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To talk about all -- now is former civil rights attorney -- ball.
He is author of China star and we welcome him here tonight good to see -- thank you David.
First of all your own background what is your own personal background -- regard to civil rights.
Well I was a young lawyer on Wall Street during the 1960s.
And I use my first summer vacation my first.
Month off from the Wall Street law firm to go to Mississippi in 1966 and works and as a civil rights lawyer in Hattiesburg where they burned alive we're in -- you -- recall.
And also in Grenada Mississippi and I went back there again in 1971 that worked for Charles Evers when he ran for governor after his -- Medgar Evers was murdered.
And one of the terrible lessons of all -- frankly is that Martin Luther king and Medgar Evers and Robert Kennedy did not -- to have thugs dressed like.
Black shirts telling Billy clubs.
Intimidate voters and even more important but -- -- David poll watchers.
On Election Day that is not what those men died for in our country the other reason I ask about your personal backers -- you know the Justice Department official resigned -- -- Christian Adams Chris Adams.
Our has been Hillary right now by critics saying -- always just a Republican -- -- He has no background -- -- what what -- guys a career.
Civil rights attorney at the Justice Department the guy has a heck of a career in the just department.
But he's being tainted.
Because he dared to go against the Justice Department decision.
That's actually correct -- one of the other outrageous here by the way is the President Obama himself is sworn to enforce the laws.
There is no more important love in the civil rights voting act of 1965.
Which guaranteed a bubble in those days minority voters in the -- the right to vote.
And now Obama himself sworn to enforce that law is not doing so why why do you think -- I can't read what's between the ears back and feel what he's doing the fact is that 1300000.
Voters according to New York Times.
Where registered by acorn before the -- last election.
The New York Times said that 13 of those that's over 400000 were fraudulent voters.
Now poll watchers were challenging those voters in Philadelphia it.
And that was the poll watchers who in this case for more intimidated in the voters -- -- so intimidated the poll watchers could but it -- I went to seven polling places that as a troubleshooter on Election Day in Philadelphia.
And the members.
Two years ago.
And 45 of those places I've given the address is our poll watchers were driven out and intimidated and harassed it's easy to do.
But these are very tough neighborhoods and there were the only person on this side there.
And that you have armed men at the door blocking people come -- and -- well a guy with a Billy clubs on that's what police are on the Billy clubs all over the world.
Today make any threatening gestures like they were gonna smack somebody will in my case -- -- they were hanging in there -- bring him.
Against their hand sort of slapping -- answer and the answer Andrea and in my case after the guy was aware his name by the way for the day with things -- buzz -- And after -- Shabazz Shabazz.
So the police coming finally had an even takeaways Billy club because that's Maleeva Lindsay walked by me he said to me.
Now you will see what it means to be ruled by the black man cracker.
Though I found a cracker frankly almost humorous.
I received in 2003 civil rights milk from Teddy Kennedy and I didn't think I have to be called.
When -- -- -- the guys are racist that he was making a racist comment about you we definitely a black man making racist comment about a white man.
But the fact is these guys were bargain were plead out of the case.
I call it a bogus plea deal in which it date they have to agree to put away their deadly weapons until 2012.
What presumably they -- come back to do the same thing if not only -- was the worst of -- that there with the fourth of there was a fourth defendant did.
And the fourth was the new Black Panther Party itself.
Now by taking them off the hook they can go back to intimidating this coming November in just a few months and so they are the real defendants -- spared.
A minute what's the matter of spirit can -- -- -- even knows what his real name is.
But when you spare this organization which is national.
Claims to be organized in sixteen cities you're really threatening the next election I gotta flip it around.
-- what would have happened if the kkk had been outside of voting or voting -- say and in Birmingham Alabama.
Had had clubs had dressed up -- their full uniform their head clubs and were intimidating black voters who came in do you think that their case would be dismissed likewise.
I can't answer I'm not a prophet but I can tell you that.
I worked in.
In polling places in the south in Mississippi and South Carolina and I saw what actually happened in such cases when there was.
Intimidation of blacks in those days at the polling place is the federal government put its full weight on the side of the voting rights.
Today currently this is the first time in our lifetime David.
That the federal government is not putting its power on the side of the voters you were riled up about I'm very relevant but I spent a lot of time and effort down there.
That's I think people died to enforce voting rights in the United States and it doesn't matter to you that it was it was black on waited and of course let -- whiter light.
That's the whole intent of this thing is to be color blind absolutely.
And that's not what's happening today and it's a very sad day stay where.
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