The New Black Panther Party on Thursday circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the citizen journalism site Allvoices.com reported.
Zimmerman — a half-white, half-Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer — has said he was acting in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old Martin one month ago. Martin was found to be carrying only an iced tea and a bag of Skittles. The case has ignited into a racial firestorm, particularly as Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged.
The “dead or alive” posters were passed out during a press conference led by Minister Mikhail Muhummud, who called himself the southern regional director for the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Jacksonville, Florida.
“Murdered in cold blood,” the flyer says. “Child killer of Trayvon Martin — Wanted dead or alive.”
According to Allvoices, Muhummud called for Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee’s firing and for President Barack Obama to intervene. Lee has since “temporarily stepped down” from his post, and Obama remarked about the case Friday, saying “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”
Muhummud also told the assembled crowd he was not concerned about reports of death threats against Zimmerman, saying “God dammit, he should be fearful for his life.”
As The Blaze previously reported, the New Black Liberation Militia has said it intends to perform a citizen’s arrest on Zimmerman.
Watch a portion of the press conference below. Content warning — some strong language:
UPDATE: The New Black Panther party is now offering a $10,000 reward for whomever can capture George Zimmerman, according to AFP.