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New Black Panther leaderís gun charges dropped
ajc.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Marcus K. Garner

Posted on 08/28/2013 6:05:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Gun charges against a new Black Panther Party leader have been dropped, court officials said.

After pleading guilty in Gwinnett County last year to writing a bad check for $3,000, a felony, Hashim Nzinga was arrested for selling a gun at a DeKalb County pawn shop, authorities said.

It is illegal in Georgia for a convicted felon to have a gun, and Nzinga, 49, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and arrested on March 26.

Last week, DeKalb County prosecutors dismissed the charge.

Nzinga hadn’t been told he shouldn’t own a firearm, DeKalb Assistant District Attorney Helen Peters told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I got confirmation from Gwinnett that he wasn’t notified of his rights until after he sold the gun,” Peters said.

Days before Nzinga’s arrest, the Stone Mountain father of six and chief of staff of the New Black Panther Party told the news media the organization was offering a $10,000 bounty for the “citizen’s arrest” of George Zimmerman, who admitted to killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense last year in Sanford, Fla.

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TOPICS: US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; guncontrol; hashimnzinga; holderspeople; secondamendment

1 posted on 08/28/2013 6:05:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All the pissing and moaning about gun control and this guy walks


2 posted on 08/28/2013 6:07:59 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Do I smell a “fix” or just sheer incompetence? But then, again, Georgia is a Democratic state so it is probably both.


3 posted on 08/28/2013 6:08:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That’s the influence of the “Just Us” Department.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 6:08:46 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just try that “hadn’t been told” defense if you are a cracker and see how far it gets you.........


5 posted on 08/28/2013 6:08:52 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

A phone call from Eric Holder to let him go, I’ll bet.


6 posted on 08/28/2013 6:09:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ignorance of the law....yadda


7 posted on 08/28/2013 6:10:43 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadan)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That could be the “fix”. Holder The Fixer!


8 posted on 08/28/2013 6:12:00 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Do I smell a “fix” or just sheer incompetence? But then, again, Georgia is a Democratic state so it is probably both.


When did Georgia turn Democrat again?


9 posted on 08/28/2013 6:12:20 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hashim Nzinga ...see what happens when you smoke crack and play scrabble!
10 posted on 08/28/2013 6:13:04 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Holder, the DOJ and Obamalamadingdong’s America


11 posted on 08/28/2013 6:13:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Absolutely. But George Zimmerman getting his gun back, that’s another issue entirely...


12 posted on 08/28/2013 6:13:18 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It smells like Eric the Holder got to the “prosecutors” and made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.


13 posted on 08/28/2013 6:13:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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14 posted on 08/28/2013 6:14:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I find it hard to believe that hardly anyone doesn’t know about felons and guns, but especially gun oriented, violent, gun owning felons, that are leaders of militant groups.


15 posted on 08/28/2013 6:15:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Obama-[obamacare] "used to be a Republican idea. There's a governor of Massachusetts who set it up.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Notified of his rights.... as a FELON? He already knew he was a felon, and couldn’t possess much less sell a firearm. There was NO formal need to “notify” him of his “lack” of rights. There is no mystery here. This is BS PC crap from a scared DA.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 6:17:03 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

so much for that whole ignorance of the law is no excuse thing...
17 posted on 08/28/2013 6:18:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is not Miranda rights, but legal advice. Ignorance of the law is NEVER an excuse.


18 posted on 08/28/2013 6:18:19 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It smells like Eric the Holder got to the “prosecutors” and made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

I wonder if they were threatened, or the "fixer" has something on them?

19 posted on 08/28/2013 6:20:12 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s either illiterate or didn’t listen to the judge and read the sentencing and final disposition document. I suspect he’s just an illiterate moron.


20 posted on 08/28/2013 6:20:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I suspect he’s just an illiterate moron.

an illiterate moron who belongs to an organization that thas the full support of the Justice Department and the White House and all of their lawyers to give them free representation

21 posted on 08/28/2013 6:22:45 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Mark17

I wouldn’t be surprised. I’ll bet the Obama Gestapo now has something on ALL of us in that massive pig sty that they’ve got up in Utah. Just send a name to Utah and you’ve got your target by the short hairs.


22 posted on 08/28/2013 6:23:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s one of holder’s “people”

why should he have to obey the same laws white people have to?


23 posted on 08/28/2013 6:28:25 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (EVERYTHING IS RACISM!!! except hating whitey)
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To: digger48

Good point. Who would have ever thought we’d live to see the day that the U.S. Department of Justice would be the Black Panther Terrorist Group’s number one supporter and defender?


24 posted on 08/28/2013 6:30:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So well deserved.......


25 posted on 08/28/2013 6:31:34 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Ignorance of the law is no defense for creepy-@$$ crackah rapists, but it is a fine defense for New BlacKKK Racists.
26 posted on 08/28/2013 6:35:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Between blacks, homos, and islamists, there would hardly be any news on Freerepublic. Note that I didn’t include the bamster in the list since he counts as all three.


27 posted on 08/28/2013 6:35:26 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Nzinga hadn’t been told he shouldn’t own a firearm, DeKalb Assistant District Attorney Helen Peters told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Whatever happened to “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”


28 posted on 08/28/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In all fairness, if someone who owns guns is convicted of a felony, before they are incarcerated, or if they are not incarcerated, they should have a grace period to sell or gift their guns to someone else.

This implies that they must at some point receive court instructions that they are prohibited from gun ownership and that they must dispose of any guns and ammunition by a date certain.

Importantly, the ruling applies to their *family* and *roommates* as well in most cases, in that nobody else in their domicile can legally have a gun there either, without the felon being subject to arrest for it.


29 posted on 08/28/2013 6:47:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

bullcrap he wasn’t told. all felons are told that.


30 posted on 08/28/2013 6:58:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He didn’t KNOW he wasn’t supposed to have a gun.

Well, okay then, no biggie. Have a nice day Mr. N. B. Panther!


31 posted on 08/28/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard of the “ignorance of the law” defense actually working.


32 posted on 08/28/2013 7:02:44 PM PDT by Usually_Disappointed (I wonder what this is for?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Nzinga hadn’t been told he shouldn’t own a firearm, DeKalb Assistant District Attorney Helen Peters told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I got confirmation from Gwinnett that he wasn’t notified of his rights until after he sold the gun,” Peters said.

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE!

unless you are "special"...

33 posted on 08/28/2013 7:02:51 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Cubs Fan

The DA appears to be one of holder’s people as well.


34 posted on 08/28/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT by Wildcat Stevens
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Days before Nzinga’s arrest, the Stone Mountain father of six and chief of staff of the New Black Panther Party told the news media the organization was offering a $10,000 bounty for the “citizen’s arrest” of George Zimmerman

Shocking that this father of six, Chief of Staff for TNBP who managed a *portfolio* of $10,000 to provide bounty for the citizen's arrest of George Zimmerman wouldn't know this.

Having held SO MANY dubious responsibilities, it would seem *obvious* that such an *astute* citizen would be aware of this commonly known law.

35 posted on 08/28/2013 7:19:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I wouldn’t be surprised. I’ll bet the Obama Gestapo now has something on ALL of us in that massive pig sty that they’ve got up in Utah.

Don't you think it is ironic, that one of the most anti Obama states, is Utah? And that is where the pig sty is.

36 posted on 08/28/2013 7:19:55 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: null and void

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE!


George is fired for having sex with the cleaning lady on his desk. ... Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

Duh........


37 posted on 08/28/2013 7:27:19 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to." J. Seinfeld)
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To: xrmusn

Eh? Isn’t the cleaning lady supposed to polish knobs???


38 posted on 08/28/2013 7:32:55 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

ah...the “Just Us” Dept strikes again......


39 posted on 08/29/2013 2:21:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
“New Black Panther leader’s gun charges dropped”......

Well surprise, surprise, surprise!

40 posted on 08/29/2013 5:29:20 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

And Bloomberg says what about this case? How about obama? Holder? Anyone?


41 posted on 08/29/2013 6:42:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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