Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG

Why did the AG drop a case that exposed Democratic corruption

John Fund March 23, 2014

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams (left) has slammed Pa. AG Kathleen Kane
Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane is being brutally criticized by Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney and a fellow Democrat. Williams is upset that last year one of Kane’s first acts in office was to decline to prosecute four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials. In a sting operation, all had been caught accepting cash or Tiffany jewelry in exchange for votes or favors. Kane, who is white, has defended herself, saying that the investigation was badly managed and tainted by racism…. Williams, who is African American, has shot back: “I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.”……. only Democrats accepted the payments,” ……. Kane…. told the Inquirer that she stopped it without filing any charges because it was “poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism.” She quoted Claude Thomas, the chief investigator in the case, as saying he had been ordered to target “only members of the General Assembly’s Black Caucus” and to ignore “potentially illegal acts by white members.” In response, Williams issued an angry statement and penned an op-ed in Sunday’s . “The notion that they would target anyone based on race is ridiculous,”……. Thomas, who is also African American …. denies he ever made such a statement......To Read More....

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