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Trayvon Martin case: New Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for capture of George Zimmerman

Yankee Traveler 2012/03/24 20:53:24
SANFORD — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000
reward for the "capture" of George Zimmerman, leader Mikhail Muhammad
announced during a protest in Sanford today.



When asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly saying: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."






The bounty announcement came
moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 5,000
black men to capture George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer
who shot Trayvon Martin last month.



Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland
and Jacksonville -- where the 28-year old worked before the shooting,
employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. But he declined to say when
they will begin their hunt.



Muhammad said the group's national chairman, Dr. Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, D.C. is receiving donations from black entertainers and athletes. They hope to collect $1 million by next week, Muhammad said.



The party said they would not release the names of donors nor would they
provide documentation to support the existence of donations.



The New Black Panthers announced the reward at a protest in Sanford
Saturday, the activist group's third protest in the past two weeks over
the fatal shooting of the Miami Gardens teen.



The group called for Zimmerman's arrest and threatened to find and
detain him if police were not willing to do so. But group members didn't
call for the mobilization of thousands until Saturday.



Muhammed led the group in chanting "Justice for Trayvon!" and "Black Power!"



"If the government won't do the job, we'll do it," Muhammad said,
leading his group of eight party members in chants like "freedom or
death" and "justice for Trayvon" while making the iconic gesture of
raising their fists into the air.



The party members said they are tired of the inaction of government
officials — from Sanford city officials up to the Governor, accusing
them of lying and delaying justice.



They accused newly-appointed special prosecutor Angela Corley of being an enemy of the black community.



"She has a track record of sending innocent young black men and women to prison," he said.



Sanford police arrived toward the end of the demonstration Saturday
asking onlookers and media to avoid walking into the street in front of
The Retreat at Twin Lakes where Trayvon was killed.



As the officer walked back to his cruiser, Muhammad berated and pointed
angrily at him saying "If you'd had shown this much concern, Trayvon may
still be alive today."



The fiery rhetoric and often profanity-laden diatribes made some visitors to the impromptu memorial uncomfortable.



Pastor Moses Brown of Tampa said he was disappointed with the Panthers' approach.



"We believe in a message of justice, not hate," said Brown, who was in
town to pray at the memorial and attend the Monday event at Sanford's
Civic Center. "We believe justice will come through the court system."



Brown, who is also the Chief executive officer of Feed Our Children,
said he has been meeting with other Christian ministers to discuss the
case.



While the Panthers chanted behind him, Brown said "I see parallel
versions of how we are coping with this as a community. Some in anger
and us, in prayer. But we are in America where we have our rights to
expression."



The Southern Poverty Law Center says the New Black Panther Party, a
black-separatist group founded in 1989, is "virulently racist and
anti-Semitic," and its leaders have encouraged violence against whites,
Jews and law officers.



Trayvon was killed Feb. 26 in the gated Retreat at Twin Lakes community
while walking back to his father's fiancee's town house. Zimmerman
spotted the unarmed teen and called the Sanford Police Department's nonemergency line to report a suspicious person.



Zimmerman shot Travon before officers could respond. Zimmerman told
police he acted in self-defense. He has not been arrested and is not
charged with a crime.



This is a breaking-news story. Check back for updates.



Susan Jacobson of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report. arehernandez@tribune.com
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  • Chi~Cat 2012/03/24 22:14:32 (edited)
    Chi~Cat
    +23
    Yeah, I saw a nice little ditty on the NBP last weekend. Same old chit. Where is the outrage of the NBP for the brother-on-brother violence that they swore that they are committed to ending? They spoke of this with Bobby S in the audience in PA, saw it last weekend, right when murders were happening in Chicago last weekend. Where is the outrage for the 10 innocents that got gunned down in Chicago last weekend? The 40 innocents that were seriously injured? The Police Officer gunned down, struck above his vest and nearly bled to death last Monday night? Where the hell is that outrage? Please tell me? These are not "their brothers"? Right? They are not Oblunder's "sons" right? Chicago is the headquarters for that Fraud, right? WTF? Man....f*cking hypocrites and this is BS. Is it not a freakin' felony to own a gun in Chitown - IL? Where is that outrage? The whole state wants guns but noooooo, damn fat pork azzed Chicago pollies stop the state from having them for DECADES. And, now this in FL? Hmmmmmm? Disarm the Americans? Hmmmmmmm....

    Another thing, where is the outrage for the innocent white boy from Kansas that was set on fire for being white by two black boys? Huh? Where is that outrage? This is typical politics; by using the media, the LSM have open arms t...




    Yeah, I saw a nice little ditty on the NBP last weekend. Same old chit. Where is the outrage of the NBP for the brother-on-brother violence that they swore that they are committed to ending? They spoke of this with Bobby S in the audience in PA, saw it last weekend, right when murders were happening in Chicago last weekend. Where is the outrage for the 10 innocents that got gunned down in Chicago last weekend? The 40 innocents that were seriously injured? The Police Officer gunned down, struck above his vest and nearly bled to death last Monday night? Where the hell is that outrage? Please tell me? These are not "their brothers"? Right? They are not Oblunder's "sons" right? Chicago is the headquarters for that Fraud, right? WTF? Man....f*cking hypocrites and this is BS. Is it not a freakin' felony to own a gun in Chitown - IL? Where is that outrage? The whole state wants guns but noooooo, damn fat pork azzed Chicago pollies stop the state from having them for DECADES. And, now this in FL? Hmmmmmm? Disarm the Americans? Hmmmmmmm....

    Another thing, where is the outrage for the innocent white boy from Kansas that was set on fire for being white by two black boys? Huh? Where is that outrage? This is typical politics; by using the media, the LSM have open arms to this chit as a tool to spread this for election purposes....exactly what IT wants and a precursor to the Nobel and NATO summits to take place here...BS. And, now all of a sudden, the DOJ opens an investigation on this (I am NOT negating a death here) ASAP. Excuse me, this is the first time the DOJ has ever been this swift to pounce on anything. Perfect situation for a mega spin. They really don't care just as they don't care about OWS except for their votes. This is typical politics, folks. Welcome to the Machine.

    Scope out this story: Was this mentioned? Where is the outrage here?

    http://articles.nydailynews.c...
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  • Sunnydaydreamer 2013/07/19 16:36:19
  • rustyshackelford 2012/04/11 02:54:24
  • Yankee ... rustysh... 2012/04/11 09:26:31
    Yankee Traveler
    food stamps or free birth control..........oh wait obama is already doing those things
  • Vnvet 2012/04/01 19:56:02
    Vnvet
    +1
    Fi ne now let's turn over every known address of every Black Panther to the Arian Nation or the Skin-heads or the KKK being as this administration endores a thug mentality that wants to live out side the law.Give me the Hell's Angel's any day cause they did volinteer to go to Viet Nam which is more than I can say about these idoits....
  • Yankee ... Vnvet 2012/04/01 20:00:55
    Yankee Traveler
    nice thought.......
  • Vnvet Yankee ... 2012/04/01 22:20:20
    Vnvet
    +1
    Sort of makes think of where this country heading when the attorney general and a president condone this kind of gangland approach to a system that has served this country for so long.A thought was all it was no more....
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/03/28 01:22:46
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    They are so ignorant. What is this the 60's.
  • Yankee ... gldynmd... 2012/03/28 09:30:07
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    sounds more like the 40's
  • wysiwis 2012/03/27 21:55:55
    wysiwis
    +3
    OH yeah, the NBP. The biggest joke since BO became the pseudo-POTUS!

    Anybody seen a lynching lately?
  • Fred 2012/03/26 18:25:48
    Fred
    +2
    what a bunch of punks
  • Seonag 2012/03/26 12:07:55
    Seonag
    +1
    What a sad state our country is in when a 'private organization' can issue a dead or alive bounty on a private citizen without the White House or DOJ immediately condemning the action! Zimmerman's lawyer and the police know where he is. The Forida AG and Holder's DOJ are investigating. Let them do their work.
  • ruthannhausman 2012/03/26 00:12:05
    ruthannhausman
    +1
    Ah, yes, let us harken back to ye olden days and have us a lynch party while we're at it. Sheesh.

    Public "indignation" and mass demonstrations and organized nitwits have, on numerous occasions in our history, been instrumental in sending some innocent folks to prison and/or the electric chair while the true culprit(s) was allowed to get away forever.

    In this particular case, I think probably the only undisputed fact that I can comment on -- at least I think it's undisputed -- is that Zimmerman is the man who shot Trayvon. Apart from that, I do not know the circumstances, the facts, the evidence -- I know nothing of the official investigation. But the experts, forensic people, cops, you name it, have to be allowed to do their job. Politicians see societal mayhem on the horizon and they pressure the cops and DA's to hasten their investigation and "bring us a suspect" and "get us a conviction" and, wham, justice goes out the door.

    The NBP party, from the few things I have read and heard about them, is doing the black citizens in America no favors whatsoever. Nor any other American citizens, for that matter. They thrive on publicity and often set off violence. That doesn't help anybody.

    The family of Trayvon Martin need justice, not revenge. Butt out and let the investigation cull out the facts and then let the judicial system take care of the rest.
  • AdLib 2012/03/25 17:11:23
    AdLib
    +1
    RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS GROUPS: Over 500 identified.

    "The most recent swell of extremist violence began to emerge from right-wing militants in the late-1980s and 1990s. According to a 2005 FBI report on terrorism, these groups, which are "primarily in the form of domestic militias and conservative special interest causes, began to overtake left-wing extremism as the most dangerous, if not the most prolific, domestic terrorist threat to the country." Right-wing extremists champion a wide variety of causes, including racial supremacy, hatred and suspicion of the federal government, and fundamentalist Christianity. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the activities of hate groups, suggests militia groups declined every year since 1996 but have seen a dramatic resurgence since 2008."
    http://search.yahoo.com/r/_yl...
  • Stoney AdLib 2012/03/26 02:48:43
    Stoney
    +4
    Oh.....I see you forgot the 1001 LEFT WING EXTREMISTS GROUPS of the late 60's & & 70's......you know, Bill Ayers & Bernadine Dohn (Obama' friends & supporters) to name a few......the List goes on & on. You don't remember them ??????? Well, by God, I do & they then (like now) were hell-bent for a Socialist/Communist's overthrow of our Government!!! THE LEOPARD CAN NOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS and the Lyin African Impostor in the WH now is just as disgusting as they were then.
    Shady Bunch
  • ElChorizon© THAT'S RACIST! 2012/03/25 15:29:44
    ElChorizon© THAT'S RACIST!
    +2
    Is this bounty being paid in Obama bucks?
    obama bucks
  • Yankee ... ElChori... 2012/03/25 16:16:13
  • gldynmd... Yankee ... 2012/03/28 01:24:47
  • Faith ~American Patriot~ 2012/03/25 14:35:05
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    +1
    Disgusting gang of thugs. Pure trash and nothing more.
  • Yankee ... Faith ~... 2012/03/25 14:58:50
    Yankee Traveler
    +2
    I call them ghetto rats
  • Faith ~... Yankee ... 2012/03/25 15:10:15
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    +1
    Haha, suits them perfectly!
  • Cliff 2012/03/25 11:33:30
    Cliff
    +3
    It appears that the lefties will not be satisfied until they have lynched Zimmerman. Next they will want to lynch the eye witness who said Zimmerman was acting in self defense.
  • Jay Theyme 2012/03/25 11:15:26
    Jay Theyme
    +1
    Offer a 20,000 bounty on Muhammad. Tooth for tooth alright. Anyone want to offer me 100 to punch one of them in the face?
  • Thor'sOak 2012/03/25 10:54:44
    Thor'sOak
    +1
    The black panthers are a huge laugh, everytime i see them i have a serious ROFL!!!
  • shadow76 2012/03/25 08:31:49
    shadow76
    +2
    That is going to help things......NOT!
  • Yankee ... shadow76 2012/03/25 14:31:37
    Yankee Traveler
    But it's the mentality.....
  • shadow76 Yankee ... 2012/03/25 14:46:23
    shadow76
    +1
    Over react before all the facts are in, then if the truth is different don't bother to correct to the truth.
  • Yankee ... shadow76 2012/03/25 14:59:46
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    it's react at the smell of blood...........any excuse to hate
  • shadow76 Yankee ... 2012/03/25 20:54:44
    shadow76
    +1
    That is all it is.
  • the fuze 2012/03/25 08:10:48
    the fuze
    +3
    And what, pray tell, would they do with him when they caught him? Turn him into the police? Yeah right.

    Look, I'm not standing up for Mr. Zimmerman, but this is not the way to get justice for the loss of life.
  • Yankee ... the fuze 2012/03/25 14:32:17
    Yankee Traveler
    it is if you consider the mentality behind this
  • Richard Hungwell AKA Relent... 2012/03/25 07:36:11
    Richard Hungwell AKA Relentless
    +2
    Oh yay the black panthers support it, it must be a good cause. It will be funny when they all get shot and the stand your ground rule really applies.
  • Doran 2012/03/25 06:50:46
    Doran
    +2
    Looks like someone wants some racial violence.
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/25 05:21:10
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    I think that racism would be cut by 90% if everybody who saw a Black Panther member would procede to beat the crap out of him.
  • Yankee ... Lawnmow... 2012/03/25 14:33:41
    Yankee Traveler
    or even someone that resembles a blk.pantie
  • TheTruth1313 2012/03/25 05:11:40
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    This proposed action of the Black Panthers would make then no better than any other hate group out there. I have tried my best to avoid this subject, simply because it is a touchy one with which I do not know all the details. However, this proposed act of the Black Panthers is wrong no matter what those details are. This racism, ALL RACISM MUST END if we are ever to be able to function as a society to our fullest. Wake up people! The true battle is the haves vs the have-nots and this is just another have ploy to keep the have-nots fighting amongst themselves.
  • Yankee ... TheTrut... 2012/03/25 14:35:16
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    the real racism comes from those that have placed themselves as the victims
  • TheTrut... Yankee ... 2012/03/26 05:56:55
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Good point
  • Gregaj7 2012/03/25 04:34:21
    Gregaj7
    +4
    That'll work out well.......NOT!
  • TheTrut... Gregaj7 2012/03/25 05:05:36
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    Too true
  • Franklin 2012/03/25 04:24:50
    Franklin
    +4
    ...so where is all the liberal "outrage' over this open call to commit an illegal act ? Zimmerman is not a wanted criminal ...so offering to pay for his capture is illegal...i will hold my breath waiting for the police to act on this one. LOL

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