On November 4th, I wrote about accounts of voter intimidation by the Black Panthers on election day in Philadelphia. It was surprising to think these people were still around.
Now, their actions have resulted in a lawsuit being filed against them by the Department fo Justice:
"The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and three of its members alleging that the defendants intimidated voters and those aiding them during the
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court in
"Intimidation outside of a polling place is contrary to the democratic process," said Acting Assistant Attorney General
According to the complaint, party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz confirmed that the placement of
On the New Black Panther Party's very appealing website an announcement states they have suspended the Philly chapter until further notice.
Looks like this party is trying to build up.