New Black Panther Party Leader Arrested, Anderson Cooper Slams Party Spokesman

The new Black Panther Party has re-emerged lately to issue an independent call for the vigilante capture of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman. So it may be concerning to some that Fox News now reports the New Black Panther Party leader who announced a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman has been arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon:

“Hashim Nzinga, 49, was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7×28 handgun that he allegedly sold to the Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on March 5 in DeKalb County, Sgt. Adrion Bell, the public information officer, told FoxNews.com.

Last month, Nzinga was convicted for felony deposit account fraud in nearby Gwinnett County, Bell said. It is illegal for a convicted felon to carry a firearm in the state and police were alerted to Nzinga’s alleged possession after the store’s transaction, Bell said.

He was arrested without incident at the probation office he was reporting to, Bell said.

The FN Herstal 5.7×28 is considered a high-end gun that can fetch $800 to $900 at a pawn shop. It is unclear how much Nzinga made from the alleged sale.

Nzinga serves as the New Black Panther Party’s chief of staff. He recently made news after going on CNN and offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, whose role in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is being investigated by Florida authorities.”

Last Thursday, The New Black Panther Party, a recognized racist and anti-Semitic organization, circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for Zimmerman during a press conference in Jacksonville Florida.

“Murdered in cold blood,” the flyer read. “Child killer of Trayvon Martin — Wanted dead or alive.”

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