What will those fucked-up republican goons think of next?!
Sometimes I think we've come so far in Amurkkka, but then I see things like this and I'm left speechless. . . and Philly aint Mississippi or Alabama.
Vote-scam fliers target black neighborhoods
By CATHERINE LUCEY
Philadelphia Daily News
With just weeks to go before the presidential election, voter intimidation has reared its ugly head.
An anonymous flier circulating in African-American neighborhoods in North and West Philadelphia states that voters who are facing outstanding arrest warrants or who have unpaid traffic tickets may be arrested at the polls on Election Day.
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, who learned of the flier last week, said that the message is completely false.
"The only thing that police officers are going to do that we'll be encouraging that day is that they'll be exercising their own individual right to vote," Gillison said.
He plans to put up statements on the city and police Web sites to let citizens know that the handouts are false. He said that he also will record a public-service announcement for broadcast.
Gillison referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the district attorney.
"We are not going to stand for any intimidation of voters," Gillison said. "Not in this city."
Thanks to Field Negro at fieldnegro.blogspot.com for the tip on this one.