New Black Panthers Offer $10,000 Bounty for Capture of George Zimmerman

Arelis R. Hernandez, Orlando Sentinel, March 24, 2012

Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.

New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “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 Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.

Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland—where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. {snip}


Muhammad said the group’s national chairman, Dr. Malik Zulu Shabaz ofWashington, receiving donations from black entertainers and athletes. They hope to collect $1 million by next week, Muhammad said.

The party said they would not release the names of donors nor would they provide documentation to support the existence of donations.


The group called for Zimmerman’s arrest and threatened to find and detain him if police were not willing to do so. But group members didn’t call for the mobilization of thousands until Saturday.

Muhammed led the group in chanting “Justice for Trayvon!” and “Black Power!”


Sanford resident James Tucker said the party’s message is about vengeance not justice and will rouse a “lynch mob” that could spiral out of control into a race riot.

“I’m as much for black power as anybody but this is going to alienate the white friends we need to get things done,” Tucker said, as he stood across the street from the demonstration.



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  • ageofknowledge

    I like the bounty system. We have had tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in my state commit henious crimes for their gangs and then just cross over back to Mexico to live with family unmolested. They are as common as the use once and throw away cheap .25 $20 “saturday night special” were in the 1970s.

    Perhaps a bounty system might bring some of them back to stand trial and be found guilty for their henious crimes. But then… that would cost the taxpayers $55k per year for each henious illegal criminal brought to U.S. “justice” where they would continue to put in work for their gang in our wonderful “reformatory” penal system… NOT $20.

    • Zorro

      If they committed murder, they should hang.

  • B

    Zimmerman is not wanted by the law so any capture would be a kidnapping. To promote the kidnapping of someone with a reward is not a civil rights violation? Where is Eric Holder when you need him?

  • Kevin Vail

    “I’m as much for black power as anybody ”

    I don’t know anyone who is not black and/or has ever heard of the continent of Africa that is for black power

  • “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” Does that go for Woodfork as well, the black who brutally raped and murdered an elderly White woman and nearly killed her husband of 65 years?

  • What happened to the “tone down the rhetoric” message that was so prevalent during the Gabrielle Giffords incident?  Obama and Holder should be continuing that message and tell the Panthers to cool it.  Some crackpot is going to take these morons seriously and actually try to kill Zimmerman.  Is that what it would take to get Holder to prosecute “his” people? 

  • wcc87

    So true. It’s no “theory” that blacks, left to their own devices, create hellholes. Reality = Racism, though, so it’s tough to get it into peoples heads. What I can’t stand is how people equate recognizing simple, yet uncomfortable facts, with hatred. I certainly don’t hate black people, but good Lord, it’s impossible to cite even a handful of examples where allowing blacks to govern and make important decisions has turned out to be a good thing.

  • The_Bobster

    We are rapidly running out of majority White cities.

  • wcc87

    I’m afraid you’re right. Blacks, on average, cannot behave themselves in the same sense that a person with a severe spinal injury cannot walk.