Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wanted Dead or Alive Poster Issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago.

Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain said he accosted what he alleges was a suspicious looking black male walking through his neighborhood. He further contends the man punched him, and bloodied his nose, so Zimmerman fired a gun shot striking the man in the chest. The “man” was 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who would lie in the county morgue three days before police alerted his parents of their child’s death.

Minister Mikhail Muhummud led the press conference, calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, the arrest of George Zimmerman and some involvement from President Obama. Muhummud stated he is the southern regional director for the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense located in Jacksonville, Florida. While Minister Muhummud fired off a list of demands and expressed outrage over the handling of the shooting and subsequent investigation; a member of the group passed flyers to about 100 people who showed up for the press conference. Muhummud told the group he was not concerned with rumors of death threats to George Zimmerman, “He should be afraid for his life…” more

Note: This case needs a more thorough investigation to see what really happened, and to determine who is at fault, and who didn't fulfill their tasks in the pursuit of justice. No one questions this. However, it's always interesting that the initial act of violence is declared horrendous, unthinkable, and an act no one should ever emulate... that is, until those who consider themselves "victims" (often in perpetuity) want their revenge, and then such acts of violence suddenly become not only all right, but mandatory. If one becomes like the individual who did them wrong, how is one any different from the criminal? Hypocrisy may make for good retribution, but achieves little justice.