Here’s Your “Black Panther at Philadelphia Polling Place” Photo

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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]

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  1. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/blackpanther.jpg

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