The New Black Panther Party is heading to Baton Rouge this weekend to protest what they call the “pig department” (a clever way to say police department). This was organized after the recent fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. The New Black Panther Party’s website has some interesting views that could give insight of the growing fear and hostilities between people of color and the local police department. Their website home page says:” NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF DEFENSE FREEDOM OR DEATH
Here are some of their interesting demands and beliefs:
We want tax exemption and an end to robbery of THE BLACK NATION by the CAPITALIST, We want full employment for our people, good housing, free healthcare, free housing, exempt from the draft, financial reparations.
Politically, Black Nationalism means to control the politics and politicians in our community. We struggle to establish our own provisional government (in unity with other Black organizations), in order take control of our communities and in preparation for our own OFFICIAL NBPP BLACK POWER MANUAL government soon to come!
We demand, locally, billions of dollars in reparations specifically for the salvation and education of our young people. Every Black youth or able-bodied person in this city and region should be afforded a proper education and reasonable job at a good wage after the robbery of our people for over 400 years.
This separatist group calls the Constitution the ‘white constitution’ because they insist it excluded people of color. With those beliefs of victimhood it is not surprising that the New Black Panthers are able to stir people up to protest police or ‘pigs’ as they call him in light of the recent death of Alton Sterling.
Alton Sterling was selling CDs early Tuesday outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, the source said, when the homeless man approached him and asked for money. Alton Sterling was selling CDs early Tuesday outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, the source said, when the homeless man approached him and asked for money.
The man was persistent, and Sterling showed him his gun, the source said.
“I told you to leave me alone,” Sterling told the man, according to the source. The homeless man then used his cell phone to call 911. The details about the 911 call shed new light into the Baton Rouge police’s high-profile fatal shooting of Sterling, a 37-year-old black man.
A graphic cell phone video of the shooting was shared widely on social media, quickly sparking local protests and drawing national attention. Federal authorities have taken charge of the investigation. Sterling was shot outside the Baton Rouge convenience store after an encounter with two police officers. The officers can be seen in the video on top of him before shots were fired.
The videos are both blurry and convoluted but equally disturbing as you watch Mr. Sterling suffer on the ground. I hate these kind of videos where there just isn’t enough information to know what happened. Please pray for the families all those involved in this tragic event.