So, here's the ugly story from The Washington Times:
"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.
To read the rest of this horror story visit The Washington Times website here
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin discusses this case at more length here
Left Coast Rebel adds additional great commentary to the mix here
YouTube video of the New Black Panthers at "work" on election day.