Saturday, May 30, 2009

Voter Intimidation Will Continue (Updated)

Included in yesterday's Friday document drop was the Department of Justice order dismissing all charges against the men caught on tape intimidating voters in Philadelphia last November despite their billy club and combative attitude. A prosecution affidavit from Robert Kennedy's former campaign manager had said it was the most blatant form of voter intimidation he had ever seen. One of the Black Panthers told an approaching poll watcher who was white that "you are about to be ruled by the black man, Cracker." Here's the video from election day, in case you've forgotten.

I just realized that it was a default judgment against the New Black Panthers that was dismissed. They had never responded to the suit, so they would have lost by default, except that the Obama administration dropped the suit instead. Holder chose not to prosecute a case he had already won. Hmmmmmm.

In contrast, when five of us women were quietly praying the rosary in front of an abortion clinic, we were forced to stay across the four-lane street from the building. We could not be on the same side of the street even if we were not near the main entrance. I suppose prayer must be more frightening to this administration than billy club wielding men. (Hint: They may be right.) Otherwise, why are pro-lifers still included in the possible terrorist threat group?

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