Perhaps the dropped voter-intimidation charges -- which have been dropped post-judgment, mind you -- are an example of the much-touted "empathy" that is now supposed to pervade our administration of justice? In this case, I guess that would be empathy for baton-wielding Black Panther thugs who hassle potential voters at polling stations? And who say things like "you are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker"?
But Eric Holder's InJustice Department has, as always, an impressive explanation:
The Justice Department was successful in obtaining an injunction that prohibits the defendant who brandished a weapon outside a Philadelphia polling place from doing so again. Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law. The department is committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate, threaten or coerce anyone exercising his or her sacred right to vote.
Ooh, what a victory. You "obtained an injunction," did you? And it prevents the main thug from menacing potential voters in the future, does it?
Um ... I think you already had that. I think it's called The Law.