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Former Justice Attorney Set to Testify in New Black Panther Case......

A former Justice official who claims the administration backed off a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for racial reasons is set to testify Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The testimony from J. Christian Adams, who resigned from the Justice Department last month in protest of the administration's handling of the case, comes after he made a series of explosive allegations during an interview with Fox News last week. He said the administration abandoned an open-and-shut case of voter intimidation and that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez gave false testimony before the commission in May.

Bull is a prominent New York Democrat and longtime political adviser. He was Robert F. Kennedy's New York campaign manager, went to the south in the 1960s to protect the voting rights of black voters and just came back from Afghanistan where he traveled with the troops.

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momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 10:31 AM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Have  you been following this case? And what do you think should happen? Should the case be reopened and tried and should Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez be investigated?


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/05/justice-attorney-set-testify-new-black-panther-case/

    momof030404

    Comment by momof030404 (original poster) at 10:32 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Haven't been following the case, but really, the case should be reopened and Perez investigated.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:35 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • From the video of the incident, no one was intimidated. there were people walking right in while talking on cell phones. The only reason they got any attention is because a man started videoing them and asking questions...


    I think it was made into a bigger issue than it was. 2 assholes being assholes...No one esle gave a damn.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:42 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • The issue wasn't whether anyone was intimidated but whether or not the Panthers INTENDED to intimidate..........and clearly they did. Standing in front of a voter precinct in full Panther garb patting your hand with a billy club is meant to intimidate.

    This case should have been prosecuted and the accused imprisoned long ago. I think a full investigation of the Justice Dept and the White House is in order.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:18 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • The issue wasn't whether anyone was intimidated but whether or not the Panthers INTENDED to intimidate..........and clearly they did. Standing in front of a voter precinct in full Panther garb patting your hand with a billy club is meant to intimidate.


    They did nothing to intimidate, if they were trying they FAIKED MISERABLEly..they threatened no one, Raised a weapon at NO ONE...They dress that way everyday, they are IDIOTS nothing more, nothing less

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:21 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • I guess if the nightstick is just a fashion accessory that goes with his nifty outfit, no intimidation was intended. He was just hanging out encouraging democracy :)

    Bezu

    Answer by Bezu at 11:26 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • LOL Bezu! This wasn't a Village People concert, it was in front of a voting station. They were trying to intimidate. That was their intention, and I'm sure some people were intimidated. Doesn't mean they showed it, if I was intimidated by that I would try to hide the fact.

    If some attempts to kill you but fails, the police will still arrest, because of the attempt. If someone attempts to blow up a car bomb in New York, the police arrest the person. The attempt is enough.
    MunchMunch

    Answer by MunchMunch at 11:37 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Just because they are idiots doesn't mean we should let their actions pass.
    MunchMunch

    Answer by MunchMunch at 11:37 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • They made no action to intimidate anyone, please watch the video

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:44 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Just because they are idiots doesn't mean we should let their actions pass.


    They are idiots who were standing there, period. They made no action to do anything. When told to leave they did, when asked questions they asnwered

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:45 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

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