Skip to comments.Black Panther case reveals schism
Posted on 10/24/2010 5:15:11 AM PDT by nuconvert
On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath, the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform.
Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer, had aired on TV and ricocheted across the nation.
Among those who saw the footage was J. Christian Adams, who was in his office in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington.
"I thought, 'This is wrong, this is not supposed to happen in this country,'â" Adams said. "There are armed men in front of a polling place, and I need to find out if they violated the law, because in my mind there's a good chance that they did."
The actions of the black nationalist and the white lawyer have mushroomed into a fierce debate over the government's enforcement of civil rights laws - a dispute that will be aired next week when the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights unveils findings from a year-long investigation.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Why are they calling him Heath when everyone else calls him Shazam?
I thought, 'This is wrong, this is not supposed to happen in this countryBut this is no longer the same country that it once was. This is 0bama's America.
How could there be a dispute? We all saw the same thing.
They going to say we all have lying eyes?
There is no responsible person running the DOJ at the moment, and in a few short days the party in charge is going to be given pink slips all over the country.
If that doesn’t work, Katy bar the door. It’s going to get ugly
This is one of the many issues that will be investigated by our new Congress, along (hopefully) with the impeachment and treason trial for Obama.
The schism is that the Black Panthers are the Black Ku Klux Klan...and they have enablers like racists Eric Holder and Barack Hussein Obama
Its a great article for those that have not been following the case. For those of us that have its a rehash. Still better that its printed than not.
One paragraph i need take exception with. “Coates and Adams say the case was narrowed because of opposition to filing voting-rights actions against minorities and pressure from civil rights groups, but have not cited evidence. “
One might conclude the dismissal would be all the evidence needed.
I get it. You can dress like that and carry a weapon at a polling place if you’re black, but dontcha wear a Hulk Hogan tee shirt in CT.
It always occurs to me, if they are that BADDASS, then why did they allow themselves to become slaves? I guess “give me liberty or give me death” doesn’t apply to those without honor.
The Washington (Com)post appears to think it''s OK to intimidate voters as long as you're effective at intimindtating them.
Because it sounds more innocuous?
One might conclude the dismissal would be all the evidence needed.
The term 'racist' is meant to silence whites and is really about wealth and power. The power to confiscate wealth. This goes far, far beyond paying a bit more in taxes. The left wants total control.
I think we know the ideology that the president and Mr. Holder follow. The media look the other way and give them a pass on it.
Conservatives, with their belief in individuals taking care of themselves, not the state, are the enemy.
Adams and Coates bump. But watch your back Mr. Coates.
The problem, obviously, is not the Federal law, but rather the people enforcing the law.
Looks like Barry’s “New Black Panties” are in a twist.
Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."
SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"
WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.
HANNITY: But I'm a reverend
WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?
"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
Those without intellect should spend a lot less time worrying about “those without honor”.
Generally the men are killed and the women and children are captured as slaves. The children grow up in bondage. Their descendants never knew freedom.
"The Justice Department originally brought the case against four armed men who witnesses say derided voters with catcalls of "white devil" and "cracker" and told voters they should prepare to be "ruled by the black man." ..."
One poll watcher called police after he reportedly saw one of the men brandishing a nightstick to threaten voters.
As I walked up, they closed ranks, next to each other, the witness told Fox News at the time. So I walked directly in between them, went inside and found the poll watchers. They said theyd been here for about an hour. And they told us not to come outside because a black man is going to win this election no matter what.
He said the man with a nightstick told him, Were tired of white supremacy, and he starts tapping the nightstick in his hand. At which point I said, OK, were not going to get in a fistfight right here, and I called the police....
"Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly:
Black Panthers intimidate voters in Philadelphia with night stick:
Good one. Thanx.
On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath, the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform... slapping a black nightstick and exchanging wordsNever take a nightstick to a gunfight. Thanks nuconvert.
Was I first?
If somebody had instead said “Whatcha doing with those sticks boy” would that be considered fighting words by the court...
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