Elder Patriot – Barry Kowalski, the now-legendary civil rights attorney and former Special Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, recalls when now Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ was responsible for breaking the back of the Ku Klux Klan by suing them and that resulted in the Klan’s bankruptcy.
According to a New York Times accounting of Sessions strategic takedown of the Klan that ran ten years after it occurred:
“Prosecutors said the slaying was ordered by Klan leaders ”to show Klan strength in Alabama.” Instead, the slaying wound up financially destroying the United Klans of America in 1987. A jury found the Klan liable in a wrongful-death case brought by Mr. Donald’s mother and was ordered to pay $7 million.
“The Klan had nowhere near that amount in assets. It had to sign over its Tuscaloosa, Ala., headquarters.”
That was back in 1987. Similar to federal prosecutors who won a conviction of famed mob boss Al Capone for income tax evasion, Sessions used whatever means he could to end the Klan’s reign of terror.
Now Obama appointee U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has refused to grant the same right to sue to a police officer after a race-baiting violence-advocating thug hit him with a rock following a Black Lives Matter protest.
Jackson twisted the facts to conclude that, “Although many entities have utilized the phrase ‘black lives matter’ in their titles or business designations, ‘Black Lives Matter’ itself is not an entity of any sort.”
Back when civil rights defender Jeff Sessions went after the Klan “many entities had utilized the phrase “KKK” in their titles or business designations.” Would Judge Jackson now overturn the decision Sessions fought so hard to win?
Contrary to what the judge would have us believe, Black Lives Matter is indeed “an entity” with a recognized leader, prominent Baltimore-based “activist” Deray McKesson.
Jackson completely exonerated McKesson by claiming he had “solely engaged in protected speech.”
We should all be thankful that the judge in Alabama that presided over “Donald vs The United Klans of America,” had come to different conclusion. Judge Alex Howard was white.
The jury was also all white. Justice was served.
So what are we to take away from all of this?
An all white criminal prosecution in the Deep South over 30 years ago provided justice to a poor black family. But today, under the prudence of an Obama appointee, a white police officer is offered no protection from a racially driven terrorist organization whose actions have resulted in multiple assassinations, physical violence against innocents, arson, and property damage, after he was physically assaulted.
Ronald Reagan had appointed Judge Alex Howard after Jeff Sessions’ nomination was derailed by smears from Ted Kennedy.
Once again the proof is in the pudding. The Democrats charge virtually every Republican – elected or appointed – with being racists but their own party’s history and rhetoric, from the Civil War to today, have been guided by the stoking racial division.