The Panthers were on the prowl in PA during the 2008 Presidential Election. Media reports indicated that members of this black-supremacist group were standing outside of a poll in Philadelphia brandishing a nightstick. Police removed one of the Black Panthers from the polling location.
A lawsuit was filed against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and several members individually.
The suit alleges voter intimidation, attempting to intimidate voters, intimidation of individuals assisting voters, and attempted intimidation of individuals assisting voters.