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
Nzinga, 49, was arrested in suburban Atlanta.   (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

(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.

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