Black Panthers 2012 video for Zimmerman bounty resurfaces

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY,  |  July 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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A video of the New Black Panthers offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman resurfaced this week after a Florida jury found the neighborhood watchman not guilty of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin.

The video, originally from March 2012, made the rounds by a report on a conservative website mistaking the bounty for a new development as angered supporters of Trayvon Martin began to march in protest of the verdict in cities across the country.

At the time the video was originally published, the Black Panthers were angered that Zimmerman had not been arrested after he admitted to fatally shooting Trayvon.

While the video is old, New Black Panther leader Malik Zulu Shabazz has been active on Twitter, calling for a million youth march in New York on September 7.

"That verdict was a travesty," Shabazz said. "It was really some white jurors on that jury telling black people, 'To hell with you and to hell with your children.'"

"Those jurors were making a direct statement to black America, and they were telling us that, 'We are in fear of the black male, fear of the black man and fear of the Trayvon Martins and we are going to maintain this first, the right of us to kill you n***r,'" he said.

"Obviously [Zimmerman] needs to be worried," he said. "He will always be hunted and hated like the villain that he is and the demon that he is to many."

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