Letter to Senators Gillibrand and Schumer, Rep. Hinchey – New Black Panther Party

**Note the following is a VERBATIM transcript of the letter sent to the New York elected officials named below. The only changes made are the inclusion of links and video for the internet reader.**

Senators Gillibrand and Schumer
Representative Hinchey

I am a constituent and voter in New York State as well as a member of the press. As such I am interested to know your opinions on a issue that has been again gaining attention across the nation.

During the 2008 election, members of the New Black Panther Party were involved in an incident that was initially identified as voter registration intimidation in Philadelphia. The incident can be found on Youtube as well as multiple news reports, from live video taken of the incident.

The incident, which appears to be a direct example of violations of Federal laws, was pursued by the Department of Justice after it was made public by the media. The case was won and sentences prepared to be imposed against the New Black Panther members involved (as reported by multiple news agencies), when Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder dropped the case.

Since that time (May 29, 2009), noted civil rights lawyer, activist, and self-acknowledged Liberal Bartle Bull, a witness of the incident has denounced the dismissal of the case. Former DOJ lawyer J. Christian Adams – who has spent years working voter intimidation cases – has recently come before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to state that the New Black Panther Party case was dropped due to an Obama Administration guidance (via Eric Holder) to essentially ignore incidents where people of color are in violation of voter intimidation laws.

Given the facts as they are known, this is an outrage. The Rights of American citizens to vote has been impaired, and it appears that the DOJ is willing to support such denial of Rights based solely on the skin color of those involved.

Yet given these facts, witnesses, a whistleblower. and a open and shut case Congress has essentially avoided comment. In my research I have only found comment from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) on this matter. More to the point, I have not found comment from any of the New York elected federal officials.

Thus I ask the following questions of you all.

1) Do you believe that the New Black Panther Party violated the voter intimidation laws?
2) Do you believe the case, won by the DOJ, should have been dropped? If so, why?
3) Do you agree that voter intimidation can only be enacted by Whites against people of color, as Former DOJ lawyer J. Christian Adams has stated is the implicit policy of the DOJ under Eric Holder?
4) If you do not agree, when was your first public statement in disagreement?
5) If you do not agree, when did you address this issue in the Congress?
6) If you do not agree, what action are you involved with to prevent such actions and policy from continuing?

These are simple questions, and while election years politics generally motivates ambiguous responses I look forward to simple answers.

Be advised that this letter is being sent to each of those named above. In addition this letter will be found at www.mvass.com among other sources available to the public. ANY AND ALL RESPONSES WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC VERBATIM. If you prefer, I am also willing to record your responses via phone or in-person press interviews.

Thank you for your time and attention to this constituent concern.


Michael Vass
President – M V Consulting, Inc.

** To contact the New York elected officials mentioned, here are their email addresses I have contacted them at.


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About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

1 Comment on "Letter to Senators Gillibrand and Schumer, Rep. Hinchey – New Black Panther Party"

  1. Comment as found on Facebook

    Charles A. Munson

    Over the years I have written to two of these three criminals several times. Every time, my letters were returned marked undeliverable. All of the letters had been opened and a were resealed in a clumsy manner. Writing to these people does no good, they must be removed from office.

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