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My Hobbies Include “Killin Crakkkas”

posted at 3:35 pm on August 29, 2009 by

The same Justice Department that has launched an investigation into the interrogation methods of the CIA dropped an investigation last month into charges of voter intimidation by two members of the New Black Panthers outside a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day. One of the two men, Samir Shabazz, was said to have been brandishing a “police-style baton weapon,” according to complaint filed in the United States District Court in Philadelphia. It has since been revealed that the other man present, Jerry Jackson, was a member of the Democratic Committee in the 14th Ward.

What makes the story newsworthy is the curious way in which the Justice Department handled the case. After the defendants failed to respond to the lawsuit, the DOJ filed  for an extension, rather than a default judgment, which would have been standard procedure. The case was delayed until May 15.

Then on May 15, the DOJ again behaved strangely, filing a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit against Jackson. A default judgment was sought for Shabazz, but with none of the usual conditions Justice would demand, such as keeping Shabazz away from any polling locations for a set number of years into the future. Hans von Spakovsky, former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, said that DOJ’s actions were unprecedented.

What could have been Justice’s motivation for taking the course of action it did? Could it be that the defendants were upstanding, peaceful citizens merely assisting with the flow of traffic in and out of the polling place last November?

You can judge for yourself after taking a look at screen grabs from the MySpace page of Jerry Jackson, the defendant against whom all charges were dropped. NOTE: Since these images were first posted, the MySpace account has been deleted.

Remember, the person who posted these images is an elected Democrat Party official in Philadelphia. If that is not bad enough, consider this: He has been appointed again to be a poll watcher for the upcoming Democratic Primary in Philadelphia’s municipal election!

Cross-posted at Zombie Contentions

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Yep, very post-racial…is it a crime to be a cracka-killin racist now?

AUINSC on August 29, 2009 at 3:45 PM

You spelled cracka wrong, at least according to this upstanding citizen, who prefers the spelling with three k‘s. Cute, no?

HowardPortnoy on August 29, 2009 at 3:51 PM

HowardPortnoy on August 29, 2009 at 3:51 PM

You’re right…my race card is hereby revoked!

AUINSC on August 29, 2009 at 4:13 PM

I viewed it when it was still up. He had an ad for how to get out of paying child support.
Here is another link to those page;http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2009/jul/30/disturbing-content-new-black-panthers-myspace-page/
Nice…..

Jason58 on August 29, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Reminds me of advice often repeated years ago. “When you are in the city [NYC], carry it with you; when you are in Philly, keep your finger on the trigger.” Just sayin’.

ericdijon on August 29, 2009 at 5:41 PM

People in the Philadephia area are probably thinking that Holder is trying to defuse tensions of this slight breach of polling place voter intimidation etiquette. It may be as simple as they can’t prosecute one of their future battalion, brigade or maybe even a division commanders of the Civilian National Security Force. The goverment cannot have this individual go all renegade on them, it just wouldn’t be right. If the DOJ did prosecute Jerry Jackson then the panthers might start calling Holder an U. Tom and Obama wouldn’t stand for that being all post racial and all. So let’s see where this Jerry Jackson lands.

Americannodash on August 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I’ve always despised a particular group wearing sheets but I’m starting to see a use for them in the future if this goes further.

Jeff from WI on August 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM

And the beat goes on….(Sonny & Cher -196?)

Fuquay Steve on August 30, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Bobby would be sooooo proud.

Having dealt with the Panther movement in the Sixties, the goal remains the same alienate, annihilate, and dominate. No one in this movement want to return to their roots. They have been taught to gain control physically and mentally and never retreat.

The ideals and people the Panthers protect follow one common thread – repression not representation.

MSGTAS on August 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM

’65

Jeff from WI on August 30, 2009 at 10:12 AM

People in the Philadephia area are probably thinking that Holder is trying to defuse tensions of this slight breach of polling place voter intimidation etiquette. It may be as simple as they can’t prosecute one of their future battalion, brigade or maybe even a division commanders of the Civilian National Security Force. The goverment cannot have this individual go all renegade on them, it just wouldn’t be right. If the DOJ did prosecute Jerry Jackson then the panthers might start calling Holder an U. Tom and Obama wouldn’t stand for that being all post racial and all. So let’s see where this Jerry Jackson lands.

Americannodash on August 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM

We’re talkin’ Philly here. Another cess pool that’d better off if God brought the plague back .

Jeff from WI on August 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Here’s a related parody: “Obama Justice Department Joins with New Black Panther Party to Announce Election Integrity Campaign” http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/08/obama-justice-department-joins-with-new.html

Mervis Winter on August 31, 2009 at 2:06 PM

I remember there was a cached version of this Myspace…

GW_SS-Delta on September 3, 2009 at 3:25 PM