Sunday, August 22, 2004

Is it happening all over again?

The New York Times picked up on actions by law enforcement in Florida that may end up intimidating elderly blacks from getting out to the polls in November.

"These guys are using these intimidating methods to try and get these folks to
stay away from the polls in the future,'' said Eugene Poole, president of the
Florida Voters League, which tries to increase black voter participation
throughout the state. "And you know what? It's working. One woman said, 'My God,
they're going to put us in jail for nothing.' I said, 'That's not true.' "

Read the entire article here.