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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Black Panther Hole In the Department of Justice

On April 23, 2010 the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Dismissed the Charges Of Voter Intimidation Case Against Members Of New Black Panther Party.

These charges stemmed from an event on election day in November 4, 2008, as stated in charges drawn by The U.S. Justice Department, which filed a lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPPSD) and three of its members alleging the defendants intimidated Philadelphia voters during the Nov. 4 general election.

The suit alleged that on Election Day two New Black Panther Party Members, (NBPPSD) members Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson were stationed at the entrance to a polling location at 1221 Fairmount Ave., wearing the uniform of the organization. It also states Mr. Shabazz repeatedly brandished a “police-style baton weapon.”

The NBPPSD was designated an active black supremacist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). At the time the incident occurred, Lovida Coleman, a lawyer for the McCain campaign’s Honest and Open Election Committee, was told by one of the men that he was a “committee person for the 14th Ward, 4th Division.” She was also told that the two men “were members of the Philadelphia Democratic Party and they were authorized to be there.”

The complaint said that NBPPSD Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz confirmed that the placement of Messrs. Shabazz and Jackson was part of a nationwide effort to deploy NBPPSD members at polling locations on Election Day. But this conflicts with a contemporaneous statement the NBPPSD posted on its Web site that the actions of the two individuals were not endorsed by the organization.

The video of this event can be found here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU&feature=player_embeddedature=player_embedded

A recap of the hearing before the Voting Rights Commission can be found here, http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/23/new-black-panther-party-shows-up-to-civil-rights-hearing/

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) seen in the first row with the New Black Party members behind him in the picture to the left, made the following comments before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission at a hearing looking into the dismissal of a voter intimidation case involving members of the New Black Panther Party at a polling place in Philadelphia in November 2008, which can be found here, http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/23/rep-frank-wolf-r-va-statement-on-new-black-panther-party-case/

..."I have asked the question: why did the department dismiss this serious case? Look at the facts. If this is not a clear case of voter intimidation,
I do not know what is. The public can view video of the incident as well as
other examples of the party’s intimidation in a clip from National Geographic Channel documentary, titled ‘Coming to A Polling Place Near You,
posted on the Web at:

My concerns have only been compounded over the last year in light of the department’s obstruction of oversight investigations by the Congress and this
commission. The actions of the attorney general to allow the department’s
obstruction of this commission’s investigation are puzzling. I believe he is
undermining the federal oversight of the Justice Department."

In a scathing column at American Thinker, http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/doj_attorney_in_charge_of_blac.html had this to say:

..."Eric Holder has stonewalled Congress, the Civil Rights Commission, and the American people regarding the inexplicable order that political appointees at Justice gave last year to drop the slam dunk winning case against the New Black Panther party.

Members of the group were caught on tape clearly intimidating white voters at a Philadelphia polling place. A summary judgment followed but before sentencing, Justice dropped the case. When some Republican senators asked why, Holder refused to comply with requests for an explanation. Even a US Civil Rights Commission subpoena couldn't get Holder to supply them with a reason why he dropped a case that Justice had already won.

Now it appears that someone is going to talk. And what he has to say will no doubt
prove very interesting to Congress..."

and this,..."I expect executive privilege will play a role somewhere down the road. This can of worms is so toxic I doubt whether Obama wants it spilled all over the national media. The political interference in this case is so dramatic and so obvious that exposing it would probably mean curtains for Holder."

The New Black Panther party praised AG Eric Holder, here, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/26/panthers-deem-flap-over-voting-error/

However polite their above statements were their true feelings were found here, http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/23/new-black-panther-party-tea-party-racists-trying-to-undermine-holder-obama/

..."Our only connection to President Obama is the common color of our skin. The same dog that bites President Obama bites us too. So I say, if you were wise you would leave Obama alone as well because he is your last chance to save your country. You are mad because a Black man has been elected to the Presidency and
that affronts your over sized ego.

Almighty God is angry with America. God is angry with America due to her continued mistreatment of her former slave. If these cantankerous, politically constipated right wingers refuse to change course, as their nature is rebellion, then God’s judgment will come down on them and never will they see power in America again.

Hands off the New Black Panther Party! Hands Off the Black Peoples of North America and Africans worldwide!"

And of course they blamed the Bush Administration for persecuting them.

The Washington Times today reported that J. Christian Adams, a voting rights attorney had resigned, and his resignation letter can be found here, http://tinyurl.com/2bqbz7t

Here is the headline:

DOJ Voting Rights Attorney Resigns Over Black Panthers Stonewalling
By: J.P. Freire
Associate Commentary Editor
05/18/10 6:40 PM EDT

"A trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section has resigned, citing concerns about the government’s refusal to prosecute a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. A letter of resignation obtained by The Washington Examiner from a former Justice Department employee makes clear DOJ has refused to allow attorneys in the Voting Rights Section to testify before the congressionally-chartered bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, despite subpoenas that could result in their being held in contempt."

J. Christian Adams also cites his knowledge of the criminal character and

“violent tendencies of” members of the New Black Panther Party, saying:

..."As you also know, the defendants in the New Black Panther lawsuit have
become increasingly belligerent in their rhetoric toward the attorneys who
brought the case. (See eg., April 23, 2010 statement of Malik Zulu Shabazz,
case statement.pdf, describing the “phony case” brought by “the modern day
racist lynch mob seeking to hang what [we] think .are [our] modern slaves.”)
Their grievances toward us generally echo the assertions that the facts and law
did not support the lawsuit against them, ab initio."

J Christian Adams resignation letter can be found here,

The You Tube of the incident went viral, and most level headed citizens could clearly tell that the intent was one of Voter Intimidation. Why Eric Holder and the Whitehouse have chosen to stonewall this issue and the requests of Congress, is beyond comprehension and any attempts to get to the bottom of why the Department of Justice and the Voting Rights Commission dismissed the case will likely have some Executive Privilege dog and pony rap song to explain away this interference at the polls.

In researching this article I discovered that the Black Panthers had many polling places manned by their America hating members. We can and should expect this this coming fall during the General Elections.

President Obama should be demanding answers, but I guess this is yet another example of 'social justice'. And some more Hope and Change for us to swallow.

What ever it is it reeks, and Holder should be immediately terminated.

Links regarding both Eric Holder, and Malik Zulu Shabazz can be found here:

eric holder http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2357
Malik Zulu Shabazz

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