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Black Panthers Zimmerman Bounty Update, Statement Released [Video]

This week’s Black Panthers controversy involving a threat to George Zimmerman after he was found not guilty in the death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin has been enduring and sparked much outrage.

The Black Panthers’ video clearly states a bounty of $10,000 for the capture of Zimmerman after he shot and killed Martin, and many have expressed a feeling that the content of the clip is unlawful, “racist,” or indicative of the generally expected racial divide after the jury’s verdict last week.

The video seemed to confirm the racial suspicions of many white Americans who felt the outrage over Trayvon Martin’s death was likely to spur black anger. (Many white people were also displeased with the verdict.)

As The Inquisitr reported yesterday, the Black Panthers make the bounty offer “for the capture of George Zimmerman… to force our government to do their job properly, and if they don’t we will.”

Black Panthers spokesman spokesman Mikhail Muhammad also says:

“We’re saying to President Obama, you gotta do your job on this one buddy… So white America, we have given you 400 years to get it right and you still have failed black people. We’re not even citizens in this country. We’re still third class citizens. Today as black men, we must stand up. We must say to white America, ‘Your time is up.’ ”

One tiny thing though — the clip, framed by conservative websites as a reaction to the Zimmerman verdict, is actually more than a year old, and was not at all related to Florida’s release of Trayvon Martin’s killer.

While many had been assured of “Trayvon riots” and predicted a violent Black Panthers response, the new circulation of the clip is ignorant at best and dishonest at worst, attempting to suggest a new threat when the clip had a totally different context.

Black Panthers leader Malik Zulu Shabazz commented on the Zimmerman verdict, but did not offer a bounty on the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Shabazz said:

“That verdict was a travesty. It was really some white jurors on that jury telling black people, ‘To hell with you and to hell with your children.’ Those jurors were making a direct statement to black America, and they were telling us that, ‘We are in fear of the black male, fear of the black man and fear of the Trayvon Martins and we are going to maintain this first, the right of us to kill you n****r.”

Shabazz didn’t threaten George Zimmerman on behalf of the Black Panthers — he believes that Martin’s killer will get his one way or the other:

“Obviously [George Zimmerman] needs to be worried… He will always be hunted and hated like the villain that he is and the demon that he is to many.”

The Black Panthers’ official Twitter has repeatedly denounced violence, and instead recently tweeted to rally young black people:

Are you surprised that the Black Panthers controversy turned out to be a lot of limp, manufactured outrage?

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70 Responses to “Black Panthers Zimmerman Bounty Update, Statement Released [Video]”

  1. Anonymous

    we need to round up these gorangatangs and neuter them! these thugbangers are destroying our country!

  2. William Clark

    America was not found by whites nor should people be subjected to their murdering other ethnic groups and creating laws to protect them, and expecting people to just deal with it.

  3. Jim Sevs

    That dude in the phone call even sounds like he has no idea what he's talking about "we study the law" but not enough to use proper terminology…idiot.

  4. Anonymous

    This is tyranny and malice – not democracy or justice. The court of law provides any person to be innocent until proven guilty. The jury found Zimmerman to be not guilty. It's done. Pursuing this case even further is disrespect for the law. People of all ethnicities need to realize that this isn't the 1800s (slavery) or 1960s (Civil Rights) anymore. There will always be tension between PEOPLE, not groups, and you must live in the present and not the past.

  5. Ronald Massey

    William who in the h ell do you think founded this country ! If it weren't for white men you'd still be sitting in a hut in Africa ! Slavery was a terrible ordeal suffered by your ancestors. You on the other hand have the full rights and privileges of any other American. People who came before you have worked hard to get you those rights. White men voted for the Civil rights laws that you take for granted. Instead of condemning all whites for problems you find intolerable place the blame squarely on the shoulders of those that preach violence and intolerance. The Black Panthers and the Klu Klux Klan are hate groups that use tragedy to bring out the worst in people !
    Just so you'll know my best friend was a proud black man by the name of Ed Crew ! If the world was filled with Ed Crews it would be the Utopia that we all can only dream about !

  6. Jim Elliott

    fucking amazing. talk about racsist? judged by a jury of peers. done. if you don't like it, move to another country. and don't even through the black thing in here, I'm amer. indian.

  7. Michael A. Brown

    No this blog didn't take a video from 2012 (before Zimmerman was arrested) and try to pass it off as a current event. Talk about attempting to stoke the racial fires. The Inquisitr must stoop this low in order to increase its hit rate for advertising revenue? This is the reason there is so much racial angst in this country. Clear abuse of ones right to free speech.

  8. Frik Happy J

    Who are these people and why in the world do they represent all the blacks in America? I

  9. Kim LaCapria

    Did you read the article at all? "One tiny thing though — the clip, framed by conservative websites as a reaction to the Zimmerman verdict, is actually more than a year old, and was not at all related to Florida’s release of Trayvon Martin’s killer.

    While many had been assured of “Trayvon riots” and predicted a violent Black Panthers response, the new circulation of the clip is ignorant at best and dishonest at worst, attempting to suggest a new threat when the clip had a totally different context."

  10. Kim LaCapria

    Did you read the article at all? "One tiny thing though — the clip, framed by conservative websites as a reaction to the Zimmerman verdict, is actually more than a year old, and was not at all related to Florida’s release of Trayvon Martin’s killer.

    While many had been assured of “Trayvon riots” and predicted a violent Black Panthers response, the new circulation of the clip is ignorant at best and dishonest at worst, attempting to suggest a new threat when the clip had a totally different context."

  11. Kim LaCapria

    Exactly! Except, you know, without 400 years of institutionalized racial violence, oppression, and systemic abuse. Otherwise, totally the same thing.

  12. William E. Kusnerik

    So, I'm confused by this article… Did the black panthers offer a bounty on the capture of Zimmerman or not?

  13. William E. Kusnerik

    So, I'm confused by this article… Did the black panthers offer a bounty on the capture of Zimmerman or not?

  14. Kim LaCapria

    Well over a year ago this video was posted. It is inaccurate to say that they offered a bounty after the verdict. That suggests it was in response to the jury's decision. In actuality, the group has discouraged violence on Twitter.

  15. William E. Kusnerik

    Kim LaCapria I understand that it was done before the verdict, and shame on whoever is trying to pass it off as a reaction to the verdict, but still, offering a bounty on someone? Isn't that illegal? Like contracting for murder or kidnapping?

  16. Phillip Price

    Its ok for OJ Simpson to brutally murder two white people and get away with it, do to the fact the most of the jurors were black women, and guess what, we as in white/hispanic people didn't riot in the streets and burn down our neighborhoods. Then you have these thugs called black panthers, just another racially motivated group, that don't want black americans to integrate into society. Idiots like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton fuel the fire and are self proclaimed activists, but are in reality extremist who have their own agenda. They only come out of their holes when they see an opportunity to wreak havoc and cause dissension. If they (black panthers) post a bounty on their website for Zimmerman, the leaders of the group should be arrested. The NFL went after the bounty players in football with a vengeance, but you wont see anyone (DOJ) do anything about this. I'm sick of treading lightly around people and being politically correct, as I like to say all the time "It is what it is"…………Don't sugar coat things so as not to offend someone, tell it like it is. Lets see what our fearless leader will do the ease tensions, probably nothing.

  17. Wayne Summerall

    " So white America, we have given you 400 years to get it right and you still have failed black people"……..seems to me they are the ones who set it back 400 years.

  18. Terry Tubb

    If the NBP shoot/kill due to bounuty on Zimmerman there will be an army of paid bounty hunters tracking them, first volunters are already Navy Seals. active & inactive.

  19. Anonymous

    Kim LaCapria . . . like this guy <= was alive back in the Day when the BPs were terrorists. . . todays NBPP are just mouth pieces, noise makers like some kind of party favors for a /Viggah block party.

  20. Chelsea Ryfkogel

    Of course I'm not surprised, leave it to the white media to misconstrue and make black people look bad…they've been doing it for more than 100 years, why stop now?

  21. Mike Cote

    Do you know why the Black Panthers walk around with there zippers open? In case they have to count to eleven…

  22. Roy Garrard

    ok that's it, its over…, time for the black kitty party to crawl back into your holes and let the wiser and more mature blacks go back to work at making things better. I'm sure they don't need the ranting and ravings of lunatics like the kitty party to make thier own way in this world. If you have to try and convince every black person that they need the likes of you then you are the ones who don't consider them smart enough to think for themselves.

  23. Elizabeth Jones Wilson

    Folks, there is no such thing as African American. Either you are African, OR you are American. Not both. This goes to show that these people are idiots. They claim they are treated badly? Free healthcare, housing, food, spending money, and everything else? Most of them dress better than me, and drive better cars! How is this possibly third class? I think we all must be armed to protect ourselves from these animals.

  24. Anonymous

    40 years ago was not that long ago when dealt with racism, civil rights, terrorism, and oppression!

  25. Quintin Gomez

    Why are we not targeting these terrorist groups like the Black Panthers with Drones? Enough of how you've been mistreated. Your ancestors may have been treated badly but what race can't say that. Stop trying to blame us for your race's short comings! If 12 million Hispanics can cross the border illegally and find work, what's your excuse? And just so we are clear on this, I am a new deemed "White Hispanic!" I just wish we'd see a huge number of Los Zetas wearing "We are George Zimmerman t-shirts!"

  26. Anonymous

    hmmm, isn't Obama and his buddy holder at justice dept. going to investigate this potential hate crime. oh wait, Obama and holder black, black panthers…oh I get it now.

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  28. John Murray

    Yes the video is a year old an NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED! Zimmerman went what, a couple of months before pressure was put on to arrest him, well where is the pressure to have the authors of this direct, and illegal threat arrested? Where is the DoJ and their investigation of the possible civil rights violation by the authors of this video hmmm? You want equality, then how about applying the law EQUALLY?

  29. Anonymous

    these mother fuckers are jokes tell me about antonio santiago, a 13 month old white baby shot in the face by 2 black teens and they got off, what about the mother and daughter, who was 6 months pregnant, got beat up and killed by 8 black people. now I believe zimmerman is guilty but don't go throwing the entire white race under the bus if that's the case then hunt those 2 punk ass teens down and murder them, I will say this who has a month in the year dedicated to them? blacks, if white people had a month it would be racist, I'm just saying don't come out speaking dumb ignorant shit likes these jackasses.

  30. Anonymous

    if a race war breaks out it will be cuz these ignorant ass ppl

  31. Donald W. Grab

    obama, isn't a threat against the law? or only for whites. isn't zimmerman's civil rights being violated. you two faced I hate to say president.

  32. Donald W. Grab

    obama, isn't a threat against the law? or only for whites. isn't zimmerman's civil rights being violated. you two faced I hate to say president.

  33. Michael Peacock

    Ok so I need to say it to you as well. This is NOT a new clip. as referenced here http://pix11.com/2013/07/19/black-panthers-10k-bounty-to-capture-george-zimmerman-dead-or-alive-sparks-outrage-confusion/#axzz2ZWLpuOsR and http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/crime/2012/03/24/sot-wesh-panther-presser-muhammad.wesh.html look familiar? That's because this video came out in 2012. Please do not report old news as new and claim it as fact. It will discredit you later on.

  34. Harvey Brumley

    WHY DO THE BLACK PEOPLE FORGET ABOUT WHAT O.J.SIMSON DONE–PURPOSELY KILLING TWO WHITE PEOPLE- AND BEING AQUITED OF DOUBLE MURDER–PARTING AFTERWARD –EQUAL JUSTICE?-COME ON BLACK PEOPLE!

  35. David Henry Hushman

    The REASON BLACK RACISM has NEVER changed for 400yrs.in the HISTORY of this country, and NEVER will.Is BECAUSE the BLACK race and culture, will…NEVER, EVER..change….PERIOD.They have ALWAY'S been a culture of excuse's..NEVER a culture of resolution and reasoning, with anything close to logic.And for a people, who passionately PREACH about GOD and the BIBLE, and think they are smarter than everybody else, because of course, their NEVER wrong, SHOULD know even, better, and realize, that WHITE people, do NOT have the POWER..now.And,, have NEVER.had the POWER to change..ANY..race and culture…INCLUDING,, the BLACK race and culture..ONLY..I MEAN ONLY.GOD..HIMSELF.can do that.And..I've got to be honest with YOU big, bad, fuzzy, wuzzy, BLACK-PANTHER, cuddleee, teddy bear's, and your noble, chest beating, so-called powerful BLACK leader's.Hold on..i really, hate to be the one to break the new's to you people…YOUR (S)(H)(I)(T) OUT OF LUCK..BECAUSE GOD, DECIDED THE DIFFERENCE'S BETWEEN, RACE'S AND CULTURE'S….SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME…So, STOP wasting YOUR time, in the street's and threatening people, and raise money for your people's CAUSE..to buy them all an ALARM CLOCK(have them all set their clock's to the REAL TIME) in what's happening in OUR country.AND WAKE UP. You people are the one's that should be AFRAID…SO VERY AFRAID..Because, GOD is not RACIST…and you know that POWER I was talking about that he ONLY has..He is going to come down to earth, and use that POWER,, you know,, the power that you BLACK'S think OBAMA has..and doesn't.And USE it,, not to change the small stuff, like you and me, but he will USE it for his biggest and FINAL decision… to CHANGE the WHOLE world..Your right,, WE, WHITE people have WAITED, 400YRS.for the BLACK race AND culture to change..it ain't, NEVER going to happen.Now it's time for WE the PEOPLE.to stand OUR GROUND..peace&prayer's…………..D……….

  36. Carole Hoxter-Parker

    Yes, and maybe he'll get a few more of those pukes…like your family! Then we will see you crying like a big old baby fool!

  37. Anonymous

    Hey, F U, Shabazz! You are generalizing all whites and all blacks. Stupid, wake up and look around. "You've given us 400 years to get it right"? Look at how some black people are still trying to separate themselves and pound their chest saying" we are black! This is the Black way" Whitey sucks! cracker! the first black person this, the first black person that. Maybe if we all just acted like normal human beings, live by the Golden Rule, don't even look at color,,, you'd be surprised how much people love each other. But no! People like the KKK and Black Panthers have to say power to the %^)$# people! You are separatist.

  38. Anonymous

    " It was really some white jurors on that jury telling black people, ‘To hell with you and to hell with your children.’ Those jurors were making a direct statement to black America, and they were telling us that, ‘We are in fear of the black male, fear of the black man and fear of the Trayvon Martins and we are going to maintain this first, the right of us to kill you n****r.” Another example of some^&*hole group that can get media attention and say sh** like this and then simple minded people thinks he/they are talking for the whole race.

  39. Anonymous

    "We’re not even citizens in this country. We’re still third class citizens." Hey stupid! a citizen is a citizen is a citizen.

  40. Anonymous

    "Today as black men, we must stand up. We must say to white America, ‘Your time is up.’ ” Sounds like a threat! Shabazz, shut up! You should be arrested for trying to incite riots. Way to set mankind back!

  41. Bob Larrick

    Let the race war begin. And that is exactly why there will ALWAYS be racism in America. Black people are more racist than white people ever will be.

  42. Bob Larrick

    Really you have given us 400 years huh. Try picking up a school book and see if there was a United States of America 400 years ago. When you are done with your crack pipe.

  43. Scott Madison

    Fucking idiots, man. I don't know if they are looking for attention, or just dumassses…

  44. Michael Hodgerney

    Scott Madison I guess they try to manipulate some over impressionable, weak minded person into committing murder and not only do they get what they are after, unwarranted REVENGE, but they mistakenly think their hands will be clean of any wrong doing.