Hoodlums


  1. We have been bombarded daily with the Trayvon Martin shooting case in South Florida. Each day I have to shake my head in unbelief of some of the comments I hear coming forth from news sources and activists wanting to get their points across. Over the weekend the New Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10K for the head of George Zimmerman who was responsible for shooting the unarmed teenager.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that Mikhail Muhammad (the leader of the NBPP) announced the reward during a protest on Saturday, and when a Sentinel reporter asked if he was inciting violence, Muhammad said, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

    Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.

    “If the government won’t do the job, we’ll do it,” Muhammad said,
    leading chants that included “freedom or death” and “justice for
    Trayvon.”

    Nationally
    the shooting death has brought up questions about whether Zimmerman,
    who was on a Neighborhood Watch patrol, profiled Martin and whether
    Sanford police’s failure to arrest Zimmerman had to do with racism.

    According to the Southern Poverty Law Center,
    the New Black Panther Party has been rejected by the Black Panther
    Party of the ’60s and ’70s. The SPLC says the group is “a virulently
    racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged
    violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers…”

    Let me see if I understand this correctly: The whole story started with a hooded black man being chased by a ‘white hispanic man and ends with black men from the ‘hood’ chasing a ‘white hispanic man’ and this isn’t racist? I remember a time around the civil rights movement when men wearing hoods and chasing people and bounty hunting was considered racist and a hate crime. I guess it depends on which ‘hood’ the men are wearing?

    I think the only solution to this problem would be to ban all ‘hoods’.

    Eagle out!

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