The New Black Panthers Place $10,000 Bounty On George Zimmerman
Saturday, March 24 and the situation in Florida surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman as The New Black Panthers publicly offer up at $10,000 bounty on the head of George Zimmerman.
As we all know, George Zimmerman was the captain of a local Florida neighborhood watch, he notices 17 year old Trayvon Martin returning home from the store, where he bought Skittles.
Zimmerman observed Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie sweatshirt/jacket which Zimmerman decided was “suspicious behavior” and he called the Police. The Police instructed George Zimmerman that he should absolutely not follow Trayvon Martin and that Police units were on the way.
George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin anyway and in the end Zimmerman ended up shooting Martin and then claimed “self defense” under the “Stand Your Ground” law.
The situation would have been different had Trayvon Martin been up to no good but Trayvon had a bag of candy and was returning home. Trayvon Martin didn’t have any type of weapon and was even heard screaming for help as George Zimmerman followed him and eventually pulled out his gun and aimed it at Trayvon Martin with the conclusion being the shooting and killing of Travon Martin.
Present Day Bounty
CoffeeCupDemocrat.com does not in any way support or condone vigilantism or the placing of any kind of bounty on any person, no matter how well intentioned or evil that person may be. The New Black Panthers do not share this opinion with CoffeeCupDemocrat.com and thus have placed a bounty of $10k on the head of George Zimmerman who is currently in hiding.
Bounty or Not, Zimmerman Voicemail On Neighbors Voice Mail
Dateline NBC is now reporting that George Zimmerman left a voice mail on neighbor Frank Taaffe’s phone. In the message, George Zimmerman thanked Taffe for speaking out on Zimmerman’s behalf:
“I know you don’t have to, and I appreciate it, and you’re truly setting an example for me for the future of doing the right thing even when it’s tough, and I appreciate it.”
Taffe is one of the few people who were willingly speaking out on behalf of George Zimmerman. Taffe told reporters:
George Zimmerman is “overzealous, maybe,” but “his main concern is the safety and welfare of the community.”
Should A Bounty Be Placed On George Zimmerman?
Yes, The New Black Panthers have placed a bounty of $10,000 on George Zimmerman but this only serves to be a distraction from solving the problem at hand and figuring out George Zimmerman’s culpability in a possible murder in the event that the “Stand Your Ground” law does not apply to this situation. Diverting police and investigators recources to trying to stop vigilantes from capturing or killing George Zimmerman.
The fact is that this bounty is a hindrance to all the parties concerned with this case. Thanks to the public outcry via protests and social media the investigation of this case is very intense and is being investigated by several Federal and local law enforcement professionals. In closing, this bounty on George Zimmerman illustrates the frustration of the community and the country but it doesn’t help in the least.