The Houston chapter of the New Black Panther Party has announced that it will be sending members to the polls in Harris County on Tuesday, November 2nd. The mobilization has caused some concern for members of the King Street Patriots, a group of citizens who have been monitoring polls in Harris County. The group claims they have been the victims of harassment from County election workers and members of the Democrat Party. They believe the Black Panthers have one goal: intimidate their members.
The paramilitary organization came under fire in 2008 after Election Journal broke the videoof King Samir Shabaz and Jerry Jackson intimidating voters with a nightstick outside of a poll in Philadelphia. But that may pale in comparison to the Houston chapter, which appears to have an arsenal of assault weapons. In the video below, shot in June 2000, the Houston Black Panthers marched on the Texas Republican convention with “machine guns.”
Further raising tensions, several months ago Shabaz, now the National Field Director of the group, surfaced in a video calling for members to “kill crackers and their babies.” It is unknown if Shabaz plans to be in Houston.
Citizens in Houston are encouraged to contact us with any reports of intimidation at the polls on election day. If you have an iPhone, you can download our free voter fraud reporting app in the App Store (Note: Texas law does not allow video or photos to be taken within 100′ of the polls)