According to Wikipedia, intimidation is, “intentional behaviour which would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities fear of injury or harm. It is not necessary to prove that the behaviour was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.”
In other words, intimidation does not require a physical act of violence, it only requires that one person act in such a way as to make a sensible person feel that injury or harm is possible, no matter how unlikely. Again from Wikipedia, this can include such things as, “a glowering countenance (an angry looking face), verbal abuse, impeding or blocking movement or any physical interference with normal work or movement.”
With this in mind, I was reading a recent column by economist Thomas Sowell, who referenced two of Obama’s Democratic pollsters who mentioned that, “Obama’s Justice Department [refused] to prosecute black thugs who stationed themselves outside a voting place to intimidate whites who came there to vote. It was caught on tape, but the career Justice Department attorney who handled the case was told to drop it – and resigned rather than be part of a sordid coverup.”
So, a young man captures voter intimidation at a polling place during the presidential election on his camera phone of two young black men from the New Black Panther Party wearing combat boots, dressed in uniforms and holding night-sticks, the kind the police use to beat people with. There are multiple witnesses that say these two black men blocked their path as they walked into the polling place and made several racist comments. Our government, and rightly so, raises charges against these two men for voter fraud through intimidation. They did not show up at court which led to an automatic conviction. Then, mysteriously, the government dropped the suit.
According to Wikipedia, “On January 7, 2009, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil suit against the New Black Panther Party and three of its members alleging violations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 over the incident at the Philadelphia polling place. The suit accused members Minister King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson of being outside a polling location wearing the uniform of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and that Shabazz repeatedly brandished a police-style baton weapon. The suit sought an injunction preventing further violations of the Voting Rights Act. After the defendants did not appear for court, a default judgment was entered. On May 29, 2009, the Department of Justice requested and received an injunction against the member who had carried the nightstick, but against the advice of prosecutors who had worked on the case, department superiors ordered the suit dropped against the remaining members. On July 6, 2010, J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department, testified before the Commission on Civil Rights and alleged that the case was dropped because the Justice Department did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.”
There is only one reason why the government would drop charges on these two young men…politics. The president does not want to upset a segment of the black voter population that supports the New Black Panther Party or similar organizations such as ACORN.