Zimmermans Ask Holder: Why No Charges Against New Black Panthers?

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
04/11/2012
       
Zimmermans Ask Holder: Why No Charges Against New Black Panthers?

 As controversy continues swirling around the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the family of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, has demanded that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder explain why he has not pursued charges against the New Black Panther Party, which put a bounty on Zimmerman’s head and is now threatening to start a “race war.”

 
 

 As controversy continues swirling around the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the family of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, has demanded that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder explain why he has not pursued charges against the New Black Panther Party, which put a bounty on Zimmerman’s head and is now threatening to start a “race war.”

 
According to the Daily Caller, a letter from a family member asks Holder, who is black, whether he is racially biased, implying that that is why he has refused to seek charges against the racist group.
 
In another development, Zimmerman’s attorneys have dropped him as a client, at least for the time being while he is in hiding.
 
Zimmerman, who shot Martin on February 26, says the 6-foot-3-inch football player jumped him and tried to kill him.
 
The Letter
The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday that a member of Zimmerman’s family, whom the website did not identify, has flung down the gauntlet at Holder’s feet. The family member asked Holder in the letter, “I am writing you to ask you why, when the law of the land is crystal clear, is your office not arresting the New Black Panthers for hate crimes?”
 
The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) put a $10,000 bounty out for Zimmerman’s “capture” and has published posters saying that Zimmerman is wanted "dead or alive.” They hope they can raise the price for Zimmerman’s head to $1 million. The Zimmerman family member's letter continued,
 
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Photo of Eric Holder: AP Images
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