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Dept. of Justice turns a blind eye for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and against the First Amendment

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When U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald attacked Peter Lance, and his book Triple Cross, from the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, he crossed a dangerous line.

A line that, as Americans, we must not allow our government to cross.

That line protects our First Amendment Right of Speech, and prevents government censorship.

View Peter Lance talk about his book Triple Cross herehttp://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Triple

"Peter Lance filed a complaint with the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) asking for an investigation of Patrick Fitzgerald on June 13th, 2009.

He Fed Ex'd copies of the letter to both A.G. Holder and Mary Patrice Brown, then Acting Counsel of the OPR. Lance never received a response from either of them."

You can read the formal complaint filed with the OPR here:
http://www.peterlance.com/PL_OPR_%20Complaint_VS_PF_AP

When the Dept. of Justice's (DoJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) ignored that Fitzgerald abused his power as U.S Attorney in his attempt to censor a book containing material he disliked.  An act that violated the Constitution

The clear message was sent that, Holder's Dept. of Justice doesn't respect the First Amendment.  That should chill us all, and make us wonder: What other parts of the Constitution are they ignoring?

At IP2P, we believe the issue of government censorship is of such great importance that we urge all Americans who treasure their God-given right to freedom of speech to let the DoJ know how you feel.

And when you get no satisfaction from the OPR, consider contacting your member of Congress.

Mary Patrice Brown, and the OPR, have been asked to comment on this question:  "Why was no investigation into U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's disturbing conduct ever initiated?"

So far, there's been no response.

As this story develops, ask yourself: Do I want the government deciding what I can and cannot read?

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