Nation of Islam and New Black Panthers are controlling Ferguson
Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who was appointed to deal with the riots that have erupted in Ferguson after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed teenager, has praised the people who helped bring the violence in the St. Louis suburb under control for one night.
“First of all, I want to say that those groups he talked about that helped us Thursday night, he’s absolutely correct and when I met with the governor the next day I said I do not know the names of those groups. But I said there were gentlemen in black pants and black shirts and they were out there and they did their job. And I told that to the governor, and I’ll tell that to the nation,” Captain Johnson said. “Those groups helped, and they’re a part of this.”
According to Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of Black Lawyers for Justice, the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panthers are currently behind the scenes controlling the protests in Ferguson, and are the ones responsible for temporarily restoring peace to the area.
The New Black Panthers, a group which Shabazz was formerly a member of, are the ones that offered a $1 million reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watchman who was accused of shooting and killing the unarmed Treyvon Martin.
During a news conference that Captain Johnson held in Ferguson, Shabazz explained that his team was responsible for shutting down traffic in the area, chased away people who were looking to loot, and prevented rioting for a single night last week.
“As you well know, on Thursday night, my group — and thanks to you — my organizers, along with the New Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam, we are the ones who put those men in the streets and we controlled the flow of traffic,” Shabazz said during the news conference on Saturday.
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