Panther Who Offered Bounty for Zimmerman Busted

Hashim Nzinga jailed on weapons charge

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 27, 2012 11:31 PM CDT | Updated Mar 28, 2012 1:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – One of the leaders of the New Black Panther Party who offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, has been jailed on an unrelated weapons charge. Hashim Nzinga, the extremist group's national chief of staff, was arrested during a visit to a probation office, and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Police say Nzinga pawned a handgun, which is a crime for him to possess since his felony conviction last month for deposit fraud.

Nzinga, 49, was arrested in suburban Atlanta.   (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
SHARE YOUR TAKE: Twitter Facebook
Check out another Hilarious story: Democratic Senator Accused of Plagiarism
4%
Annoying
57%
Hilarious
2%
Intriguing
5%
Depressing
30%
Brilliant
2%
Scary
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!