New Black Panthers Zimmerman Bounty: Doesn’t It Warrant Charges Too?

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That $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman’s head by a hate crimes movement deserves as close an inspection by the DOJ as Eric Holder promised in the Trayvon Martin case. Otherwise, it looks like race is truly an issue in this particular controversial topic, as Zimmerman’s anonymous family member insinuates in a letter to the man appointed by Pres. Obama.

New Black Panthers member, Mikhail Muhammad, didn’t hesitate to say to the nation at large that the monetary promise he and his group were making for the unauthorized (dead or alive) apprehension of Zimmerman was just “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” mentality, as reported by NPR at the end of March.

Since when can a person put a bounty on another person’s head so publicly in America and get away with it? Since Civil Rights trumps other rights?

While the Washington Times reported that Eric Holder and the DOJ remained staunchly silent about the New Black Panthers bounty on George Zimmerman’s head, the new agency did report that the leader of the black violence-promoting movement, Hashim Nzinga, still received law enforcement attention by his probation officer when he was found to be in violation of his probation for having a firearm in his possession.

It’s good to know that some laws in the land are still upheld, even if it seems now that a buffet style criminal justice system is in place.

Eric Holder, according to the Chicago Tribune, has not lost his voice entirely when it comes to addressing judicial matters, at least regarding Trayvon Martin’s case, stating as recently as Wednesday to a Civil Rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton that, “I know that many of you are greatly, and rightly, concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.”

Holder went on to tell the 14th Annual convention of the National Action Network that “If we [DOJ] find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action.”

At least one segment of the American population can count on his doing his job.

Holder did not address what action he would take about potential violence perpetrated by those, like the New Black Panther movement, who might perpetrate crimes against other races in America, however.

So it seems that voters might want to consider that come election day in November, when the man who appointed this pick-and-choose judicial appointee will be up for re-election.

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