Friday, April 20, 2012
AJC reports: Attorneys say Hashim Nzinga is being held against his will and denied a probable cause hearing after his arrest.
The legal team for Hashim Nzinga, the New Black Panther Party leader arrested last month, say he is being illegally held against his will and is being unfairly denied a probable cause hearing, the AJC reported Thursday. In March, Nzinga, 49, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He gained attention when he announced a bounty on George Zimmerman, the shooter in the highly publicized Trayvon Martin case. Nzinga's DeKalb County warrant stated he was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7 x 28 handgun, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators learned that Nzinga allegedly pawned the gun at A Stone Mountain Pawn Shop at 4591 Rockbridge Rd., the sheriff's office said last month.
Monday, March 26, 2012
DeKalb Sheriff's Office says Hashim Nzinga was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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Monday, March 26, 2012
Hashim Nzinga, a New Black Panther Party leader who gained attention when he announced a bounty on the shooter in the highly publicized Trayvon Martin case, has been arrested, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said. Nzinga, 49, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a release sent by sheriff's office spokesman Adrion Bell. Nzinga recently said on CNN that the New Black Panther Party is placing a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the unarmed Martin, 17, in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. The announcement said CNN referred to Nzinga as the New Black Panther Party’s Chief of Staff. In the announcement, Bell said the DeKalb warrant states that Nzinga was in …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Johnson calls incident "an injustice."
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-District 4)'s office announced Friday that he has joined the chairs of the Congressional Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific American and Progressive Caucusus in saying that the Department of Justice should get involved in the investigation of Trayvon Martin's death. Martin was the teen shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, in a Sanford, Florida gated community in late February. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self defense. Martin, who was black, was unarmed. Zimmerman is Hispanic, his father told the Orlando Sentinel. There have been rallies calling for further investigation of the case and Zimmerman's arrest. There are no charges against Zimmerman. According to the announcement, Rep. Johnson calls on …
In the wake of Trayvon Martin's death, what do we tell our children?
No matter the mother, she cannot ignore this story. It begs for your attention. So, put your parent hat on, sit your children down, and explain -- if you dare -- how a pack of Skittles and a hoodie can get them killed. Explain Trayvon Martin. Explain George Zimmerman. Many mothers have already had this conversation. For them, it's called "the talk," and it sits right alongside the birds and the bees chat. It goes a little something like this: You are black in America. Society will not let you forget it, so don't you forget it. People will not like you because of that; in fact, they will fear you. You will be maligned and marginalized, so beware at all times. Watch what you say, and don't do anything stupid. This isn't fair? Yeah, life's …