Today's (3/22/11) Daily Caller exposes the force behind many of the race-based outrages perpetrated by the Holder Justice Department, Loretta King (no relation to MLK, pictured above).
In it they note that, "behind the scenes, a little-known assistant attorney general named Loretta King (no relation to Martin Luther King, Jr.) has been the driving force behind the DOJ’s recent, most questionable racially motivated decisions.
"Neck-deep in the more divisive civil rights cases of the past several years — most notably the New Black Panther voter intimidation case and the recent Dayton Ohio's police department's testing standards issue — the Obama appointed assistant attorney general has many wondering whether her guide is the law or racial politics."
They were told by Civil Rights Commissioner Todd Gaziano that, “The bigger issue was the testimony we uncovered while we were trying to investigate — that there is a pervasive atmosphere of hostility to race-neutral enforcement and that Loretta King led the effort. The most important thing was testimony from four witnesses…that there is a racial double standard to the enforcement and that Loretta King shared and directed it as acting head"
The testimony of former DOJ Voting Rights Section chief Christopher Coates seems to back up Mr. Gaziano's view, as Mr. Coates explained that King ordered him to stop asking trial attorney applicants whether they would have a problem dealing with cases involving white victims.
“In the spring of 2009, Ms. King, who had by then been appointed Acting AAG [assistant attorney general] for Civil Rights by the Obama Administration, called me to her office and specifically instructed me that I was not to ask any other applicants whether they would be willing to, in effect, race-neutrally enforce the VRA [Voting Rights Act],” he testified. “Ms. King took offense that I was asking such a question of job applicants and directed me not to ask it because she does not support equal enforcement of the provisions of the VRA.”This is a fascinating article.
SEE it ALL: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/21/critics-contend-assistant-attorney-general-loretta-king-guided-more-by-racial-politics-than-the-law/