The department asked for, and got, an injunction prohibiting Shabazz from displaying a weapon within 100 feet of a Philadelphia polling location until 2012.
The story never added up and was dismissed by a broad and bipartisan group of media and political figures.
“If [Clinton’s] in office, I hope we can start a coup. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, told the Globe. There is also fear in open-carry states that Trump supporters will be armed as they attempt to intimidate voters.
Related Story: Trump Stokes Fears of Voter Fraud, Calls on Supporters to Watch ‘Others’ Meanwhile, if Trump does not win the election, some of his supporters openly and on the record discussed violent rebellion and assassination with the Boston Globe. I would do whatever I can for my country.” Bowman then placed a Trump mask on his face and posed for pictures, according to the Globe.
Bush brought a civil voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and several of its members over the incident.
After President Obama took office, the DOJ decided to pursue the case against the defendant carrying the club but dropped the lawsuit against the other defendants.