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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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2017-01-11 08:10:17 AM  
Yes, why do they waste so much time protecting the little guy and the marginalized?
 
2017-01-11 08:28:44 AM  
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...
 
2017-01-11 08:43:53 AM  
No "obvious" tag?
 
2017-01-11 08:57:13 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 09:04:15 AM  
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?
 
2017-01-11 09:13:39 AM  
ahh FINALLY the white man has his day!

/not intended as a serious statement
 
2017-01-11 09:26:53 AM  
they will be obsessed with civil rights.  it'll just be an obsession with dismantling anything that actually protects them
 
2017-01-11 09:29:32 AM  
"Yeah those damn civil rights, what do they have to do with America!"

Republicans are defective.
 
2017-01-11 09:31:58 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 09:32:32 AM  
What is, specifically, "this civil rights issue"?
 
2017-01-11 09:36:52 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 09:39:32 AM  

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*
 
2017-01-11 09:43:00 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 09:43:49 AM  
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?
 
2017-01-11 09:44:16 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 09:44:19 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 09:45:42 AM  
I'm glad that our heroic boys in blue won't be second guessed each time the kill and urban type.
 
2017-01-11 09:45:45 AM  
Is this the part where black people find out what they had to lose?
 
2017-01-11 09:46:16 AM  
While I am no Sessions fan nor the GOP in general, they're quoting a Right Wing podcast not Mitch McConnell.
 
2017-01-11 09:47:54 AM  
Until it bites them in the ass.
 
2017-01-11 09:49:26 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 09:50:01 AM  

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



Ha!

/doh
 
2017-01-11 09:53:27 AM  
Now they will be focused on money crimes?
 
2017-01-11 09:55:25 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 09:59:46 AM  

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®.
 
2017-01-11 10:06:33 AM  

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!
 
2017-01-11 10:15:35 AM  
Ow. That dog whistle sure is loud.
 
2017-01-11 10:18:31 AM  

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?
 
2017-01-11 10:23:54 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: Ow. That dog whistle sure is loud.


How... cynical of you.
 
2017-01-11 10:28:28 AM  
Jay and Jordan Sekulow of the Religious Right legal group American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)

Top.

Republicans.

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2017-01-11 10:46:57 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 10:50:57 AM  
This is my shocked face
 
2017-01-11 10:51:07 AM  
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.*
 
2017-01-11 11:04:03 AM  

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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2017-01-11 11:06:07 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 11:28:33 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 11:44:14 AM  

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."
 
2017-01-11 05:48:55 PM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:45:48 PM  

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".
 
2017-01-11 11:31:16 PM  
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