Black Panthers Going Back to Polls
The controversial conservative group King Street Patriots is fighting back. The group has been accused of voter intimidation in Harris County by the Texas Democratic Party and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
Members of the Patriots say they're actually the victims. Jonathan Saenz, who is the attorney for the organization, says its members have been intimidated.
Thursday afternoon, the group brought forward several poll watchers who say they found themselves intimidated by voters, county poll watchers and members of the Democratic Party.
Things have gotten so bad they've written a letter to the U/S. Justice Department asking for an investigation, Saenz says.
But the organization has also been accused of scare tactics. The head of the Patriots Catherine Engelbrecht was seen on an amateur video warning poll watchers about Black Panther Members in Houston.
The leader of the New Black Panther Party in Harris County is Quanell X. He says the purpose of his group will not to intimidate people at the polls. He says they will monitor just like the Patriots