Don't worry! I'm sure Eric Holder and the racial (In)Justice Department will be all over any voter intimidation by the NBP's this time!
|File Photo: King Samir Shabbaz of the New Black Panthers|
WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer
POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012, 3:01 AM
THEY MAY BE back in black for Tuesday's election - the uber-controversial New Black Panther Party.
But now with 100 percent less nightstick.
You'll recall, especially if you've ever listened to conservative talk radio, that it was right here that the Election Day 2008 appearance of two local leaders of the smallish black-power posse outside a polling station at 12th and Fairmount in North Philadelphia - one brandishing a large nightstick - became a national controversy.
Critics said it was an open-and-shut case of voter intimidation and that the U.S. Justice Department, whose probe began in the Bush administration and ended during President Obama's term, let the New Black Panthers duo off too easy.