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    EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded weapon

    EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case - Washington Times
    Court records reviewed by The Times show that career Justice lawyers were seeking a default judgment and penalties against the three men as recently as May 5, before abruptly ending their pursuit 10 days later.

    People directly familiar with the case, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because of fear of retribution, said career lawyers in two separate Justice offices had recommended proceeding to default judgment before political superiors overruled them.

    The civil suit filed Jan. 7 identified the three men as members of the Panthers and said they wore military-style uniforms, black berets, combat boots, battle-dress pants, black jackets with military-style insignias and were armed with "a dangerous weapon"and used racial slurs and insults to scare would-be voters and those there to assist them at the Philadelphia polling location on Nov. 4.

    The complaint said the three men engaged in "coercion, threats and intimidation, ... racial threats and insults, ... menacing and intimidating gestures, ... and movements directed at individuals who were present to vote."

    To support its evidence, the government had secured an affidavit from Bartle Bull, a longtime civil rights activist and former aide to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign. Mr. Bull said in a sworn statement dated April 7 that he was serving in November as a credentialed poll watcher in Philadelphia when he saw the three uniformed Panthers confront and intimidate voters with a nightstick.

    "In my opinion, the men created an intimidating presence at the entrance to a poll," he declared. "In all my experience in politics, in civil rights litigation and in my efforts in the 1960s to secure the right to vote in Mississippi ... I have never encountered or heard of another instance in the United States where armed and uniformed men blocked the entrance to a polling location."
    Let's see.
    Replace Black Panthers with KKK and let's see the case be dropped.

    Hey Holder, nice job... You COWARD.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    Well, it's been interesting to read the comments from our Obama supporters defending AG "Coward" Holder.

    Wasssup?

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Well, it's been interesting to read the comments from our Obama supporters defending AG "Coward" Holder.

    Wasssup?

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    Where is the Liberal Rage?

    Their silence on this gives the above referenced column the ring of truth.

    What the left wants above all else is to follow a charismatic leader whose very existence embodies their collective will. Think about the liberal mythologizing of Kennedy. What exactly was it about Kennedy that they love? His die-hard anti-communism? His attempt to invade Cuba? His deepening of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam? His tax cuts? All that may be anathema to the left in theory, but in the end itís irrelevant in the face of Kennedyís magnificent charisma.
    Dear Leader's yes-man AG is ok with truncheon-carrying thugs standing "guard" outside polling places, so it must be ok.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    The silence is pretty deafening at this point.

    You did not see them rush to the defense of Obama's indefinite detention either.

    It's like the neo-cons and Bush, all over again.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    ..and my friends think Im paranoid when I carry my pistol to the polls.
    Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case - Washington Times


    Let's see.
    Replace Black Panthers with KKK and let's see the case be dropped.

    Hey Holder, nice job... You COWARD.

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    Eric Holder is a coward, and our system of EQUAL RIGHTS justice is a fraud.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It's like the neo-cons and Bush, all over again.
    Exactly the point. If such things were evil under Bush (and in both the 2000 and 2004 election cycles there were calls from the left that Bush partisans engaged in voter intimidation at or near polling places), how are they now rendered acceptable?

    If voting in Dear Leader and his Chicago Mafia was to end the abuses and usurpations of Bush, what justification is there for tolerating the same abuses and usurpations by Dear Leader?

    Voter intimidation is not a partisan issue. Disrupting the ballot is anathema to the foundations of American representative republican democracy. Intimidation at polling places poisons the ballot and strips every candidate and referendum of their necessary legitimacy.

    Voter intimidation should be soundly denounced by all sides whenever it occurs.

    The only thing more disturbing than the silence of his disciples is the silence of Dear Leader himself. The maxim of the law is qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit: he who is silent is taken to agree when he ought to have spoken and was able to.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    ..and my friends think Im paranoid when I carry my pistol to the polls.
    Exactly what I was thinking.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    This is the second time the thread has dropped to the bottom of the front page; the first time it was part way down page-2.

    Just don't want our Liberal friends to miss the opportunity to comment.
    Hence the bump.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case; Black Panthers had wielded we

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Just don't want our Liberal friends to miss the opportunity to comment.
    Hence the bump.
    I just googled black panther, and from what i've scanned it seems to be some crazy black supremacists group i'm assuming. Correct me if i'm wrong btw ...

    The civil suit filed Jan. 7 identified the three men as members of the Panthers and said they wore military-style uniforms, black berets, combat boots, battle-dress pants, black jackets with military-style insignias and were armed with "a dangerous weapon"and used racial slurs and insults to scare would-be voters and those there to assist them at the Philadelphia polling location on Nov. 4.
    Why aren't they in jail? Is threatening and imtimidation now acceptable?


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