Skip to comments.DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty - No comment
Posted on 03/30/2012 12:48:15 PM PDT by Qbert
The U.S. Department of Justice had no comment on the $10,000 bounty the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was offering for a "citizen's arrest" of George Zimmerman, the 28 year old man who told Sanford, Florida Police he shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in an act of self-defense.
According to a number of reports, the NBPP "called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men" to do the "arrest." Zimmerman and his family have received death threats since the case became a national issue. Mr. Zimmerman has not been arrested by local authorities. Federal, state, and local investigations of the shooting are happening, and he is currently in hiding.
The bounty made its ways around social media, including Twitter, and attached itself to an unfortunate tweet. One individual decided to tweet what he thought was George Zimmerman's home address. Film director Spike Lee re-tweeted the incorrect address out to his 250,000 followers. I discovered the address did not belong to Mr. Zimmerman and the actual residents were living in fear for their lives. Mr. Lee has since apologized and compensated the couple whose residence was targeted on Twitter.
In an e-mail response to an inquiry, DOJ Office of Public Affairs' Xochitl Hinojosa wrote: "The FBI is aware of the statements and we are unable to comment at this time."
Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, posted a statement on his FaceBook page calling on the Justice Department to prosecute the NBPP for the bounty:
It appears authorities on multiple levels are focusing more on the shooting than the NBPP bounty at this point, though.
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Silence gives consent.
I want these guys to show up at MY polling place - I’ll kneecap the SOBs!
Add Conspiracy to kill US Citizens to Obama’s gun running.
Maybe someone should point out to Holder that this is conspiracy to commit kidnapping?
Or at the minimum kidnapping for hire.
No intimidation or persecution going on here. Just concerned citizens trying to help out local law enforcement....
If the DOJ will do nothing, how about the Florida National
Guard being called up by the governor to proceed against the NBPP? What they are advocating is clearly against at least parts of Florida statutes. Inciting kidnapping or possibly lynching is still illegal, just as surely as a privately contracted kidnapping or murder for hire.
Translation: For yall non southerners.
The honky can fend for himself he done shown dat he is 100% capable.
We are more interested in finding some charge for the MF.
And stop showing those photos of the boys on their way to a soft ball tournament.
Any more complaints call our boss ZERO. That's Mr ZERO to yall honkies.
And in the face of this kind of garbage, we have people here who would rather stay home than try to unseat the racist Marxist in the White House.
Makes no sense to me.
Imagine if the Tea Party had put a bounty out for someone...
Someone needs to put a bounty on the members of the NBPP. Let them see how it feels to look over their shoulder. I imagine most of them have had brushes with the law.
You are making the questionable assumption that any elected officials from either party have a spine. Where are the Florida officials on this? They are all afraid of the blacks in the inner cities.
so getting a few thousand citizens together to hunt down someone we don’t like is now ok?
i’m sure there are a few hundred thousand white parents that would like to deliver some ‘street justice’ after all this time...
Yeah, but that's the white man's law.
Holder told us the deal in the last panther flap.
“I will not prosecute my people”
Federal law against felons (Panther Jackson) possessing firearms?
Dead or alive bounty solicitating kidnap/murder?
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