Now I don't really know what your claim means: "the DOJ's not handling the Philly voter intimidation was wrong." but it certainly appears that like the other poster, you too are wrong, and are dangerously close to repeating the same right wing falsehood.
The facts of the matter are that
* one NBPP member -- the vocal one with the billy club -- was convicted and served with an injunction,
* his partner's case was thrown out because he brandished no weapon and was an official poll watcher on top of that (see page 6 of your report) (there was also some confusion in that the DOJ originally thought he lived at that polling location (page 95)),
* and the cases against the New Black Panther Party itself and the leader of that party were thrown out since there was simply no evidence against them (guilt by association, so popular with the right, is not actually a crime).
Now, as to your pages -- I read them. I've read that report in the past. They have nothing to do with the actual case; it is merely whining by the commission that the DOJ did not cooperate fully, as I'm sure you well know. So, instead of discussing the case, you deflect to a discussion about the investigation of the case. Therefore I will assume you have no argument about the case itself (since you have not presented one). That's a good thing, since as we can see above, you really don't seem to have a grasp of it. The only gray area is the DOJ letting off Jackson (the cohort); even though his actions were mostly passive, his on-site association with the loud mouth with the billy club would technically be over the line IMHO.
Point is you've got political appointees being attacked for political reasons. Why would you expect tht to be apolitical?
The Profoundly Dishonest Brett Kimberlin : The Other McCain
The central figure in this is Brett Kimberlin, the speedway bomber.
Essentially he files suits over and over as a form of lawfare and there is some circumstantial evidence of more shady pressure. His standard mo is to go after people that blog about him and then file harassment charges for telling the truth about his history and criminal background. After he has that information they start getting harassed themselves. With two of the people that have had internet run ins with Kimberlin getting SWATed, its either an amazing coincidence or its something else.
Poke around, this is specifically about Kimberlin and his associates.
Karl, Im not sure if you got some background into this, but you dont have the whole story. I probably dont for that matter but I think Ive got more background than you.
Congrats on following the breadcrumbs. Kimberlin was discussed in the OP's link; apparently no one bothered to read it. Too busy concocting a liberal boogyman, it seems.
But several conservative bloggers have been vocal about who they believe is responsible for the SWAT-tings and other forms of harassment — Brett Kimberlin, a man who was convicted of a series of bombings in Speedway, Indiana in the 1980s and made headlines in 1988 when he claimed to have once sold marijuana to then-vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle.
The group of conservative bloggers organized “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day” on May 25, during which they urged the blogging community to write about the actions of Kimberlin.
Kimberlin, who is now the director of a non-profit organization called Justice Through Music, told ABC News that he did not commit or ask anyone to conduct the SWAT-ting hoaxes that were perpetrated against Erickson and Frey.
Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers - ABC News
I dont think Kimberlin is a true believer in liberal ideaology he just seems like a sociopathic power wielder. His political alliance is liberal but I dont think thats why hes doing this. Its more personal with him.
What other reason could there be for terroristic attacks on conservative bloggers? Just random weirdos who targeted conservative blogs?This is all just a coinky-dinky?
You diminish yourself and your platform when you are disingenuous. Better to man up and express your disgust at this tactic--because it could happen to any site, couldn't it?--than to dismiss complaints about this cyber-tactic as "tricks of the right."
Or "spreading irrational fear." I'm not aware of anybody speading "irrational fear"; this OP simply reported a Senator asking the DOJ to investigate.
How about getting off your own little agenda and discussing an issue that could have an impact on every POV? How about that?
If men in white hoods had been standing in front of a polling place in Philly, they would be in jail right now (if not executed on the spot).
If liberal bloggers were being targeted by political terrorists who were sending armed squads of soldiers to their door in the dead of night, Eric Holder would be all over it. You know it. I know it. You won't accept that fact. I can.
(You can read the statement by the aforementioned attorney, perhaps you can tell us both where we're wrong.)
ADAMS: Inside the Black Panther case - Washington Times
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