09 Jul 2010 New Video About New Black Panthers Case From Project 21 Member
In his job as a producer at the Media Research Center, Project 21 member Bob Parks put together a shocking video about recent developments in the New Black Panther Party case.
On June 1, career Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams tendered his resignation in protest of what he said was false testimony by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez. Perez just appeared before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights with regard to the largely dismissed voting rights case against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
The case was almost at its conclusion, with the New Black Panthers found guilty of voting rights abuses, when political appointees at the Justice Department reportedly ordered career attorneys — including Adams — to drop all of the charges with the exception of a judgment against King Samir Shabazz that he cannot wield a baton near a Philadelphia polling place until after the 2012 elections.
Only in Philadelphia. Only until 2012. Carrying a nightstick to the polls in Conshohocken this November? No problem.
Testimony by Adams after his resignation from the Justice Department has reignited the controversy in the media, but getting to the bottom of the matter has always been one of the foremost items on the agenda of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
In Bob’s video, produced for the MRC’s “Soundbites” series, Commissioner Todd Gaziano speaks in detail about the charges being made against Obama Administration political appointees with regard to the New Black Panthers case and the existence of an environment at the Justice Department that is hostile to equal protection under law.
Among the bombshell revelations in the video related to the testimony of J. Christian Adams is that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes allegedly made it clear to the staff that no voting rights abuse cases would be brought against minorities under the current departmental leadership.
To see Bob’s video, which does contain some shocking content, including the racist rants of Shabazz captured by National Geographic, click here.