Trayvon Martin's case is getting a lot of hype. Now the New Black Panther Party has offered a $10,000 reward for the "capture" of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.
News about such a handsome reward must encourage people to track George Zimmerman. Mikhail Muhammad, the New Black Panther leader, announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. When he was asked whether this is an act of violence or revenge, Muhammad replied defiantly, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
The New Black Panther Party (NBPP), whose formal name is the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, is a U.S.-based black political organization founded in Dallas, Texas.
The Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights consider the New Black Panthers to be a hate group.
The New Black Panther Party follows the theory of, who preaches black unity, collective action, and cooperative economics. The NBPP says it fights the oppression of black and brown people.
Late Saturday, Sanford city officials issued a statement, condemning the group's appeal and asking citizens to leave all arrests to the police.
Trayvon Martin was shot dead by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who is apparently Hispanic whereas many people believed that he was white. In response to the controversy which seems to be going in circles at the moment, Robert Zimmerman talked about it in a letter to the Orlando Sentinel. He said, “George is a Spanish-speaking minority with many black family members and friends. He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever.”