Black panthers blocking intimidating voters
“It certainly raises the question, what are Democrats doing in the polls that they are working so hard to shield folks from monitoring in this election?
” state Republican chairman Rob Gleason said in a statement.
i walked up to the door, two gentlemen in black panther guard, one brandishing a nightstick, standing in front of the door.
Fox News reports that voters complained of intimidation in Philadelphia when they saw a purported Black Panther poll watcher guarding the door to the polling station with a nightstick.
A reporter for Philadelphia Magazine found a “uniformed member of the New Black Panther Party” Tuesday morning at the entrance to a polling place in the 1200 block of Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia.
The reporter, Victor Fiorillo, told the man he was going to take his photograph. When the reporter asked the black panther if he was there to provide security, the man replied, “No comment.” Other Black Panthers reportedly showed up at a second polling place in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
On Election Day in 2008, three members of the New Black Panther Party stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia, with one of them brandishing a nightstick or baton. Bush filed a civil complaint again three Black Panthers — Minister King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson — charging them with violating voter rights by using coercion, threats and intimidation.
The Obama administration later dismissed most of the case, even though the Black Panthers had not contested the charges.