Media fail to identify leader of Baltimore riots

Ex-New Black Panther chairman a notorious racist

From:,  by: Aaron Klein,  on: April 26, 2015,  see the article HERE.  Bold emphasis is Garnet92’s.

malik-shabazz-bioMajor news media outlets have failed to report one of the main leaders of the “splinter group” of Baltimore protesters who turned violent is a notorious racist and the former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, WND has found.

The New York Times, the Associated Press, the New York Daily News, CBS local and other news media outlets all name Malik Shabazz as a leader of the breakaway, chaotic protests. Yet each of these news outlets only identify Shabazz only as “president of Black Lawyers for Justice.”

The AP reported: “One of the protest’s organizers, Malik Shabazz, the president of Black Lawyers for Justice, said the crowd exceeded their expectations, adding that protesters’ anger is not surprising.

“‘This is a problem that has not been solved,’ he said. ‘When there’s no justice, they tend to want to take matters into their own hands.’”

Reported the New York Times on the Baltimore riots: “There, Malik Shabazz, president of Black Lawyers for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based group that called for the demonstration and advertised it on social media, told the crowd that he would release them in an hour, adding: ‘Shut it down if you want to! Shut it down!’

“Mr. Shabazz said in a later interview that his rhetoric was intended only to encourage civil disobedience – not violence – but added that he was ‘not surprised’ by the scattered angry outbursts because people here ‘haven’t received justice.’”

The New York Daily News informed its readers: “‘Things will change on Saturday, and the struggle will be amplified,’ said Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice. ‘It cannot be business as usual with that man’s spine broken, with his back broken, with no justice on the scene.’

CBS Local featured a photo of Shabazz leading protest chants in Baltimore yesterday, with a caption that identified the radical simply as “Attorney Malik Shabazz.”

Later in the article, CBS reported: “Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice has demanded the arrest of six officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died Sunday a week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.”

Not a single news media outlet quoted above informed its readers of that which a simple Google search of “Malik Shabazz” reveals. As highlighted on his Wikipedia page, until October 2013, Shabazz notoriously served as the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party. The NBPP was the focus of national attention after Eric Holder’s Department of Justice dismissed voter intimidation charges against the groups leaders related to the 2008 presidential election.

The 2008 case centered on two NBPP members accused of standing in front of the entrance to a Philadelphia polling station in uniforms that have been described as paramilitary, with one member wielding a billy club. According to complaints, both men standing in front of the polling station pointed at voters and shouted racial slurs, using such phrases as “white devil” and “You’re about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.”

Racism, anti-white activism

The NBPP is a controversial black extremist party whose leaders, including formerly Shabazz, are notorious for their racist statements and for leading anti-white activism. The NBPP’s official platform states, “White man has kept us deaf, dumb and blind,” refers to the “white racist government of America,” demands black people be exempt from military service and uses the word “Jew” repeatedly in quotation marks. Shabazz has led racially-divisive protests and conferences, such as the 1998 Million Youth March, in which a few thousand Harlem youths reportedly were called upon to scuffle with police officers, and speakers demanded the extermination of whites in South Africa.

The NBPP chairman was quoted at a May 2007 protest against the 400-year celebration of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, stating, “When the white man came here, you should have left him to die.”

He claimed Jews engaged in an “African holocaust,” and he has promoted the anti-Semitic urban legend that 4,000 Israelis fled the World Trade Center just prior to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

When Shabazz was denied entry to Canada in May 2008 while trying to speak at a black action event, he blamed Jewish groups and claimed Canada “is run from Israel.” Canadian officials justified the action stating he has an “anti-Semitic” and “anti-police” record, but some reports blamed what was termed a minor criminal history for the decision to deny him entry.

In 2007, WND reported on a photo that surfaced showing President Obama, then campaigning for president, marching with members of the New Black Panther Party in Selma, Alabama, in March 2007.

Rioting in Baltimore

The Baltimore riots yesterday centered around the death of Freddie Gray, 25, a black man who died in police custody.

Police acknowledged that Gray should have immediately received medical attention instead of being put inside a police transport van handcuffed and without a seat belt, in violation of the police department’s policy.

According to reports, Gray requested medical help several times, but instead was driven around for at least 30 minutes, with the police making at least three stops before paramedics were called.

An attorney for Gray’s family said 80 percent of his spine had been severed at the neck.

On Saturday, about 1,200 mostly-peaceful protesters reportedly gathered at city hall to protest Gray’s death.

The AP reported: “A smaller ‘splinter group’ looted a convenience store and threw tables and chairs through storefront windows, shattering the glass. One group smashed the window of a department store inside a downtown mall and, at one point, a protester tossed a flaming metal garbage can toward a line of police officers in riot gear as they tried to push back the crowd.

“Earlier, a group of protesters smashed the windows of at least three police cars and got into fights with baseball fans outside a bar.”

Shabazz was a leader of that “splinter group.”


UPDATE: As this is written, I’m watching a Fox News live feed from Baltimore showing the aftermath of high school students looting retail mall stores, so the unrest continues. During a live press conference a few minutes ago, the Mayor, Police Chief, and the leader of the city’s council were interviewed – all were black. It appears that the turmoil currently taking place in Baltimore can’t be blamed on disconnected white leadership as is so often the case.

Frankly, from the reports on Freddie Gray’s death, it sounds like he was not treated properly and that the police may have been responsible for his death – I don’t know, and neither do the rioters. Situations like this cannot be allowed to incite violence and looting regardless of the cause. If the police were at fault, any individual worth his/her salt will want those at fault to pay the price for their actions. But we’ve seen “protestors” incited to violence by activists like Shabazz before and it’s a pretty sure bet that he is more interested in anarchy than justice.



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6 Responses to Media fail to identify leader of Baltimore riots

  1. Kathy says:

    Great, this is Al Sharpton on steroids and the man should be arrested. Who’s giving him and guys like him instructions to incite? Hmm?

    As far as Gray’s death, most people are attributing it to his rough ride in the police van, but most are ignoring the cry of pain he let out when the officers tackled him after a chase. The person taking the video thinks his leg is broken, but that’s when the spinal injury occurred. It happened before the van ride, but his spine had to be in bad shape prior to the tackle for that one action to cause it to snap, imo.

    Here’s a link to the video….

    • upaces88 says:

      By NOT providing the group of toxic racists…they are approving of it by NOT reporting it! It is NOT going way. They are by their silence “approving” their actions.

      Revelations: 3:16:
      ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16’So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17’Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,…

  2. Grouchy says:

    Garnet, I could be in error in my reasoning, but ultimately, this goes back to the days of the Carpetbaggers, after the Civil War, (Which really was anything but “civil”). There were errors and grievances made all the way around, I’ll grant that. Yet, the signpost of maturity is not to continue to make a person/society continually pay ‘ad infinatum’, but to admit that errors have been made, identify those errors, and work to ensure that FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, such errors will not be made henceforth.
    To do anything else is to live in the past, thereby negating and crippling BOTH the present AND the future,
    Violence is the last (and sometimes only) resort of those of an infantile mentality and maturity.
    We have seen this in Ferguson, MO; Louisville, KY in 2014, and now in Baltimore, MD.

  3. Hardnox says:

    I just heard that about 30 groups tied to the O machine are behind these protests. This is in no way shape or form a grassroots protest.

    • Grouchy says:

      Hardnox, wasn’t it Rahm Emanuel who said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste!” ???
      I kind of feel sorry for the Blacks of high character and integrity, who are being smeared with the same brush as the sewer rats.

  4. Buck says:

    ‘When there’s no justice, they tend to want to take matters into their own hands.’”

    He needs to remember that!