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Hashim Nzinga, the man who issued a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman before he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, now has assumed leadership of the New Black Panther Party.
It was in March 2012 when Nzinga issued the bounty even before Zimmerman was charged for the death of Martin. Nzinga never has called off the bounty.
Journalist and author Jack Cashill, who covers the Zimmerman controversy in his upcoming book “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” said the fact that Nzinga has risen to lead the radical black nationalist organization while never being charged for his threat shows the absurdity and unfairness of the American judicial system.
“As far as I know, the fatwa on George Zimmerman’s head has never been rescinded. No one has asked the New Black Panther Party to call off the dogs. While they go about conspicuously violating and threatening George Zimmerman’s civil rights, Zimmerman remains under federal cloud,” Cashill told WND. “Meanwhile, the head of the New Black Panther Party, the guy who should’ve been thrown in jail, goes unscathed.”
Cashill believes the fact that there is still an ongoing federal investigation of Zimmerman, even after he was acquitted, while Nzinga was never charged for his bounty offer, is a clear sign that there is “preferential justice” in America today.
“We have two different streams of justice in our country today … to be absolved of the normal justice pattern, you have to be both a minority and a progressive minority. George Zimmerman was a minority and under other circumstances, he might’ve have gotten preferential justice. But the problem with Zimmerman was that he was doing something conservatives do and that was defending himself,” the columnist said.
He also pointed out that a radical neo-Nazi leader remarked to the media during the early stages of the Trayvon controversy that if he had made a similar bounty offer, he would be in jail at the moment.
“They have not been asked to walk back that bounty, no one has held them accountable for threatening the freedom and livelihood of George Zimmerman and his family, and the thing is that this remains in place,” Cashill stated. “It has not gone away, just like the threat of a federal hate crime indictment on Zimmerman.”
Nzinga has faced legal trouble, but none of it has been related to his threat against Zimmerman. In February 2012, he was convicted of writing a bad check, which is a felony, and a month later was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, records show. The latter charge was eventually dropped.
The New Black Panther Party is considered a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League for its advocacy of militant black nationalism and anti-Semitic and racist rhetoric.
In “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” Cashill tells the inside story of how, as the result of a tragic encounter with the troubled 17-year-old Martin, the media turned Zimmerman into a white racist vigilante, “the most hated man in America.”
“If I Had A Son” tells how for the first time in the history of American jurisprudence, a state government, the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House, the major media, the entertainment industry and the vestiges of the civil rights movement conspired to put an innocent man in prison for the rest of his life.
All that stood between Zimmerman and lifetime internment were two folksy local lawyers, their aides and some very dedicated citizen journalists, most notably an unpaid handful of truth seekers at the blogging collective known as the Conservative Treehouse.
“If I Had A Son” takes an inside look at this unprecedented battle.
It tells the story, too, of the six female jurors who ignored the enormous pressure mounting around them and preserved America’s belief in its judicial system.
In the wake of the verdict, skeptics in the Martin camp claimed that the state of Florida did not play to win. In the course of his research, Cashill came across some startling evidence suggesting that those skeptics may indeed be right.
“If I Had A Son” is the one and only comprehensive look at the most politically significant trial in decades.
What Zimmerman learned in the course of his ordeal is that although he supported Obama, and lobbied for Obama, and voted for Obama at least once, in the final analysis he did not look enough like Obama to be his son, and that made all the difference.
See Cashill’s comments on his investigation of the Martin case: