Members of the The New Black Panther Party are now offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, their leader Mikhail Muhammad announced at a protest today in Sanford.
This comes just as the outrage over the lack of action taken by federal and local authorities begins to heighten in the murder case of Trayvon Martin. Earlier today, Spike Lee took it upon himself to tweet the address of accused killer George Zimmerman. What a role model he is, assisting in the attempted murder of a yet-to-be-proven-guilty man.
When asked whether he was inciting violence, 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 10,000 black men to capture George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin last month.
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.
Perhaps this tweet says it best:
Maybe the real outrage should be over Spike Lee’s abuse of star-power. A man with a voice, calling for the death of another young man.