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FBI: New Black Panther leader inciting violence in Ferguson

FBI says New Black Panther leader inciting violence in Ferguson.
FBI says New Black Panther leader inciting violence in Ferguson.
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On Wednesday, Fox St. Louis reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that a leader of the radical New Black Panther Party is in Ferguson, Mo., advocating violence against police.

"FBI confirmed document that says new black panther leader is in area encouraging violence against cops did indeed come from FBI," tweeted Fox 2 reporter Roche Madden. Earlier in the day, he issued a tweet indicating that he was attempting to get confirmation of the document from the FBI. On Tuesday, he said rocks were being thrown at patrol cars and officers were targeted with death threats.

TPNN posted a picture of demands made by the NBPP and other groups, including the local Nation of Islam and the Organization for Black Struggle, an organization identified as pro-Hamas. The groups demand the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown be immediately identified, fired and charged with murder.

According to Madden, "Chawn Kweli and other members of the NBPP are in town" responding to the shooting. Kweli, according to his Facebook profile, is the National Chief of Staff for the NBPP.

"This is the hour all the greats promised," Kweli wrote on Facebook, Madden said. "If you die, die like a warrior. I’ll see you on the ground.”

This is not the first time the New Black Panther Party has sought to stir racial strife. Throughout the George Zimmerman trial, for example, the NBPP advocated violence against white people and placed a bounty on Zimmerman.

As we reported in May 2012, King Samir Shabazz, the National Field Marshal for the New Black Panther Party, called for violence against white people on his national radio program. A month later, a New Black Panther Party leader using the name "General Taco" said members of the New Black Panther Party will hunt down and kill white people.

“Once [white people] die, we should dig ‘em up, and kill ‘em again, bury ‘em, dig ‘em up, and kill ‘em again, and again, and again!” he exclaimed. He justified his comments by claiming white people have a “history” of pushing “crack, AIDS and unemployment" on black people in order to "exterminate” them. So far, Attorney General Eric Holder has taken no action against the organization.

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