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Friday, July 31, 2009
Questions of corruption in the Obama Justice Department are being asked in the case of Black Panthers who intimidated voters and were allowed to walk free when the case was dropped by political appointees in the department.
In an affidavit, a poll watcher testified that that the Black Panthers showed the most blatant form of voter intimidation he had ever seen. Poll watcher Bartle Bull, wrote; "I watched the two uniformed men confront voter and attempt to intimidate them. The weapon was openly displayed and brandished in plain sight of the voters."
The Justice Department won the case last month but then later moved to dismiss the charges. Now Congressional Republicans are asking why it was dismissed and by whom--political appointees or career attorneys? They are asking that the charges be refiled because, under the circumstances, it would not violate the double-jeopardy clause. Congressional Republicans want to know why Associate Attorney Thomas J. Perrelli, the departments No. 3 political appointee, approved the decision to drop the case even though the government had won a judgements against the Black Panther for his actions at a Philadelphia polling location.
President Obama, after your seemingly racist-leaning comment toward the Cambridge, MA police in the recent Prof. Gates case you may want to redirect Attorney General Holder to do the right thing and re-open these charges of voter intimidation against the Black Panthers. Sgt. Crowley did YOU a favor by meeting with you and Gates at the White House to assuage your seemingly racist comment. You're playing with fire if you don't direct Justice to pursue this Panther case, which has already been won.
President Obama, the country is watching you very closely on matters of race so a word to the wise is to show no favoritism whatsoever on these matters.