The New Black Panthers are increasing membership while keeping meeting locations a secret in an effort to ramp up before the 2016 elections. The newest “chapter” just held a secret meeting yesterday in Baton Rouge. Who knows yet if this is connected to the ambush and murder of Baton Rouge Police Officers today. With emotions running high after the Alton Sterling controversy and then the arrest of three in a plot to kill cops in Baton Rouge, the Black Panthers are the LAST thing Baton Rouge or America needs right now!
Why does the black community need to revive a racist organization like the Black Panthers? The answer could be that we have a president who marched with them and their leader so he’s only encouraging membership by showing his support for them.
Baton Rouge residents gathered Saturday afternoon to form the newest chapter of the New Black Panther Party.
The New Black Panthers arrived in Baton Rouge last Saturday to protest the officer-involved shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. Two videos of the shooting sparked national outcry and protests across Baton Rouge.
Jerald Justice said the group was approached by local residents like Edwin Smith to help establish a Baton Rouge chapter.
“It is time for new leadership and a new organization to step forward in Baton Rouge,” Smith said. “I feel like the New Black Panther Party is the organization that can bring new leadership to Baton Rouge.”
Founders met Saturday to formally establish the chapter as well as gather names for new members. WBRZ News 2’s Earl Phelps was able to briefly attend the event on the condition that he does not reveal the meeting’s location.
“With the help of the New Black Panther Party, these members should be able to handle any or everything in their city,” Justice said.
Over the course of five days, authorities arrested 185 protesters in Baton Rouge. Friday, District Attorney Hillar Moore said that his office will not prosecute 100 protesters who were only charged with misdemeanor crimes.