Black panthers intimidating voters video
he did not answer questions,other people here have confirmed that another person in black pantherattire was holding a night stick and apparently the concern was thatthey were intimidating people who were trying to go inside to vote.arepublican poll observer actually called the police, the police werehere and we miss them, they came and left. why don't you tell us — step down off the curb, if youdo not mind. CITIZEN: we got a phone call that there wasintimidation going on. i went inside and found full- watchers, they said they hadbeen here for an hour — i went inside and found poll-watchers, theysaid that they had said not to let people outside because black peopleare going to win no matter what."My fellow conservatives on the commission had this wild notion they could bring [Attorney General] Eric Holder down and really damage the president," Thernstrom told Politico. Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 #Stencil . someone in front of a polling place with a nightstick, thatis intimidating for all voters. 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.After he saw a Black Panther brandishing a nightstick to threaten voters, a poll watcher called police.
Media Matters also found no evidence that any voters in the predominantly-black voting district had been prevented from voting.Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, the commission's vice chair, Abigail Thernstrom, said, "We have no direct evidence that [the NBP activists] actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting."Thernstrom even characterized the case, in a recent column published by the National Review, as "small potatoes."Of Adams' charges that DOJ is discriminatory in prosecution, Thernstrom said, "We certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the Justice Department said 'We're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards: We protect blacks, we don't protect whites.' "I think the evidence is extremely weak," Thernstrom told anchor Bob Schieffer."If the Justice Department chooses - and I would be delighted if it did so - to send to us, for instance, somebody who is at that alleged brown bag meeting in which [Deputy Assistant Attorney General] Julie Fernandez said, 'We don't prosecute cases [against] blacks …' fine. I want evidence."Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, also appearing on "Face the Nation," argued that not all the facts are known, "because the Justice Department is stonewalling subpoenas issued by the U. Commission on Civil Rights."Two African-American poll watchers testified they were intimidated," said Fund. She has a master's degree in public policy and a bachelor's degree in journalism.