Hashim Nzinga's bond was set at $10,000 after being arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in DeKalb County, Ga. A member of the New Black Panther Party, Nzinga went on CNN offering $10,000 for the capture of George Zimmerman, the man who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in late February. According to the DeKalb sheriff’s office, he was arrested by a fugitive squad and was found in possession of a FN Herstal 5.7 x 28 handgun that holds 20 rounds.
Nzinga was said to be mobilizing 10,000 Black men to capture Zimmerman, who has gone into hiding, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “He [Zimmerman] should be fearful of his life,” said Khallid Abdul Muhammad, the founder of the Black Nationalist group and former aide to Louis Farrakhan. “He should be fearful for his life. You can't keep killing black children." Founded in Dallas in 1989, the New Black Panther Party believes African Americans should have their own nation, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
While it's definitely understandable where Nzinga and even Muhammad are coming from, is responding to violence with violence the best way to approach this volatile case?