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Friday, May 29, 2009

Someone needs to explain this to me

The case of voter intimidation was won. Then the Obama justice department dismisses the charges. Is this a reward for these guys because they were supporting Obama?

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 Obama administration won the case last month, but moved to dismiss the charges on May 15.

2 comments:

pat scire said...

The dismissal of a civil, non-criminal case involving voter intimidation bothers you enough that you would blog about it, but yet you would remain silent when a Republican administration was authorizing the torture of prisoners by way of waterboarding?

Catholic Mom said...

Pat,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I am not sure I understand your comment. Are you saying that if the Bush administration made mistakes in the handling of terrorists, the Obama administration is free to ignore voter intimidation? I am not sure what one has to do with the other. Or does your comment have nothing to do with the topic at hand and is really an ad hominem attack because I criticize the Obama administration?