New Black Panthers Voter Intimidation Lawsuit Not Dismissed For Political Reasons, Says Dept. With “Deep Idological Polarzations,” So That’s Settled
Hey, remember when people accused some of the New Black Panther Party of voter intimidation for hanging out around a polling place? No, not that time, this time. Well, according to Bloomberg, a report filed on the U.S. Justice Department office that oversees voting laws, which characterized it as “politically polarized with an atmosphere of mistrust,” came to the conclusion that there was no partisan politics that motivated the decision to dismiss the voter intimidation lawsuit against those Black Panthers.
The report from the Inspector General clocked in at 258-pages and took three years to put together. Thomas Perez — not to be confused with Tomas Perez — the head of the Justice Department’s civil-rights division (which the voting section falls under) said he agreed with most of the findings in the report, and that “there was no political motivation behind the dismissal of the New Black Panther case, noting that the report found that the decisions ‘were not the result of improper racial or political considerations.’” So there, that should settle that until Victor Fiorillo sees another Black Panther in 2014.