New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Case Dismissed

Charges brought against three members of the New Black Panther Party under the Bush administration have been dropped by the Obama Justice Department.

The charges stemmed from an incident at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008 when three members of the party were accused of trying to threaten voters and block poll and campaign workers by the threat of force — one even brandishing what prosecutors call a deadly weapon.

Why did the Justice Department dismiss this case of voter intimidation?

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