Americans are familiar with the favors that Eric Holder’s Justice Department extended to Jerry Jackson and the New Black Panther Party. The voter intimidation case against Jackson and two other defendants was dismissed and the inside story is the subject of two chapters of my book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department. What most people don’t know is that Eric Holder’s DOJ appears to be extending special favors to New Black Panther Jerry Jackson still – namely keeping him out of jail for violating federal firearms laws.
Jackson has a long violent criminal history. He is also a Democratic Party elected official in Philadelphia, not that those two facts have anything in common, of course. He was elected in May 2010 to a seat on the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee in the 14th Ward. No word if he will be in Charlotte for the 2012 DNC convention.
It is illegal under federal law (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1)) for any felon to possess a firearm. As one federal prosecutor told me, “these cases are among the simplest to win. It’s like taking candy from a baby. Did a felon hold a gun, or not? Period.” It matters not if the gun was loaded, or even works.
Did New Black Panther Jerry Jackson possess a firearm? Behold:
Perhaps these are merely plastic toy guns, or made from clay. It is not illegal for a felon to possess a toy gun. Though I suspect some BigGovernment readers will be able to identify the caliber and manufacturer from these photos alone.
Remember, the Justice Department dismissed the case against Jackson even though sworn testimony before the United States Commission on Civil Rights established that Jackson moved in unison with an armed King Samir Shabazz to block people from entering the polling place. This testimony was uncontroverted because Jackson invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify.
Is this Democratic Party elected official actually a felon?
According to this criminal complaint, in 1978, Jackson “with another black man did stab and rob comp[lainant] on the highway 4024 W. Girard Ave. . . Charged:” robbery, theft, possession of an instrument of a crime, probation offense with a weapon , criminal conspiracy, simple assault and aggravated assault. On January 10, 1979, Jackson was sentenced for robbery and criminal conspiracy convictions, both first degree felonies under Pennsylvania law.
Mike Roman has reported at Election Journal that Jackson has also been arrested and served time for dealing drugs.
Jackson’s election day partner, King Samir Shabazz also has a long arrest record including possession of an instrument of a crime (guilty), simple assault (guilty), aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, burglary, another aggravated assault, criminal trespass, theft, terroristic threats, another simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, harassment, disorderly conduct, trademark counterfeiting (guilty), and unauthorized transmission of a sound recording (guilty).
So does the Justice Department know about Jackson’s near certain violation of federal felon in possession statutes? Obviously they do now. But it would be naive to think the DOJ was unaware of these notorious photos when they were first published online 28 months ago.
Next week Attorney General Eric Holder goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. Senators of both political parties should be concerned enough to ask Holder if he, or any of his underlings, were aware of the convicted felon Jerry Jackson possessing firearms. They should ask Holder why the Department of Justice seems to be providing an ongoing safe harbor to New Black Panthers, and why no indictment against Jackson for violating 18 U.S.C. 922 has been issued? Has the potential crime even gone before a grand jury? The nation has known about Jerry Jackson’s likely violation of federal gun laws for 28 months. Why do the New Black Panthers enjoy so many favors from Eric Holder’s Justice Department??
In my book Injustice, I reveal that Eric Holder has been carrying around a clipping in his wallet since 1971 that says black people “have a common cause that requires attending to.” Holder described what the clipping means to him: “It really says that … I am not the tall U.S. attorney, I am not the thin United States Attorney. I am the black United States attorney. And he was saying that no matter how successful you are, there’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal.”
It’s time to break the bond and enforce the law.