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GOP Lawmaker Wants Explanation Why Justice Dismissed Black Panther Voter Intimidation Charges
FOXNews.com ^ | July 13, 2009 | FOXNews Staff

Posted on 07/13/2009 11:30:53 AM PDT by NCDragon

Republican Rep. Frank Wolf is accusing Attorney General Holder of ignoring his requests for an explanation why the Justice Department dismissed charges of voter intimidation filed against two members of the New Black Panther Party.

The case relates to allegations that members of the New Black Panthers interfered with voters trying to enter a Philadelphia polling station on Election Day 2008.

The Hill newspaper first reported Monday that Wolf, R-Va., also asked Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers to hold a hearing, saying one Black Panther member at the polling place was allegedly carrying a local Democratic committee card.

In a letter dated June 8 to Holder, Wolf wrote that he could not understand how the department could drop the case.

"I worry that the department's commitment to protecting the 'fundamental right to vote' is wavering under your leadership. I fail to understand how you could dismiss a legitimate case against a party that deployed armed men to a polling station -- one of whom brandished a weapon to voters -- who harassed and intimidated voters, and could then decide such actions do not constitute a violation" of the Voting Rights Act, Wolf wrote.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhodoj; blackpanthers; frankwolf

1 posted on 07/13/2009 11:30:53 AM PDT by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

I want an explanation from the DOJ and Holder as to why they have failed to investigate Barry over the illegal firing of the AmeriCorps IG...


2 posted on 07/13/2009 11:33:03 AM PDT by cranked
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To: NCDragon

That is a no brainer


3 posted on 07/13/2009 11:33:18 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: NCDragon; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The list, ping


4 posted on 07/13/2009 11:34:11 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NCDragon

Justice and the MSM are not interested in big dudes standing in the doorway with billy-clubs, scowls, and harsh words. More interesting are complaints by “historically disadvantaged” groups who saw a traffic cone miles away from the polling place and naturally assumed that meant the cops would beat them if they went any further. Or people who took seriously annonymous fliers stuck under their windsheilds informing them that the election had been moved to Wednesday.


5 posted on 07/13/2009 11:34:19 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NCDragon
It would be interesting to see Colin Powell bend himself into a pretzel talking about this topic. Is it reverse-reverse discrimination, or is Holder acting empathetically or just pathetically?
6 posted on 07/13/2009 11:34:39 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: NCDragon

Move on folks...nothing to see here.....keep moving...


7 posted on 07/13/2009 11:38:27 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: NCDragon

Holder: “It’s because they’re not the WHITE panthers.”


8 posted on 07/13/2009 11:38:55 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: NCDragon

Uhhh, because Holder, like his boss, is a racist.


9 posted on 07/13/2009 11:39:05 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: NCDragon

One question?
WHO hired them ?


10 posted on 07/13/2009 11:44:01 AM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: SERKIT

“It would be interesting to see Colin Powell bend himself into a pretzel talking about this topic. “

Not really. Mr. Powell has shown himself as a racist liberal. I have no interest in what Mr. Powell thinks, or any of the mental gymnastics that he’d attempt to try to prove himself a conservative.


11 posted on 07/13/2009 11:44:31 AM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: NCDragon

The Left hates facts. We need to purge them from office.


12 posted on 07/13/2009 11:47:55 AM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: NCDragon

Too obvious.
Why?
Obama and his ultracorrupt administration will support
any terrorist, any criminal activity against the
American people.


13 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: NCDragon

Black Democrats in charge and you expect fairness?


14 posted on 07/13/2009 12:19:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: NCDragon

Black Democrats in charge and you expect fairness?


15 posted on 07/13/2009 12:22:56 PM PDT by blam
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To: wac3rd

Reality, indeed, never favors leftist ideology,
as it is based on lies and the spirit of lies.


16 posted on 07/13/2009 12:23:00 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: NCDragon

Does anyone have a recording of said thug saying “you’re gonna be ruled by the black man, cracker!”


17 posted on 07/13/2009 12:24:00 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kPSkwAkLIk


18 posted on 07/13/2009 12:27:06 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: NCDragon

This has the appearance of corruption.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 12:27:07 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: NCDragon

Don’t worry I’m sure they will do it again in 2010 and 2012.

Get them on tape again.

When I told my wife she did one of those “WHAT!” things.


20 posted on 07/13/2009 12:27:23 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: MrB

The Left eats at the trough of hard work, innovation and success...it is the irrational, illogical, entitlement-obsessed maggot that really wants special treatment for being a “Party” member when in fact, they are hard-pressed to have ever done anything constructive in their lives (see Clinton, Obama, Schumer, Boxer, Kennedy, Kerry, Harken, Feinstein).

Losers by trade.


21 posted on 07/13/2009 12:27:47 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: wac3rd

Neo-feudalism. That’s what they really want.


22 posted on 07/13/2009 12:28:58 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: savedbygrace
This has the appearance of corruption.

Appearances can be deceiving. After all, we are talking an African-American group fronted by the Chicago political machine.

Never in recorded history have either been accused of corruption.

/SARCASM
/SARCASM
/SARCASM

23 posted on 07/13/2009 12:31:54 PM PDT by ssaftler (OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: NCDragon
They won't prosecute the Black Panthers and Obama, but will prosecute Dick Cheney for keeping America safe. What is America coming to?
24 posted on 07/13/2009 12:32:29 PM PDT by Humal
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To: wac3rd

Well brother BO at the Acorn training group said this is how we do things in Chicago and they haven’t had aaaaaaaone them republican mayors since 1927. So it works. Besides, it ain’t “intimidation” it’s just making you aware of what’s correct, and expected.


25 posted on 07/13/2009 12:33:43 PM PDT by easttennesseejohn
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To: NCDragon
Republican Rep. Frank Wolf is accusing Attorney General Holder of ignoring his requests for an explanation why the Justice Department dismissed charges of voter intimidation filed against two members of the New Black Panther Party.

Of course he's being ignored, and no explanations will be forthcoming. And there's nothing he can do about it.

26 posted on 07/13/2009 12:45:52 PM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ssaftler

Smallest book in the world:
“Prominent, uncorrupt, black politicians, city council and up”


27 posted on 07/13/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

OOPS... FORGOT THE ALL IMPORTANT CATEGORY “DEMOCRAT”


28 posted on 07/13/2009 12:48:06 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: NCDragon

The first member of the New Black Panthers that tries to intimidate me, is going to have a very bad day.


29 posted on 07/13/2009 12:56:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: MrB

Great point. Unwashed masses (see Harry Reid, Summer 2008).

He balks at the visitors (mainly US Citizens and legal, visiting foreign nationals) WHO PAY HIS BLOATED SALARY, BENEFITS and PENSION...

How a maggot like Reid gets elected is baffling to me, unless his opponent is equally slimy.


30 posted on 07/13/2009 1:17:11 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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