Black Panthers: Obama Pre-Inauguration Deal?
Bush's DOJ filed charges against the Phila Black Panthers on Jan 7. If there wasn't a Civil Rights violation committed by the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panther Party, then why was the organization immediately suspended by the national and disbanded the minute the charges came to light? The election was well over by then. So, this was always going to be an Obama DOJ case.
This is a group infamous for not backing down from a fight. Now, Michelle Malkin, with links and background, brings word of an internal DOJ investigation that's been launched to determine why the charges were dropped when Holder took over. Was a side deal worked out with the national even before Obama was sworn in?
This below doesn't suggest that nothing happened to me. It suggests they were guilty as sin. So why would Holder's DOJ opt to not hold them to account?
The day the complaint was filed, the national New Black Panther Party announced on its Web site that the Philadelphia chapter was "suspended from operations and is not recognized by the New Black Panther Party until further notice."
The voice-mail box was full at the party's national headquarters in New York City. The party did not immediately respond to an e-mail.
A phone number for Minister King Samir Shabazz, who had been head of the Philadelphia chapter, is now in use by someone else, and a Web site for the Philadelphia chapter no longer exists.