New Black Panther: Never Contacted by Obama DOJ over Zimmerman Threats
The Obama Department of Justice made no attempt to stop blatant threats against George Zimmerman, according to one of the people who helped make those threats.
Despite issuing a widely publicized threat against Zimmerman last year, the New Black Panther Party was never contacted by the Department of Justice according to a statement from a NBPP spokesman.
Breitbart News spoke exclusively to Brother James J. Muhammad, the National Director of Education for The Ordinary People Society New Black Panther Party. He said, "We were never contacted by the Justice Department. We were never contacted to calm down."
Brother Muhammad was one of the people directly calling for the "capture" of George Zimmerman last year. As Breitbart News reported on March 24, 2012:
Several dozen supporters of the group known by its acronym NBPP -- unrelated to the revolutionary Black Panther Party active in the 1960s-1980s -- meanwhile protested for the third time this week at the police headquarters in Sanford, Florida.
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," leader Mikhail Muhammad told the Orlando Sentinel. "We don't hate anyone, we hate injustice."
Activists had called for the mobilization of 5,000 black men to capture Zimmerman. And Muhammad said the NBPP was receiving donations from black entertainers and athletes, with a goal to collect $1 million by next week.
Yesterday, Judicial Watch confirmed what Breitbart News had originally reported seventeen months ago. A small group within the Justice Department known as the Community Relations Service (CRS) was in Sanford in March and April of 2012, facilitating racially charged marches, rallies, and protests against George Zimmerman.
The statement by the New Black Panther Party that the DOJ never contacted them is a critical point because some defenders of the Obama Department of Justice's involvement in the Trayvon Martin story have tried to claim that CRS was merely keeping the peace. This is their mission statement:
The Community Relations Service is the Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin.
Despite that stated mission, the CRS and the Justice Department apparently did nothing at all to even address the most obvious conflict arising from racial issues -- the widely publicized, racially charged threat against George Zimmerman. One would think that the "peacemaker" for reducing conflicts and tensions would put the people who issued a Wanted Poster high on their priority list.
When asked to confirm, Brother James Muhammad told Breitbart News, "We were not contacted by the Justice Department and have never been asked by the Justice Department to cool it, calm down, or not move forward."
In this video, spokesman Makhail Muhammad said of Zimmerman in March 2012:
George Zimmerman was not a police officer. He was a community volunteer. But he had a passion to harass black males in that community. So, now today his father wants to talk about death threats. At least his son is still alive to talk about death threats. But what about Trayvon? He's not alive to talk about death threats. And I got to say this, Goddamnit, he should be fearful for his life. You can't keep killing black children, killing our children all over America. And we're supposed to take it easy? Supposed to play nice about it?