Black panthers intemidating voters

Now, he’s the head of “election protection” for a candidate who has essentially advised his supporters to perform that exact same behavior, The Guardian reports.

Fox News, which has spent the last week treating the fringe group as the greatest threat to democracy since... Police were called, and the two men were ushered away.

Commission on Civil Rights was investigating allegations that the Obama Justice Department dropped charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for political reasons. Commission on Civil Rights was investigating allegations that the Obama Justice Department dropped charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for political reasons.

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Commission on Civil Rights denounced allegations by some pundits that the Justice Department is refusing to pursue a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because of race, and suggested that the charges being made by right-wing figures are politically motivated.

Earlier this month that senior officials in the department are not applying voting rights laws in a race-neutral way, by refusing to press charges against African Americans on these issues.

Reading this in 2008, it sounded preposterous, the kind of thing that no one could believe in the country that was about to elect Barack Obama.

But Kelly, under the guise of journalism, is working to create a rumor like this in 2010.

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"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.

A recent Media Matters investigation has debunked charges that the Obama administration withdrew criminal charges against the Panthers (in fact, the Bush administration decided not to pursue criminal charges, with Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez testifying that the Bush Justice Department "determined that the facts did not constitute a prosecutable violation of the criminal statutes"; a civil lawsuit was filed in the last days of the Bush administration, and a judgment won by the Obama Justice Department in May 2009).

Media Matters also found no evidence that any voters in the predominantly-black voting district had been prevented from voting.

Watch her broadcasts and you become convinced that the New Black Panthers are a powerful group that hate white people and operate under the protection of Eric Holder's DOJ.

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.