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.
Perhaps Abigail will see things differently once the Metamucil kicks in.
Ok then...I guess then that the Tea Party can station 2 jack booted thugs at every white predominated voting location and all will be sweetness and light?
So we didn’t see the New Black Panthers waving their batons, dressed in para military garb menacing people at the polling place.
Silly us, we must have been hallucinating.
Remember when Communists took over the entertainment industry (Hollywood) and many government offices, and even though McCarthy proved it, the communists kept insisting there was no such thing as communists?
Were they 'menacing' (exactly what is that, btw?) one particular race of people, or was it just random?
I hope someone gives this guy a dirt nap.
CBS=Obama Defense Network
This lady is a joke.
Was she paid, or extorted?You never can tell with the Obummer bunch.They have learned the Joseph Goebbels dance well.
(Offical Headline as dispensed to news outlets)
No Proof in New Black Panther Case: Official (No Evidence Supports Charges by Right-Wingers)
(What it would say if the ‘wannabe ruling elite’ in our media actually told the truth)
(Under new ORDERS, the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT will no longer accept any Evidence in cases brought by Right-Wingers)
Bush appointee, makes sense.
Why would Obama want riots at the polls , one might ask?
Its a pan to destabilize the electoral process. And you are seeing only a small part of a larger plan to do just that.
Wait until ethnic voters are challenged for ID and citizenship papers, watch what happens then.
Is that not where the phrase, “hoisted by their own petard” comes from?
You wouldn’t even have to say a word.
It wouldn’t be 10 minutes and your azz would be in jail.
BTW, isn’t that guy the same guy saying something on tape about killing cracker babies?
Wait....didn’t some dept. or commission or something already find them guilty? It was the DOJ that dropped it.
Shirley Sherrods first interviewer. MM is one of the most vile, pathetic propaganda sites on the web. EVERYone of their debunkings can be easily re-debunked by a fifth grader.
But I guess they're playing to thier readers, like SeeBS, who are second grade level intellect, at best
Come November we will not be intimidated, come November 2012 if he chooses to run again we will not be intimidated.
Black Republicans were said to have turned away and didn’t vote.
And OJ was not guilty. Of course, I understand. It is perfectly clear.
Actually this woman’s appointment IS Bush’s fault.
liberals win a damned election and the exexcutive branch is filled without exception with the hardest left kooks.
Republicans win one and the executive branch is 3/4s filled with people who want to get along with the hardest left kooks.
There was testimony that they had gone inside and menaced a republican challenger. Outside they had commentary going towards whites who left the polling place.
There was testimony about their threats that were documented in the DOJ case. It must be somewhere on line.
To suggest that it is racist to object is ludicrous.
The left is shameless in it’s exploitation of the race issue.
They should have come out screaming if that happened.
The Panthers’ purpose wasn’t just to intimidate the white voters; it was to demonstrate to law-abiding black and white residents that, in Philadelphia, the Panthers are untouchable a proposition the Justice Department has helped them prove.
But what about the Panthers’ intimidating uniforms and jackboots. Don’t be silly, Thernstrom now counters. After all, “the boots were no different from a pair my husband owns.” Oh, I see: How could anyone think these friendly Panthers who were heard telling spectators, “You’re about to be ruled by the black man, cracker” were any more intimidating than . . . Stephan Thernstrom, That’s the first thing that popped into my head upon reading about Panther leader King Samir Shabazz serenading blacks with enticements like, “want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers! You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies!”
These guys? Oh, these guys....they are men who did not have time to change clothes from their Halloween party a few days before - that's not a night stick - it's a super sized clark bar /sarc
Since when is 'Media Matters' in charge of federal investigations?