Black Panthers Offer 'Bounty' for the Capture of George Zimmerman
Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the "capture" of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.
New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
So the answer is "yes," and that he doesn't care.
The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.
Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.
This is a serious and credible threat of violence. And there's more, including the Panthers trying to get black entertainers to donate $1 million to the Panthers. Never miss an opportunity to raise some blood money.
The Panthers are also directly threatening a public official:
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.
Our president could, if he chose to, calm the situation down. Our attorney general could also, if he chose to, calm this situation down. But so far, neither one has.