NEW BLACK PANTHERS AT VOTING BOOTHS AGAIN?
Group accused of intimidating white voters with racial slurs, billy clubs
WASHINGTON – Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, stated today in a radio interview that his controversial group may deploy at voting booths in the November presidential elections, claiming such a move is needed to ensure there is no “intimidation against our people.”
The NBPP was the focus of national attention after Eric Holder’s Department of Justice dismissed voter intimidation charges against the groups leaders related to the 2008 presidential election.
During an interview on WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” Shabaz was asked whether his group is planning to go to U.S. polling stations in the upcoming presidential election.
Shabazz replied: “I will say that as this election comes up in November, we will consider our options. And we will consider the fact whether we will legally and lawfully go to the polls again to make sure there is no intimidation against our people, which was our intent in 2008.”
Klein asked the NBPP leader whether his group is planning to bring batons or billy clubs to any polling stations as they did in 2008.
Lou Buren of TWAU BLOG: Of course they will be there again, trying to scare voters into not voting. But guess what black panthers!! Americans will not be intimidated by your thugs, we will all be there in November to vote your god Obama out of our white house. And you can take that to the bank.