he did not answer questions,other people here have confirmed that another person in black pantherattire was holding a night stick and apparently the concern was thatthey were intimidating people who were trying to go inside to vote.arepublican poll observer actually called the police, the police werehere and we miss them, they came and left. why don't you tell us — step down off the curb, if youdo not mind. CITIZEN: we got a phone call that there wasintimidation going on. i went inside and found full- watchers, they said they hadbeen here for an hour — i went inside and found poll-watchers, theysaid that they had said not to let people outside because black peopleare going to win no matter what.In that case, the Department of Justice later narrowed the charges against Minister King Shabazz and dismissed the charges against the party and Jackson.Andy Mc Carthy has an important story over at National Review Online that does an outstanding job of demolishing many of the myths being propagated about the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.It is important, however, to highlight some specific testimony on one of those myths.One of the constant refrains heard from liberals in their attempt to diminish the importance of the New Black Panther scandal is that there is no evidence that any voters were intimidated or prevented from voting.Jerry Jackson, who was charged in the 2008 case along with Minister King Samir Shabazz, but later saw charges dropped by the Department of Justice, was seen early Tuesday outside a North Philadelphia voting site wearing the group’s trademark black beret, combat-style uniform and heavy boots.Fox News confirmed he is a designated poll watcher.
A member of the New Black Panther Party who was charged with voter intimidation in the 2008 election for standing outside a Philadelphia polling site was back Tuesday morning – in an official capacity.
On the issue of voters, Hill testified as follows: QUESTION: How were third parties reacting to the presence and the actions of the Panther members?
Reader Steve e-mails: “Just after noon, Fox News reported that two black panthers were at one location in Philadelphia “guarding” the doorway to a polling station.
…”We will not allow some racists and other angry whites, who are upset over an impending Barack Obama presidential victory, to intimidate blacks at the polls,” Muhammad said.
“Most certainly, we cannot allow these racist forces to slaughter our babies or commit other acts of violence against the black population, nor our black president.” Muhammad added, “We must organize to counter and neutralize these threats using all means at our disposal.