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Trayvon Martin’s Killer Wanted Dead or Alive? New Black Panthers Put Bounty on George Zimmerman

Mon., Mar. 26, 2012 11:52 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

Trayvon Martin’s case continues to spark emotions across the nation. During a recent protest in Sanford, Fla., the New Black Panthers announced that they are offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman.

New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad revealed the details of the bounty and announced that the group is seeking to mobilize thousands of black men who can assist in the capture of Zimmerman.

Muhammad also said that several black entertainers and athletes would be donating $1 million to the group’s effort by next week. However, Muhammad would not reveal names or documentation to prove that athletes and entertainers would assist with their plans to make a citizen’s arrest on Zimmerman.

The Sanford Police Department is condemning the New Black Panthers’ bounty on Zimmerman and are warning the group to not pursue vigilante justice.

Are the New Black Panthers taking things too far by issuing a bounty on Zimmerman, or should they pursue justice because an inadequate police department failed to do so? –amir shaw 

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  • Luton125

    If each adult parent concentrates on their dam children shit like this would not happen.  Tired of you sorry as black people.  Raise your dam kids not to steal and rob.  People not taking that excuse anymore that these are just kids.  These are kids who want to go out and do what the want.  Time to have a sit down with them.  Stop robbing, stealing, and killing.  This is what we are not looking at.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6IJ7ILXLNG75AOS3ZFMS5EQVNA ashamed and embarassed

       They shot this kid in cold blood.  I just walked past 3 three white kids this weekend dressed as skinheads.  I didn’t conclude that they were racists against blacks or jews, but they certainly weren’t dressed “appropriately” but I didn’t presume that they were gonna drag me behind a car.  This automatic thinking someone black is a thug is the root cause of this type of event and if white parents raised their kids not to take on the same bigoted mindset brought up in their home, kids like Trayvon Martin wouldn’t be shot due to their color of their skin. 

      • orlantha

        You are so right. I love everyone my kids friends are white and I love them like my own. Everyone is not thugs my kids are mannerable and they respect everyone. i love you.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OQGNKLKCQ5VIRFL36E3UFDLE4I Greg

        There are many crimes committed by black males, and you think they shouldn’t be watched if their demeanor is the same as prisoners? Get real, I would be watching those skinheads too.

      • Jordanj6j

        Land sakes woman , if you were there and refused to come forward that’s all on you. Especially since there were more than one person involved according to you.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/74ZSEMQ574EYJEOPSZ7RC6J2DU Raven420

      I normally would not engage someone who is clearly from the shallow end of the gene pool but your ignorance is simply breathtaking.  Racism is born of ignorance, fear, low self-esteem, paranoia, anger and a whole plethora of other negative thoughts and feelings.  Perhaps if your parents had raised YOU to be a better person, you wouldn’t be on here spewing hate and ignorance.  So should we blame them because you choose to be stupid in a particularly stunning way?  Or is it because you never developed any reading comprehension skills that you have no clear idea of what happened in this situation?  Are you a victim of *no child left behind*?  Pushed through grade after grade when you can’t spell, use proper grammar or understand what you read?  How very sad for you.

      This boy was NOT robbing, stealing or killing.  He was a good kid and was just going home.  The THUG here was the man who was stalking him and shot him in cold blood.  He does not get a pass because somewhere else in the world some other person of color robbed or stole or killed someone.  If you bothered to do ANY homework at all before spewing your hateful idiocy here, you would know that Zimmerman behaves like a wannabe cop…constantly calling 911 over every little thing.  He’s obviously a mental case who needs to be locked up where he can’t hurt anyone else.

      It’s really sad that as a country, we haven’t grown any further than this regarding different cultures.  We pride ourselves on being the *melting pot* of the world and then do everything we can to UNmelt the contents of the pot….with racism, bigotry and hatred for those not like *us*.  I’m Native American.  Should I hate you and everyone else in this country who is NOT Native American?  That’s just more hate than I can even comprehend.

      You are a sad little person and you need help.  I’m sure you actually need help understanding some of the words in this post.  Dictionary.com is an excellent resource.  I suggest you use it.  

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VJKVTUGHPHXGBPPRUTDMJTZ2NI Oscar

        your young, unfortunately experience will teach you the true nature of diversity 

      • WhiteWolf

        wrong.. he wasn’t a kid for one thing… he was 17 and as big as man.. he had gold teeth and looked like a thug.. check out his twitter photo’s  this has been blown way out of proportion by the blacks as usual.    As for racism it is the blacks that are playing that card right now… read!!!  Check out the facts.. it’s the blacks who have the Black Panthers involved.. who the hell are they to offer a $10k bounty … they are no better than they said the KKK were.  

        • http://www.facebook.com/charield Chariel Dye

          Its a trip when the shoe is on the other foot isn’t it! They are better than the KKK at least they are not hiding behind any sheets! They upfront and center like real men. Zimmerman got his ass kicked like a real man by a child for harrassing him and that child is dead! How would you feel if this was your child! This child was walking home not bothering anyone and you damn right he should get every bit of this recognition because no matter what he was a child! Somebody’s child! The facts state that Zimmerman was a wanna be cop with hidden charges because his dad is a judge. What are your facts?
          The race card will forever be played when blacks keep dying from senseless murders from ignorant whites that still think this is slavery days and they could just kill at will and get away with it! You damn right people are angry and they have every right to be cause at the end of the day this was a child! It could have been your child!

          • WhiteWolf

            and you Charlie find out the facts first before you spout off…. there have been numerous whites killed by blacks… do your homework..!!! EXCEPT the white population do not act like animals and want to rally and start fights, etc.  And Real Men .. the Black Panthers are thugs…trying to take the law into their own hands.  If the blacks stopped acting like Gangsters!!!!!!!!!!  They wouldn’t be portrayed as Gangsters!!!   And as for walking home minding his own business.. hmmm you were there??? I read and looked into this.. did you… 

          • Derek Oberholzer

            WhiteWolf, for someone who claims to have looked into this, you have left out quite a bit of relevant material.  Zimmerman has had domestic violence charges against him, resisting an officer without violence, and assaulting an officer…and now this homicide.  He has harassed the police department, had many filed complaints against him by the members of that same gated community who didn’t feel safe with him around.  He calls 911 the night of the shooting of his own free will admitting that he was following Trayvon to the store and from the store because he didn’t “like the look of him” (THAT is always an acceptable answer for stalking someone, now isn’t it?)  Trayvon runs away from him down a side street, and Zimmerman mutters to the operator on the phone “these assholes always get away with this” also muttering a slur about Trayvon being a Coon, and freely admits to the 911 operator that he’s chasing after him.  The operator tells him “okay, we DON’T need you to do that,” and clearly Zimmerman did not obey the police department’s instructions because Trayvon is now dead by a bullet to the chest from Zimmerman and his loaded firearm he was carrying.  Trayvon had a cellphone, Skittles, and Arizona Ice Tea (possibly house keys as well).    Trayvon’s body gets taken for a toxicology exam while Zimmerman never faces a homicide investigator at all and gets to leave a free man after giving his side of the story.  Why does Zimmerman get to walk away free from a homicide?  His father (Robert J Zimmerman) is a retired Supreme Court Magistrate, his mother (Gladys Zimmerman) is a court clerk, and Zimmerman’s attoryney (Craig Soner) is a close friend.   Are you kidding me?!  Zimmerman has basically been living with the legal protection of Diplomatic Immunity thanks to daddy’s connections!    “I read and looked into this”  — yeah, WhiteWolf…you definitely LOOKED into this.  I can see a bright future for you in the field of investigative reporting…you ass.

          • Madamepresidential

            Whites have always started mess……You are the terrorist and blacks should stand up and destroy the majority of you…..not wholly with violence but mostly with information…with facts……You are a Leper a curse……You are as unclean swine….you are the epitome of nothingness…
            If I were to see you….I would look you up and down and sigh in disgust…..you’re white…you’re a leper…..you’re a liar ….a killer ….a rapist …..a thief…….More of your unclean blood will be spilled ….ever hear of KARMA? Yahweh the most High God has seen the things that whitez have done and he’s gonna pay you all back…..

          • Mzriches7

            white wolf, you’re racial profiling now with if blacks…The problem is that whites have stolen from blacks for so long that even when freedom came, in so many way slavery still exists. The rules in this world are made so the white man always comes out on top. Treyvon is a prime example.

          • Anonymous

             The big difference is that when a black kills a white, HE’S GOING TO JAIL, but if a white kills a black, there’s a good chance he will get off scot free.
            I’m sure this unfair dichotomy will be ignored by you because you’re nothing but an ignorant racist.

          • Ronnihih

            I totally agree with you 100%

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/OQGNKLKCQ5VIRFL36E3UFDLE4I Greg

            Because their allowed to be proud of their hate, so they show their face and proudly wear their wannabe hero metals. Sad to see reverse racism is popular.

        • Brandy

          You should  do the reading, and checking the facts. I don’t know where you come from that you don’t know that 17 is not a man, and 140 pounds is not ” big” compared to a 240 pound full grown man, who “stalks” a 17 year old. It is NOT the blacks as you call it, who have the New Black Panthers involved. Whatever they decided to do is on their own. I personallky hope they don’t get involved, but I understand why they want to get involved, they are sick of unarmed, black boys and men being killed and the killers get away with it. While you are reading, you need to read the history of murdering of blacks..

      • http://www.facebook.com/charield Chariel Dye

        I love what you said! Obviously this guy should have been named stupid because he really did not do his research before commenting! his comments shows his level of ignorance and I guarantee he would not have the balls to say this to this child’s family!

      • Pray4Enlightenment

        Raven, you are a pure light of hope in this horrid situation.   I have been angry and annoyed by lots of comments I’ve read on lots of different sites.

        You have caused me to rethink all the harsh words I would like to say.  You have inspired me to speak with eloquence and grace.   It was so much more effective than those angry posts. 

        I thank you for your post.  It was truely delightful to read and know that someone has a brain out there.

      • Brandy

        AMEN and AMEN.. You are so correct!

    • orlantha

      First of all Trayvon did nothing but walking home. i’m a black single mom with two teenage boys and they don’t rob, steal or kill. White kids do the same thing get a life..

    • Elnorab02

      you stupid MF,who the hell do you think has raised YOUR children for generationsBLACK WOMEN who plied YOUR fields,picked your cottonBLACK MEN so who ass is lazy.don’t get me started.there are good kids and bad kids of ALL races.would the crap you’re spitting out your A$$(’cause your mouth know better) be the same if he killed YOUR kid? I CAN”T HEAR YOU.didn’t know we still had stupid ppls like yourself,you know the ones that hide behide a sheet,but you’re doing it behind a white pg.hang it up it getting a little dirty now grand master.

    • Elnorab02

      you stupid MF,who the hell do you think has raised YOUR children for generationsBLACK WOMEN who plied YOUR fields,picked your cottonBLACK MEN so who ass is lazy.don’t get me started.there are good kids and bad kids of ALL races.would the crap you’re spitting out your A$$(’cause your mouth know better) be the same if he killed YOUR kid? I CAN”T HEAR YOU.didn’t know we still had stupid ppls like yourself,you know the ones that hide behide a sheet,but you’re doing it behind a white pg.hang it up it getting a little dirty now grand master.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charield Chariel Dye

      You are what we call the definition of true ignorance and stupidity! If my memory serves me correctly white children kill more often than not.Let me see, White people stupid asses kill your parents, drown your kids and blame black people, eat people, little white kids kill other little white kids, white preachers molest children, white people kill for insurance policies and love ransom notes, many of them are serial killers, spree killers, and thrill killers, they rob banks,and hijack airplanes and you wanna talk about how people raise their damn kids! This child did not rob, steal or kill anyone but Mr. Zimmerman has domestic violence charges, and assault charges on a police officer so hmmm I guess he wasn’t raised to not hit women and if your daddy is a former judge he not gonna raise you he gonna cover up your bs when u mess up! So you need to really check the statistics before running your mouth STUPID!!

      • Derek Oberholzer

         Yes, it seems that many people on this thread such as Luton and WhiteWolf need to check the statistics, including you as well, Chariel.  I understand you are angry about the situation here where a spoiled judge’s 28 year old adult son gets to walk away from a homicide.  I understand you are angry after reading the foolish comments from Luton and WhiteWolf here … but saying “white people stupid asses?”  It looks as if you have some racial biases as well, Chariel.  Let’s be clear about something…everything you said up above about white people is absolutely true.  The same is ALSO true for black people and EVERY single group of human beings in history.  No matter what the gender, race, religion or nationality, ALL groups of human beings have committed these atrocities in history.  There are no exceptions.  Black kids have killed adults and other black kids, black people have eaten people, black people have had bombs on planes….and perhaps you should learn more about Anthony Sowell, the black serial killer who preyed upon Cleveland and East Cleveland.  As far as politicians go, you might want to learn more about Congressman William J. Jefferson who was caught with 100k of Road to Recovery funds meant for Hurricane Katrina disaster victims wrapped up in his freezer … he got re-elected later that year.    I understand that you are angry, but there is a fine line between being angry about something bad that happened (not to mention something stupid that a couple of people stated on here) and blasting out racial hatred and slurs of your own toward white people as a whole.

      • Derek Oberholzer

         Yes, it seems that many people on this thread such as Luton and WhiteWolf need to check the statistics, including you as well, Chariel.  I understand you are angry about the situation here where a spoiled judge’s 28 year old adult son gets to walk away from a homicide.  I understand you are angry after reading the foolish comments from Luton and WhiteWolf here … but saying “white people stupid asses?”  It looks as if you have some racial biases as well, Chariel.  Let’s be clear about something…everything you said up above about white people is absolutely true.  The same is ALSO true for black people and EVERY single group of human beings in history.  No matter what the gender, race, religion or nationality, ALL groups of human beings have committed these atrocities in history.  There are no exceptions.  Black kids have killed adults and other black kids, black people have eaten people, black people have had bombs on planes….and perhaps you should learn more about Anthony Sowell, the black serial killer who preyed upon Cleveland and East Cleveland.  As far as politicians go, you might want to learn more about Congressman William J. Jefferson who was caught with 100k of Road to Recovery funds meant for Hurricane Katrina disaster victims wrapped up in his freezer … he got re-elected later that year.    I understand that you are angry, but there is a fine line between being angry about something bad that happened (not to mention something stupid that a couple of people stated on here) and blasting out racial hatred and slurs of your own toward white people as a whole.

    • Gigi1425

      sweety white ppl are wrst they steal n majority of them are crack heads so what are you saying 

      • Gigi1425

        i think u should judge no one based on the color of the skin because we all were made the same way unless u were planted in soil so before you judge people look upon ur family and how many successful people are in it … 

    • Bad1y2k

       Yo  KKKuton  I don’t see that Trayvon was doing any of those things that you mention so is he still fair game to be murdered on a whim?

    • Voiceofreason4u

      Trayvon wasnt stealing, he was walking home.

    • Michelle

      Luton125, you’re just a racist idiot.  No point spending my time telling you point by point why you’re wrong when you’re clearly a buffoon.

    • Jlopickett

      1st of all luton125 he wasnt caught stealing or robbing! check yo fucking self! and worry about your kids not any of our black ones you dirty ass racist!

    • Gugihihio

      You are ignorant yourself what the hell black and white or any color have to do with that. So you mean to tell me any other race don’t steal, kill, and rob. This is a murder case not a robber, and stealing. Get youself together jack ass. Just to inform you black people do talk to there kids just as well as any other race do. Your eyes can’t be on a child twenty four seven and a child is just like some adults do what they want when they want when no one is around.

      I want to let you know your comment was very stupid and so is everyone who thing these boy could not walk down a street without getting shot. He went to the store and he should have been able to come back just like he left you.

    • Candykane120

      So I can’t let my 17 year old son walk to the convenience store. I should have a sit down with them for that? You sound dumb as hell and check your grammar before you submit comments

  • Luton125

    So sick of you lazy ass black people.  No other race in this country has this problem.  Kid control to the point that your kid goes out and rob his neighbors home, steals his neighbor car, etc.  Raise your kids right and this will solve the issue.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6IJ7ILXLNG75AOS3ZFMS5EQVNA ashamed and embarassed

      You are an idiot!

    • Eervin44

      Luton125 you are “A EVIL MINDED LOAD DOWN DIRTY PERSON”  I THINK YOU FORGOT TO TAKE YOU MEDS; LORD YOU NEED JESUS!     A S A P!

    • Devilsangel22280

      Not for nothin u scum, I am a white woman and I know many many good, genuine black people. For u to generalize all black people into a few is the reason our country will never get over hating each other.. I’ve never heard of a black person eating another person! There is bad in all races. U r an ignorant mindless person

      • Derek Oberholzer

         As you can tell from my previous comments on this thread so far, I definitely do not share in Luton’s tunnel-vision point of view.  However, I am afraid that black people are not exempt from cannibalism.  Many cultures have used cannibalism simply as a convenient way to
        dispose of the dead while others have even embraced it as a religious and
        ceremonial practice.   The Aztecs were known to do this, certain Native American tribes such as the Karankawa were known to do this, Fiji was once known as the Cannibal Isles, and cannibalism in Africa throughout history has been frequent and widespread … It is disgusting, but humanity itself  (as you have stated) is disgusting.   There is definitely bad in all races.  Heaven help us all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5SKM7PCRVO3IHQP7RQZ3Y4GEQU Monica

    u sound stupid.

  • http://profiles.google.com/believer1969 Karen Washington

    If the BP Party wanted a bounty on the head of Zimmerman, why make a big fuss about it? If it were true and there actually are athletes and entertainers who are donating, don’t you think they would not want this to be made public? The BP Party is outraged, and rightfully so. But this is not the way to do go about the means of justice. Would it bother me if Zimmerman received the same fate he delivered? Not at all. He did kill an unarmed little 17 yr old kid 100 lbs lighter than himself for not other reason than his color making him appear suspicious. Not the hoodie, but the color of Trayvon’s skin!

    • Hoddieup

      Trust me Ms. Washington, I do understand that it was the color of his skin was the reason. The hoodie is just a symbol of support and in memory of Trayvon. Not making a big fuss about the BP need to put a bounty out on Zimmerman. It is just that there are other ways to get our point accross. Money will need to be raised to help the family throught this process, that is an area that the BP could be focusing.  The media will try to make the BP out to be the bad guy and that is what I don’t want to happen. All we need is the KKK or some other racist group to “piggy back” off of this to do their EVIL work that’s all. Yes we are all outraged by this and rightfully so.  Just dont want “dummies” like those who have written idiotic statements like the ones on this site to use this to do something dumb!

      • Anna

        But hoodieup..it was NOT the colour of trayvon’s skin! The media lied about this. immerman had to be ASKED what skin colour Trayvon was and then it was ‘i think he is black’.The media is lying to us! I so pray we do not provoke one another to a race war as NO one win’s..lives are destroyed and justice is not served..it is just an exercise in giving full expression to that which is corrupt in all of us..our sinful natures that is given to murder.lust,jealousy,theft and destruction. That ‘old man’ in all of us say’s to side with the devil and agree that murder and destruction is acceptable as well as revenge. God tell’s us to love one another..to pray for those who despitefully uses us..to do good to other’s..to be kind and gentle.. to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ. We may not see justice in the world we live but remember EVERYONE will stand before a Holy God and be judged.And if we have a race riot..those involved will be judged by Him for their utter rebellion against God’s Holy principles..love one another.

  • Hoddieup

    While I won’t comment on some of the negative comments below because they are so shallow, narrow minded, display of lack of knowledge, typical stereotypes of black people.  Not all black kids steal, kill, rob, have parents that don’t care and/or make excuses when their child does not obey the law. As an educator, I know of many kids especially young black men who have and will be graduating this year with their HS diploma, BA/BS, MA/MS/M.ED and PH.D who are doing just the opposite of what is discribed below.  For every negative impage that the media displays, I can give you 20+ positive they just don’t get the media coverage because ratings go down so they show what the clowns of this world thrive on… Enough said!   What I really was trying to say when I first started to comment is that even though the death of this young man is tragic, going after Mr. Zimmerman in this manner is NOT right nor justified and it would bring shame to Trayvon and his family.  Do this the RIGHT way putting a bounty out on Mr. Zimmerman is not the right way to make him pay. Let him have his say in the court on that given day. That is justice for Trayvone! Until then “hoodie up”!!!Bottom of Form th  th  they 

  • USArmy

    What exactly is the “justice” they seek?  Sounds like a lynch mob mentality to me.  Where has their supposed outrage been when a person of color kills a white person?  What is a “white hispanic”?  Race baiters working overtime.  I wonder what would be said if a white group put out a bounty on someone of color?  Instant outrage I’m sure.  I also would like to know when has the justice department ever conducted an investigation when a white person is killed by a person of color?  The answer is never.  I also would like to know when Obama has ever spoke out when a white is killed by a person of color?  He is suppose to be the President of us all but only speaks out when a person of color is involved and that usually means someone black.  He authorized payments to those Afghans killed by a US soldier but has never asked for compensation for those 6 soldiers who were killed by the Afghans because of the Koran burning.  I wonder if color had anything to do with that?

    • Hoddieup

      All due respect USArmy, Black people are put in jail, prison and executed for killing a white person, if they thought about killing a white person, if someone thought they killed a white person or just looked like the person that killed the whiet person.  Let’s keep Obama out of this. Many president before him that did not leave a legacy but a travesty. Mess like this has been happen before Obama was even born…so don’t make this his problem. This is Zimmerman’s problem for not listening when he was told to back off.  The last time I checked Zimmerman is not a police officer.   Not trying to belittle your input but lets not get side tracked.

      • USArmy

        Obama should not be speaking out on this issue unless he is going to speak out every time something like this happens no matter the color.  I also wonder what the attitude would be if the KKK put out a bounty on a person of color?  Therre would be immediate reactions and marches all over this country.  Why aren’t those so-called civil rights leaders expressing their outrage over what the Black Panther party is doing?  That is something Obama should be addressing.  Seems to be selective outrage and the race baiters like Sharpton, NAACP and Jackson are doing nothing but fanning the flames of racial divide.  They have never let a supposed racial incident pass them by. 

        • Hoddieup

          You still just don’t get it.. You expecting President Obama to do more thatn what you would expect past Presidents to do. Does Emmitt Till ring a bell to you?  For the record the KKK has always put a bounty on a person of color. The difference today is that it is hidden and the justice system is not a tolerant as they were back in the day.  Read your history. Does Red Tails mean anything to you? Know the facts…civil rights leaders have been expressing their outrage about this whole matter and asking everyone to make this about Trayvon getting justice.  We can’t control the action of the media and what  you and I see, Just like you being in the Army serving our country can’t control your fellow comrade killing innocent people just cause they are mad or have a preconcieved  notion about a particular race or religion.  I’m just sick of people trying to blam President Obama for the action of other before and during his time in office.  Just like I can’t blame all white people for the actions of the past generations; they had nothing to do with it they just were born in the family that did…I have to give them a chance as well…get it USArmy

    • Comanche66x

      USArmy- You’re argument is baseless. I’ve over 42 x months deployed downrange (2 x 15 month/1 x 12 month deployment) in Iraq. I served as a platoon leader, Rifle Company Commander, and on a transition team as an advisor in Sadr City, Mosul, and Tal Afar. I know for a fact, we have always paid condolence payments to the families if there was some sort of accidental civilian casualty or damage to property…the dollar amount was more because this was a rogue act and not a planned operation. Furthermore, the President spoke about it (Martin/Zimmerman case) because he was asked by a reporter in an unrelated press conference. He didn’t give his opinion on the matter he simply said that it was a tragic and unfortunate situation and that Martin could have been his son. When has the President ever been asked to comment on a case where a White person was killed by a Black person?? (don’t worry, I’ll wait…I’m sure it has never happened). I suggest you utilized “google” and “youtube” to verify the abovementioned facts before spouting off like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Bleck.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6IJ7ILXLNG75AOS3ZFMS5EQVNA ashamed and embarassed

    People of color don’t KILL white people out of sport or by accident.  Frankly, the last time a person of color killed a white person out of sport was in the late 2000′s and it was the rare black serial killer in DC (DC sniper).  I’m sorry but this kind of bounty is wrong and I don’t think that this is the reaction anyone should have to this baseless killing, but please re-read your comments because blacks have been institutionally racially discriminated against for far too long.   Not all blacks are thugs; not all whites are racists.  We need to recognize that first before the noisey groups get involved.  The stats on blacks being killed by whites (especially young black innocent men, like Oscar Grant in Oakland, Ca) is FAR REACHING.  Believe me, this would be a bigger issue if whites were killed on American soil by double digits each month.

    • Anonymous

      The DC Sniper killed people of all ethnic backgrounds and races.  He killed at least three black men, several white people and a Hispanic woman waiting for a bus.  The history of whites killing black people for sport is long and illustrious in this country.  And it only stopped once black people started fighting back.  There’s a very good book on the subject called The Deacons of Defense: Armed Resistence in the Civil Rights Movement.  However, if Mr. Zimmerman were to come up dead, I would silently smile inside and I wouldn’t shed a tear.

  • Sam

    Hi, I am commenting on the article about the New Black Panther leaders putting up 10,000 for the reward or capture of George Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin. I commend the Black Panthers for standing up and making a pledge such as this. Now if all of our men will continue to do the same, we as black people will look out for our own and demand respect. I applaud them and all black men who are coming out and standing up for justice for our sons.

    • USArmy

      So you would be alright if the KKK put out a bounty on any person of color who committed a crime?  I suspect you and others would be outraged but I applaud your selective outrage.

      • http://www.facebook.com/charield Chariel Dye

        Don’t forget if my research serves me correctly the KKK and white people put out many bounties on black people and hate crimes and fell through with them! Let me name a few in case you forgot our history: Emmitt Till, Medger Evers, The four little black girls from Birmingham, Martin Luther King, Jr, The one white and two black students that were found in Mississippi need I go on! It’s a lot different when the shoe is on the other foot isn’t it! I’m not making excuses and I’m not saying the bounty is right but I will say that you do reap what you sow and each one of these people died in vain with a bounty on their head so your excuse is what?

      • Derek Oberholzer

         Yes, USArmy.  Let us talk about who would be outraged for a moment.  I wonder how police officers around the country feel about this homicide.   When an officer kills someone in the line of duty, that officer is taken off of active duty and the situation is investigated to make certain that the officer did not use excessive force and operated strictly by the book.  How do you think law enforcers feel about a judge’s 28 year old son (who is NOT a cop) who guns down a 17 year old unarmed male and gets to walk away with only a brief statement about his account on what happened?  … I’d imagine that most police officers would be more than a little brassed off, don’t you?   I’m not even going to comment on your idiotic comments over Obama, the Afgans, and the Koran burnings.  Having come from a Middle East military deployment history myself, I have to admit that you remind me of the lose cannon members of our country’s military that get deployed to other countries, don’t like it and end up taking matters into their own hands and feeling justified by doing so.  I completely agree with Comanche66x when he refers to the rogue operators, and in all honesty, USArmy, you sound way too much like a rogue operative to me.

  • Kim

    I SUPPORT THE BLACK PANTHERS 100%!!!!!! We need more Black Panthers!! I am interested in joining. Apathy is not working. Doing something is.

    • USArmy

      So you would be alright if the KKK put out a bounty on any person of color who committed a crime?  I suspect you and others would be outraged but I applaud your selective outrage.

      • Candykane120

        Of course it would be right. Think of the millions of innocent so called black that were killed at the hands of the so called white man. I call it justice. It’s time for whites to be hunted.

    • Devilsangel22280

      This is why unity will never be an issue in this country

  • Leo N Anderson Jr

    Justice must be served. Either the courts lock Mr. Zimmerman up or the streets will deliver the Martin family justice.

  • PeckerWood Killer

    THIS SITUATION IS EVOKING PLENTY OF EMOTION, AND BELIEVE ME, FLORIDA’S STAND DOWN A THREAT LAW, IS GOING TO BITE THEM ON THEIR ASS. LET’S START KILLING WHITES THAT SEEM A THREAT TO OUR PUBLIC SECTOR!  SOUNDS STUPID, RIGHT? MY POINT EXACTLY! THE ARGUMENT LEADING TO THIS KID’ S DEATH IS JUST AS STUPID! @ LUTON125, I’M SURE THAT YOU ARE THE PRIDE OF YOUR RACE? YOUR RACE, NOR ANY OTHER COULD SUSTAIN THE PLIGHT THAT BLACK HAVE UNDERGONE IN THIS COUNTRY! READ YOUR HISTORY, THE IRISH WERE HERE AS INDENTURED SERVANTS, REPLACING THE SLAVES, THE ITALIANS, WERE ALLOWED IN ALONG WITH THE CHINESE, TO WORK THE RAILROADS AND POTATO FIELDS, ALL THE SCOURGE OF THE EARTH, AT THE TIME.AS FAR AS ”LAZY-ASS” YOU CAN’T BE A LAZY SLAVE, DUMB-ASS! YOUR ATTITUDE IS THE REASON WE ARE HATED, THE WORLD OVER AND IS THE REASON THAT WE WILL BE DESTROYED, BECAUSE WE OR YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOUR ”REAL ENEMIES” ARE! NO OTHER PLACE ON EARTH, EXCEPT MAYBE ISREAL, IS HATED AND THAT MEANS THE CONTROLLING MAJORITY, WHICH DAMN SURE AREN’T THOSE LAZY ASS, THIEVING, SORRY ASS BLACKS… WHAT A DUMBASS, WE ARE FCUKED AS A COUNTRY! 

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t give these clowns much credibility. I wonder how many of them have served in the military and been under fire? I mean look at their fatigues and uniforms. Looks like they just bought them from the local army surplus store, threw them on and started marching.

    How many of them are 11 Bravo 1V qualified or sniper qualified? If they can ever answer yes to these questions then there’s gonna be a problem but not until then. 

  • Anonymous

    if this site had bothered to post the full story  and people had read that the NBP wanted mr. Z “ALIVE… not dead or harmed.” it would seem that they were just doing what the Sanford police failed to do. Find George, bring him to the police station so he could be arrested, and give him his day in court. There are too many eyes on this for travesty for it to go down like a ‘lynch mob’ mentality that so many whites are afraid of. http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2012/03/24/new-black-panthers-offer-10000-bounty-for-trayvon-martin-shooter/

  • Elnorab02

    I got so mindblown by the stupid stuff coming out Luton125 mouth that I didn’t state that no I don’t think there should be a bounty on Zimmerman head.I Know we don’t have faith in the Police dept,but we as black people has alway had faith in God.Don’t let Zimmerman claim more innocent lives,and i feel that is what will happen with this bounty.we weather hate before with God’s grace and mercy.keep pushing for justice for Trayvon but don’t do it this way.and for all the people no matter your color thank for seeing the child as a person,no more no less and that what happen was NOT JUSTICE by any means.as for Luton125, prayer is all that’s left for you.because stuck on stupid is a cancer and you need reality Kemo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/inorbit Thomas Tobin Jr.

    They clearly stated that they wanted him “alive and unharmed”. Incorrect heading.

  • Bad1y2k

    The NBP should take a walk on this one.  Vigilante Un-justice is what got us here in the first place.

    • Deb

      Finally…a sensable, truthful statement.  Well said Bad!

      • Windy Wilson

        Right on, Deb. We don’t need to get all “Emmett Till” now. We still have a criminal justice system, and if Florida can’t do right, the Feds will.

  • kctruth

    So if the NBP capture Zimmerman, then what?  They tie him up in a dark warehouse?  They take him to police who aren’t interested in arresting him?  At least at that point, the cops could arrest the panthers for kidnapping and let Zimmerman walk again.

  • Devilsangel22280

    What’s crazy about this whole thing is, yes justice should be done for trayvon. I even agree the whole eye for an eye thing. However, to make it as big a deal as putting a bounty out on this scumbag is going over the top. If the courts don’t get him, he is guaranteed to get his day. Understood this is a tragic ordeal, but for the black people to keep pullin the race card is absurd. Not every crime against a person of color is not due to being racist. If that’s the case it should work for all of us.. We aren’t starting a race war over that little white boy set on fire last week by black kids. Not one person in my family or friends are calling names or distancing themselves from the black people in our community because of a young black male that stabbed my friend in the chest and neck then shot her in the head.. There are bad people everywhere, and they will get there day. Using the race card on any of our parts is just jonna make matters worse

  • Voiceofreaso4u

    actually the black panthers are simply playing by george zimmermans rules. he wanted to play cop and robbers, so dont be a coward when its your turn to be the robber.

  • Hadivyah

    I concur what the New black panthers want to do to get this bastard, if I knew where I could donate monies for them to find his ass and bring in to another state to be put in jail until a tail..

  • Hadivyah

     I am so tried of our black men getting murdered by police or any white evil racist person for no reason, what happen to sean bell and many others, its so needs a revolution to force laws to be put into place that put evil police officers to prison for murdering our people from state to state… we are not animals we are human being, there are animals and needed to be in cages a very long,long, long time since the murdered over 7 million native american indians and took over there lands..these people have so many cultures blood on there hands from generation to generation of being murders and thefts..

  • Deb

    Panthers have overstepped their bounds…the rest of us have to operate within the law…so do they…or so should they.  It’s the Dept of Justice and Eric Holder that should put a stop to them but don’t hold your breath.

  • Voiceofreason4u

    george zimmerman had planned on killing Trayvon Martin the momemt he saw him that night, he had decided that was one ”Asshole” that would not be getting away. starting the fight with Trayvon was just his way of establising his right to stand your ground/self defense arguement and taking advantage of the legal system.

  • Michelle

    NO good can  come from this.  I think he should be arrested as well and would have been if her were black but putting a bounty on his head is helping nothing.  It will draw public opinion away from your cause and not to it.  It will backfire.

  • Vitalityguy

    everyone on this site is retarded, black white? hey we are ALL individuals with choice, a lot of wrongs were done by BOTH guys, if it goes to court, reasonable doubt will keep from a conviction, it is best to let ten guilty men free than arrest one innocent man, all it takes is ONE of his peers holding out on a guilty verdict and he walks THEN we must respect the courts decision oh by the way, he is mexican, not caucasian, since when was a hispanic white? 

  • Madamepresidential

    White people are to blame for the downfall of the “African American” ….First and foremost …We are Hebrew Israelites…..This was well hidden from us….Whitez have taken over holy documents…by westernizing holy names and places to disguise TRUTH…..During slavery….Many little black boys and men were tortured and murdered 4 your mere pleasure……You raped our women and young small babies…..denied us education & freedom…..and you have the nerve to TRIP out…..The truth is that you want to be us…..White skin is a curse….The bible will prove this…..Leprosy is what you have…..most of you are decendants of Gehazi…..Whites have always been looked upon as cursed in ancient times…..and you have the nerve to point fingers……Nobody in that bible is white….and you know it…….Egypt …lol you’ve taken over egypt with your white actors protraying BLACK people….duh !! everyone knows Egypt is located in Africa…..and in ancient times people were blacker than ever…….You morons shot the nose off of the Sphinx because it was “too negroid” and today you are Hating undercover…..But Yahweh sees all and he will slaughter your sons and daughters and wash away the curse of your skin until it is no more……

    • Anna

      There is no white,black,red,yellow in the Kingdom of God dear..only those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior  can enter into the Kingdom of God. And hatred and bitterness are a cancer to one’s soul and body and mind.It show’s on ones face and body and attract’s lies and misconception’s. Not a great way to live.

  • Lorem Ipsum

    I think just as one should not judge a kid wearing a hoodie, one should not judge this situation based off what news media tells us.  They want ratings, they will thus drag this on indefinitely if they can.

  • Marileeza

    I think the New Black Panthers got it just as right as anyone else in this country who wish to offer money for information and conviction of anyone who has harmed a loved one.  This is an American practice that not only the public but the law enforcement system engages in whenever they think it is appropriate or needed.  If they have the right to do that, then there is nothing stopping or preventing another organization like the New Black Panthers from doing so.  If their offer of money is any good and is effective in getting more attention drawn to this case, then I praise them for being big, bad and bold enough to enter into the conversation.  Just don’t go any further to engage in violence.  This is harmful to the cause.  But at this stage of the game, I feel nothing but support and pride in their offer.  It is just as good a tactic as that of any majority-population effort.  Show an overwhelming vote of support for these stand-up young men.

  • Anonymous

    Areputable new’s outlet uncovered some interesting fact’s.Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol as there had been a rash of breakin’s and robberies committed by mostly black.s Zimmerman did not recognise trayvon as he did not live in this gated community. In march 2011 trayvon was first suspended from school for an incident in which he was found in possession of stolen women’s jewerally and a screwdriver that school security staffer described as a ‘burglary tool’.(maimi herald)
    After Zimmerman called a non emergency number to report strange behavior of a stranger he walked back to his car in which Trayvon approached him from the left rear. Trayvon asked if zimmerman had a problem. Zimmerman said no and reached for his cell phone. Trayvon said’ well you do now’ and punched him in the nose. During the struggle zimmerman while trayvon was beating his head on the pavement, began to get his handgun out of his belt. Trayvon ATTEMPTED TO GET GUN AWAY FROM ZIMMERMAN.The coroner office affirmed that specific gunshot residue patterns was present in certain places on Trayvon’s hand’s that indicate trayvon had his hand wrapped around the pistal.
    Zimmerman’s statement’s were compared against witness account’s,and against the recorded phone call’s. In addition his statement’s were compared against the physical evidence at the scene.This was self defense regardless how one wishes to make a racist argument.

  • Anonymous

    Also some other interesting tidbit’s is the shooting happened at 7:15 pm on 2/26. Trayvon’s parent’s were tracked down and notified on 2/28. No one in the Mitchell family made any effort to locate Trayvon. Nor had they filed a missing person’s report. In addition..Taryvon told his g.f. someone was following him, then why for goodness sake didn’t his g.f. and his parent’s not look for him or worried when he didn’t show up or come home.It took 2 DAY’S to track them down.The new’s is being disingenious for attempting to paint a picture of trayvon in being an innocent when record’s reveal otherwise. It’s tragic a 17yr. old was killed but it’s just as tragic to destroy a life that was trying to defend himself. The problem is not many are looking for the truth but to strike out for a tragic death.How dreadful that the parent’s are making money off their dead son in selling clothing item and so soon after his death.

    • Voiceofreason4u

      idk were you get your facts but they are incorrect.

      • Anonymous

        Voiceofreason..your absolutely correct to call me on this. I made the error of repeating something that was wrong.I learned Trayvon’s parent’s were talking to reporter’s the day after their son died. I won’t make that mistake again and stick to the police report’s.It just drives home all the more WAIT until the police investigate what happened.The problem is there is a lynch mob ready to destroy another man’s life when his action’s could have been self defense.I do feel bad about passing on false infomation especially when trayvon’s parent’s are grieving but do they HAVE to assasinate zimmerman’s character before THEY learn of the fact’s?

  • Ose_tj

    lol I’m Irish Jamican and it is known throughout Jamaica that the Irish were indeed the first slaves in the west indies and in American colonies of Virginia, south Caorlina, New England…in fact I will give you links so that the “ignorant liberalS” can read up about it, I use to be ignorant, now Im free of all that my brother, the truth is the truth(u can cut n baffle it all you want but the truth is the Irish werent “indentured servants”-the English,spanish,french,dutch, they were indentured servants-u honestly think the Irish had it equal to them my brother n u wanna talk about white folk being ignorant “ignorant” my brotha’???? they were rounded up put in chains and in coffin ships against their will-most of whom were caught during their uprising against the English, the same English who murdered and enslaved over 600,000 Irish men women and children…….here is some facts or sites you can look at (and if you dont believe “white sites, i will give you some “black websites”…….

    http://www.raceandhistory.com/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/1638

    http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-irish-slave-trade-forgotten-white-slaves/

    http://www.yale.edu/glc/archive/1168.htm

    http://www.ewtn.com/library/HUMANITY/SLAVES.TXT

    http://www.rhettaakamatsu.com/irishslaves.htm

    http://irishblog-brianclarkenuj.blogspot.com/2011/02/irish-slavery-sustained-by-historian.html

    http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=8937

    if u want more court cases or documents let me know my botha’s,the irish were as slaves as slaves can get,u want court case document, i got it, u want authentic history journal by accredited schools-i got it n loads of them-u want old newspaper atricles i got it, u want anything n everything about irish slavery and how the irish were slaves (irish were never indentured servant-many “scots-irish” were but scots irish isn’t irish, they were the scottish who were kicked out of scotland and the king and queen of england told them that they can live up in northern ireland-the first recorded irish slavery took place on the amazon-google it n again stop bein ignorant like i once was-O’Reilly is owed an apology from those who discreddited his statement that the irish were slaves!!!!! Big up NBBP n RRIRA!!!

  • Ose_tj

    correction 6,000,000****