I'm sure we all remember this from the 2008 Presidential election.
EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case
Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.
The incident - which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube - had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.
Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as "the most blatant form of voter intimidation" that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.
The lawyers also had ascertained that one of the three men had gained access to the polling place by securing a credential as a Democratic poll watcher, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Washington Times.
The career Justice lawyers were on the verge of securing sanctions against the men earlier this month when their superiors ordered them to reverse course, according to interviews and documents. The court had already entered a default judgment against the men on April 20.
We have a civil rights activist from the 60's saying this is more blatant than Mississippi 50 years ago, can you think of a more powerful statement?
Anybody remember the whining from the Dems about disenfranchising voters in the 2000 and 2004 elections? Never any actual incidences or proof, just accusations.
Pure and simple you have to call this what it is, legalized racism. Anyone think we will see this again? This group has 27 chapters nationwide, think they will hesitate to pull this shit in your town next?