In what is becoming an all to familiar experience for America, we are once again being subjected to examples of what institutionalized Governmental corruption looks and feels like. America has had it fair share of corrupt government officials, from the infamous Teapot Dome scandal to the Tammany Hall scandal through the Watergate scandal and the Whitewater scandal.
Yet in all of the previously mentioned scandals, one thing was noticeably absent. That one thing is the mendacious malfeasance of a systemically and institutionally corrupt Department of Justice so blatant and open to the public that even the most dim witted partisan useless imbeciles could not help but stumble over it like a drunken fool in a darkened alley.
In the State of Florida exactly such federal corruption is playing out in the Florida court system.
Did the Department of Justice help generate protests in Florida over the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case? Or did their Community Relations Service unit attempt to moderate their tone? Judicial Watch discovered that the CRS spent some time and money participating in the protests in the spring of 2012, thanks to a trove of documents from a wide-ranging FOIA request:
JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested with the DOJ on April 24, 2012; 125 pages were received on May 30, 2012. JW administratively appealed the request on June 5, 2012, and received 222 pages more on March 6, 2013. According to the documents:
March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”
March 25 – 28, 2012, CRS spent $1,142.84 “in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida.”
March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”
April 3 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”
April 11-12, 2012, CRS spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.” – expenses for employees to travel, eat, sleep?
From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012: “Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida” following a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the secretive “peacekeepers.”
In reply to that message, Battles said: “Thank you Partner. You did lots of stuff behind the scene to make Miami a success. We will continue to work together.” He signed the email simply Tommy.
Carswell responded: “That’s why we make the big bucks.”
Some involvement of the CRS in the controversy had already been reported. The Orlando Sentinel noted on April 15, 2012 that the agency had set up a meeting between the NAACP and the local police, which resulted in a temporary resignation of the police chief, Bill Lee. The Sentinel also reported that the CRS had arranged for police escorts for protesters to make the 40-mile trek from Daytona Beach to Sanford.
The full extent of the CRS involvement in the protests, though, had not been known until now. The question is what the CRS was doing.
Erick Holder has made not only a mockery of America’s Department of Justice, (so much so that it is often derisively called Erick Holder’s Department of Injustice), but he has also cast a degree of doubt and suspicion among the American people over the entire judicial system. A system which American’s have long harbored suspicions of, while yet at the same time believing intrinsically to be basically fair and unbiased.
Erick Holder by his own actions has managed to destroy that belief that while various individuals might from time to time manage to corrupt the outcome of certain judicial cases through financial means or for political causes, that the system itself was biased only to the upholding of the letter of the law. From his refusal to complete the prosecution of the New Back Panthers, a decision which only those invested in racial conflict would even dare to suggest was anything other than entirely based upon exactly that, racial decisions, to his blatant smuggling of weapons to Mexican narcotics cartels to his perverse intimidation of the President of the United States political opponents.
Erick Holder has managed to get away with these corrupt depravities for one single solitary reason. Not that he is the United States Attorney General, but because a hopelessly corrupt Marxist Fifth Column Treasonous Media has carefully and constantly blown a fog of concealment and obfuscation over his actions for the express purpose of distracting the American people from the criminal misdeeds of the Marxist Obamanation Administration.