Last November members of the Black Panthers were videotaped intimidating voters in Philadelphia. The Justice Department sought and obtained civil judgments against them. Then, last May, DOJ brass dropped all the charges.
Now we know who did it. From the Washington Times, EXCLUSIVE: No. 3 at Justice OK’d Panther reversal
Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November’s election, according to interviews.
Why drop the case? No answer in the article.
Some people are not letting it go. Lawmakers want answers, seek refiling in Panther case
Congressional Republicans on Thursday escalated their criticism of the Justice Department for dismissing a controversial voter-intimidation case, demanding that civil charges against the New Black Panther Party be restored. They also renewed their request to interview career attorneys who disagreed with the administration’s decision to dismiss the charge.