Apparently, an official from the NAACP wasn’t about to support the Obama campaign effort, because he didn’t feel that the President’s policies best represented the black community. And with African-American unemployment at record levels, especially at the youth range, who could blame him?
Obama official Louis Raymond didn’t take kindly to the lack of support, replying essentially with ‘we know where you live’.
A police report was filed.
The Illinois political director of President Barack Obama’s campaign allegedly threatened a Chicago NAACP official because he did not support Obama’s reelection campaign.
David Lowery, the president of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP, alleged to CBS Chicago that Louis Raymond, the Obama official, threatened him during a phone call because Lowery did not support Obama. Lowery felt Obama did not adequately address the concerns and issues of the black community.
“You know what? I know everything about you,” Raymond allegedly said, according to Lowery. “We’ve been watching you, and since you don’t support Obama, we’ll deal with you.”
Lowery filed a report with local police “in case something happens.”
The Obama campaign has dismissed the accusation calling it a “miscommunication”.
If true however, why would the campaign be so desperate to garner the support of one particular NAACP official? Democrats traditionally enjoy roughly 90% of the black vote. Are they concerned that the economy as well as the President’s support for gay marriage could cut into those numbers?
Over the last several months, Mitt Romney has been accused several times of pandering to the white vote, trying to get as many white people to vote for him as possible.
Is this more proof that the Obama campaign is doing the same with black voters?
The family of George Zimmerman is being pretty naive to think that the Attorney General of the United States would arrest somebody just for trying to incite their race-crazed base to violence. Remember when he refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation because it ‘demeaned his people’? So what makes the Zimmerman’s think that this would be any less demeaning to his people?
From the Daily Caller:
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation’s top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government’s definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case.
The family member believes the reason Holder hasn’t made those arrests is because he, like the members of the New Black Panther Party, is black.
“I am writing you to ask you why, when the law of the land is crystal clear, is your office not arresting the New Black Panthers for hate crimes?” the family member wrote to Holder.
“The Zimmerman family is in hiding because of the threats that have been made against us, yet the DOJ has maintained an eerie silence on this matter. These threats are very public. If you haven’t been paying attention just do a Google search and you will find plenty. Since when can a group of people in the United States put a bounty on someone’s head, circulate Wanted posters publicly, and still be walking the streets?”
The New Black Panthers have issued ultimatums to the Sanford authorities, saying they want Zimmerman arrested “dead or alive.” They have placed a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, and have called for the building of an army of vigilantes to track him down and effect a citizen’s arrest.
Nice Deb writes:
An American family is living in fear due to what can only be considered government approved threats to their well being. If not approved, tolerated.What kind of country are we living in when armed, paramilitary, Marxist thugs like the New Black Panthers can openly threaten and intimidate American citizens, and are protected from any legal repercussions by the US government? First, armed Black Panthers stood in front of polling places in 2008, in clear case of voter intimidation, and the DOJ dropped the charges. Now, they’ve put a bounty on a man’s head and promised a race war if he is not arrested, in violation of several laws…
Read the rest to find out what laws are being violated…
The Zimmerman family’s efforts are commendable though – they certainly do call Holder out, don’t they? Flat-out issuing a challenge that he will not arrest those responsible solely because they are black. Doesn’t that make Eric Holder a racist?