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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Documentary By Diehard Democrat Vindicates Hillary Clinton Supporters Who Claimed Voter Intimidation?

Fox is the channel reporting, 2 years after the Documentary was made, but interestingly enough the Documentary "We Will Not Be Silenced" was made by a diehard Democrat and the evidence is compelling.

Hillary Clinton supporters spoke of this type of voter intimidation at the polls and on 11/04/08 Wake up America showed the videos of the Black Panther's, with billy clubs in front of voting stations, intimidating people and being confronted by police.

Interest in this Documentary has finally come about, only after an ex justice department official (who quit) alleged in testimony to the Civil Rights Commission, that the Justice Department used racial bias in determining their actions.

In emotional and personal testimony, an ex-Justice official who quit over the handling of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party accused his former employer of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims.

J. Christian Adams, testifying Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said that "over and over and over again," the department showed "hostility" toward those cases. He described the Black Panther case as one example of that -- he defended the legitimacy of the suit and said his "blood boiled" when he heard a Justice official claim the case wasn't solid.

"It is false," Adams said of the claim.

"We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens," he later testified.

The department abandoned the New Black Panther case last year. It stemmed from an incident on Election Day in 2008 in Philadelphia, where members of the party were videotaped in front of a polling place, dressed in military-style uniforms and allegedly hurling racial slurs while one brandished a night stick.

The Bush Justice Department brought the first case against three members of the group, accusing them in a civil complaint of violating the Voter Rights Act. The Obama administration initially pursued the case, winning a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panther members did not appear in court. But then the administration moved to dismiss the charges the following month after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a "deadly weapon" near a polling place until 2012.

Of particular interest to Clinton supports should be this:

But he described the department's hostility toward that and other cases involving black defendants as "pervasive." Adams cited hostility in the department toward a 2007 voting rights case against a black official in Mississippi who was accused of trying to intimidate voters. Adams said that when the Black Panther case came up, he heard officials in the department say it was "no big deal" and "media-generated" and point to "Fox News" as the source.

But as the investigation unfolded, he said he discovered "indications" that the Black Panther Party was doing the "same thing" to supporters of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary season in early 2008. He urged the commission to pursue testimony from other Justice officials to corroborate his story.

Considering how many Clinton supporters were ignored when personal story after story of voter intimidation was alleged, was waved away, ignored and death threats against some for telling their stories were not looked into, nor were they taken seriously.... well, for them, this coming to the light of day, must feel like vindication.