Attorney general vows to prosecute those who speak of Muslims

What does the attorney general of the United States say the day after Muslim terrorists kill 14 and wound 21 in San Bernardino? Does she vow to protect Americans from such ideology-motivated assaults?

No, Attorney General Loretta Lynch vows to prosecute those who say hateful things about Muslims.

Loretta Lynch at Muslim Advocates Dinner.

“Now obviously this is a country that is based on free speech,” Lynch said at the Muslim Advocates Dinner Thursday night, “but when it edges towards violence, when we see the potential for someone lifting that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric or, as we saw after 9/11, violence against individuals … when we see that, we will take action.”

She went on to say, “I think it’s important that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”

So when does free speech become prosecutable speech that incites violence? I guess whenever Lynch says so. That is a fuzzy line indeed.

But she said the Justice Department has already instituted since 9/11 “over a thousand investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions, with over 45 prosecutions arising out of that.”

Including rhetoric and bigoted actions? That is a pretty broad definition. Would opposing Sharia law be a bigoted action?

Also, at that dinner she announced that the feds are investigating the Irving, Texas, police department for arresting Clock Boy, whose family has filed a $15 million lawsuit.

Who does this Obama appointee think she works for?





Kill the messenger

According to Politico, the Justice Department is going to investigate those disturbing videos in which a Planned Parenthood official haggles over the price of fetal body parts. No, not Planned Parenthood, silly, the videographers:

JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.

Center Executive Director David Daleiden isn’t phased. “They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know — that Planned Parenthood is engaged in an enterprise-wide operation that traffics and sells baby body parts,” he said in a statement.

According to Fox News, the second video released by Center for Medical Progress shows a  Planned Parenthood official agreeing to to sell “intact tissue” for $100 each, while sipping wine and saying she wants a Lamborghini. There may be more videos to come.

According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, there is no federal hidden camera law. Wiretap laws cover the interception of phone calls and other wire transmission. So, what is Lynch investigating? Whistleblowing?

In most cases, one may record one’s own conversation, secretly or otherwise. I drove a lawyer to distraction by recording my deposition in a civil case. I laid the device on the table but no one noticed till the end. My lawyer told the other lawyer it was perfectly legal in Nevada. It was a good thing I recorded it because I used it to catch errors in the transcript.

Planned Parenthood gets $500 million a year in federal funding through various programs.

Harry Reid defended Planned Parenthood and called the videos “politically motivated.”

Screen grab from video of Planned Parenthood official negotiating the sale of fetal body parts.


Attorney general nominee finds a ‘right’ to work for illegals

Can Obama pick ’em or not?

His nominee for attorney general to replace race hustler Eric Holder told Congress during her hearing that everyone has a “right” to work, whether they are in the country legally or not.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions set up his question about Obama’s unilateral amnesty executive orders — the first for children brought here illegally and then for their parents — by pointing out how many citizens and people with green cards are unemployed and asking who has more right to a job in this country — citizens, unlawful immigrants or illegals?

Loretta Lynch (WSJ photo)

“Senator,” Loretta Lynch replied, “I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here. And certainly, if someone is here — regardless of status — I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace.”

Never mind that more than 10.4 percent of the black labor force is unemployed. Obama and his nominee can throw them under the bus, because they’re going to vote for Democrats anyway. Go for the Hispanic vote.

Besides, where in the penumbra of the Constitution is this “right” to a job hidden?