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Black Panthers deem flap over voting 'error': Laud dismissal of intimidation case!

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:45 PM
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In its first public comments about a controversial voter-intimidation case, the New Black Panther Party said it did not break any laws and praised a decision by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s Justice Department to dismiss a civil complaint in the matter.

A written statement by the party, issued Friday during a hearing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, conceded that one member — Minister King Samir Shabazz — should not have brought a nightstick to a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day in November 2008, but described it as "an honest error."

"What these Republican witch hunters repeatedly fail to mention is that the individual member involved in the nightstick incident was in fact legally penalized, and prohibited by law by Eric Holders Justice Department from polling places through 2012," said the statement from Minister Hashim Nzinga, chief of staff to party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz.

"What these complainers against Attorney General Eric Holder also consistently fail to mention is that this member, who we believe made an honest error but still deviated from organizational policy on that day, was actually suspended from the New Black Panther Party until January 2010 as a result of this mishap," it said. "The New Black Panther Party made it clear then and now we dont support voter intimidation."

The controversy comes because the case was brought during the Bush administration, but dropped after President Obama took office. The civil rights commission is investigating whether political interference led to the downsizing of the case, but commissioners said it will be difficult to determine because of the scant cooperation they has received from the Justice Department.

Source: www.washingtontimes.com...

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Minister King Samir Shabazz — should not have brought a nightstick to a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day in November 2008, but described it as "an honest error."

If a group of white males showed up at a Philly polling place with night sticks saying black people couldn't vote...... I don't even need to describe what the Justice Dept. would have done to them.

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was in fact legally penalized, and prohibited by law by Eric Holders Justice Department from polling places through 2012
Wow, all the way till 2012. Would the suspension prior to the elcetion or will the good Minister have learned his lesson and be able to continue with his election day help?

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was actually suspended from the New Black Panther Party until January 2010 as a result of this mishap,"

Another Wow. until 2010-so, he will soon be off the suspension-just about now.

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The controversy comes because the case was brought during the Bush administration, but dropped after President Obama took office.
I think that just about says it all.

With POTUS recent plea for help agaisnt the mean nasty white man and this thing, combined should be enough evidence to show everyone who the real racist is. This is just another disgrace under the watch eye of Nobama.




posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 04:42 AM
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Under the "In case you missed it". I just think that this action by the Black Panthers needs to be discussed over and over.

Our voting rights are being step on AGAIN. and Justice Dept looks the other way. BASED ON SKIN COLOR of the defendants.

Just amazing and disgusting-at the same time.



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