Only in President Barack Hussein Obama's "Post Racial America" could such a blatant act of voter intimidation be forgiven. Once again- the scales of Justice are tipped not by the law, but by the heavy hands of an administration who repeatedly sides in favor of defendants based on their social class, rather than their actions.
On the day that America regretfully elected its first negro President, two members of the New Black Panther Party (A small and rather insignificant sect of American Black Nationalists) took up a post at a Philadelphia voting station with the express goal of intimidating white voters trying to cast their ballot in that primarily minority neighborhood. While one brandished a baton- the other was overheard throwing racial slurs as well as shouting such vulgarities at the white voters such as "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker." and using the derogatory term "White Devil" to describe the Americans who were simply exercising their right to vote.
While this serious offense occurred during the final days of the Bush administration, and his cabinet decided to move forward with the investigation and prosecution, things changed the following January. In the early days of the Obama administration the case was brought to trial, and a default judgment was tendered against the Black Nationalists after they refused to attend the trial, a move viewed by many within the legal community as disrespectful to both the judicial system and the American voter.
Upon notification of the judgment against a group that represents the voter base that got him elected, President Obama once again turned a blind eye to the Law, and his administration reopened the investigation into the case. Under the direction of Eric Holder, who is also negro, there was a plea deal extended to the Black Nationalists that didn't include a single hour of jail time, and only banned one of the two defendants from going to a polling station (in one city only- he is free to travel to other polling stations) while armed for a period of two years. Both men are still free today, unpunished and undoubtedly planning their next election day tragedy.
Outrage over the verdict swept over the country almost as fast as it spread throughout the legal community. J. Christian Adams, a top Justice Department attorney resigned his post due to his moral commitment to his legal oath- and the apparent dismissal of that oath by other attorneys in his department, most of who were appointed to their post by Obama himself. He was quoted in the media as saying that the sturdy case against the Panthers is The clearest case of voter intimidation that Ive ever seen since Ive been practicing law.
J. C. Adams claimed that Associate Attorney General Thomas Perelli (an Obama appointee) overruled a unanimous recommendation for continued prosecution by all attorneys involved. In a session before the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights he swore as truth that personnel within the Justice Department have over and over again showed hostility toward prosecution of voter intimidation cases involving Black defendants and White victims. Immediately following Mr. Adams testimony, his former Justice Department colleagues bravely stepped forward, risking their livelihood, in support of his accusations against his former employer, causing widespread doubt about the Justice Departments integrity as it involves the prosecution of race related cases.
In his closing statements before the Civil Rights Commission, Mr. Adams went on to describe a culture within the Justice Department of racial discrimination with certain attorneys using selective enforcement of the Civil Rights Laws as a back door way to achieve reparations for slavery and discrimination. If the American public wont tolerate monetary reparations, which they wont, then a one way approach to Civil Rights Laws is seen as the next best alternative.
Campaigning on the promise of Hope and Change, the Obama administration, to date, has Changed the country into an almost recognizable vision of what it used to be- leaving the freedom loving true American to Hope that one day it changes back. The actions of his cabinet and Justice Department prove that the American citizen is entering a new age of the Civil Rights movement. An age where historically persecuted classes are free to reign over the population as a newly formed "protected class" that are free to commit any tragedy upon the population with immunity. If two men, one of which was armed with a weapon, can stand outside a voting station- threatening any voter who doesn't share their common ethnicity, and after investigation, found to be not guilty of a single offence...then what is needed to be guilty of those charges brought about the Black Panthers?
I could only guess that in modern day America, its not weapons or illegal conduct that proves a defendants guilt- but rather if their skin tone matches that of the administration.