New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case: ‘Bombshell’ for Obama?

Posted on September 25, 2010


When Department of Justice attorneys traveled to investigate a voter intimidation allegation against a black politician in Mississippi’s Noxubee County in 2006, one civil rights staff attorney commented, “Can you believe we’re going to Mississippi to protect white voters?

To Christopher Coates, the former head of the Department of Justice’s voting rights section, the comment was more than just an attempt at irony, it was evidence that something was going wrong in the department.

Coates argued that elements of the Justice Department have become predisposed to overlook any alleged incidents of whites being disenfranchised by minorities.

New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case: ‘Bombshell’ for Obama? – Yahoo! News.