8/19/14, "Pastors: Man claiming to be peacekeeper actually escalating things in Ferguson," kmov.com, St. Louis,
"Many African American church leaders told News 4 a man pretending to spread messages of peace is actually escalating violence in Ferguson.
Pastors are pointing the finger at Malik Shabazz, the former leader of the New Black Panther Party, and many church leaders want him to leave Ferguson.
“I am upset with a certain group of them that are rebel rousers. We know them by name. Last night was the scariest night of my life,” said Pastor Mike Robinson.
Robinson said there is growing concern over Shabazz and what he is doing in Ferguson.
“We want Officer Darren Wilson arrested, we’re here for Mike Brown,” Shabazz said. “We’re here for Mike Brown and we’re not going to let outside infiltrators come and destroy our good movement.”
Robinson said Shabazz is an attorney from Washington D.C. who is causing problems.
“I literally watched him cause chaos within a large group of people and prepare to send them to the front line, then he shifts and says ‘let’s keep the peace.’ We’re calling him out. We want him out of our city, we don’t need his help at all, and he’s doing nothing but cause chaos.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Shabazz is trying to recast himself as a serious civil rights leader that inserts himself in high profile, racially charged situations. The Southern Poverty Law Center says Shabazz is skilled at organizing provocative protests.
Local church leaders say they are going to keep a close eye on Shabazz Tuesday night as they try to keep the peace on the streets of Ferguson.
In Oct. 2013 Malik Shabazz stepped down as Nat. Chmn. of New Black Panther Party to focus on his career with Black Lawyers for Justice though he'll remain "spiritual guide" to NBPP:
10/17/13, "New Black Panther Party Announces New Chairman, Same Hateful Message," blog.adl.org
"Malik Zulu Shabazz announced that he is stepping down from his position as National Chairman of the racist and anti-Semitic New Black Panther Party (NBPP) to focus on his career as a lawyer with the Black Lawyers for Justice, an organization he founded in 1996.
Shabazz made the announcement on the NBPP’s online radio broadcast on Monday. He noted that despite leaving his position as National Chairman, he will continue to serve the NBPP as a “spiritual guide.”"
Southern Poverty Law Center says New Black Panther Party is a hate group which has no connection with original Black Panther Party:
"The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) — which despite its name has no connection with the original Black Panther Party — is a black separatist organization. The Southern Poverty Law Center identifies the NBPP as a hate group based on the anti-white, anti-gay and anti-Semitic views its leaders have repeatedly expressed."...
Malik Shabazz was one of three names cited in a US Justice Dept. 2008 voter intimidation lawsuit. The case against Malik Shabazz was dropped in May 2009.
Malik Shabazz name in the news in 2009 and 2013:
The name Malik Shabazz appears on the White House visitors log on July 25, 2009, but the White House says it's a different Malik Shabazz (not the New Black Panther official). Malik Shabazz is also the name of the person to whom King Shabazz placed a phone call after his arrest in Harlem in June 2013:
6/22/13, "‘Kill Whitey’ Panther is held on gun rap," NY Post, L. Italiano, J. Schram
"Sources told The Post that (Maruse) Heath’s (King Shabazz) first call while in custody was to Malik Zulu Shabazz, who is the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, considered by the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to be a Black supremacist hate group....
"The tattoo on his (Heath's) face says, “Kill Whitey” in block letters, and cops say the gun he carried was loaded and unlicensed.
But that didn’t stop Maruse Heath — head of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panther Party — from claiming that he’s really all about charity and outreach as he was arraigned on a gun-possession charge in Manhattan last night....
Heath, 41, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail for getting busted allegedly with a gun in Harlem Thursday night.
Heath, aka “King Salim Shabazz,” was arrested on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard as he left a meeting of New Black Panther Party members. The group had gathered to plan a 15th-anniversary Million Man March commemoration, scheduled for Harlem on Sept. 7.
Heath was unjustly “jumped” by cops as he left the meeting and walked near Seventh Avenue, said his lawyer, Brad Foster, in arguing unsuccessfully for low bail.
“It is no crime to belong to the Black Panther Party,” the lawyer argued. The group does, “charity work within the local community, outreach to the homeless, and works with at-risk youth who are at risk of becoming criminals.”"...
Voter intimidation charges against 3 New Black Panther Party members for violations in the Nov. 2008 election were eventually dropped though one of the individuals stood in front of a Philadelphia polling place with a long club and waved it threateningly. (Photo at end of this post). Malik Shabazz wasn't at the polling place but was National Chairman of NBPP at the time:
7/16/2010, "The New Black Panther Party Case: A Timeline," dailysignal.com, Tina Korbe
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008
The New Black Panther Party, which is recognized as a violent, racial hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, announces on its website that more than 350 of its members will be “deployed” in 15 cities across the country to “ensure that people of color … are ensured their right to vote” and to “provide security protecting our people in the face of real and confirmed” white supremacist group threats. Outside a Philadelphia polling place, two New Black Panthers dressed in paramilitary garb—Jerry Jackson and Minister King Samir Shabazz—stand in front of the door. (King) Shabazz uses racial epithets and brandishes a two-foot-long nightstick. The two are caught on tape, and multiple witnesses, including poll watchers Michael Mauro, Chris Hull, and Bartle Bull, say voters, poll watchers, and others were intimidated.
Friday, Jan. 7, 2009
The Department of Justice files a lawsuit in Philadelphia against the NBPP, and conspirators Malik Zulu Shabazz, Jackson and King Samir Shabazz. NBPP officials then supposedly suspend the Philadelphia chapter (only after the lawsuit is filed), condemn bringing weapons to the polls, and claim King Samir Shabazz acted on his own, with no direction from the national organization."...
Jan. 20, 2009, Obama inaugurated
(continuing Timeline): "Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thomas J. Perrelli is confirmed by the Senate to be Associate Attorney General of the United States on a vote of 72 to 20....According to The Washington Times, he does not visit the White House for the next 11 days.
Monday, March 23, 2009
The DOJ trial team on the case—Christopher Coates, Robert Popper, J. Christian Adams and Spencer R. Fisher—present its draft motion for “Request for Entry of Default” to the acting division chiefs—Loretta King and/or Steven H. Rosenbaum.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Perrelli meets with White House Associate Counsel Susan Davies in the White House. Perrelli will meet with White House officials nine times between this date and the final dismissal of the case.
Kristen Clarke, director of political participation at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, reportedly asks Justice Department officials to drop the case.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Because the defendants missed the deadline to file an answer, the trial team files notice of default with the court.
Friday, April 17, 2009
U.S. District Judge Stewart R. Dalzell issues an order recognizing that the (New) Black Panthers are in default. The order gives the DOJ until May 1 to file an official Motion for Default Judgment.
Friday, May 1, 2009
King orders the trial team, with Perrelli’s approval, to seek an extension of time to file the motion with the court....
Friday, May 15, 2009
The trial team is ordered to dismiss case against the NBPP, chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz, and Jackson....
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Now-cleared defendant Jackson is allowed to again serve as an official Democratic poll watcher at any polling place nationwide. The NBPP is free to provide “security” at any polling place in the country."...
11/4/2008, King Shabazz (aka Maruse Heath) above at Philadelphia polling place on election day brandishing a night stick. (The GOP probably sent him to suppress conservative votes.) At the time, Malik Shabazz was Nat. Chmn. of NBPP.
More on 2008-2011 events in the New Black Panther voter intimidation case:
1/27/2011, "New Black Panther Party case: The facts are in," Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights came out in December with a draft of its interim report on the New Black Panthers Party scandal. Earlier today a final report was posted on the commission's website, and with it, a flurry of rebuttals and separate statements from a number of the commissioners. The import of these statements should not be minimized."...
5/29/2009, "Charges Against 'New Black Panthers' Dropped by Obama Justice Dept.," Fox News, Eric Shawn
(I don't often link to Fox News articles but did in this case because it was a good summary of facts. The topic wasn't well reported by major outlets at the time. In 2009, unless you sobbed with joy that Soros, Obama, and the Chamber of Commerce had been handed the country by the Bush crowd, you were considered an insane racist. It's only slightly better in 2014. Which is probably fine with Fox News and the GOP. Susan)