This morning, after voting in my own neighborhood, I stopped by the polling place on the 1200 block of Fairmount Avenue, the same location where the New Black Panther Party stirred up controversy during the 2008 election. Sure enough, a uniformed member of the New Black Panther Party stood in the entrance area of the building. I identified myself and told him that I was going to take his picture. “No pictures, please,” he replied. I then asked him if he was there to provide security. “No comment,” was all he had to say.
Would you care if a uniformed Black Panther seemed to be standing guard in front of your polling place?
[PHOTO: Victor Fiorillo for The Philly Post]