Black panthers intimidating voters in philadelphia
in North Philadelphia, made national headlines when members of the New Black Panther Party were seen outside its polling place on Election Day 2008.
As local officials fend off 'rigged election' claims from Donald Trump, the site was a peaceful one on Monday, Oct. Along the cul-de-sac outside Guild House West on Monday afternoon, a Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging worker loaded meals onto a hand truck.
Cases like NBPP and the case in Mississippi (as well as NVRA cases requiring cleaning up of voter rolls) were of greater priority to the Bush Administration than to the Obama administration. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook Was I wrong before, or does Pennsylvania election law allow electioneering within 10 feet of the door?
(5) Some on the right hoped to use the controversy over NBPP to paint the Obama DOJ as politicized and to make a scandal out of a legitimate difference in opinion over DOJ prosecutorial priorities and prosecutorial discretion. No, I didn’t much care for King Minister Shamik Shabazz, aka Maurice Heath, standing around by the door. Like or Dislike: Relying upon a leftist blog that uses leftist sources to confirm your left leaning biases?
She would soon wheel it inside a Fairmount Avenue apartment building that several hundred seniors call home.
The sun was shining brightly, the birds were chirping happily and, before lunch was served, a handful of residents in the affordable rental-housing community chatted in a cafeteria that will double as a polling place in three weeks.
(3) Whether we should call DOJ’s subsequent actions a “cover-up” as Jonathan says or not, DOJ certainly did a very poor job explaining its actions.
The very fact that the NBPP showed up in force refutes the claim made by the DOJ’s leadership that the case was dismissed because there was no evidence of coordination between the national organization and the Philadelphia chapter.
Furthermore, the Panthers were handing out a press release from Malik Zulu Shabazz, the national chairman of the NBPP.
That same DOJ leadership apparently doesn’t believe the NBPP was engaging in intimidation when it sent thugs uniformed like Mussolini’s blackshirts, one with a billy club, to stand in front of the entrance to a polling place. In the middle of it, King Samir Shabazz, the Panther who swung the billy club on Election Day, got up, moved to the side of the hearing room slightly in front of the witnesses, and photographed the three men seated at the witness table testifying against him.
Adams resigned in protest after the charges were dropped.
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