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.
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.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:42 AM on Jul. 6, 2010
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
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 :)
Answer by Bezu at 11:26 AM on Jul. 6, 2010
They made no action to intimidate anyone, please watch the video
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
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:45 AM on Jul. 6, 2010