Sanford police chief Bill Lee, who handed the investigation over to the state, the Justice Department, the FBI and a special prosecutor, has received death threats.
Although police insist there is insufficient evidence to arrest shooter George Zimmerman who says he shot Martin in self-defense, calls for Zimmerman’s arrest continue to grow.
Demanding “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,” Mikhail Muhammad of the virulently racist New Black Panther Party offered a $10,000 bounty for the “capture” of Zimmerman. Muhammad called for 5,000 black men to hunt him down.
The New Black Panther Party also released a “Wanted Dead or Alive” poster featuring the face of Zimmerman, accompanied by a flier claiming Martin was “murdered in cold blood.”
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said ominously that “Where there is no justice, there will be no peace. Soon, and very soon, the law of retaliation may … be applied.”
Other supporters of Martin unveiled a new tee shirt that reads: “Pussy Ass Cracker,” over a photo of Zimmerman. The “pussy ass cracker” line appears to refer to lyrics from the rapper Plies’s song “100 Years,” which laments tough sentences pronounced by racist judges.
Movie director Spike Lee did his best to direct vigilantes to Zimmerman’s home by posting his home address on Twitter. (It turns out Lee posted the wrong address, possibly endangering people with no connection to Zimmerman.)
In Miami high school students have staged walkouts to protest the handling of the Martin case by Sanford, Florida police. About 60 of those students ransacked a local Walgreens store, reportedly stealing $1,100 worth of merchandise and damaging some goods in the store.
Whether Zimmerman is actually guilty of anything is not a concern of left-wing demagogues and race hustlers like Jesse Jackson Sr. and Al Sharpton. They don’t care what actually happened in Sanford last month. They only wish to push their narrative. They don’t want to heal wounds and reduce anxieties. They aspire to agitate and incite.
“Blacks are under attack,” Jackson said after the Martin shooting. “Our disparities are great,” he said. “Targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.”
Sharpton delivered a petition to authorities in Sanford that he claimed bore 2 million signatures demanding the arrest of Zimmerman. “You are risking going down as the Birmingham and Selma of the 21st century,” Sharpton said.
Radio hothead Ed Schultz blamed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for Martin’s death because Bush signed a “stand your ground” law enacted to allow someone to shoot an attacker when threatened. “Jeb Bush helped pave the way for this senseless tragedy and remains silent,” Schultz said. “What a political tragedy.”
Not to be outdone, the appropriately named Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, said the shooting of Martin is “nothing short of an assassination.”
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