While it is confirmed that the situation was resolved by the police, Dischell said she explained the situation. According to Dischell, the police officers didn’t get out of the car.
It seems that things could possibly get dicey in Philadelphia before Election Day comes to a close.
In 2008, members of the New Black Panthers wore black paramilitary garb and stood in front of the doors leading to a polling place in Philadelphia.
From their appearances, they seem to be intimidating and could be classified as hostile. Rick Leventhal of Fox News was at the scene of the incident.
He asked one of the men “guarding” the doors: “Is there any reason why you’re wearing that uniform?
A member of the New Black Panther Party who was charged with voter intimidation in the 2008 election for standing outside a Philadelphia polling site was back Tuesday morning – in an official capacity.
Jerry Jackson, who was charged in the 2008 case along with Minister King Samir Shabazz, but later saw charges dropped by the Department of Justice, was seen early Tuesday outside a North Philadelphia voting site wearing the group’s trademark black beret, combat-style uniform and heavy boots.
However, one of them was officially in charge of watching the polls.
The other one was a friend that seemed to be hanging out (the one holding the baton).
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Check our Candidate Tracker to find out “But whatever we will do, it will be legal and lawful under the Constitution of the United States," Shabazz told “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” A group of retired Navy SEALs and other former special ops service members vowed to counter any attempt to intimidate voters by sending teams to sites in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Miami and Las Vegas. Benjamin Brink told Philadelphia radio station IQ 106.9 FM more than a hundred former SEALs, Army Rangers, Delta Force operatives and Green Berets volunteered for the job.
Holder has rejected claims that his department considered the race of white alleged victims of voter intimidation in dropping the charges.
The case and its handling by the Department of Justice is currently being investigated by the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Fox News confirmed he is a designated poll watcher.