New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case

Video of black panthers intimidating voters

She stated that because the story has pictures, it was the kind of story that you can run over and over again. The intentions of the men in the clip, which was shot by Steve Morse, then a Republican poll watcher, aren't clear. Under the Bush Administration, a criminal investigation into the incident was started, but later dropped. Even though reports were made, the police did nothing, did not even respond by coming to the area to break up that threatening mob. If the Justice Department had dropped a case involving two robed Klansmen patrolling a polling booth, the outcry would have been deafening, he said.

And Nzinga understands it may look weird for an organization like his, which encourages members to arm themselves and carry weapons openly, to support a candidate who has advocated for gun control. The letter quoted the testimony of J.

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The case remained open when the Obama administration took office a few weeks later. Fausset, Richard and Alan Blinder. What's False The members stated that they were not acting on behalf of any political campaign, and no reports documented their approaching polling places or intimidating voters. As the election cycle wound down to the wire, Kemp opened a hacking investigation into his Democratic foes without citing evidence of their culpability. What the second video doesn't show, however, is that the man holding the club was asked to leave by police, which he did without incident.

But that is exactly what happened, he said. Those pictures were taken in Southwest Atlanta and reflect the New Black Panthers exercising their right to participate in the political process, he said. Refusal to address these concerns only confirms politicization of the issue and does not reflect well on the Justice Department. The Georgia gubernatorial election has been a heated close call and beset with racial strife.

To the contrary, the Black Panthers in October announced a nationwide deployment for the election. And the other man was a certified poll watcher. According to the commission, Ms.

Stacy Abrams indeed has earned her status. Coates also asked the commission to see the New Black Panther Party case in racially reversed terms. Lichtman at American University. Justice Department's rebuttal Tom Perez, the current attorney general for civil rights, has denied Coates's claims. The only truthful news one can get is from the internet Citizen Journalists.

Martin, Jonathan and Alexander Burns. She was backed by famous New Age practitioner Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire, who was pushing her for that office, which would make her the first black governor ever. Morse turned over the video of the incident to ElectionJournal. Even so, Stacy Abrams refuses to concede that she lost the election.

The clip, however, went viral and was popular with conservative news outlets who published the recording as proof of widespread voter intimidation. The case precipitated deep divisions within the Justice Department. As a practical matter, disenfranchisement claims against blacks remain the exception. She is throwing a hissy fit and demanding a recount of the ballots. He pointed to the case as an example.

Abigail Thernstrom Abigail Thernstrom, the vice chair of the U. Hashim Nzinga, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, knows that people are talking about those pictures of members campaigning for Stacey Abrams while carrying long guns. Yet the Black Panthers posed confidently in front of the voting place with their guns, making eye contact with all they could, as voters entered the voting area. The lawsuit accused them of using uniforms, racial insults and a weapon to intimidate voters and those who were there to assist them. Employees who worked the Brown case have described being harassed by colleagues due to the widespread belief that civil rights laws should not be used to protect white voters.

So she did earn one recognition which should boost her ego. We also reached out to the New Black Panther Party and did not receive a response. In doing so, Yaki deprived the panel of a quorum and delayed a vote on a draft report, which Yaki claimed, is unfairly biased against the Obama administration.

Thernstrom told Politico last month. In this case as well, the police did not come, arrest them and charge them with interference of voting. However, voters walked past the Panthers and into the voting area and voted for Brian Kemp, who is now the governor elect. Commission on Civil Rights, has been a vocal critic of the investigations over the Black Panther case.