Black panthers intimidating voters in philadelphia
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It’s always quite amusing (not to mention delusional) whenever anyone accuses Doug, of all people, of being a leftist in anyway…there are many others who would beg to differ with this faulty accusation…
The incident was investigated by the Department of Justice and, before Barack Obama became President, the decision was made not to pursue criminal charges in the matter. The controversy mostly died out when the Summer of 2010 ended and people began focusing on the election, but Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog notes that there was a final report issued by the DOJ back in March and it turns out that the whole story really was much ado about nothing:(1) the original NBPP controversy really was small potatoes, as Abby Thernstrom and Jonathan Adler concluded.
I was amazed to learn that FOX News had 95 segments on the NBPP issue in little over a two week period. Christian Adams, Big Government, Hans von Spakovsky, and Pajamas Media-along with the Republican-leaning commissioners on the Civil Rights Commission (aside from Thernstrom)—sought to make as much political hay out of the incident as they could. Yeah, in the grand scheme of things the number of voters at that one polling place that may have been intimidated is miniscule compared to the total votes cast in Philly and Penn.
However, what those two NBP members were doing is clearly proscribed.
(3) Whether we should call DOJ’s subsequent actions a “cover-up” as Jonathan says or not, DOJ certainly did a very poor job explaining its actions.
And it is only from the OPR report that one can get a clear sense as to the bona fide dispute among those at DOJ over how to handle the case.
” I recall a lot of similar cases where a lack of victim testimony didn’t prevent prosecution. Or perhaps you’re unfamiliar with the term “witness intimidation? Like or Dislike: @Jay Tea: Funny how when our comments point out the obvious projection that the leftist commenters leave, they are hellbent on telling us that WE are the racists and afraid of the boogey man…
I appreciate it that you, at least, got the point I was trying to make with Matthew Shepherd.
To dismiss this event as an innocuous blip is to play into the hands of Eric Holder, Obama, and the “Social Justice” acolytes. @Janis Gore: The audio and videotape offered the “film noire” witness to what occurred. Like or Dislike: When it comes to voter intimidation this blatant, there is no such thing as “small potatoes.” Period.
You may have noticed that guy with the cell phone who went inside and said he would be reporting them? As for “standing:” the election workers have standing in this matter, and could/should have presented themselves as witnesses. As Baby Boomer noted, the Matthew Shepherd case was one guy in a backwater part of a backwater state. Like or Dislike: So you think there is a racial component? These were black guys at a polling place in an almost entirely black precinct.
Cases like NBPP and the case in Mississippi (as well as NVRA cases requiring cleaning up of voter rolls) were of greater priority to the Bush Administration than to the Obama administration. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook Was I wrong before, or does Pennsylvania election law allow electioneering within 10 feet of the door?
(5) Some on the right hoped to use the controversy over NBPP to paint the Obama DOJ as politicized and to make a scandal out of a legitimate difference in opinion over DOJ prosecutorial priorities and prosecutorial discretion. No, I didn’t much care for King Minister Shamik Shabazz, aka Maurice Heath, standing around by the door. Like or Dislike: Relying upon a leftist blog that uses leftist sources to confirm your left leaning biases?
Oh, skip the crap — an attitude that needed to be smacked down, and smacked down hard. The only reason you don’t think this is small potatoes is because you, like Adams and so many others, think this is a useful way to scare white people. Like or Dislike: @mantis: I’d have the same problem with the Klan at my polling place.