Like the racially-charged sham prosecution of the Duke lacrosse team, the racially charged prosecution of George Zimmerman was partly triggered by the threats of Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of the racist and anti-Semitic New Black Panther Party.
The New Black Panther Party was among the first groups to agitate for Zimmerman to be prosecuted, starting with a rally outside the Sanford, Florida police headquarters on March 11, 2012–just three days after the Associated Press had errantly referred to Zimmerman as “white.” Al Sharpton, widely credited with fanning the flames, arrived the next day.
As Andrew Breitbart reported in 2011, the New Black Panthers’ Shabazz also marched with candidate Obama and shared a podium with him in Selma, Alabama in 2007.
Shabazz is also the same defendant that Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department cut loose from the voter intimidation case of United States v. New Black Panther Party, a case I prosecuted. Shabazz was dismissed after we obtained a default against Shabazz for failing to respond to our lawsuit.
That’s justice, Eric Holder-style.
After Trayvon Martin was killed, Shabazz took his act on the road to Sanford, Florida.