That being said... imagine if someone from a white supremacists group was standing outside a polling station doing this same thing? Seems to many in the real world that the black panthers represent black supremacists.
"I think you might be a little bit intimidating that you have a stick in your hand... I mean that's a weapon and that's why I'm worried. [...] You have a night stick in your hand."
Man with night stick:
"You have a camera phone."
"I have a camera phone... which is not a weapon."
Oh, I can see the headlines now...
MAN WITH CAMERA PHONE HARRASSES DIGNIFIED INDIVIDUAL PROTECTING VOTER RIGHTS AT POLLING STATION
David Drake's comments on Black Panther Voter Intimidation
PA: Black Panther Intimidation At The Polls
This brings up an important question... with men running around like this who think they can take the law into their own hands, how long before we are under the thumb of a police state? Skipping along into socialism only leads to sliding into the home base of communism. I know it seems a little on the side of paranoia, but lately we've been given cause.