New Black Panther Party seeks citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman
Tags: zimmerman shooting, trayvon martin 911 call, george zimmerman, new black panther party, black pantherDeath threats and a $10,000 bounty offered for a citizen’s arrest of GeorgeZimmerman have raised concerns about the threat of “vigilante justice” in theracially charged case,nike air max running
. A group identifying itself as the New Black Panther Party is offering $10,000to anyone who makes a citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman in the TrayvonMartin slaying.The reward, and an earlier spate of death threats, also raise questions about whether law enforcement is taking steps to protect Zimmerman and hisfamily ,nike air max trainer one
.Neither the Sanford Police Department nor the Florida State Attorney’s office would discuss Zimmerman’s whereabouts on Tuesday, citing the ongoinginvestigation.But the Sanford law enforcement agency issued a recent press release“requesting calm heads and no vigilante justice,air max 2012 nike.”“The City of Sanford does not condone the actions and recommendations of the New Black Panther Party,” the police department said in a responsestatement. “Attempts by civilians to take any person into custody may result incriminal charges or unnecessary violence.”Zimmerman and his family have been driven into hiding in the wake of theFeb. 26 fatal shooting of Martin in Sanford, Fla. The unarmed 17-year-old wasreturning from a convenience store after buying candy and an iced tea whenhe crossed paths with Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captainarmed with a 9-millimeter weapon. What happened next is the subject of several local, state and federal probesand has led to national outrage and allegations of racism. Martin’s family believe Zimmerman wrongly followed the teen and provoked the deady encounter. Zimmerman meanwhile, claims he fired in self defense.