The Trayvon Martin case is becoming a frightening issue, and professional violence-inciting racists are capitalizing on the tragedy in epic fashion.
Via the Orlando Sentinel (h/t Marathon Pundit):
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.”
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.
So where is the post-racial President, and his calming influence? Where is the man who somehow had the time to have a beer summit with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley, and referred to the incident as a “teachable moment”?
Marathon Pundit also asks, where’s Eric Holder?
Clearly not all of the facts are out in this tragic case. I’m waiting for Attorney General Eric Holder, the man who dropped the charges against the neo-Panthers in the Philly case in 2009, to denounce this vigilante behavior.
Yesterday racism-inciter Jesse Jackson added to the frenzy by declaring that “blacks are under attack.”
The reward was announced at a protest, one that included a chant of “freedom or death.”
The answer of course is, they have to figure out the political angle first. If it isn’t going to help the President win reelection, then it simply isn’t worth their time. Meanwhile, people are being tempted with thousands in cash to go vigilante in the community.
Of course, the New Black Panther Party is known for this kind of violent rhetoric. Back in 2000, the party’s leader, Malik Zulu Shabazz, was inciting violence in the community when he said:
“When we see caskets rolling and funerals in the black community … we will see caskets and funerals in the community of our enemy.”
That video can be seen over at C-Span in its entirety…