Walter Scott Family Should Run from New Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz
Walter Scott Family Should Run from New Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

If the family of Walter Scott wants to maintain their credibility, they should run like Usain Bolt from New Black Panther leader Malik Shabazz. He claims Walter Scott’s family is behind him. If they are, they should rethink that strategy.

Shabazz was interviewed by CNN’s Carol Costello in a testy exchange during which he implored President Obama to get involved. He claimed the blood of black men was running in the streets and were being hunted like “deer and like dogs.” Um, really?

Shabazz, the national president of Black Lawyers for Justice, told Costello that the black community was “outraged” over the treatment of black men in the aftermath of Walter Scott’s shooting death by white South Carolina officer Michael Slager.

“The community here is in pain, and the community here and all over the country is outraged that black men are being killed and hunted down like deer and like dogs,” Shabazz said.

He added, “There’s outrage here and throughout America because no black man and almost no black person can say they will make it through the day or through the week without seeing another black man unarmed shot and killed. And so there is a tremendous amount of pain here and a tremendous amount of pain with that family.”

Shabazz claimed he was invited by the community of North Charleston and expected to meet with Walter Scott’s family, though he would not say exactly when. To the family of the slain man, run like Usain Bolt from Malik Shabazz. He will diminish your credibility and derail your attempts to get justice for your loved one.

Shabazz also had some choice words for 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton: She “should not get one black vote unless she is held accountable for the murder of and the blood of black men in the streets.”