August op-ed:
“I provide this context for one very important reason: The investigation against me didn’t have anything to do with a U.S. Ambassador and three of his staff members being murdered in Libya. It had nothing to do with leaking classified material to unauthorized recipients; it didn’t involve destruction of evidence or the obstruction of transparency in government by maintaining a secret server on which classified correspondence was communicated. It was about false statements or errors and tax charges, which for anyone else would have been handled civilly.”
But if the DOJ has its sights on doing something, or not doing something, it will not be deterred. Special prosecutor statute:
“Stage Two: The “Independent Counsel” Statute (1977-19991)
As a result of Watergate, in 1977 Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act (EGA) which for the first time defined procedures for the appointment of a special prosecutors. Specifically, the Act provided that upon receiving allegations relating to certain “covered persons”, the Attorney General was required to conduct a preliminary investigation. If the preliminary investigation suggested that further investigation was warranted, the AG was required to petition three judge panel established by the statute and known as the “Special Division,” to appoint an “independent counsel.” Several aspects of the Act require further explanation.”
He does have this DOJ theme going. But Obama is more concerned with lighting the White House in rainbows than with real justice. State of justice in America is contemptible.