Good Luck with that baldfaced lie.
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!”
Never mind what you saw on the damned TAPE! You’re supposed to believe what I SAY!!!!