republicans saying that two black panthers have been blocking the doorway of one polling locations. one of the two black panthers who was allegedly blocking the door is standing right over here, with an accused us of intimidating voters because we were here with a camera and microphone.
he did not answer questions, other people here have confirmed that another person in black panther attire was holding a night stick and apparently the concern was that they were intimidating people who were trying to go inside to vote.
One carried a nightstick and confronted a citizen who had gone in to the polling place.
That citizen called police (he was interviewed by the Philly correspondent for Fox).
The citizen reported that police removed the black panther with the night stick, but the other, who lives in the area, remains near the door.” The New Black Panther Party said yesterday it would send its members out to the polls to ensure its interests on Election Day: Minister Najee Muhammad, national field marshal for the New Black Panther Party, and Uhuru Shakur, local chairman of the Atlanta chapter of the party, took turns reading statements from Dr.
…Shakur added, “We warn you, leave Barack Obama alone and leave our babies alone because black people are a spiritual people and a people who are trying to do right, and we will not hesitate to take up our legal rights of self-defense.” Shakur said the New Black Panther Party believes the plot that was foiled in Crockett County was not an isolated incident and that the party will do what it can to protect members of the black community on Election Day.
“We will be at the polls in the cities and counties in many states to ensure that the enemy does not sabotage the black vote, which was won through the blood of the martyrs of our people,” he said.
As members of the New Black Panther Party said “Black Power,” Andrew Chirwa, an Alamo resident and native of Malawi in Southern Africa, urged everyone at the press conference to shout “Black Power” together.
FOX: LEVENTHAL (Alleged Black Panthers Voter Intimidation) JANE SKINNER: breaking election news, we have reports of possible voter intimidation in some way — pennsylvania. RICK LEVENTHAL: i do not even know where to begin, but we have reached a polling place in the city of philadelphia.
Malik Shabazz, leader of Black Lawyers for Justice and attorney for the party (yes, that Malik Shabazz)…
…”We will not allow some racists and other angry whites, who are upset over an impending Barack Obama presidential victory, to intimidate blacks at the polls,” Muhammad said.