Black leader calls for special prosecutor to investigate voter intimidation case

A press release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Washington, D.C.-- After seven months of silence, and with controversy growing by the day, the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network sent President Barack Obama a second certified letter asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department's questionable handling of its voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party.

Full press release is here.

For some background, go here.

Original incident:



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  • Can we make a comment on this subject without being called a raceist? When will we just stand up for what is right for ALL. We all know what is going on here.Take your heads out of the sand and call for an investigation.

  • Singling out victims on the basis of race fits the definition of a hate crime. People who violate citizens' civil rights should be prosecuted to the fullest degree possible. If Obama knows about this, he should act--he was on top of "the beer summit" last year. If his appointee Eric Holder isn't man enough for the job, kick him out and hire someone who is willing to stand up for justice.

    A lot of Americans made huge sacrifices to ensure that civil rights are recognized and protected. Why is Obama ready to drop the ball on this? Is he unfamiliar with American history? Maybe he was absent from school when that chapter was covered.

    And the image of these thugs in their paramilitary uniforms is laughable. Grow up ! Join the military and put your energy to good use defending your country. (Although honestly, people who just like to play dress-up and strut around with weapons tend to wash out.)

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