Blatant form of voter intimidation, New Black Panther Party

Radicalism Running Amuck: Black Panthers in, Returning Vets Out!

By —— Bio and Archives--May 29, 2009

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In the new Obama paradigm for justice, the Department of Homeland Security warns that returning veterans, those who oppose illegal immigration, higher taxes, uncontrolled spending, gun control, and infanticide are “right wing extremists,” scoundrels of the sort that government has an obligation to keep a wary eye on.


Conversely, intimidating voters with violence on Election Day appears to be acceptable, provided the intimidator is black and an Obama supporter.

As reported by the Washington Times, in part:

“Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for self-defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.

“The incident - which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube - had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.

“Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.

“The lawyers also had ascertained that one of the three men had gained access to the polling place by securing a credential as a Democratic poll watcher, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

The career Justice lawyers were on the verge of securing sanctions against the men earlier this month when their superiors ordered them to reverse course, according to interviews and documents. The court had already entered a default judgment against the men on April 20.”

“Blatant form of voter intimidation?” How can that possibly be, given the fact that people of color are genetically incapable of racism and discrimination?

If any good comes from this outrageous behavior, perhaps it will be in the form of an urgent message to all decent and honorable Americans:

We the People must acknowledge that our government, starting with the president, no longer respects the values and freedoms that this nation were founded on and which make America special.

Be afraid—very afraid!


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John Lillpop -- Bio and Archives | Comments

John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal. “Clean and sober” since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. For years, John lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, the very liberal sanctuary city which protects, rather than prosecutes, certain favored criminals.  John escaped the Bay Area in May and now lives in Pine Grove California where conservative values are still in vogue.

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