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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:32 AM

Follow-up: US Attorney's office still silent following offensive Facebook comments about Obama

[font size=2]In this July 9, 2011 photo, U.S Attorney John Craft leaves the federal court building in Beaumont, Texas. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, officials said derogatory comments Craft made about President Barack Obama and Trayvon Martin on Facebook are being reviewed. (AP Photo/The Courier, Jason Fochtman) Photo: Jason Fochtman, MBO[/font]

The two organizations that more than eight weeks ago called for the resignation of an assistant U.S. attorney who made racially offensive Facebook comments have received no response from the local U.S. Attorney's office.

That attorney is still prosecuting federal cases in Beaumont.

The Texas Civil Rights Project and the J.L. Turner Legal Association sent a letter Oct. 31 to John Malcolm Bales, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, requesting John Craft's resignation.

In August, Craft, a Beaumont-based prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's criminal division, made disparaging comments about minorities and President Obama on his private Facebook page in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case.

More at http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/US-Attorney-s-office-still-silent-following-5102159.php .

The earlier thread from August:
Texas prosecutor's Facebook posts about Obama, Trayvon Martin being reviewed


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