By Michael Thompson
As the media-fueled Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman firestorm rages, a number of black-on-white assaults have been reported in which the assailants have declared “justice for Trayvon” prompted the attack.
But according to former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams, don’t expect to see Attorney General Eric Holder rush to open an investigation.
“There’s a hostility [in the Department of Justice] toward even conceiving civil rights protect everybody,” Adams told WND in an exclusive interview. “People in the Department of Justice are philosophically opposed to this. You are watching it play out in Mobile, with Matthew Owens.”
Adams, the author of “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,” referred to the story of Owens, a white resident of Mobile, Ala., who allegedly was bludgeoned by 20 blacks who used pipes, paint cans and chairs in the April 21 assault.
WKRG-TV in Mobile reported that one of the alleged attackers stated, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon” as they left Owens beaten on the ground. He has been in ICU since attack.
On April 20, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that two black teenagers in Oak Park, Ill., attacked a 19-year-old because “he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case that he beat up a man because he was white.”
“If the races were reversed, you’d see Attorney General Holder holding a national press conference. In the eyes of the DOJ, it’s some people, not everybody [who] civil rights laws protect. Whites excluded,” said Adams.
The Gainesville Sun reported that on April 9, a 27-year-old white male was attacked by “five to eight” black males who shouted “Trayvon” before attacking him and leaving him with “permanent disfigurement to the left side of his face.”
And Fox News reported April 5 that a 78-year-old white citizen of Toledo, Ohio, was the victim of a group assault, with the attackers allegedly yelling, “This is for Trayvon.”
It was the Virginia-Pilot that said its reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami were attacked when they drove home from a show and stopped at a red light, two weeks ago.
Estimates were that 100 teens attacked, and on Twitter, a reference to the violence was accompanied by the words “do it for trayvon martin.”
The report only came out at this time because a columnist wrote about the attack and the victims missed work time, due to their injuries from the mob.
Adams is a five-year veteran of the Department of Justice. He was a key attorney in pursuing the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, which he deemed “the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law” he ever saw in his career. He resigned from the DOJ in June of 2010 after the case was ordered dismissed by his superiors.
When asked what will happen if the Department of Justice refuses to step in and prosecute racially motivated attacks, Adams said, “If Eric Holder and the DOJ don’t do something about it, what do you think is going to happen? Of course it’s going to get worse. They are enabling lawless conduct and abandoning law-abiding citizens. That’s what they’ve been doing since they were sworn in.
“They turned a blind eye to the thugs,” he said.
In Adams estimation – and his book “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department” offers compelling evidence to support his view – Mark Kappelhoff is against pursuing civil rights violations when they apply to certain groups of people.
Adams said Kappelhoff, the chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, “doesn’t think civil rights laws should be used in this fashion [to protect whites].”
Kappelhoff supervises and manages DOJ attorneys involved in the investigation and prosecution of federal criminal civil rights violations, which include bias-motivated hate crimes.
Adams, who is now a practicing attorney in the Washington, D.C., area, said of the Eric Holder-run Department of Justice, “It’s like gangsters got a greenlight.”