On last week’s episode of the official broadcast of the New Black Panthers Party’s “Black Power Radio,” former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice Malik Zulu Shabazz, said it is time for black groups like The Nation of Islam, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and the New Black Panthers to organize, arm themselves and patrol to defend black communities against police brutality.
Shabazz opened by making it clear he was still a member of the New Black Panther Party and said, “I want to let you all know I am still with the Black Panther party,” and added, “We are in a united front to free our people.”
“We will defend ourselves as Malcolm said, ‘by any means necessary,’ and that the only option can not be non-violence,” he continued. “We have the right to defend ourselves with deadly force.”
Shabazz also called on radical black groups to join forces and defend their community.
“There must be a group of brothers and sisters,” he said. “There must be a unit. There must be an army that will defend us with the force of arms.”
Shabazz also suggested the creation of a “black national rifle association.”
“We should strive to build a united front, … and start patrolling these streets,” he said. “To hell with these conservatives. They want all these God damn guns. They want all the guns and they don’t want us to have none. They are only jumping up and down cause it ain’t no fun when the rabbit got the gun.”
In commenting on the recent string of assassinations of police officers, he said, “Police brutality is going to come to an end one way or another, or it’s just going to be a lot of dead bodies in the streets.”
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