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DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty - No comment
Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 03/30/2012 12:48:15 PM PDT by Qbert

The U.S. Department of Justice had no comment on the $10,000 bounty the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was offering for a "citizen's arrest" of George Zimmerman, the 28 year old man who told Sanford, Florida Police he shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in an act of self-defense.

According to a number of reports, the NBPP  "called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men" to do the "arrest." Zimmerman and his family have received death threats since the case became a national issue. Mr. Zimmerman has not been arrested by local authorities. Federal, state, and local investigations of the shooting are happening, and he is currently in hiding.

The bounty made its ways around social media, including Twitter, and attached itself to an unfortunate tweet. One individual decided to tweet what he thought was George Zimmerman's home address. Film director Spike Lee re-tweeted the incorrect address out to his 250,000 followers. I discovered the address did not belong to Mr. Zimmerman and the actual residents were living in fear for their lives. Mr. Lee has since apologized and compensated the couple whose residence was targeted on Twitter.

In an e-mail response to an inquiry, DOJ Office of Public Affairs' Xochitl Hinojosa wrote: "The FBI is aware of the statements and we are unable to comment at this time."

Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, posted a statement on his FaceBook page calling on the Justice Department to prosecute the NBPP for the bounty:

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It appears authorities on multiple levels are focusing more on the shooting than the NBPP bounty at this point, though.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; blackkk; bounty; corruption; democrats; doj; dojisajoke; ericholder; florida; fraud; georgezimmerman; holder; holderspeople; holdertruthfile; kenyanbornmuzzie; liberalfascism; nbpp; newblackpanthers; nwa; obama; obamasracewar; trayvonmartin; tryavon; tyranny; zimmerman
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Silence gives consent.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 12:48:27 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

No Shit.

Unexpected...


2 posted on 03/30/2012 12:50:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Qbert
The New Black Panthers are really The New KKK.
3 posted on 03/30/2012 12:51:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Qbert

I want these guys to show up at MY polling place - I’ll kneecap the SOBs!


4 posted on 03/30/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Qbert


5 posted on 03/30/2012 12:53:32 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Qbert
End the DNC's war on Hispanics.
6 posted on 03/30/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: Qbert

yep


7 posted on 03/30/2012 12:55:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Qbert

Add Conspiracy to kill US Citizens to Obama’s gun running.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 12:56:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: Qbert

Maybe someone should point out to Holder that this is conspiracy to commit kidnapping?

Or at the minimum kidnapping for hire.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 12:57:36 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No intimidation or persecution going on here. Just concerned citizens trying to help out local law enforcement....

If the DOJ will do nothing, how about the Florida National
Guard being called up by the governor to proceed against the NBPP? What they are advocating is clearly against at least parts of Florida statutes. Inciting kidnapping or possibly lynching is still illegal, just as surely as a privately contracted kidnapping or murder for hire.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 12:57:36 PM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: Qbert
"The FBI is aware of the statements and we are unable to comment at this time."

Translation: For yall non southerners.
The honky can fend for himself he done shown dat he is 100% capable.
We are more interested in finding some charge for the MF.
And stop showing those photos of the boys on their way to a soft ball tournament.
Any more complaints call our boss ZERO. That's Mr ZERO to yall honkies.

11 posted on 03/30/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: Qbert

And in the face of this kind of garbage, we have people here who would rather stay home than try to unseat the racist Marxist in the White House.

Makes no sense to me.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Qbert

Imagine if the Tea Party had put a bounty out for someone...


13 posted on 03/30/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Qbert
If DOJ does nothing about NBP some would assume that they are part of it just like Fast and Furious.
14 posted on 03/30/2012 1:01:26 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Qbert

Someone needs to put a bounty on the members of the NBPP. Let them see how it feels to look over their shoulder. I imagine most of them have had brushes with the law.

.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 1:02:19 PM PDT by flatfish
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To: brownsfan

You are making the questionable assumption that any elected officials from either party have a spine. Where are the Florida officials on this? They are all afraid of the blacks in the inner cities.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 1:02:38 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Qbert

so getting a few thousand citizens together to hunt down someone we don’t like is now ok?

sweet!

i’m sure there are a few hundred thousand white parents that would like to deliver some ‘street justice’ after all this time...


17 posted on 03/30/2012 1:03:42 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: flatfish
I imagine most of them have had brushes with the law.

Yeah, but that's the white man's law.

18 posted on 03/30/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Qbert

Holder told us the deal in the last panther flap.
“I will not prosecute my people”


19 posted on 03/30/2012 1:04:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Qbert
Holder: Black Panthers Above the Law?

Voter intimidation?

Federal law against felons (Panther Jackson) possessing firearms?


Dead or alive bounty solicitating kidnap/murder?

20 posted on 03/30/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by drpix
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To: DBrow

"Maybe someone should point out to Holder that this is conspiracy to commit kidnapping?

Or at the minimum kidnapping for hire.

Yep. And don't forget about that, "Zimmerman: Wanted Dead or Alive" NBPP poster.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Only $10,000? That’s very niggardly of them.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 1:05:46 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Qbert

No comment ,because New Black Panthers are a Department of the DOJ and they never comment on a Department while they have an operation on going


23 posted on 03/30/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by molson209
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To: drpix
CORRETION:

solicitating = soliciting

24 posted on 03/30/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Qbert

I see liberals trying to compare this to bounty hunters.

The only problem is that no bounty hunter would ever take it upon himself to arrest a man who has no warrant for his arrest. This is an open, terrorist call for kidnapping.

After all, what are they going to do if they “arrest” him only to watch police turn him loose?


25 posted on 03/30/2012 1:08:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Rennes Templar

No kidding!


26 posted on 03/30/2012 1:08:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“You are making the questionable assumption that any elected officials from either party have a spine. “

True. There aren’t many politicians of either stripe that are worth anything.

I know what we have with the Marxist, and I know he’s all for racial conflict. So, I’m going with door #2.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 1:11:11 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: DBrow
Maybe someone should point out to Holder that this is conspiracy to commit kidnapping?

Suborning a felony, iirc.

28 posted on 03/30/2012 1:13:42 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Qbert

They will never prosecute the Sons of Obama! It’s not going to happen! This administration is an absolute disgrace!!


29 posted on 03/30/2012 1:20:07 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: brownsfan

“door #2.”

An apt description of Mitt. Shows just how little enthusiasm there is for the man.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Qbert
Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, posted a statement on his FaceBook page calling on the Justice Department to prosecute the NBPP for the bounty:

"I vehemently condemn the bounty poster emanating from the New Black Panther Party putting a $10,000 ransom up for the capture of George Zimmerman and call upon the US Department of Justice to prosecute their actions, clearly a hate crime. We have seen this type of abhorrent behavior from this group previously in 2008 as part of a voter intimidation action, it is reprehensible. To openly solicit for the death of an American citizen, with reward, is not in keeping with the laws of due process which governs this Constitutional Republic. However, this is to be expected when irrational voices dominate our public dialogue and are fueled by an ideological driven media. I am concerned that that the tragic death of Trayvon Martin is being hijacked by malcontents."

Those "malcontents" Congressman, are your buddies in the Congressional Black Caucus.

You are a fraud.

31 posted on 03/30/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“An apt description of Mitt. Shows just how little enthusiasm there is for the man.”

It is. And I’m not here to tell you he’s going to be good. But I am enthusiastic to get rid of that infection known as Obama.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: cripplecreek

"I see liberals trying to compare this to bounty hunters. The only problem is that no bounty hunter would ever take it upon himself to arrest a man who has no warrant for his arrest. This is an open, terrorist call for kidnapping.

Good point.

And even if Zimmerman did provoke the fight and/or use excessive force in defending himself, for the DOJ to allow his parents- who had nothing to do with the events that night- to writhe in sheer terror like this is beyond appalling.

33 posted on 03/30/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

I’m considering greeting Eric Holder when he gives his speech at UofM.


34 posted on 03/30/2012 1:35:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: drpix

CORRETION:

You’re on a roll.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 1:35:49 PM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: PalmettoMason

"Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, posted a statement on his FaceBook page calling on the Justice Department to prosecute the NBPP for the bounty:... I am concerned that that the tragic death of Trayvon Martin is being hijacked by malcontents."

Those "malcontents" Congressman, are your buddies in the Congressional Black Caucus. You are a fraud.

I have to disagree. I think Rep. Allen West joined with the best intentions- to try to change the CBC from the inside. It's an extremely uphill battle, obviously, and to say that they are his "buddies" is a stretch, IMHO.

36 posted on 03/30/2012 1:44:08 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: flatfish
Someone needs to put a bounty on the members of the NBPP.

I'll contribute to a Bounty Fund.........

37 posted on 03/30/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: Qbert

Spike Lee should be arrested for posting a private citizen’s address, even if it were the correct address. The intent was clearly to incite violence.


38 posted on 03/30/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by freedom_forge (http://libertyphysics.wordpress.com/)
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To: Rennes Templar

39 posted on 03/30/2012 1:48:29 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Qbert

Put a bounty on them, and see how quickly that changes.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 1:51:37 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Vendome

KKK offers bounty on black man.....all would be imprisoned by tonight!


41 posted on 03/30/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: flatfish
"Someone needs to put a bounty on the members of the NBPP."

Works for me; however if that person is white. . . . . They will get awful skinny. How?
Sitting in jail eating beans. . . . . . .

42 posted on 03/30/2012 1:51:51 PM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: Qbert

Where does Holder live? It’s about time for a massive protest outside of that guy’s home.


43 posted on 03/30/2012 2:02:24 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: stephenjohnbanker

44 posted on 03/30/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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West is one of the those folks who FR has decided can do no wrong. Never mind Pigford, or the NDAA, or belonging to the CBC... Someone here will always make excuses for him.

Is he better than 99% of the other Congress Critters?

Probably.

But in this case, my wise old granny used to remind me that "You are judged by the company you keep".

Pigford and the CBC make me suspicious that the color of his skin is far more important to him than it is to me.

45 posted on 03/30/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: Qbert

What would George Washington have done?


46 posted on 03/30/2012 2:11:51 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Qbert

If Dead or Alive bounties are no big deal perhaps it’s time to put one up for whoever started Fast and Furious.


47 posted on 03/30/2012 2:16:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: PalmettoMason
Is he better than 99% of the other Congress Critters? Probably.

I get your point but some people characterize statements like that as "making excuses for him."

48 posted on 03/30/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

I would literally, look down and laugh at that little bp punk if he was at my polling place.

I’d stand there and welcome white people too.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 2:21:03 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Qbert

Not that I think it accomplished anymore than spitting in the wind, but I called my senator and rep to ask if either one has the “courage”, if it can be called that, to say something denouncing what amounts to a hit on a citizen. I noted that if it had been, say, the Tea Party which pulled such a stunt, the denunciations would be loud and long from both sides. I pointed out that the so-called DoJ obviously has no intention of protecting this man or prosecuting the gangster thugs who put the hit out. If US representatives are afraid to speak out about this, they are no better than members of governments who are afraid of, say, the drug cartels running a country. I know it’s not really their line of work, but as I said, they would be at the mics with the rest of the braying herd if the Tea Party had done such an outrageous thing, and we have a corrupted DoJ now.


50 posted on 03/30/2012 2:28:46 PM PDT by mrsmel
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