A mass email is circulating claiming Obama's Justice Department, for political reasons, dropped charges of voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, Fox News and the Washington Times are spreading this meme, continuing in their sure-to-fail quest to equate Obama with black radicals. Joel Mathis of the Philadelphia Weekly had a good analysis of the case. Yes, the panther with the night stick might have made some folks feel intimidated. What the WT & Fox coverage fails to mention is that two black panthers were escorted away from the polls by police on election day, there was absolutely no evidence that any voters were intimidated. The mass email fails to mention that a federal judge approved a judgment against a third New Black Panther Party member, Minister King Samir Shabazz, aka Maurice Heath of Philadelphia, forbidding him from "displaying a weapon within 100 feet of any open polling location on any election day in the City of Philadelphia."