When the reporter asked the black panther if he was there to provide security, the man replied, “No comment.”Other Black Panthers reportedly showed up at a second polling place in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.On Election Day in 2008, three members of the New Black Panther Party stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia, with one of them brandishing a nightstick or baton. Bush filed a civil complaint again three Black Panthers — Minister King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson — charging them with violating voter rights by using coercion, threats and intimidation.Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has turned his attention to Pennsylvania in the final days of the race, as polls there have tightened in a state that President Obama’s campaign believed it would win fairly easily. Romney turned out about 30,000 supporters Sunday night at a rally in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Unlike in the 2008 election, members of the organization labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center were not wielding billy clubs or forming clusters.
In 2008, members of the New Black Panthers wore black paramilitary garb and stood in front of the doors leading to a polling place in Philadelphia.
Racist thugs camped outside polling places is not voter intimidation... Obama's Atty General Eric Holder got these particular racist thugs off hoping for exactly this outcome.
The New Black Panther Party would not be intimidating voters if the Justice Department had not aggressively intervened on their behalf.
A reporter for Philadelphia Magazine found a “uniformed member of the New Black Panther Party” Tuesday morning at the entrance to a polling place in the 1200 block of Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia.
The reporter, Victor Fiorillo, told the man he was going to take his photograph.“No pictures, please,” he replied.
It is important, however, to highlight some specific testimony on one of those myths.
One of the constant refrains heard from liberals in their attempt to diminish the importance of the New Black Panther scandal is that there is no evidence that any voters were intimidated or prevented from voting.
The New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is a political controversy in the United States concerning an incident that occurred during the 2008 election.
The New Black Panther Party and two of its members, Minister King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, were charged with voter intimidation for their conduct outside a polling station in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Republican officials said 75 election monitors from the party were turned away from polling places in heavily Democratic sections of Philadelphia Tuesday, but a judge has ordered them reinstated.“It certainly raises the question, what are Democrats doing in the polls that they are working so hard to shield folks from monitoring in this election?