Update on Black Panther Voter Intimidation

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics

A little while back I re-visited the issue of members of the Black Panther party intimidating and threatening voters at a polling place in Philadelphia in 2008. You can see that here:  The Right of a Nation – post 12/16/2009

There I discussed the fact that obviously something fishy was going on, as the Justice Department had won a case against the Black Panther members, and then they decided to inexplicably drop the case. However, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has issued subpoenas to the Justice Department, which they are attempting to ignore.

According to the Washington Times, Christopher Coates, “veteran Justice Department voting rights section chief” who signed off on the complaint filing against the Black Panther members, has now been “re-assigned” to a post in South Carolina.

Supposedly, the move was “not unexpected, despite the fact that many within the department consider the veteran prosecutor as key to efforts by Justice to apply federal civil rights laws in a fair and neutral manner.”

You can read the entire article at the Washington Times link above.

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