Showing posts with label Eric Holder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eric Holder. Show all posts

Fast And Furious Court Victory For Judicial Watch

by Tom Fitton.     Government's gun-running op. This is an important story about Judicial Watch’s complicated and complex investigation into the Obama administration’s deadly Operation Fast and Furious scandal.  And this is one story that should be shared far and wide. Earlier this week Judicial Watch was pleased to announce that we scored a victory ... MORE

How The Obama Administration Helped Arm El Chapo

by Keith Farrell.     When the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured, he was found to be in possession of one of the rifles from the Obama administration’s defunct Fast and Furious program. Fox reports: After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine,    ... MORE

U.S. Attorney General To Allow Police Departments To Keep The Number Of Citizens They Kill A Secret

by Jay Syrmopoulos.         Throwing dirt on inconvenient truths. In complete reversal of course from the stated position of her predecessor, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the federal government shouldn’t mandate police departments to report lethal shootings of civilians. Lynch’s statements diverge drastically from her predecessor Eric Holder,  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The 'Disparate Impact' Racket

Group disparities are common.     The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by every American. It says in plain English what facts  ... MORE

Justice Department Budget Projects More Asset Forfeiture Seizure Revenue Despite Eric Holder's Puny Reforms

by Matt Sledge and Ryan J. Reilly.   Attorney General Eric Holder last month announced reforms to asset forfeitures, the controversial government practice of seizing property associated with alleged illicit activity. But the new Justice Department budget released this week projects the changes will barely cut into federal seizures.      ... MORE

Right & Left Unite To Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse

by Holland Sentinel editorial board.  When people as far apart on the political spectrum as Eric Holder and Rand Paul can agree that a federal program is out of control, you know something must be up. What the libertarian-leaning Republican senator from Kentucky and the famously liberal ally of President Obama are both concerned about is  ...  MORE

Thomas Sowell: Obama Versus America

Irresponsible and immature.    In his recent trip to India, President Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his — denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. He said that he had been discriminated against because of his skin color in America, a country in which there is, even now, "terrible poverty." Make no mistake about it, there is   ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: The Persistence Of Policing For Profit

Holder's plan does not go far enough.    Money-hungry cops are angry about the forfeiture reform that Attorney General Eric Holder announced last Friday, which suggests it's a move in the right direction. But contrary to initial press reports, the new policy represents a modest change to the rules governing civil forfeiture, which allows  ... MORE

Why Holder’s Civil Forfeiture Decision Won’t Stop Abuse

by Leon Neyfakh.     Helicopters don't pay for themselves. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the Justice Department will no longer participate in a controversial program that has long allowed police departments around the country to seize cash and property from people suspected of criminal activity, then send 20 percent of its dollar  ... MORE

Holder Orders End to Some Policing For Profit Incentives

by Scott Shackford.   Federal asset forfeiture curbed. Big, huge news on the civil asset forfeiture front: Eric Holder is ordering an end to most of the Department of Justice’s Equitable Sharing Program. This is the program where the DOJ works with local law enforcement agencies for busts, and then the law enforcement agencies are permitted to  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

Pearls of wisdom.      Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. "Your Majesty" may be a little too much, but perhaps "Your Royal Glibness" might be appropriate. It tells us a lot about academia that the president of Smith College quickly       ... MORE

IRS Probe Will Carry Into 2015 With Unresolved Questions

by Stephen Dinan.  Internal Revenue Service employees charged with scrutinizing tea party groups’ nonprofit status applications showed a marked antipathy to the organizations, with one examiner calling a group “icky” and others saying they were searching for ways to deny the requests, according to a congressional oversight report Tuesday. ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Questions For The Nominee

A Constitutional Attorney General or another Eric Holder? Within hours of realizing that his party lost control of the U.S. Senate last week, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch, the chief federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., and an outstanding and apolitical professional, to be the next attorney general. The current   ... MORE

Joel Gehrke: Election Eve Dump - Eric Holder Releases Fast And Furious Documents That Got Him Cited for Contempt

Holder contempt vote vindicated?    Justice Department officials provided House investigators with thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that President Obama had previously claimed were exempt from congressional review. In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Voter Fraud And Voter I.D.

Democrats keep lying to blacks. One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting. Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a recent survey ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

Insights derived from wisdom.     The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: "He can run but he can't hide." In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can't hide their record of voting for Obama's agenda more than 90 percent   ... MORE

Holder Resigned Over Judge's Fast & Furious Ruling

by Barbara Hollingsworth. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton says he has “no doubt” that a Sept. 23 federal court order requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over an index of documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal by October 22 prompted the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder two days later. “There’s no doubt  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

Musings of a genius.    What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal    ... MORE

Damon Root: Two Jeers For Eric Holder

His real "signature achievement."     In an interview conducted yesterday with The Daily Beast, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder cited criminal-justice reform as his "signature achievement" as America's top law enforcement official. "After years of over-reliance on incarceration as a criminal-justice strategy, we finally started to  ... MORE