Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “The Alan Colmes Show,” while discussing the Baltimore riots in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody, the former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice, Malik Zulu Shabazz, said the rioters were acting in “self-defense” from police “occupiers” and the “police,” who he claimed are “the people who are attacking us,” “might need to get hurt.”
Shabazz said, “When we look at those youths on the Monday in Baltimore, they didn’t need Malik Shabazz at all. They got out of that high school, and when those cops in riot gear confronted those high-schoolers and started to throw rocks at them, they threw rocks back at them and drove them, in self defense, and drove those riot police off the block.”
“Mr. Alan Colmes, I say those young Baltimore youth are liken to the Palestinians battling an Israeli occupier and that was their form of protest,” he added.
When asked if he feared some people getting hurt Shabazz said, “Some people might need to get hurt in self defense.”
The led to Colmes to ask “who” needs to get hurt?
Shabazz replied, “If the police, if the po —excuse me—the people who are attacking us. The legal law of self-defense under the Untied States Constitution and human rights dictates that if you are attacked you can respond with force equal of that of the attacker. And if you are attacked with deadly force you can respond with deadly force. That is the law.”
Shabazz said the tossing of bottles and rocks by rioters at police in Baltimore was “all in self-defense.”
Near the end of the segment he added, “I’m going to defend my people. I don’t come to pin the tail on the donkey. I come to pin the tail on the honky in this hour. You are guilty of human rights violations against black people in America and all over the world.”
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