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(Right Wing Watch)   Top Republicans say the Department of Justice will "no longer be obsessed with this civil rights issue" under Jeff Sessions   (rightwingwatch.org ) divider line
    More: Scary, civil rights, Jordan Sekulow, civil rights issue, United States Department of Justice, Loretta Lynch, Jay Sekulow, President-elect Donald Trump, Federal government of the United States  
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1237 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Jan 2017 at 9:28 AM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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5 days ago  
Yes, why do they waste so much time protecting the little guy and the marginalized?
 
5 days ago  
Civil rights is a done deal. We get it. The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote. We're just gonna make sure that they don't get any OTHER crazy ideas...
 
5 days ago  
No "obvious" tag?
 
5 days ago  

hubiestubert: The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote


And just because they CAN vote, doesn't mean they're ALLOWED to vote.
 
5 days ago  
So they're going to put the laser like focus on crime and pretending violating someone's civil rights, enshrined within the Constitution, is not a crime?
 
5 days ago  
ahh FINALLY the white man has his day!

/not intended as a serious statement
 
5 days ago  
they will be obsessed with civil rights.  it'll just be an obsession with dismantling anything that actually protects them
 
5 days ago  
"Yeah those damn civil rights, what do they have to do with America!"

Republicans are defective.
 
5 days ago  
Look, if poors and other undesirables want a seat at the civil rights table, they should earn it.  Civil rights are for citizens only.  You have to pay the price of admission if you want them.  It's finally going back to the way the Founders intended.
 
5 days ago  
What is, specifically, "this civil rights issue"?
 
5 days ago  
I expect to see this soon from the same group. We need to protect and strengthen the Civil Rights of one opposed and discriminated group in this country...Christians.
 
5 days ago  

palelizard: What is, specifically, "this civil rights issue"?


We give them out to everyone.  It's just another entitlement.  As if there were founding documents and explicit and derived laws saying everyone gets them.  *rolls eyes*
 
5 days ago  
At least they're acknowledging that civil rights is still an issue to begin with.  Even if they think it's one that needs to be ignored, that's still a baby step forward.
 
5 days ago  
Well of course it won't. I mean it's only their job to make sure everyone is equal under the law and all. Why should they bother with doing it?
 
5 days ago  

hubiestubert: Civil rights is a done deal. We get it. The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote. We're just gonna make sure that they don't get any OTHER crazy ideas...


uh...actually a lot of the more recent issues have been because they've been voting too much(at all) and we'd like to do something about that.....for America. And Freedom.
 
5 days ago  
Sekulow said that the Obama administration had used the DOJ as a "way for the executive to execute their policy positions" such as "investigations of police forces" rather than "criminal activity" or "terror."

I'm a white guy, and even I think I'd be more likely to be killed by a cop than by ISIS.  Just because someone wears a badge doesn't mean they can't break the law.
 
5 days ago  
I'm glad that our heroic boys in blue won't be second guessed each time the kill and urban type.
 
5 days ago  
Is this the part where black people find out what they had to lose?
 
5 days ago  
While I am no Sessions fan nor the GOP in general, they're quoting a Right Wing podcast not Mitch McConnell.
 
5 days ago  
Until it bites them in the ass.
 
5 days ago  

Karac: Sekulow said that the Obama administration had used the DOJ as a "way for the executive to execute their policy positions" such as "investigations of police forces" rather than "criminal activity" or "terror."

I'm a white guy, and even I think I'd be more likely to be killed by a cop than by ISIS.  Just because someone wears a badge doesn't mean they can't break the law.


I'm white, middle class, educated. One of my uncles is a criminal lawyer and his advice is never argue with the police. If they want to search your car don't argue, if they arrest you for video taping don't argue. Work it out in court. The phrase do you have a warrant might be heard as he has a gun. And I have a right to do this might be interpreted as look a dime bag.
 
5 days ago  

Zenzilla: Is this the part where black people find out what they had to lose?



Ha!

/doh
 
5 days ago  
Now they will be focused on money crimes?
 
5 days ago  

Zenzilla: Is this the part where black people find out what they had to lose?


I'm sure they knew that a long, long time ago. It's the white people who are about to find out now.
 
5 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: hubiestubert: The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote

And just because they CAN vote, doesn't mean they're ALLOWED to vote.


Indeed.  They can vote.  As long as they navigate the Freedom Labyrinth® to find the rare open polling station in poor districts, pass the written Freedom Exam® and pay the Freedom Fee®.
 
5 days ago  

OooShiny: Marcus Aurelius: hubiestubert: The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote

And just because they CAN vote, doesn't mean they're ALLOWED to vote.

Indeed.  They can vote.  As long as they navigate the Freedom Labyrinth® to find the rare open polling station in poor districts, pass the written Freedom Exam® and pay the Freedom Fee®.


Beware of the leopard!
 
5 days ago  
Ow. That dog whistle sure is loud.
 
5 days ago  

rewind2846: Zenzilla: Is this the part where black people find out what they had to lose?

I'm sure they knew that a long, long time ago. It's the white people who are about to find out now.


But aint civil rights them things the black won back in the 60s?  What's that got to do with me and muh kin?
 
5 days ago  

rzrwiresunrise: Ow. That dog whistle sure is loud.


How... cynical of you.
 
5 days ago  
Jay and Jordan Sekulow of the Religious Right legal group American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)

Top.

Republicans.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
5 days ago  

Cheron: I'm white, middle class, educated. One of my uncles is a criminal lawyer and his advice is never argue with the police. If they want to search your car don't argue, if they arrest you for video taping don't argue. Work it out in court. The phrase do you have a warrant might be heard as he has a gun. And I have a right to do this might be interpreted as look a dime bag.


Um, not sure that's good advice anymore. Lately, the courts have been sliding towards the position that a right not explicitly expressed is a right tacitly waived. It's been a problem in Canada in recent years (regarding the right to decline to be questioned, you have to explicitly express it over here now), and I'm pretty sure I remember reading stories about some US case law that asserted the same sort of thing about searches. I expect things to get worse on that score in the next year or so.
 
5 days ago  
This is my shocked face
 
5 days ago  
Sessions "was friends with black classmates at the University of Alabama Law School in 1970."


Back off, y'all! He's not a racist. Can't be. He has black friends.*
 
5 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: hubiestubert: The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote

And just because they CAN vote, doesn't mean they're ALLOWED to vote.


These signs to be installed outside all polls.

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5 days ago  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Cheron: I'm white, middle class, educated. One of my uncles is a criminal lawyer and his advice is never argue with the police. If they want to search your car don't argue, if they arrest you for video taping don't argue. Work it out in court. The phrase do you have a warrant might be heard as he has a gun. And I have a right to do this might be interpreted as look a dime bag.

Um, not sure that's good advice anymore. Lately, the courts have been sliding towards the position that a right not explicitly expressed is a right tacitly waived. It's been a problem in Canada in recent years (regarding the right to decline to be questioned, you have to explicitly express it over here now), and I'm pretty sure I remember reading stories about some US case law that asserted the same sort of thing about searches. I expect things to get worse on that score in the next year or so.


The news articles were spun that way, but it kind of makes sense that you have to explicitly tell police that you're taking advantage of your right to remain silent.  Otherwise how are they supposed to know?

The case in question involved a guy who was interrogated for three hours and mostly didn't say anything until the very end when he answered 'yes' to the question "Do you pray to God for forgiveness for shooting that guy?".  He appealed on the basis that his not saying anything at the beginning meant he wanted to remain silent and that opening his mouth and confessing should be thrown out.
 
5 days ago  
Yeah. The Justice Department should not waste time on civil rights. It should focus on important shiat, like the gay agenda to make people really uncomfortable, Black Lives Matter being all protesty and women not getting back in the kitchen so they can make sammiches.

See, America's getting great again already.
 
5 days ago  

hubiestubert: Civil rights is a done deal. We get it. The blacks and the browns and the yella folks can vote. We're just gonna make sure that they don't get any OTHER crazy ideas...


FTFA: "Sessions' nomination to a federal judgeship in 1986 failed in part because he had gone after civil rights activists working to register African American voters."
 
5 days ago  
Jordan; you're not doing a lot to help shield Sessions from claims he's a racist.

flondrix: FTFA: "Sessions' nomination to a federal judgeship in 1986 failed in part because he had gone after civil rights activists working to register African American voters."


shiat, that's a national Republican agenda plan these days.  Look at some of the shiat they're trying in Texas; you can only help people register to vote if you live in that precinct.
 
5 days ago  

Bermuda59: I expect to see this soon from the same group. We need to protect and strengthen the Civil Rights of one opposed and discriminated group in this country...Christians.


Already happening it's called the FADA or as we gays call it, the "license to discriminate, target, and harass act".
 
5 days ago  
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