New Black Panthers offer $10,000 for Trayvon Martin Shooter

Seeing the current pace of action slowing at a turtles crawl, yesterday the New Black Panther Party called for the unified efforts of black men to search for and arrest George Zimmerman.

The New Black Panther Party has put up a $10, 000 reward for the capture of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, the Orlando Sentinel reported. This followed a demonstration by the group in Florida. The NBPP seeks the capture of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who slaims he shot Trayvon Martin as an act of self-defense. He has not been charged with a crime and has not made any public statements since the Feb. 26 incident. Reports say he is currently in hiding.

A report from the AFP describes a poster from the group seeking Zimmerman “ALIVE… not dead or harmed.”

From the Orlando Sentinel:

When asked whether he was inciting violence, (New Black Panther Party leader Mikhail) Muhammad replied defiantly saying: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 5,000 black men to capture Zimmerman…

Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland and Jacksonville — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. But he declined to say when they will begin their hunt….

“If the government won’t do the job, we’ll do it,” Muhammad said, leading his group of eight party members in chants like “freedom or death” and “justice for Trayvon” while making the iconic gesture of raising their fists into the air.