Andrew Breitbart writes today about stumbling on the Pigford II settlement, as a result of the Shirley Sherrod tapes released earlier this summer.
As a result of the Sherrod tapes, the Pigford settlement came to his attention, as Sherrod and her husband were to receive a $13 million settlement on the original case. A new settlement in the case was approved last week by Congress, and Barack Hussein Obama will sign it--all $1.25 billion of it....and all during the worst economic downturn this nation has faced since the Great Depression.
Breitbart's Big Government points out "the rest of the story" today, in “The Pigford Shakedown: How the Black Farmers’ Cause Was Hijacked by Politicians, Trial Lawyers & Community Organizers — Leaving Us With a Billion Dollar Tab.”
I also recommend these pieces.
Black Farmer Mega Settlement Clears Way for Discrimination Claims By Women, Hispanics
Pigford I Consent Decree: 40 Acres and a Mule
Former Secretary of Agriculture: More Claims Than Farmers, No One Fired At USDA, Something Just Doesn't Add Up!
A Black Farmer Blows The Whistle On The Black Farmer Settlement
Pigford: It's The Fraud Stupid (Not Race)
Pigford: Obama's Down Payment on the 2012 Rural South Vote