The New Black Panther Party—which even the left’s Southern Poverty Law Center defines as an organization of racist militants—has issued a $10,000 bounty for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader who admits to shooting an unarmed teen in a Florida suburb.
Group leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday, and also called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to effect the capture of Zimmerman.
Muhammad also says he expects the bounty to rise to $1.0 million, citing the support of black athletes and entertainers.
Officials in Sanford, Florida issued a statement by Police Captain Robert O'Connor, condemning the bounty. "The City is requesting calm heads and no vigilante justice. Attempts by civilians to take any person into custody may result in criminal charges or unnecessary violence."