Jackson wasn’t carrying a nightstick, shabazz was the only one with a nightstick. The police didn’t arrest him, they asked him to leave and he did. Suggests to me they didn't think a crime had been committed. Jackson as a certified poll watcher and resident of the building had every right to be there, didn’t he? I think it was way over the line for shabazz to be carrying a nightstick. But, considering open carry is allowed in PA, beyond me to even guess if carrying a nightstick might actually be a crime.
How threatening were shabazz and Jackson? Well the guy who called the police stated that he wasn’t afraid, that he actually walked between Jackson and shabazz to enter the polling place. Plus, in the videos people can be seen entering and leaving the building.
I would have felt intimidated and believe shabazz meant to intimidate. But, after doing a little more research, seems he failed, miserably. There were no reports of anyone leaving the polling place because they felt intimidated and according to Republican poll watchers, they saw no one leave or walk away.
“The facts are that the Dems hired Black Panther goons to stand in front of the doors in a threatening manner, nightstick brandishing, to intimidate people.” - Balladeer
Which Dems were that? Have something to back up that accusation?
[This message has been edited by JenniferMaxwell (07-07-2010 12:51 AM).]