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July 21st, 2010
05:57 PM ET

Statement by the New Black Panther Party

Statement by Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, esq.
Attorney and National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party and founder of Black Lawyers for Justice.

"The New Black Panther Party has done nothing wrong and never engaged in voter intimidation. Because there was no evidence that the New Black Party planned, participated in nor condoned the acts of a single member in Nov 2008, the Justice department rightfully dropped the charges against the organization. However the Justice Department successfully sustained an injunction against a single member for his individual action, which was outside organizational policy. Therefore, there is no controversy here because justice was done and the case decided on its merits, or lack of evidence.

Shabazz: The Republicans are overtly making boogeymen out of New Black Panther Party, the, NAACP, Ms. Sherrod
Shabazz: The Republicans are overtly making boogeymen out of New Black Panther Party, the, NAACP, Ms. Sherrod

Our position is that this whole controversy, and other current controversies- i.e. The USDA Sherrod fiasco are Republican or right wing- tea party strategies to drum up support and drive dissatisfied white voters to the polls for the fall mid-term elections. The Republicans are overtly making boogeymen out of New Black Panther Party, the, NAACP, Ms. Sherrod in order stir up racial fears, and as they say 'take back the country' which we interpret as 'take back the country' from Blacks and a Black President.

I believe that President Obama is a victim of prejudice and an age old double standard that he has to perform five times as good as his white counterpart in order to be judged fairly. No matter what he does the Republicans are sure to oppose him even if they oppose the best interests of their own country.

For the record, the New Black Panther party is not racist nor a hate group and has worked many years in the cities and counties of America on the issues of violence, self-education. Fighting hate crimes and police abuse. Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz. And the NBPP currently enjoy the support of Reverend Al Sharpton, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson over a dozen Congressional Black Caucus Members and many Black Mayors and Judges across the nation. We have 60 chapters in the U.S. and abroad. "

Statement on 7 21 2010. By Dr.Malik Zulu Shabazz,esq.. Attorney and National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party and founder of Black Lawyers for Justice."


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