“I am writing you to ask you why, when the law of the land is crystal clear, is your office not arresting the New Black Panthers for hate crimes?” the family member wrote to Holder.
“The Zimmerman family is in hiding because of the threats that have been made against us, yet the DOJ has maintained an eerie silence on this matter. These threats are very public. If you haven’t been paying attention just do a Google search and you will find plenty. Since when can a group of people in the United States put a bounty on someone’s head, circulate Wanted posters publicly, and still be walking the streets?”
The New Black Panthers have issued ultimatums to the Sanford authorities, saying they want Zimmerman arrested “dead or alive.” They have placed a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, and have called for the building of an army of vigilantes to track him down and effect a citizen’s arrest.
Most recently, the New Black Panther Party has called for violence.
In a conference call recorded over the weekend, the militant group said it planned to “suit up and boot up” and prepare for the next stages of the “race war.”
So far, however, no members of the New Black Panther Party have faced legal consequences.
After citing the U.S. Department of Justice’s published definition of a “hate crime,” the Zimmerman family member wrote that there is “no other explanation” for Holder’s failure to authorize arrests of New Black Panther Party members, other than the fact that Holder himself is black.
“I would surmise that, based on your own definition of a hate crime, you have chosen not to arrest these individuals based solely on your race,” the family member wrote to Holder, insisting too that the was “NO racial component” to the “tragedy” that occurred on the late February night when Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.
An American family is living in fear due to what can only be considered government approved threats to their well being. If not approved, tolerated.
What kind of country are we living in when armed, paramilitary, Marxist thugs like the New Black Panthers can openly threaten and intimidate American citizens, and are protected from any legal repercussions by the US government? First, armed Black Panthers stood in front of polling places in 2008, in clear case of voter intimidation, and the DOJ dropped the charges. Now, they’ve put a bounty on a man’s head and promised a race war if he is not arrested, in violation of several laws, according to J Christian Adams:
Let’s start with solicitation to kidnap. In announcing a reward for the seizure of Zimmerman, the New Black Panthers may have violated Florida Code 787.01. It makes it a felony to “by threat, confining or abducting, or imprisoning another person against his . . . will without lawful authority with intent to . . . terrorize.”
Merely soliciting someone else to do this is also a felony in Florida under Florida Code 777.04. “A person who solicits another to commit an offense prohibited by law and in the course of such solicitation commands, encourages, hires, or requests another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute such offense or an attempt to commit such offense commits the offense of criminal solicitation.”
The solicitation and threat to seize Zimmerman may also constitute a crime under Florida Code 876.35. The felony of “combination against part of the people of the state” occurs when someone is unlawfully seized by a mob, or at the behest of a mob. Think of a small town jail 100 years ago and an angry crowd, armed with rope, demanding a particular inmate. Sound familiar?
Florida Code 876.35 defines the crime: “to remove them forcibly out of this state, or to remove them from their habitations to any other part of the state by force, or [when people] shall assemble for that purpose.” Remember, solicitation to commit a crime is in itself a crime.
Florida Code 876.34 even makes it a felony to “interfere forcibly in the administration of the government.”
And the Justice Department is silent. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Is this the hope and change the drones were waiting for?
Kleptocratic rulers typically treat their country’s treasury as though it were their own personal bank account, spending the funds on luxury goods, (and travels) as they see fit. Many kleptocratic rulers also secretly transfer public funds into secret personal numbered bank accounts in foreign countries in order to provide them with continued luxury if/when they are eventually removed from power and forced to leave the country.
Or perhaps they disable credit card verification on their campaign websites, enabling citizens from foreign countries to illegally donate to their campaigns.
There’s no recourse for the law abiding until the tyrants are dethroned.
Sign the new petition at the WH petition site, Change.org: The New Black Panthers Must Be Stopped!
Why This Is Important
We are calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, to file Federal Charges against the Leaders of the New Black Panthers for violation of the following federal law: 18 U.S.C. § 2101 : US Code – Section 2101: Riots; 18 USC § 1959 – Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity; 18 USC § 249 – Hate Crimes Act; 18 U.S.C. 2385; and 18 U.S.C. 2389 Recruiting For Services Against The United States
The New Black Panthers, in response to the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and an active or pending investigation, have attempted to create a race riot, promote an overthrow of the American government, and have solicited the death of an American citizen, George Zimmerman. The New Black Panther have:
1) Offered a bounty for George Zimmerman, which suggests that bodily harm or death should come to an American citizen (Mr. Zimmerman) for a fee: (http://news.yahoo.com/black-panthers-offer-reward-george-zimmerman-215400338.html)
Mr. George Zimmerman had not been charged with a crime at the time of the issuing of the initial “bounty”, which said “dead alive”. Therefore, the New Black Panthers had no legal standing to authorize what would essentially amount to the kidnapping of a citizen under the false pretense of a “citizens arrest”.
More importantly, they have no authorization under the law, under any circumstance, to issue a “wanted dead or alive” bounty on an American citizen.
2) Promoted, via social media and other postings, a “race riot”: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/08/New-Black-Panthers-Call-For-Race-War-Blood-Shed-Kill-Crackers-For-Trayvon-April-9th-Day-of-Action
The exact wording is that those listening to “the call” should get “suited up, loaded up, armed up, and booted up for the race war.”
This speech is likely to provoke an average listener to retaliation, and thereby cause a breach of peace, which falls outside of the protection of the First Amendment because the words have no important role in the marketplace of ideas that the freedom of speech is designed to promote. (see: Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire)
The government can regulate speech that is intended and likely to incite “imminent lawless action,” or where the speech presents a “clear and present danger” to the security of the nation. (See: Brandenburg v. Ohio)
3. Knowingly and willfully advocated, advised, or taught the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States
4. Recruited soldiers or sailors within the United States to engage in armed hostility against the same.
U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is obligated to act NOW to protect the peace of the Nation and to enforce rule of law.
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