Voters Think Justice Department Motivated Mostly by Politics

Rasmussen Reports, August 28, 2014

Most voters have an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. Department of Justice and think it is more interested in politics than in serving justice. Voters are also strongly opposed to more federal control over their local police.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the Justice Department, while 53% view it unfavorably. This includes only nine percent (9%) with a Very Favorable view and 26% with a Very Unfavorable one. {snip}

Just 35% think the Justice Department is more concerned with making sure justice is done when it decides to investigate a local crime independent of local police. But 54% think instead that the Justice Department is more concerned with politics when it makes those decisions. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.

The Justice Department is currently investigating a white policeman’s shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are now urging the Obama administration to appoint a federal “police czar” to oversee local law enforcement and prevent future incidents like this. But only 20% of voters favor federal control over local police departments. An overwhelming majority (74%) believes police departments should continue to be controlled by local authorities.

This distrust of the feds carries over into views of a planned new federal database to track “misinformation” and hate speech on the social media site Twitter. Thirty-five percent (35%) believe the federal government will use the database to go after real criminals, but 53% believe it will be used to monitor law-abiding citizens instead. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.


Consistent with other surveying of the Ferguson incident and law enforcement, there are sharp racial divides when it comes to federal investigations and overseeing local police. Black voters (64%) are twice as likely as whites (32%) and other minority voters (33%) to think that the Justice Department is more interested in making sure justice is done when it investigates local crimes. Fifty-six percent (56%) of whites and 57% of other minority voters think Justice is motivated mainly by politics.

Sixty percent (60%) of blacks favor federal control of local police departments, compared to just 14% of whites and 20% of other minority voters.

While the investigation continues, most black Americans (57%) are already convinced that the Ferguson police officer should be found guilty of murder, a view shared by just 17% of whites and 24% of other minority adults.


Just 24% of all voters have a favorable opinion of Attorney General Eric Holder, while 43% view him unfavorably.


Forty-six percent (46%) think the U.S. justice system is fair to black and Hispanic Americans, but 36% disagree. However, 80% of black voters think the system is unfair to minorities.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Voters Think Justice Department Motivated Mostly by Politics

    NO – The DOJ is motivated by race

    • bilderbuster

      And everyone knows it too.
      That’s why most Blacks have a positive view of DOJ and most Whites know it’s motivated by “politics”.

    • Jesse_from_Sweden

      But race is politics in todays society….

    • M&S

      Politics -is- race because it is base. Blacks endorse Holder’s justice, not because of /prior/ Interventions by DOJ on their behalf (few and far between) but because, being black led, they want the power of the whiphand for themselves.

      They don’t comprehend (or care?) that ‘fairness’ which is what Justice is supposed to represent, can only be proportionally representative and so do not and will not yield their desire for power to their 13% representative presence in our population.

      Protected minorities inevitably become dominant tyranny’s when they no longer feel they have to worry about losing their status as entitled victims.

      This is the way Genetic Algorithms work. They seek allegiance, not to cause but to population group as the one, recognizeable, condition of commonality by which breeding rights can assure shared benefits of outcome.

      If whites were honest with ourselves, we would begin to recognize that our allegiance to a ‘higher code’ of conduct is itself a complicated, multitier, challenge-authentication system by which ‘only whites can comprehend it and thus only whites get to benefit by living according to it’.

      Ethical standards are an exclusionary tactic, not a universalist obligation to do for other groups what they _cannot_ do for us.

      It is by being lost in the quagmire as much as quandary of why they aren’t accepted ‘purely as morally superior people’ that Liberals show their innocence or exploitative presumption: that white moralism is not simply an internal system of leveraging to gain status over fellow whites. It is an -external- defensive strategy for preventing non-whites from gaining tractional leverage in our social systems.

      This ignorance of the racist basis of ethical conduct makes Liberals laughably obvious in their ineptitude as cognitively unable to grasp that conservatives judge them on their inability to /apply/ those ethics to the protection of their base. And so are as ‘morally excluded’ from it as any black or hispanic.

      Ethics is not some abstract of absolute conditional belief. It is a highly evolved encryption system for protecting racial group access to the good life.

      The obviousness of which will become clear when things get really tight and the nature of the message being presented as ‘good and morally truthy’ (or bad and historically aggrieved) matters less and less than “What will it do for me and mine?”

      Liberals are pouring debonder on the superglue of victim entitlement they used to gain their power in the first place. Reducing conservatives to our most base level of “Don’t care, don’t wanna know about your problems, get away from me.” hostile apathy.

      Which is just a single step away from actively aggressive antipathy.

    • Periapsis

      Indeed it is motivated by race, and genocide against us as well.

  • Anytime you have black leadership of anything, you’ll have favoritism, corruption, and incompetence. Intelligent people will thus disapprove.

    From Fast and Furious, to St. Trayvon, to the Gentle Giant (now possibly revealed as having been charged with MURDER as a juvenile), the pro-black, no matter what, mindset of Eric Holder and Justice is revealed.

    It’s amazing to me me that any whites would approve of an entity with such an anti-white bias. We have our work to do to bring them to our side.

    • Whirlwinder

      Lets not forget laws and legal situations that have been estopped by DOJ. Lawsuit against Black Panthers. Many lawsuits against Islam resulting that were not pursued from the Holy Land Foundation lawsuit. Refusal to uphold the law regarding DOMA. Fast and Furious gun running. and so on and so forth.

    • Germanicus

      Shaming “them,” that is the anti-white, White racists, with their inconsistecies is one step to converting them. It may take exposure to different race realists to accomplish this in addition to what happens from them simply keeping their own eyes open. “One man plants, another man waters…” One man creates cognitive tension, another man provides the release by supplying the truth. If they can hate Whites because of race, then they can hate any race. And if they can hate any race and do it in a dangerous state of self-denial, then they can easy flip to becoming the murderous kind of “Negro haters” that they so claim to abhor. Get them thinking about that one.

      • Great idea. I had never thought that if they hate whites they could be flipped to hate blacks, mestizos, etc., but it’s true. And I see why Jehovah’s Witnesses travel in packs: “one plants, the other waters,” as you say.

    • jayvbellis

      “charged with MURDER as a juvenile”

      Can you provide some links? Documentation?

      There is a growing resistance to this show trial. We need facts.

  • Puggg

    Politicians appoint the people that run the Justice Department. Not a big surprise therefore that politics motivates it.

    federal “police czar” to oversee local law enforcement and prevent future incidents like this

    LEO: “Hello, Federal police czar? A man that is well taller and heavier than I am is running at me like a freight train. What should I do?”

    Police czar: “Your call is very important to us, though all of our customer service representatives are currently assisting other cops. Please hold and your call will be answered as soon as possible.”

    • Usually Much Calmer

      A tangent, if you will, spurred by your noting the absurdity in implementing the black caucus suggestion:

      This is the problem with living with ‘diversity’. Many blacks are so simple that it incomprehensible to most whites (the ones with little contact with the general population of blacks). They look at the accoutrements of white society and think that we are capable of anything, without having the vaguest notion of what that capability might be. So. . . any problem is one that whites can solve. If it remains a problem, it means that whites have chosen not to solve it. All problems of black people are problems white people have chosen not to solve. Of course, smart people know otherwise, but the lowest among the black population cannot possibly be expected to understand this.

      I have the best of intentions, too, you social scientists! But my eyes are wide open and race is more than a social construct.

  • MoMo

    Can anyone think of any other issue other than protecting the President and/or his appointees? Has the IRS complied with any request made by the Republican House? How many more years is necessary to study the Keystone Pipeline? This Attorney General is the most capably inept Attorney General in the history of the office when it comes to possibly being adverse to the President but extremely capable when it comes to carrying out the President’s wishes!


  • anony

    Holder accused of making political decisions at the Justice Department? Showing favoritism to “his people”? Grow up, America. That’s just racist propaganda.

  • Luca

    “The cure of a sickness can only be achieved if its cause is known, and the same is true of curing political evils.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf. Vol 1, Chapter X.

    That “evil” today, is the Marxist agenda disguised as Liberal Progressive Democrats. They are taking over every branch of government, the White House, the DOJ, the IRS, the EPA and sadly, the military. If we do not cause a revolution at the ballot box then there must be a revolution in the streets.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat


      I know what the sickness is, and what caused it. I also know the cure.


      • Germanicus

        Indeed, it is always there. The pointy tail is inevitably found sticking out from underneath the curtain, so to speak.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Most voters have an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. Department of Justice and think it is more interested in politics race than in serving justice.

    Well, who da thunk?

    Was it Eric the Red’s refusal to bring charges against Black Panthers with clubs threatening White voters at voting venues in Philly in ’08?

    Or maybe it’s a black, racist out-of-control-DOJ that is pulling out all the stops to railroad an innocent White officer who

  • IKUredux

    Hey! Newsflash! I think that this so called country is 100% against the traditional American. And, of course, by that, I mean WHITE. Oh come on, the rest of the world always considered “American” synonymous with “White”. Oh, and there was a reason for that. Because it was true. Oh, yeah, the rest of the world was aware of the fact that America had a “black problem”. That we regular Americans (Whites) had a Negro problem. But, that didn’t change the perception of the world that an American was White. Now, I ask you, what does the world think of when they hear American? I think they might still think White. However, we all know that is about to change. Because an American has now been reduced to rubbish. It is a meaningless concept. You are everybody, and thus, NOBODY. I hate being a citizen of this country anymore. I HATE IT. I do not relate to the women(I mean, I think they’re women) wearing muslim garb. I do not relate to the women wearing saris. The sound of asian voices makes my eardrums retreat. I don’t like diversity at all. Come on! They don’t talk to other people. They live in their own conclaves. So, why the hell don’t they go back and live in their countries of origin? They still act like they do, anyway! How the hell is this so-called diversity a strength? We all know it isn’t! Why are they shoving this sh#@ down our throats? This diversity thing ain’t working. This multiculturalism crap is doing nothing but strangling my free speech. It is doing nothing but taking away my culture. It is doing nothing other than ruining the greatest collection of related White people in one geographical place, ever, in the history of the world.

  • Paleoconn

    It is the Department of Just Us, ie. for blacks only. Holder and his boss Obama will go down as two of the worst public officials in American history, and there have been some bad ones.


      “Holder and his boss Obama will go down as two of the worst public officials in American history” – I wish that were true because they really are two of the worst public officials in history. However, don’t forget who has a “jaws of life grip” on our education system. To them, history is whatever they say it is! Regrettable, but true!

      • Paleoconn

        True, but I like to think that this wonderful thing called the internet with its dissident right sites will provide the truth for generations to come, a counterweight to the propaganda of the schools and msm.


          You know, I was thinking your exact sentiment as I was actually writing that comment. I thought, well at least the Internet will be here to counter act some of that garbage they pump into our children’s heads. However, while the Internet will surly be around in 25 to 30 years from now. We sadly can’t say for sure whether the freedom of thought and expressions of opinions will still accompany the Internet at that time.

          Yet we constantly see calls to regulate the Internet springing up all the time. One thing’s for sure though, if the PC “Anti-Racist” < Translates: To Anti-White ) crowd ever manage to find someway to censor those they disagree with online. You can be damn sure they will do just that! So like I said, hopefully the Internet will not just still be here, but still be here and still be free as well.

  • MBlanc46

    Surprise, surprise.

  • Easyrhino

    “Voters Think Justice Department Motivated Mostly by Politics”

    No, the voters think the Justice Department is motivated by race.

  • Bobbala

    Freedom has come to mean the control of others’ words, thoughts, actions and money.

    Up is down. In is out. Hot is cold. That’s why Marx had to have “free” compulsory public schools.

  • libertarian1234

    “But 54% think instead that the Justice Department is more concerned with politics when it makes those decisions.”

    “More concerned with politics?” How about politics and race?

    And how about dropping the “politics” inclusion and replace it with total corruption?

    This AG and ALL the dregs in his department are so blatantly prejudiced against white people it has deteriorated to a point where it is anti-white and pro-black.

    Buchanan said that Holder is more like Sharpton than an AG, and he’s exactly right.

    The GOP management is spineless and should be replaced.

  • LHathaway

    No word on whether or not the justice system may be unfair to whites? Sometimes race exists, sometimes it’s like one of those ephemeral particles in physics that exist and then disappear leaving no trace.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Mitchell has company, too.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    They should rename it to the “Just Us” department. Because it hasn’t benefited me or anyone I know.