Main Justice: ‘Voting Section Chief Out Amid Controversy’
Not only has Obama’s Justice Department dropped voter intimidation charges against the members of the New Black Panther Party who were blocking the entrance to a Philadelphia polling station on Election Day last year, but now the scrutiny which should have been placed on the Panthers or on Attorney General Eric Holder is instead shifting onto the Justice Department official who wanted to pursue the investigation in the first place.
Veteran Civil Rights Division attorney Christopher Coates is no longer chief of the Voting Section, according to the division’s Web site.
There was no official announcement of the personnel change in the long-troubled section, which most recently has been embroiled in the controversy over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. Main Justice noticed the change on the Voting Section Web site.
Taking over for Coates in an acting role is Chris Herren, a deputy chief of the section, according to the Web site.
That’s right, folks. Forget the armed Black Panthers who were making their presence known at the door leading to the polls. Forget the Attorney General who dropped any and all charges. The problem child here was obviously the official who wanted to investigate in the first place.
And Valerie Jarrett claims that the charges of “seedy Chicago politics” in the White House were “cheap shots” and “completely unwarranted.” Looks like the shoe fits to me.