Is the Obama Administration and the Department of Justice Protecting the New Black Panther Party?
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Why Were the Charges Dropped Against Members of the New Black Panthers? was Race a Major Factor?
<iframe src="http://us.adserver.yahoo.com/a?f=2143397797&pn;=acont&p;... width=300 height=250 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 hspace=0 vspace=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no>When you here the term "voter intimidation" you immediately think of the 1960's and the fight that the black community had to go through just to vote. With the passing of the Voter Rights Act in 1965, you would think the days of voter intimidation were a thing of the past. Well, you're wrong.
In 2008, members of the New Black Panthers Party tried to intimidate voters by standing outside several polling places, shouting racial slurs and brandishing weapons. The situation in Philadelphia is the one that is under the microscope today because the Department of Justice, under the Obama administration and his "pardon-prone Attorney General Eric Holder, have decided to drop charges against 2 of the 3 members of the New Black Panthers Party. Why would the DOJ drop charges against individuals who commit such crimes?
The Department of Justice filed the charges while under the Bush administration. Charges were filed against Malik Zulu Shabaaz, Minister King Samir, whose real name is Maurice Heath, and Jerry Jackson. However, voter right charges have now been dropped against two of the three.
Why does there seem to be a double standard when it involves race? There seems to be a lot of these incidents happening today. it was a violation when whites committed such acts and it is a violation when others of a different race do the same. Why were these charges dropped when these thugs are GUILTY.
It seems to most that race is a huge issue here. Using the Voter Rights Act of 1965 which states in Section 11(b) that "No person ... shall intimidate, threaten, or coerce ... any person for voting or attempting to vote" the members of the New Black Panthers Party are GUILTY. Where are the so-called civil rights leaders at?
The answer to that question is simple. Since this violation was perpetrated against white voters it is considered "payback." Payback from all the years of voter intimidation suffered by African Americans under Jim Crow laws. Under Jim Crow, African-Americans were often kept from casting their ballots by threats of physical violence or actual physical violence.
is this not exactly what the members of the New Black Panthers were doing? Why is this not a crime when committed by African Americans in a wanna-be militant militia?
The New Black Panthers Party is a black supremacist group that was founded in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. The NBPP is a group similar to the KKK, except their hate is directed towards white people. It was formed when former Nation of Islam (NOI) minister Khalid Abdul Muhammad left the organization and founded the New Black Panthers Party for Self-Defense.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad is famous for his racist views and statements. One of his favorites is "there are no good crackers, and if you find one, kill him before he changes." It is not just whites that he hates, he even goes after Jewish people by blaming them for slavery and the Holocaust.
Today, the organization is headed by Malik Shabazz, who has the same racist views as Khalid Abdul Muhammad. However, he is more dangerous than his predecessor.
Using his legal background, Malik Zulu Shabazz is now trying to change his facade. He now wants to be taken as a "serious civil rights leader." His new tactic of hiding his racist views of bigotry and intolerance is by using religion and civil rights principles while inserting himself in high profile, racially charge issues. (See Duke Lacrosse Case)
In another weak attempt to hide his radicalism, Mr. Shabazz is trying to draw attention to his legal advocacy work. He founded the Black Lawyers for Justice in 1996 and has organized several marches based on race related issue. Something to note is that Mr. Shabazz is the only licensed attorney in the entire group.
Here are a few interesting facts. Malik Shabazz and his organization actively recruit gang members from the Bloods and Crips. Wonder why he would want such outstanding, law abiding citizens like these groups in his organizations?
People everywhere should be aware of individuals like this. They claim to be protectors of civil liberties but only if they apply to one race. Their beliefs are based on racial hatred and bigotry.
Now, we need to ask the Obama Administration and his Attorney General Eric Holder, why were the charges dropped against these racists. Do laws only apply when they are broken by white racists? It seems like an open and shut case. So why did the DOJ drop these charges?
In the complaint, it is stated that these individuals with the NBPP hurled racial slurs at both white and black voters. Bartle Bull, who worked as the campaign manager for Bobby Kennedy, witnessed the acts committed by these individuals. In his affidavit, Mr. Bull writes "I watched the two uniformed men confront voters and attempt to intimidate voters. They were positioned in a location that forced every voter to pass in close proximity to them. The weapon was openly displayed and brandished in plain sight of voters."
Not only did the DOJ have individuals who filed affidavits there is video of these thugs in front of the polling facility. Watch the video for yourself, or better yet, maybe the Attorney General should.
The issue of race will be a hotly contested subject in the coming months. With President Obama's selection of Sonia Sotomayor, the debate has just escalated. With her own racist comments and her siding with the city of New Haven in the Ricci v. DeStefano case involving reverse discrimination, Sonia Sotomayor will be a race-based issue.
Equal Justice Under Law is written on the front of our Untied State Supreme Court building. Equal Justice is what we should demand in this case. Attorney General Eric Holder should take a trip to this national treasure and pay close attention to those four word
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