Saturday, July 30, 2005

Christmas in July


Justice Dept. accuses city of voting rights violations


In a lawsuit filed yesterday, the Justice Department alleges that the city and its poll workers interfered with voters' rights by "improperly influencing, coercing, or ignoring the ballot choices of limited English proficient Hispanic and Asian-American voters" and of generally "abridging" their voting rights by treating Hispanic and Asian voters disrespectfully at the polls and by failing to provide adequate translation services for them.

That is outrageous!...OUT-rageous!!! Call the ACLU! Get Henry Waxman on the phone - this calls for a special Congressional investigative committee! Clearly these blatant acts of racial prejudice and intolerance were the work of a bunch of red-state, right-wing fascists just looking to steal another election, right?



The US Department of Justice accused Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston yesterday of denying the rights of Hispanic and Asian-American voters with limited English skills, and said it would seek federal oversight of city elections until 2007.

I don't know where to begin. Chalk up another victory for compassionate liberalism.