New Black Panther Leader: Milwaukee Riots Are “A War”
The New Black Panther Party Leader has expressed that the riots taking place in Milwaukee are really “a war.”
In his response to the latest rioting in Milwaukee over the weekend, Babu Omowale, the self-designated national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party declared, “Is it a war? Yes, it is. It’s a war against black people because we’re the ones being murdered.”
“The people against terrorism, and tyranny in their community is not a civil war. When you are speaking about civil war, you are talking about a country fighting against a country. This is oppressed people fighting against a racist, white supremacist police system. Which is meant to oppress a certain group of people. More than likely black people and poor people around the country.”
“What you see is people lashing out and fighting against the system. As it is said in the Second Amendment, you know. So this is not new. The people in this country have always defended themselves against tyranny. So I can’t liken this to a civil war. No it’s not. Is it a war? Yes, it is. It’s a war against black people because we’re the ones being murdered. We’re the ones being killed. So there’s been a war against us. But is it a civil war? I can’t say that that’s the case.”
However, instead of Omowale recognizing the real problem, he is only escalating a skin color war, not a war against tyranny
The shooting or armed suspects that took place in Milwaukee over the weekend resulted in several riots. However, the rioting is happening due to lack of knowledge and lack of justice. Even Omowale acknowledged that his knowledge was limited, but still pushed the narrative that the incident was “basically the same old, same old that is happening around the country. Black men are being murdered.”
So, there you have it from the racist Black Panthers leader. He doesn’t have enough information to determine what happened or why, but hey, everyone is after the black man. I would laugh if the man and his ideology were not so serious.
Aaron Klein, who interviewed Omowale, read to him a description of the incident from the New York Times.
The violence erupted after an officer killed a man who the police said was armed with a semiautomatic handgun and who fled after a traffic stop.
The police said two uniformed officers stopped two people in a car at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The police did not provide details on why the car was stopped.
Both occupants ran from the car. During the pursuit, Mr. Barrett said, an officer ordered the man to drop his gun and fired when he did not, striking the man in the chest and an arm. He said the gun held 23 rounds.
The gunman, described by the police as a 23-year-old Milwaukee man with a lengthy arrest record, died at the scene.
“You say the man was running. If he’s running, then most definitely he is running in the opposite direction away from the police officer,” Omowale replied. “Now could have gotten shot in the chest? Now that is possible because he could have turned in which direction he needed to go.”
“With a gun, don’t forget,” Klein reponded. “And the police did tell him to put the gun down.”
“You are only telling me the police’s version,” Omowale retorted. “See the other man is dead. He can’t give his version.”
“We have seen so many times where police officers have made statements but yet cameras have come out to catch them in their lies,” Omowale added. “So it’s gotten to the point where America does not believe when a police officer says that someone turned toward them with a gun. And again having a gun does not justify killing someone.”
“This incident just took place last night,” he concluded. “We haven’t really had a chance to sit down and discuss the issue, to organize on it. Again, I remind you I just found out about it basically at the same time the rest of America found out about it. We have Black Panthers, the People’s New Black Panthers, Huey P. Newton Gun Club, based around the country. So I imagine there will be some type of Panther presence in Milwaukee if there is not already.”