AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

Eric Holder 2WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.

“It is time to fundamentally rethink laws that permanently disenfranchise people who are no longer under federal or state supervision,” Holder said, targeting 11 states that he said continue to restrict voting rights for former inmates, even after they’ve finished their prison terms.

“Across this country today, an estimated 5.8 million Americans - 5.8 million of our fellow citizens - are prohibited from voting because of current or previous felony convictions,” Holder told a symposium on criminal justice at Georgetown University.

Now into his fifth year as attorney general and hinting that this year might be his last, Holder survived political controversies that, early on, placed him on the defensive. Now, he is doubling down on the kinds of issues that have long held his interest during a career in law enforcement - prison overcrowding, overly harsh mandatory drug sentences and school disciplinary policies that he says push kids into street crime. SOURCE

Well, anyone want to take bets on how long it will take for me to be called a RACIST again?

If RACIAL minorities weren’t committing the greatest number of felony crimes this wouldn’t be an issue, prisons wouldn’t be overcrowded and the Attorney General would have another opportunity to throw *The RACE Card* once again.

I realize that anyone can make a mistake and end up in prison but when you do, you know going in, there are certain rights that you give up as part of paying for the crime(s) you committed.

As the man said, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime…”

Congress used to be the place that highlighted Holder’s problems, including a plan to try terrorists in New York City and the failed Justice Department investigation of gun smuggling in Arizona that ended in the death of a border patrol agent.

Now, Holder is talking about partnering up with conservative lawmakers like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who shares concerns such as mandatory minimum prison sentences that can put away low-level drug offenders for decades. On Tuesday, Holder took note of the fact that Paul was to be a participant in the criminal justice symposium later in the morning.

There is a fine line between Libertarian and Liberal beliefs where drugs and crime are concerned and once again I am left to wonder WHY so many that are thought to be Conservatives continue to think of Rand Paul as some kind of savior of freedom.

Let me tell you folks something; that nut didn’t fall too far from the tree!

On a topic with racial overtones, Holder said 2.2 million black citizens, or nearly one in 13 African-American adults, are banned from voting because of these laws, and he said the ratio climbs to one in five in Florida, Kentucky and Virginia.

“Although well over a century has passed since post-Reconstruction states used these measures to strip African-Americans of their most fundamental rights, the impact of felony disenfranchisement on modern communities of color remains both disproportionate and unacceptable.”

Maybe these African-American adults shouldn’t have chosen a life of crime. Wait; is that a racist thing for ME to say? Seems like everything else I have said lately has been determined to be racist…

The restoration of voting rights for felons is going to be a battle I am guessing. What happens when felons are allowed to buy and possess guns?

That may not happen, you know, with the way Holder hates guns, well, guns not used in Fast and Furious that is. It would seem appropriate if felons got the right to vote AND guns though, considering how messed up the Obama regime really is.

And as an added bonus…

Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

The jury on Wednesday convicted Nagin of 20 of 21 counts against him.

Nagin was indicted in January 2013 on charges he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman.

He also was charged with accepting thousands of dollars in payoffs from another businessman for his help in securing city contracts. SOURCE

Holder wants to restore the voting rights of felons, Ray *Chocolate City* Nagin gets convicted and WILL be going to prison … coincidence?

And someone HAS to say it, maybe Holder is laying the groundwork for the future restoration of HIS and Barack Hussein Obama’s voting rights.

Just sayin’…

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8 Responses to AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

  1. Dick Robie says:

    All the Dems want is more voters for their Socialist agenda. Holder should have been Impeached and Tried and kicked out of office. — not that HRH Reid would have conducted a fair trial.

  2. Gary says:

    Re: Mayor ‘Chocolate’,
    Is it any wonder when tempted with large sums of money, it is more difficult to choose integrity over comfort when all one has known is the basic mentality of entitlement?

    Now I’m not saying Republicans are innocent; I’m just saying the propensity to yield is far greater with those who see themselves as privileged.

  3. BARR says:

    Eric H. Holder Jr. is a CRIMINAL! The worthless black commie POS should be arrested and charged with TREASON! And then HUNG!

    What Americans need to realize is that communism did not die with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is alive and well, with ties that run deep today with Barack Obama in the White House and the radical leftist Democrats serving in the halls of Congress.

    The very idea that the Soviet Union was defeated is disinformation in itself. The Soviet Union changed its name, and it’s flag…but it remained the same.. the KGB is the state.

    Hero U.S. General: Obama following Castro’s plan

    ‘The things done in every Marxist insurgency are being done in America today’

    Earlier this year, a former senior Pentagon official who has battled Marxism around the globe released a video warning that Barack Obama is following in the footsteps of Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin and others who have led communist revolutions in their nations.

    Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, a decorated former Delta Force commander, U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and Purple Heart recipient, explained in the video a six-step plan used by revolutionaries to bring about Marxism elsewhere and drew parallels to Obama’s actions in the U.S.

    “We hear a lot about Marxism and socialism, and there are those, particularly in the media, who would say that we should `tone down our rhetoric’ about socialism because `we’re not moving to socialism,'” Boykin states in the video.
    “Well, The reality is … I’ve studied Marxist insurgency. It was part of my training. And the things I know that have been done in every Marxist insurgency are being done in America today.”

    Boykin laid out a step-by-step plan he says is the model of how Fidel Castro instituted Marxism in Cuba, Mao Zedong in China, Stalin in Russia and Hugo Chavez in Venzeula:

    1.Nationalize major sectors of the economy
    2.Redistribute wealth
    3.Discredit opposition
    4.Censors opposing viewpoints
    5.Control gun ownership
    6.Develop a constabulary force to control civilian population

    Boykin then illustrates how each of these steps have begun to materialize in the U.S.: From a form of “nationalization” through government bailouts, to “hate crime” legislation aimed at silencing the pulpits, to the federal government labeling tea partiers and veterans returning from overseas as potential domestic terrorists, to efforts underway to get the U.S. on board with a United Nations small arms treaty, which would regulate private gun ownership.

    “You need to understand this is happening in America, and it fits the model that has been used when societies have moved to Marxism,” Boykin claims.

    “It should be a matter of great concern,” he says. “Get out and do something to help stop this. Use the constitutional tools that our Founding Fathers gave us. Let your congressman know how you feel about this. Be a pain in their neck by constantly emailing and calling them. Find candidates that represent your values as a U.S. Constitution-believing American, and get out and get active in some of these movements that are trying to reverse what’s happing in America.

    Hero general: Obama following Castro’s plan

  4. James Shott says:

    Are you a racist? Of course you are. You are a white guy. That puts you 8/10 of the way there before you ever open your mouth.

    And if you don’t agree with BO on nearly everything, that puts you over the line.

    I’m proud to have you in my group!!!

  5. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Here’s what, STATISTICALLY, Caucasoids have to realize — at least in Fornicalia: they ARE the minority.

    So all this talk about “minorities” just aren’t accurate any more in some states.

    That said: “Approximately 12%-13% of the American population is African-American, but they make up 40% of the almost 2.1 million male inmates in jail or prison (U.S. Department of Justice, 2009).[1] ”

    When I was a detective in the Robbery Bureau in 1994, I disseminated an in-house organ called BREAK YOURSELF to the rest of the department. Even back then, I was stat-driven. And the stats clearly indicated the blacks were committing the bulk of robberies in my county. I was told that I could NOT publish that FACT in my magazine.

    Facts are inconvenient things, are they not?


  6. Wayne says:

    Another great post Fred, and we caucasians are not a minority yet. I saw Boykins’ video a while back and it makes me cringe to know that there are a large number of Marxists in our socalled representative government. Google the ten planks of the communist manifesto and tell me how the country scores on that list. Progressive = Marxist. When hildebeast ran in the primaries she declared herself a Progressive.

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