Remember that clever lefty quip about Bush’s Department of Just Us? It’s been realized under Eric Holder, but it’s no longer a big deal. Pajamas Media begins a multi-part series investigating the profound politicization in Eric Holder’s regime.
Recently released documents — disclosed by the Obama Justice Department only after a court battle — reveal that the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is engaging in politicized hiring in the career civil service ranks. Typical Washington behavior, you say? Except the hiring in question is nearly unprecedented in scope and significantly eclipses anything the Bush administration was even accused of doing. And the evidence of the current political activity is far less impeachable than what was behind the libelous attacks leveled at officials from the Bush years.
For nearly a year, the Civil Rights Division rebuffed Pajamas Media’s Freedom of Information Act request for the resumes of attorneys hired into the Division during the tenure of Eric Holder. PJM was finally forced to file a federal lawsuit earlier this year. Only then did Justice relent and turn over the documents. The result leaves little wonder why PJM’s request was met with such intense resistance.
The Department’s political leadership clearly recognized that the resumes of these new attorneys would expose the hypocrisy of the Obama administration’s polemical attacks on the Bush administration for supposedly engaging in “politicized hiring” — and that everyone would see just how militantly partisan the Obama Civil Rights Division truly is. Holder’s year-long delay before producing these documents — particularly when compared to the almost-instantaneous turnaround by the Bush administration of a virtually identical request by the Boston Globe back in 2006 — also shows how deep politics now runs in the Department.
Only in a department so uniformly stocked with leftist radicals could the green light be given to a program as asinine as Fast and Furious.
Meanwhile, Holder has decided to release into the custody of the academic left a homegrown American terrorist of the Black Liberation Army stripe.
Last year, Holder ordered the release of convicted murderer Marilyn Buck, a member of the violent Marxist group the Black Liberation Army. Buck’s rap sheet reads like an Al Qaeda training manual:
* Acquisition of weapons and ammunition
* Armored car robbery that resulted in the murder of a guard
* Bombing US Senate Building
* Bombing Ft. McNair
* Bombing Washington Navy Yard Officer’s Club
* Bombing New York City federal building.
* Participated in the conspiracies that led to the death of multiple police officers
In most states, Marilyn Buck would have been given a lethal injection or the electric chair. Instead, Attorney General Eric Holder ordered her to be set free because she supposedly: “expressed a dramatic change from her previous political philosophy.”
The Department of Justice received a number of letters from teachers, professors, politicians and lawyers requesting that Buck be released. Adams points out that the one letter that most likely had the biggest impact was sent by Jill Elijah from Brooklyn, NY. In her letter, Elijah wrote:
“…a warm nurturing living arrangement is available to Ms. Buck in my home located in Brooklyn. . . . I and my family look forward to her joining our home.”
The letterhead used by Elijah for her letter to the DOJ was Harvard Law School. It turns out that Jill Elijah runs the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School. Also on the letterhead was the name of Charles Ogletree. Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard law School and Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. More importantly, Ogletree is a close friend and mentor to one Barack Obama and his daughter, Rashida was recently added to the staff of lawyers at the Department of Justice.
Adams ends with the following comments about the letters the DOJ received on behalf of Marilyn Buck and the implications it has on our society:
“Students of history often wonder how civilized countries can devolve into murderous nightmares. These letters provide a homegrown American example of sophisticates excusing murderous behavior because they agree with the murderer’s political philosophy. Simply, they are chilling.
Also chilling is that the militant and destructive ideas that fueled Buck’s murderous campaigns have gained creeping acceptability in American institutions. Teachers, professors, politicians and lawyers all clamored for Buck’s release. This acceptance is no simple oddity. It is a harbinger of danger.”
Well, just so long as it’s warm and nurturing, what possible harm could there be?