In the 7:08 video link below, Fox’s Megyn Kelly interviews Bartle Bull, a renown civil rights attorney and lifelong Democrat, about the DoJ’s handling of the November 2008 Black Panthers’ voter intimidation case in Philadelphia. After DoJ lawyers had won a default judgment against the Panthers, who were about to be sentenced in the case, Brother O appointees, Steve Rosenbaum and Loretta King, intervened and had the case dismissed.
Bull, a former Robert F. Kennedy campaign manager who worked with Medgar Evers’ older brother, Charles, in enforcing voting rights laws in Mississippi in the 1960s, was a poll watcher at the Philadelphia polling station and witnessed two Panthers harassing and intimidating poll watchers and voters by yelling racial slurs and blocking the entrance to the polling place.
The former Village Voice publisher and political activist called the Panther incident “the most blatant form of voter intimidation I’ve ever seen.” The following excerpts are from Kelly’s interview with Bull:
Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy did not die to have uniform thugs blocking the doors of polling places with weapons. And for the first time in our lifetime the national administration is protecting the abusers instead of the voters.
It’s not the cause that people like Martin Luther King died for. He died to help people to vote. People risked their lives to vote. And here the administration is challenging that system.
Mr. Obama, has violated his oath of office to enforce the laws of the United States because he is not enforcing the Voting Rights Act, which he swore to do. … It’s a staggering outrage!
When I testified about two months ago in Washington before the Civil Rights Commission … seven … uniformed Black Panthers came and sat immediately behind me during my testimony. When I was called on to identify them, I had to stand up and point to King Samir Shabazz, the guy with the billy club, and he took my photograph trying to intimidate me inside the hearing room. And that’s an incredible outrage.
[The reason for the intimidation is that Brother O and the Bread and Circuses administration] want to maximize the vote. … one week before the election, on October 27, 2008, the New York Times reported that ACORN had registered one million three hundred thousand voters of which the Times said 35 percent were fraudulent. That’s over four hundred thousand ACORN voters. And this was an effort to protect those illegal voters and do that by intimidating the poll watchers who were challenging them, and that’s what happened.
The real problem is that we now have hundreds of thousands of illegal voters who are registered, and probably more being registered right now …
The government is deciding what laws to enforce based on its political opportunities in the next election. This next election will be very dangerous because all of those illegal ACORN voters are still on the rolls all over the country, and now we’re going to be intimidated from challenging their false votes.—Bartle Bull
For the Kelly/Bull interview, see Civil Rights Attorney on Accusations vs. DOJ.