Skip to comments.No Proof in New Black Panther Case: Official (No Evidence Supports Charges by Right-Wingers)
Posted on 07/25/2010 10:53:20 AM PDT by Libloather
No Proof in New Black Panther Case: Official
Says No Evidence Supports Charges by Right-Wingers That Obama Admin. Refuses to Prosecute Blacks for Breaking Vote Laws
By David S Morgan
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2010
(CBS) A Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights denounced allegations by some pundits that the Justice Department is refusing to pursue a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because of race, and suggested that the charges being made by right-wing figures are politically motivated.
Conservative broadcasters and websites have claimed that the Obama administration is dropping prosecution of New Black Panther activists who were videotaped outside a Philadelphia polling station on Election Day 2008, making intimidating remarks; one man was carrying a nightstick.
Earlier this month former Justice Department lawyer and Republican activist J. Christian Adams testified to the commission that senior officials in the department are not applying voting rights laws in a race-neutral way, by refusing to press charges against African Americans on these issues.
A recent Media Matters investigation has debunked charges that the Obama administration withdrew criminal charges against the Panthers (in fact, the Bush administration decided not to pursue criminal charges, with Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez testifying that the Bush Justice Department "determined that the facts did not constitute a prosecutable violation of the criminal statutes"; a civil lawsuit was filed in the last days of the Bush administration, and a judgment won by the Obama Justice Department in May 2009).
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Good Luck with that baldfaced lie.
“No Evidence”??? Video of thugs with clubs threatening voters is “no evidence”?? I think Abigail has some jungle fever.
No proof? They have verifiable witnesses (and on tape). Just look at them!!!-
Does this mean that I should wear a helmet to the polls this fall. Or conversely, would it then be OK for me to stand in front of a polling place with military garb and a nightstick?
I do wish someone would ask these people that.
That’s a couple bags of BS.
This woman is a typical RINO (if she even is a Repub) in the mold of Juan McPain--they can never come out and call a Dem or black on any action for fear of being called right wing or racist.
IT WAS INTIMIDATION!
Now, now. CBS has made it’s determination based upon an investigation by the always unbiased Media Matters.
Remember how that other Mafia used to go to lengths to announce that there was no such thing as the Mafia?
Yes, you absolutely should. Although you might want to consider wearing blackface; that way they will know you're making a statement.
“Republican activist J. Christian Adams”
gotta love the way the media pours out the BS- nevermind a network known for pimping fake documents....so Adams is now a “Republican activist”????
The two BPP members didn’t actually ‘attack’ anyone.
So, the Justice Department is correct in that there is NO EVIDENCE they physically restrained anyone to keep them from voting.
They were just two ‘black guys’ in a ‘black’ neighborhood trying to ensure that no White people interfered with the black people voting for Obama.
They were simply ‘afraid’ that hordes of white folks were going to come in and pummel black voters with McCAIN/PALIN signs.
HOWEVER..... had this been someone wearing a KKK Hood, standing in front of a voting booth, we know what would have happened.
HAD this been a TEA PARTY member who had any kind of PATCH on their clothing, or had a stick in their hand, we know what would have happened.
They would end up like Erik Scott at the COSTCO in Las Vegas. Where the COPS think that RENO 911 is a TRAINING VIDEO.
Actually he did not just watch the video he was right THERE on the ground when it happened!
Liberals are the only people I know of who can look at an unedited video of someone doing something bad and conclude that said event did not happen.
I remember that once the Mafia infiltrated local/state/regional and Federal offices, the government started announcing that there was no such thing as the Mafia.