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There’s a disturbing report coming out of Philadelphia, as it’s been confirmed that New Black Panthers are, once again, outside of a polling place — the same location they stood at, batons in hand, back in 2008 (the address is 12 and Fairmount, Ward 14).
TheBlaze originally received the following image of one of one alleged Panthers outside of the station via e-mail this morning, then FOX News confirmed their presence in a subsequent report with video.
While troubling, this development may not be entirely surprising. In a September 2012 radio interview, the Black Panthers national chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz claimed that his group may, once again, take to the polling stations on election day.
“I will say that as this election comes up in November, we will consider our options,” Shabazz said during his interview with WABC. “And we will consider the fact whether we will legally and lawfully go to the polls again to make sure there is no intimidation against our people, which was our intent in 2008.”
Originally posted by jibeho
They're Back!! Wow! This takes some guts.
Originally posted by Urantia1111
What is the point here? Do these guys think that Romney supporters are going to lose their minds and vote Obama instead simply because there's some random black dude hanging around out front? I don't get it.
Originally posted by antar
Do they realize that republicans also vote democratic and all the other parties? Just because you are registered as a certain party you are not obliged to vote for that party, it works both ways and they may in fact tip the vote of the undecided with their show of aggression.
Originally posted by intrepid
I see a lot of complaining about the DoJ but can someone tell me what laws are actually being broken?
18 USC § 594 - Intimidation of voters
Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.