Huey P. Newton Gun Club and Black Panthers march on MLK Blvd.
Published on Aug 20, 2014
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Protesting police brutality and raising awareness of Second-Amendment rights.
(In the video above, the marchers are in the parking lot of Elaine’s Kitchen, a brief stop before they headed down Malcolm X to their final destination, a car wash several blocks away.)
If you were used to seeing this as the only example of Open Carry……
Get ready to be updated…….
Armed Huey P. Newton Gun Activists and Black Panthers Marched Through Dallas Yesterday
The woman in the passing car shouted, “Black power!” And the gun-rights advocates lined up on the sidewalk outside Forest Avenue Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard returned the call. In the heat of a Wednesday afternoon, about 30 black men and a few women, dressed head-to-toe in black, stood with long guns slung around their shoulders. They marched to protest police brutality in general and to encourage gun ownership.
A few groups were represented in the ranks of the marchers, said Charles Goodson, an organizer of the march and head of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, which wants people to know they have the right to own guns. Many marchers had Black Panther patches on their black fatigues. Marcher Priest DeBrazier said the Panthers were there in response to the slaying of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, but Goodson said the march had been planned before Brown’s death August 9.
Either way, several people in the neighborhood joined the march, whether it was to protest police brutality, the situation in Ferguson or just poor race relations in general.
“I’m proud to say I’ve seen Black Panthers in person,” said Ricky Pinkard, who works at a barbershop on MLK. Although he didn’t march, he said he considered their presence a positive thing. To bring about a change in how police treat black people, “we got to come together for something that’s right,” he said.
“They’re demonstrating their free rights as citizens,” Glenn Bragg said of the marchers. He wanted to know why there were several squad cars and at least one unmarked black SUV with blinking blue-and-red lights at a peaceful protest.
One onlooker, who wished to go unnamed, said he’s glad to see people marching for a right he believes many blacks don’t realize they have. Many people carry guns illegally, he said, when they could do it legally.
“We want people to know that we have the right to bear arms,” said DeBrazier, who described himself as a member of the original Black Panther Party who has lived in Dallas for many years. “We want them to know that they have the right to bear arms because a lot of them don’t know.
“This is a teaching moment,” DeBrazier said. “I believe that every black person should have a pistol under their pillow and a shotgun behind the door because the way things are going today, you just don’t know. You got wrongful death by the police. People kicking in the wrong doors. It’s really open season on minorities, black people in particular. Dead men tell no tales. If I’m a police officer and I stop you, it’s my word against yours, but if I kill you, it’s just my word.”
Anthony Zulu, who said he was a member of the original Black Panthers but has lived in Dallas awhile as well, said he thinks what’s happening in Ferguson could potentially happen here. DeBrazier disagreed.
“I don’t think it will get that far,” he said. “This city would blow up. I don’t want anybody to get hurt behind this (movement), but I am glad they are tearing (Ferguson) up. This is not going to be swept under the carpet, and we need to keep this momentum going. Not just in Missouri, but across the United States.This is a problem everywhere.”
“The point is,” Zulu concluded. “People are fed up, man. People are tired of police brutality.”
Bragg, who’s lived in Dallas his entire 63 years, seemed tired, too.
“Dallas is supposed to be an international city,” he said, “but it’s still backwards in race relations.”
Huey P. Newton Gun Club Holds Dallas Open Carry Rally
Some 30 African-Americans marched through the streets of South Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. According to myfoxdfw.com, The Huey P. Newton Gun Club “said the show of force served as a reminder of the right to bear arms to protect themselves from criminals and from police.” (Press release after the jump.) “They are trying to protect the community,” said Jacey Cofer with Mothers Against Teen Violence. Wow! A Mother Against group that’s for guns. Now you’re talking! The march had at least one tense moment . . .
The marchers entered a south Dallas restaurant with their weapons, where Dallas police officers inside were finishing eating lunch.
No info on how that encounter went down, but the lack of information is reassuring enough.
People watched as the marchers worked their way along Malcolm X Boulevard, and Dallas police in a black SUV provided unsolicited security for the demonstrators.
One of them, Drew X with the New Black Panther Party, warned, “If they don’t get these people under control with this police brutality and this abuse, this gonna be an international crisis.”
Unsolicited security? There’s an Orwellian euphemism if I’ve ever heard one. And I’m not sure what Drew X meant by an “international crisis” but I don’t think Russia (for example) is going to care too much about American cops brutalizing the local citizenry.
Anyway, it’s always good to see people arming themselves against oppression and tyranny. TTAG has reached out for an interview/audience.
Huey P. Newtown Gun Club press release:
The recent murders of unarmed black, brown, and whites across the United States of America has eradicated trust in the police. Individuals across this nation have been stripped of due process, subjected to state-sponsored police terrorism, and continue to suffer the fate of being terminated extra-judicially.
In Dallas the police have murdered over 70 unarmed individuals, most of the black and brown men, over the last ten years. Excluding a recent incident where police testimony was contradicted by surveillance footage, there have been no indictments since 1973.
The people, who are gunned down and murdered by violent and militarized police forces, have formed the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, for the specifc purpose of self defense and community policing.
In response, Black and Brown residents of the City of Dallas will conduct the first of an ongoing and necessary armed self defense patrols through our communities in the coming week.
We, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, hereby put forth the following non-negotiable demands and promote these conditions for the protection of our communities:
1. We demand the immediate end to police brutality, harassment, and murder of the people.
2. We assert the right of the people, particularly those of color, to bear arms and protect themselves where local, state, and the federal government have historically failed to do so.
3. We demand that the media, in coordination with police, cease immediately assassinating the character of victims subject to police terrorism.
For more information regarding the upcoming armed self defense patrol in Dallas, TX. contact the Huey P. Newton Gun Club at:
Thank you The Truth About Guns.com&
Huey Newton formed the original Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale in 1966. The group instituted a “ten-point program” for helping the African-American community, which included an end to police brutality, upgraded housing for Black communities, and free healthcare for both Black and “oppressed” communities, among other features. He was shot and killed in August 1989 in Oakland, where his career as an activist began.
The wait continues to intensify the anger