AJC....A high-ranking member of the New Black Panther Party remained in the DeKalb County Jail on a weapons charge Tuesday. Hashim Nzinga, 49, was was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Sheriff's Office spokesman Adrion Bell said Nzinga was awaiting a first appearance hearing Tuesday morning.
Nzinga recently announced on CNN that his group was offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. CNN identified Nzinga as the chief of staff of the New Black Panther Party.
According to a DeKalb arrest warrant, Nzinga was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7 x 28 handgun, (cop killer gun) which investigators said he pawned at a shop on Rockbridge Road. That alleged transaction would be illegal due to Nzinga’s convictions last month for felony deposit account fraud in Gwinnett County, the DeKalb Sheriff's Office said.
Five-seveN pistol has been controversial since it’s debut. Detractors derided it, calling it high-powered and unsuitable for civilian ownership.In 2004, the Brady Campaign began to claim that commercial ammunition available for the firearm penetrated level IIa kevlar ballistic vests. In their attacks on the pistol, they called it a “cop-killer.”
The Herstal 5.7 x 28 is a semi-automatic handgun that can hold 20 rounds. It was the gun used by Major Nidal Malik Hasan in the Fort Hood shootings in which 11 people were killed in November 2009. Nzinga was arrested by members of the fugitive squad at a probation office in Lawrenceville and transported to DeKalb County Jail.
Hashim Nzinga, him in photo above on left, is a Stone Mountain area resident. His Facebook page he says he is the father of six children and "national chief of staff for the New Black Panther Party under the leadership of attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz and personal assistant to the honorable Khallid Abdul Muhammad," the late founder of the New Black Panther Party and a former aide to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
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George Zimmerman has claimed he shot Martin in self-defense, but the New Black Panthers are calling for mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who has gone into hiding, the Orlando Sentinel reported, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE CLICK HERE.
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