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Should the Black Panther Party's $10,000 hit out on George Zimmerman be getting more media attention?

Asked by: donald.keller
  • Yes! They are calling for someone's assassination!

    The Black Panther Party released a freaking video demanded George Zimmerman dead, with a $10,000 payout... Instead of trying to wrongly get Zimmerman on Civil Rights Violations, Eric Holder needs to be getting the Black panther Party.

    A Black militia like them are setting Blacks back decades and destroying the efforts of others to achieve racial equality... They can't just call a hit on someone.

    The media needs to be on this... Of course you know the media would be attacking at full force if this were a "White Panther Party" doing it...

    A) http://www.Cnn.Com/2012/03/26/justice/florida-teen-shooting-bounty

  • Yes!! That's murder

    Not only should this get media attention, the police should be involved! They are hypocrites for believing that Zimmerman should die. How come Martin shouldn't die but Zimmerman should? Whoever called this hit should be tried and sent to prison for attempted murder or manslaughter. If I put an ad up on the Internet saying that I will pay someone to kill my enemy, then I guarantee the police would be at my door that same day!

  • Yes, This is ridiculous.

    He was found not guilty, Openly stating that you are wanting to put a hit out on someone shouldn't be okay, This is no better than the whole situation to begin with. They should just let it die down and move on with their lives rather than feeding it and causing an even bigger issue.

  • Yes. The media should acknowledge the right of the Black Panther Party to offer a reward for the hit out on Zimmerman's life.

    If the justice system of this country is willing to sanction the killing of an unarmed black teenager then it has to come into the hands of the African American community to protect its own and seek justice for them.
    Florida Law states that the party who "initially provoked" the incident may NOT claim self defense. “ The law is quite clear that one may not provoke a difficulty and having done so act under the necessity produced by the difficulty, then kill his adversary and justify the homicide under the plea of self defense.”State Law Section 776.041
    There is no doubt that George Zimmerman ( AGAINST the directives of the 911 personnel, the police department and the neighborhood watch association ) armed himself, followed Trayvon Martin and made the initial contact that provoked the difficulty and instigated the problem. He therefore CANNOT claim self defense. If the Florida Courts are unwilling to uphold the law, then it becomes the responsibility of the citizens to do so.

  • George Zimmerman Got Away With Murder

    The Black Panther Party's 10,000 hit out on Zimmerman should be getting more media attention because what happened in the case and the jurors that decided the verdict of not guilty in Trayvon Martin's death is an outrage in the African American community. Zimmerman should be behind bars right now. The media has every right to publicize the bounty on his head and the public also wants to
    to know what Zimmerman will do next in case he decides to leave the US. We must remember this is a is a serious civil rights case for a young black man.
    - Velma Steele (sundial)

  • Hell yes it should

    To be honest I didnt even know that there was a hit on him... Man, I could have made 10 g's. Ok ok time to be serious... Yes they should have more media on the hit because most likely less than half of the country actually knows about the hit. I know I didnt. I personally thought he was innocent (please dont debate me for that) and Ithink it would be a shame to hear on the news that he was killed. Its so ridiculous to think he killed him over race. Our country in this time is so over obsessed with race that when you hear on the news that a Hispanic man killed a black teen it is instantly interpreted as racial. It so ridiculous how everybody blames everything on race. I'm not implying Treyvon attacked Zimmerman but who knows, you werent there, he could have very well attacked him, but who knows. That also doesnt prove that Zimmerman killed him intentionally because he was black. Im sorry but its extremely annoying hearing about this case that just got so much media attention mainly because of race. If it was something such as a white man killing white teen it wouldnt have gotten any media attention just local news. Its all in all a ridiculous subject to talk about.

  • This is Wrong!

    The Black Panthers are making a threat against an innocent man. This is a federal crime and the media should be giving attention to it. The Black Panthers need to be shut down. All of them should be held accountable for their actions. It is absolutely and totally disgusting! Shameful.

  • A threat is still a treat.

    In today's society people are causing racial inequality by being racist towards whites. The media blows up everything about african americans and now a racial group is going out and trying to kill this person. Why isn't the media covering it? If it was the KKK then the media would cover it. It's because the media is racist towards white people.

  • Maybe maybe not

    How about just calling the cops and having the Black Panther Party leadership charged with conspiracy to commit murder, or at least to conspire to attempt murder. The killing of G. Zimmerman would be an unlawful act, so maybe the Black Panthers might even now fall under the heading of organized crime. This would certainly get the media's attention!

  • More people will see it

    This is wrong. I don't like Zimmerman and think he should be guilty, but ordering a hit out on someone will not solve anything and it is vigilante justice. However, if this gets more media attention, it won't solve anything either. It'll just let more people know about their plan. Many people just speculate this but if the media shows this and people know it's 100 percent fact, there will be a bigger chance of this hit getting carried out

  • Black panthers should be....

    They should be locked up... The whole lot of the Panther party. They are no different than the KKK. If the KKK put a hit out on a black man or woman, they would be locked up before they post the video. But, of course, blacks are the "minority" and the most ignorant.

  • No they should not. Back to freedom of speech.

    Freedom of speech is only a freedom up until it causes harm. Publicizing this in the media would be tantamount to advertising a contract killing for hire. As this video is a year old the media outlets would be misreporting and inciting violence. Both of which are not free speech.

  • This bounty was posted last year!

    The bounty in question was posted over a year ago before Zimmerman's arrest. The video recently resurfaced, but the Black Panther Party itself has made no statement regarding any new bounty.
    Any reports claiming the video in which this bounty was offered was posted within recent weeks is simply false. You can check the post date for yourself: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=FWMgLvbZ0g8

    Posted by: xy
  • It's supporting vigilantes

    10k is very hard to turn down so with more coverage a lot of people would go after an INNOCENT man. Not only that but i believe his family and friends would get hurt in the process of these phycos looking for him. Why would America ever support murder like this?

  • No more death

    Its going to cause more trouble than anything else. There's no way its going to make a good name for the "party" if they do. That's like the KKK putting a hit on a black person who gets away with something. Its going to do no good. If there was a white party even talking about this, it would make world news.

  • Loaded question, classic race baiting

    Although the CNN article Keller includes makes the vital distinction between the New Black Panther Party and the Black Panther Party, Keller mistakenly identifies the offending party as Black Panthers in his question and his response. Either Keller failed to read his own research or he's deliberately race-baiting.

    The Black Panthers were a radical political party that ran candidates for various offices and advocated organized militias as a 2nd amendment remedy against institutionalized racism. Most of its leadership was killed by law enforcement or disavowed armed resistance and left the party. The Black Panthers achieved some measure of popular support through community outreach, food banks, drug & gang intervention. The Black Panthers disbanded in 1982 ( a decade before Keller was born) citing positive change in racial equality.

    The New Black Panther Party is a mentally ill dude named Malik Shabazz and a few of his friends. They were kicked out the Nation of Islam for preaching hate and violence so they started a website on which they post crazy stuff that might get them a guest spot on Fox News. You can't make the case that the Justice Dept isn't all over these guys. They are tracked by the FBI as a hate group. The Feds drop restraining orders on them constantly. They are prevented from leaving the country by their status on terrorist watch groups.

    Not enough reporting? Too much , if you ask me. NBPP sent that bounty tweet out 17 months ago, was instantly denounced by everyone, black & white. Shabazz tried to organize a rally in South Central the next day, but nobody came. Crazy dudes say crazy stuff sometimes, stop pretending like there's some kind of Black Power conspiracy.

  • Loaded question, classic race baiting

    Although the CNN article Keller includes makes the vital distinction between the New Black Panther Party and the Black Panther Party, Keller mistakenly identifies the offending party as Black Panthers in his question and his response. Either Keller failed to read his own research or he's deliberately race-baiting.

    The Black Panthers were a radical political party that ran candidates for various offices and advocated organized militias as a 2nd amendment remedy against institutionalized racism. Most of its leadership was killed by law enforcement or disavowed armed resistance and left the party. The Black Panthers achieved some measure of popular support through community outreach, food banks, drug & gang intervention. The Black Panthers disbanded in 1982 ( a decade before Keller was born) citing positive change in racial equality.

    The New Black Panther Party is a mentally ill dude named Malik Shabazz and a few of his friends. They were kicked out the Nation of Islam for preaching hate and violence so they started a website on which they post crazy stuff that might get them a guest spot on Fox News. You can't make the case that the Justice Dept isn't all over these guys. They are tracked by the FBI as a hate group. The Feds drop restraining orders on them constantly. They are prevented from leaving the country by their status on terrorist watch groups.

    Not enough reporting? Too much , if you ask me. NBPP sent that bounty tweet out 17 months ago, was instantly denounced by everyone, black & white. Shabazz tried to organize a rally in South Central the next day, but nobody came. Crazy dudes say crazy stuff sometimes, stop pretending like there's some kind of Black Power conspiracy.


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Ragnar says2013-07-18T04:18:51.330
This is from last year...
donald.keller says2013-07-18T04:26:31.353
Yes... But it still happened and wasn't aired much. Everyone was so focused on the case, that no one attention to a semi-militia putting a hit on an American citizen.