According to the Sun-Sentinel, the New Black Panther Party is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, a
The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.
Yeah, that won’t cause any problems. I have no idea what happened that night, nor will I pretend to be an expert. However, I do know that offering a large reward for the capture of a man who hasn’t been charged in a crime, and the police know exactly where he is, is feeding into the irrational outrage and probably won’t end well.
I can’t think of a reason that would cause me to shoot an unarmed
1217-year-old, so I’m not a big supporter of George Zimmerman. The versions of the stories from “eye witnesses” are do diverse, I think if I were the police or the prosecutor, I’d discount all of the testimony up to this point. Clearly someone is lying, for whatever their personal reasons might be. I’d also arrest the NBP’s leaders and anyone else who thinks it’s a good idea to incite the community to rioting.
If anything, all of this outrage, is slowing the investigation and hindering prosecution. And the hypocrisy is doing nothing but muddying the water.