- The Washington Times - Friday, April 1, 2011

It is strange and troubling that the Department of Justice cleared Obama political appointees of any wrongdoing in the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case ( “Lack of Black Panther transparency,” Comment & Analysis, Friday).

More troubling still is that New Black Panther Party leader King Samir Shabazz can again carry weapons at polling places in 2012. Isn’t that when President Obama presumably will be running for president again? While waiting in line to vote, I have been asked to remove campaign pins I have been wearing on my clothing. I can’t imagine what would happen if I showed up with a nightstick.

VONETTE BRYSON

Centreville