Thomas Perez Dropped Voter Intimidation Charges Against Black Panthers Who Brought Weapons to Polling Place

Tom Perez Described As Extreme Cabinet Nominee

Back in 2008, two men from the the New Black Panther party showed up to a polling place in Philadelphia brandishing weapons to intimidate voters. The two men became confrontational when approached by a video tracker who asked them what they were doing with weapons in front of a polling place.

From The Free Beacon:

The Department of Justice had a straightforward case against the two, according to former attorney J. Christian Adams, until Perez, then head of the agency’s Civil Rights Division, intervened. Adams resigned in protest after the charges were dropped. He called Perez the “most extreme cabinet nominee” he had ever seen.

The Department of Justice whistleblower who resigned over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case said President Barack Obama’s labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez is the “most extreme cabinet nominee in 70 years.”

J. Christian Adams, who worked for Perez at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, sent a stern warning to the U.S. Senate about Perez’s policies.

“Different business groups who don’t think the nominee matters should pay close attention to Perez’s record,” Adams said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon. “People like Perez are very skillful at creatively ignoring the law to suit their own ends.”

 

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