Today the Eric Holder Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The civil rights lawsuit was filed by the notorious Civil Rights Division, headed by truth-challenged Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez. Perez formerly headed the illegal alien advocacy organization Case de Maryland. But the radicalism of the legal team aligned against Sheriff Joe does not end with Tom Perez.
Let’s meet the radical Justice Department lawyers who drafted and filed this complaint.
Special Litigation Section Chief Jonathan Smith is already well known to PJ Media readers.
Smith replaces a section chief who was unwilling to serve as a lapdog to Perez and bring sketchy cases. Smith served 8 years as Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Prior to his time at the Legal Aid Society, he served as Executive Director of the Public Justice Center. He also was Executive Director of the D.C. Prisoners’ Legal Services Project which served essentially as a law firm for prisoners against prisons and prison guards.
Also on the complaint are attorneys Winsome Gayle, Sergio Perez and Jennifer Mondino. PJ Media exposed the radical backgrounds of these civil service attorneys, all hired after Obama’s inauguration. For example, Sergio Perez once worked for a group called the “Junta for Progressive Action.”
The group Sergio Perez belonged to actively promotes the rights of illegal aliens (read - immigration lawbreakers) in this country. Jennifer Mondino worked wiht the Center for Reprodoctive Rights, as well as Human Rights Watchis a member of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, whose website openly proclaims its real desire “to spread understanding of liberal ideas and advance progressive (read: communist) values.” Winsome Gayle contributed $5,600 to the 2008 Obama campaign, and continues to be the head of the Washington chapter of the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus. Her undergraduate thesis was entitled “Consensual Sodomy Laws: The Place of Morality in Law Where Justice is Concerned.”
Keep in mind that Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general whose name appears on the complaint against Sheriff Joe, has had his name come up before. This civil rights division headed by Perez oversaw dropping the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers in May 2009, after the NBPP stood outside a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008, yelling anti-white racial slurs. Some think Perez may have perjured himself in testimony on why the case was dropped, when the claimed it was career DOJ officials who dropped the case. E-mails have contradicted that claim.
This is the Obama/Holder Department of InJustice for you. Instead of pursuing justice, they're pursuing payback on the basis of racial resentment.
Adams noted at the end of his PJ Media piece that "If you want exercise your First Amendment rights to petition your government about your views of the lawsuit, the complaint has contact information." Here it is: