The New Black Panthers are understandably happy about the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder ordered that charges of voter intimidation against them be dropped–after they had defaulted and the case had been won by career DOJ lawyers. No doubt factors other than racism could be brought forward to explain Holder’s decision, but at the moment I can’t quite think what they would be. Here you see the head of the New Black Panthers, Malik Shabazz, recounting the episode from the Panthers’ perspective. For what it’s worth, they don’t seem to have a lot of doubt about Holder’s motivation:
I wonder how many people who watch this video will say, Yeah, good idea, let’s suspend law enforcement in favor of these guys.
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