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RACISM !!!

Obama Justice Dept Drops Voter Intimidation Charges Against New Black Panthers




What kind of horseshit is this? The entire country saw them on live TV “guarding” a polling station on election day. Standing outside the doors with weapons in their hands. And then we watched the police show up and shoo them away.

In America, at least prior to 11/4/08, if the police were anywhere near the polling stations they were tarred with the Intimidation brush. Hell, if they were just sitting in their cars by the side of the road blocks away they caught grief.

You don’t have armed guards outside of the polling stations in America. It simply is not done. Ever. Period.

The mere presence of this pair of thugs, in “uniform” is evidence of intimidation. That they were armed makes the charge far worse. That one of them was holding a nightstick in his hand, and waving it around? This is called brandishing a weapon, and is a fairly severe offense.

There is no question whatsoever of their guilt. They didn’t have to bust heads to be guilty. They didn’t have to hassle voters to be guilty. All they needed was to be there, “providing security” unasked for. And believe me, they were unasked for. And there is no question that this didn’t happen. Here it is, on YouTube, although this video has been edited for run time; we don’t see the police showing up and telling them to leave.

So this is pretty much an open and shut case. So why is the Justice Department dropping the charges? Because these guys are black? Here is the entire news article from Fox News:

Three men were accused of trying to threaten voters and block poll and campaign workers by the threat of force—one even brandishing what prosecutors call a deadly weapon.

Charges brought against three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense under the Bush administration have been dropped by the Obama Justice Department, FOX News has learned.

The charges stemmed from an incident at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008 when three members of the party were accused of trying to threaten voters and block poll and campaign workers by the threat of force—one even brandishing what prosecutors call a deadly weapon.

The three black panthers, Minister King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson were charged in a civil complaint in the final days of the Bush administration with violating the voter rights act by using coercion, threats and intimidation. Shabazz allegedly held a nightstick or baton that prosecutors said he pointed at people and menacingly tapped it. Prosecutors also say he “supports racially motivated violence against non-blacks and Jews.”

The complaint says the men hurled racial slurs at both blacks and whites.

A poll watcher who provided an affidavit to prosecutors in the case noted that Bartle Bull, who worked as a civil rights lawyer in the south in the 1960’s and is a former campaign manager for Robert Kennedy, said it was the most blatant form of voter intimidation he had ever seen.

In his affidavit, obtained by FOX News, Bull wrote “I watched the two uniformed men confront voters and attempt to intimidate voters. They were positioned in a location that forced every voter to pass in close proximity to them. The weapon was openly displayed and brandished in plain sight of voters.”

He also said they tried to “interfere with the work of other poll observers ... whom the uniformed men apparently believed did not share their preferences politically,” noting that one of the panthers turned toward the white poll observers and said “you are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.”

A spokesman for the Department of Justice told FOX News, “The Justice Department was successful in obtaining an injunction that prohibits the defendant who brandished a weapon outside a Philadelphia polling place from doing so again. Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law. The department is committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate, threaten or coerce anyone exercising his or her sacred right to vote.”

This is outrageous. But you know what? This is just a little thing, compared to what’s coming down the pike. Oh lawdy, the Change be a’comin.

CNN is ignoring this story. Not one word.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/29/2009 at 09:07 AM   
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