When last night we previewed next week's Republican National Convention, we noted the concern by one of the republicans who will actually participate: "one senior Republican National Committee official wrote that he is “concerned as heck about the potential for some homegrown violence/native ISIS type threat. If you want to make a statement in America, what better place to do it?”
Well, it may not be ISIS, but according to Reuters, the New Black Panther Party, a "black power" movement, will carry firearms for self-defense during rallies in Cleveland ahead of next week's Republican convention, if allowed under Ohio law, the group's chairman said.
The group revealed its plan to pack heat this weekend as police in Cleveland brace for an influx of groups that plan demonstrations before and during the presidential nominating convention. What makes this announcement a major cause for concern is that several other groups, including some supporters of Donald Trump, have said they will also carry weapons in Cleveland.
"If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our second amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us," Hashim Nzinga, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "If that state allows us to bear arms, the Panthers and the others who can legally bear arms will bear arms." And since the laws do not expressly forbid what the New Black Panthers plan to do, expect the convention to be an armed warzone in which one stray shot could unleash a tragic event of epic proportions between the various weaponized groups.
Officials in Ohio have already said it will be legal for protesters to carry weapons at demonstrations outside the convention under that state’s "open carry" law, which allows civilians to carry guns in public.
Who Are The New Black Panthers?
The New Black Panther Party, whose 10 point platform can be found at the following link, has long called for a separate black nation. But Nzinga said the movement was now focused on protecting black Americans' rights. Academics say the New Black Panther Party remains marginal and largely representative of an older generation, in their 30s and 40s, rather than younger activists drawn to groups such as the Black Lives Matter movement.
The New Black Panther Party was founded in 1989 and adopted a more radical approach than the 1960s Black Panther Party. Members of the original group have denounced the New Black Panther Party as racist, but Nzinga says his movement includes original Black Panthers.
Nzinga said he expected “a couple hundred” members of the New Black Panther Party to participate in and protect a black unity rally -- the "National Convention of the Oppressed" -- that is scheduled to begin in Cleveland on Thursday evening and end on Monday morning. Nzinga said he and the Panthers plan to leave Cleveland on Sunday, the day before the convention officially opens.
“We are there to protect ... We are not trying to do anything else,” he said. "We are going to carry out some of these great legal rights we have -- to assemble, to protest and (to exercise) freedom of speech.”
What can possibly go wrong?
According to Reuters, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate group watchdog, describes the New Black Panther Party as “a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers."
The center tracks years of public statements by the New Black Panther Party and other groups. Nzinga denied the group was racist but said it was a fact that Jews control Hollywood and the U.S. media. The center said the group is not known to have carried out any violent attacks. The black shooter in the Dallas killings "liked" the New Black Panthers and other black nationalist groups on Facebook but was not a member.
Nzinga said his group has 36 chapters nationwide but declined to reveal membership numbers. “I have people literally calling me saying this is the first time in my life I protested and I loved it.” Nzinga told Reuters. "They want to be a part of something. They tried to be a part of the system and the system let them down so they want to be part of a rebellion.”
All that is left is for them to become "martyers" for their cause, much like many black power groups described the Dallas shooter.
In other words, an armed group who wants to inflict maximum pain on both whites, Jews and cops is warning it will come armed, most likely heavily. All that will be missing is the first short, or failing that, an act of sabbotage, or failing that a simple false flag event.