Thursday, October 15, 2009

The FBI, Eric Holder, and Hate Crimes

What constitutes a "hate crime?" According to the FBI, a subdivision of the Department of Justice, the official definition is a "criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation." Sounds pretty fair, eh? I mean, we'd all agree that crime itself is bad enough, but targeting someone just because of their skin color makes it worse, right?

A House resolution passed this summer as part of a larger defense bill. Here's the title of the resolution:


That's right. The U.S. Government has put itself on a par with Matthew Shepard and James Byrd. Commit a crime against a black in the name of white supremacy? Hate crime. Beat a homosexual to a bloody pulp while yelling slurs? Hate crime. Organize a rally against government policy in the name of freedom? Hate crime.

The most disturbing part of the legislative text lies within Section 524. This part of the text must have been written by George Orwell himself. The resolution uses the phrase " determined by the Attorney General" multiple times. In short, current Attorney General Eric Holder will determine what constitutes a hate crime. The Founding Fathers would have called this tyranny, and they would have been exactly right.

Subsection 2 of Section 524 reads as follows:

A “Hate Group” is defined both explicitly and as “other groups or organizations that are determined by the attorney general to be of a violent and extremist in nature.”

The "evidence" that a person belongs to what is deemed a "hate group" by the AG is defined very clearly in Subsection 3 of Section 524 of the resolution.

“...a person is associated or affiliated with a group associated with hate-related violence...Individuals known to have attended meetings, rallies, conferences, or other activities sponsored by a hate group. Individuals known to be involved in online activities with a hate group, including being engaged in online discussion groups or blog or other postings that support, encourage, or affirm the group’s extremist or violent views and goals. Individuals who are known to have in their possession photographs, written testimonials (including diaries or journals), propaganda, or other materials indicating involvement or affiliation with a hate group. Such materials can include photographs, written materials relating to or referring to extreme hatred that are clearly not of an academic nature, possession of objects that venerate or glorify hate inspired violence, and related materials, as determined by the Attorney General.” [emphasis mine]

Now, let's p
ut the pieces together. Eric Holder has free reins to determine who is and is not a member of a "hate group," a term determined by Holder's personal whims. And let's be real: Holder isn't exactly the paradigm of fairness.

The firm he worked for before ascending to AG has represented enemy combatants housed at Guantanamo Bay, and Holder himself has said:

"In the end, Guantanamo will be closed, and I think that that is an appropriate thing to do, given the fact that it has served and I think continues to serve as a recruiting for those who intend to do this nation harm, and has served as a wedge between us and those nations that are our allies."

So there it is. His rationale for closing Gitmo is because it keeps the radical Muslims plotting against us. FYI, Mr. Holder: They hate us and want us dead whether Gitmo stays open or not.

The determination of a "hate crime" lies in the hands of one man should this come to pass.

"Mr. Orwell....paging Mr. Orwell..."

And now, on to the FBI...


At the beginning of this post, I gave you the FBI definition of a "hate crime." How does this all tie together with AG Eric Holder? It's a little murky, but stay with me.

As AG, Holder is the last say so for the FBI. The FBI director reports to Holder and Obama. That's it. So let's say, hypothetically, that the FBI receives information that a small group of church members are planning to organize an anti-abortion rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. Not wanting an ugly scene, Holder could then have the FBI investigate said church members. If any literature found within their homes is deemed as evidence of belonging to a "hate group" by Holder, the little old lady who decided to help stop the scourge of abortion by peacefully protesting will be brought up on "hate crime" charges. It's the Gestapo on steroids.

Who would be giving information to the FBI of potential hate crimes? Hang on, folks. This will blow your mind.

From the FBI website under the heading of "Public Outreach":

The FBI has forged partnerships nationally and locally with many civil rights organizations to establish rapport, share information, address concerns, and cooperate in solving problems. These groups include such organizations as the NAACP, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, and the National Organization for Women.

This is a virtual rogue's gallery of leftist groups. If they feel a "hate crime" has been committed, or let's say that they've just gotten their panties in a twist, they go directly to their partner, the FBI. And who does the FBI report to? If you said "The AG, who will determine what constitutes a 'hate crime'", move to the head of the class.

One group that jumped out at me on the FBI site was the Southern Poverty Law Center. This is one of the most whiny group of progressives and socialists to take up space in this country, and they have an interactive map of what they have dubbed "hate groups" in each state.

In my home state of Pennsylvania, here are some of the groups put into the same category as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nation.
  • Catholic Counterpoint
  • Alliance for Catholic Tradition
  • Council of Conservative Citizens
  • Catholic Apologetics International
While I know nothing about these groups and their methods, I will say, in all fairness, that the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam are also on the SPLC list of "hate groups." But since when is belonging to a group of conservative citizens equated with belonging to the Klan? Maybe since the partnership with Eric Holder's FBI was formed? It is quite the possibility.

I wonder if Eric Holder and the FBI are following this advice:

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. -- Josef Stalin


Ran said...

Brutally Sobering. Many thanks, Denise.

LandShark 5150 said...

Great work Baby Girl -- I see you did your homework assignment. Just funning. Scary, huh? Maybe this info can be sent to the fox Daddy Beck, sounds as if the Eloquent words you have penned can be of great use, while speech and the protected right to that freedom is availible.
Hope the "Baby Girl" phrase you find no offense to, I use it in only endearment. Ask me daughter. You have come a long ways from the first words put to screen. And I am in reverenced awe. sharky

blackandgoldfan said...

Ran: I hope that was answer enough for you. I know my jaw dropped open.

blackandgoldfan said...

Sharky: No offense at all. You always have such kind words. Just please don't make me call you "Daddy." lol

I tried to get this up at free republic, but I can only get one post every 24 hrs. Grrrrr!!!

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

It will be on my blog asap

blackandgoldfan said...

Thanks, KOOK!

Ran said...

Denise... I felt as if I had witnessed an intersection T-bone. I don't have much to add to what you said, except to point out that we've given USAG's more powers than are necessary.

The solution is legislation, giving the next Congress a 'punch list' of legislation to pull before we let them pass anything new.

blackandgoldfan said...

Ran: I hear ya. An accident you can't stop.

The list of legislation that will need repealed is gonna stretch from coast to coast before it's all said and done.

Teresa said...

Holy crapola! This is utterly outrageous!! Great Post!! You have brought alot of startling information to light. It's highly dangerous how much power that the U.S. attorney generals have today. This brings tyranny right to the forefront. This must be stopped!! This is a violation of our constitutional rights'. I hope you take Landshark's advice, and send this off to Beck.

WomanHonorThyself said...

anything proAmerica will be a hate crime girl!..GAH!!!

blackandgoldfan said...

Teresa: The information was at the FBI website. I just connected a few dots. Holder makes Reno look like Mother Teresa.

I did twitter Glenn with the link. I would hope he'd take the time to give it a look.

blackandgoldfan said...

Angel: Isn't it sad when a statement like that can be made and it's not a hoax? We really need to pray.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Sweetie: I read this at work today....I thought I commented, duh! Wow, this is crappy...I had read they slipped this into one of their cajillion zillion bills while we were sleeping. They are REALLY stacking the deck against us. I just hope we have adjoining cells in the gulag.

LandShark 5150 said...

BBG -- On the follow up give the Reps. credit where credit is due. 140 of them voted against funding our troops in order to NOT have this admendment tacked on the Bill. Hard decision, but I feel the right one. This voting record will be used against them in 2010 for not funding the troops. Our BRAVE men and women in uniform swore an oath to defend against enemies foreign and domestic. So did those at the Kremlin on the Potomac. 140 did just that!
The Alien and Sedition Acts Part 2

j summ said...

i swear i'm going to publish the post i told you i was going to do on SPLC before the end of the month. you did i fine job covering them and holder.

blackandgoldfan said...

Bunni: No worries, hon. At least it's now 3 glorious days off!

Even if we don't have adjoining cells, we'll figure out code to communicate. Either that or we'll have a couple of courier squirrels.

blackandgoldfan said...

Sharky: You are absolutely right. Those brave 140 stood on principle and didn't back down. I just hope that despite how it'll be used against them that they all prevail.

Thanks for keeping me in check. I honestly didn't think about this.

blackandgoldfan said...

jsumm: Make sure that when you do that piece you put the smackdown on the SPLC so bad that they won't know whether to shit or give up lattes.

I'll gladly repost here for ya when you do this (with linkage, of course). The choice is yours. Don't hesitate to ask! :-)

Anonymous said...

I just hope that they send me to a Gulag that is in a warm. Having grown up on the west coast, I just don't think I have what it takes to survive the extreme frigid tempertures of a Siberia like camp, the way Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn did

On the other hand, I would be in good company with cold weather bloggers. After all, these like minded folks brighten up my day, everyday.

blackandgoldfan said...

Hey William! If they want to send me anywhere, I'd prefer Gitmo. I mean it'll be empty soon, and being from PA where it's been about 35 all day today, I'll take it!

I love my blogger peeps too. I can't be down when I read their stuff.

Hmmm....possible business dream...

Thanks for stopping, hon!!

Anonymous said...

Hate Groups?
You forgot The Boy Scouts.

blackandgoldfan said...

cbullitt: I stand corrected. That whole "good deed" thing just smacks of hate! Now if they'd only be more like the Black Panthers, that'd be different.

Thanks for keeping me in check! lol

Andrew33 said...

I didn't comment on this because I am seeing an undercurrent of anger brewing and it is not from minorities or gays, but brewing within good old red blooded Americans. when I look at a political issue, I look out to every possible scenario. I see many soldiers leaving after this tour, and coming home to a country where their voice, like mine, yours and Rush Limbaughs under the weight of repression. Now, people like us want to live and let live, but once pushed beyond a certain point, we will revolt. I believe this has already started. The state of Florida is reporting that 15% percent of the people above the unemplyment rate and foreclosure/ moving rate combined have not paid taxes. this is far fewer than expected to have paid taxes. I believe this is the beginning of those who pay for the heathcare and food stamps of those they are losing rights to saying NO MORE. I believe this is not nor will not be limited to Florida. I am expecting the IRS to get thousands if not millions of checks written out giving "change" to "hope" or something much worse. They can't just arrest half the country and that is how much hs mad already and that number is growing. I believe more perople are buying off the net so they don't pay taxes.
Now I will ask this, what would the government do if everyone who paid income tax, stopped paying? It would shut the givernment down. From there it becomes vioent and I believe it would be race war and I know which side is better armed. Scared yet?