Friday, May 29, 2009

USDOJ career lawyers overruled on voting case

It appears that Eric Holder's politicized (read radicalized) Justice department has determined that intimidation at the polls is not a violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, if the intimidators are of African extraction. The open question remains: Will the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment apply so as to extend to Caucasians, Asians, Hispanics, and all other non-african ethnics the same "right" to intimidate their fellow citizens with impunity through thuggery at the polls?

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.



  1. hell of a story, I just read the article at the Wash Times...clearly there are incredible things amiss in the Obamanation administration, it seems that proper justice was not pursued in this case because of the ethnicity of the guys blocking the polling place. This is shocking!

  2. I gave you a little hat tip at the end of my write up as well for pointing me to this article.....hope you liked my writeup!