In days past George Zimmerman’s attorney has stated that Zimmerman is in fear for his life. News stations have noted the bounty for George Zimmerman‘s location placed by a group called the New Black Panther Party.
In recent reports it is said that the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation has issued an open letter addressing the validity of the New Black Panther Party. An article on MSNBC links to BlackPanther.org where the open letter is posted:
There Is No New Black Panther Party: An Open Letter From the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation
In response from numerous requests from individual’s seeking information on the “New Black Panthers,” the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation issues this public statement to correct the distorted record being made in the media by a small band of African Americans calling themselves the New Black Panthers. As guardian of the true history of the Black Panther Party, the Foundation, which includes former leading members of the Party, denounces this group’s exploitation of the Party’s name and history. Failing to find its own legitimacy in the black community, this band would graft the Party’s name upon itself, which we condemn.