03 Nov 2010 Same Schtick, Different Day
Members of the New Black Panther Party showed up yesterday at the very same Philadelphia polling place where, in 2008, the Party was accused of trying to intimidate voters.
In that previous case, the two men at the polls and their leader were charged with violating peoples’ voting rights. The charges, however, were later dropped completely against two of them and the one wielding the nightstick that day got a slap-on-the-wrist from the Obama Justice Department.
To this day, the Obama Administration is unwilling to work with Congress or the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to explain why the charges were dropped shortly before the men — who were already considered guilty due to a default judgment against them — just as they were about to be sentenced.
Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie has written to President Obama twice to ask for the appointment of a special prosecutor to determine if politics played a role in the Justice Department dropping the case.
Here is what Mychal is saying about yesterday’s Black Panther hijinks:
It’s inconclusive that the New Black Panther Party member who positioned himself yesterday at very same polling station where civil rights violations by the Party were alleged to have occurred two years ago did anything wrong. But I find the act arrogantly defiant and an in-your-face disregard for propriety. One can only conclude this act of confrontation was fueled by bravado over the Obama-Holder Justice Department’s refusal to prosecute them in the past.
While this person no doubt believes he is making a point, the only point he is really making is that he is all about mischief and unwarranted defiance.