Return Of The Black Panthers
They’re back, no thanks to Attorney General Eric Holder. Members of the New Black Panther Party are again stalking the polls in Philadelphia.
In 2009, the Department of Justice sought a permanent nationwide injunction against the New Black Panther Party appearing at the polls. The Eric Holder Justice Department gutted the case in May 2009.
Had the political appointees at Holder’s Justice Department sought the relief requested by Michael Mukasey’s Justice Department, this wouldn’t be happening. Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s DOJ filed a complaint that sought a permanent injunction against King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson from appearing in front of a poll in New Black Panther attire nationwide.
Instead, Eric Holder gave them a slap on the wrist. Here is the operative language from the watered down injunction:
Defendant Minster King Samir Shabazz is enjoined from displaying a weapon within 100 feet of any open polling location on any election day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or from otherwise engaging in coercing, threatening, or intimidating behavior in violation of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1973i(b).
So Shabazz can display a weapon 101 feet away from a poll. Jerry Jackson, the tall New Black Panther who helped block the polls with Shabazz was dismissed from the case. Worse, the paltry injunction expires next week.
Eric Holder and his apologists in the media have argued that the dismissal had nothing to do with the color of the defendants’ skin. Dismissed defendant Malik Zulu Shabazz doesn’t agree. He says on this video that the case was dismissed after “a Justice Department changed hands . . . and the DOJ leadership changed hands to a black man by the name of Eric Holder” and then the case was dismissed.
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