Sunday, February 03, 2013

Look the other way when defendants are non-white

I have been reading Injustice by J. Christian Adams. Adams chronicles how the U.S. Justice Department under Eric Holder has looked the other way when criminals are non-white, refusing to be race neutral in law enforcement.

Now a former F.B.I. officer is speaking out against Holder's nomination of B. Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

A former director of the Minneapolis FBI office sent a letter this week to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee denouncing B. Todd Jones' performance as U.S. attorney in Minnesota as they prepare to consider his nomination to director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Donald E. Oswald, 54, a self-declared Democrat and supporter of President Obama, said he felt "morally compelled" to alert the committee about what he describes as Jones' "atrocious professional reputation within the federal law enforcement community" in Minnesota. Oswald's letter supports complaints by a number of law enforcement sources that Jones and Kayser refused to prosecute criminal operations over the past two years despite wiretap evidence and seizures of drugs, recovered firearms and large amounts of cash. Since the FBI Safe Streets Task Force was formed about two years ago, agents and local law enforcement have brought at least 10 large conspiracy cases to the office and then had them turned down for federal prosecution, according to people with direct knowledge of those cases.

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