A gunman who killed three officers in Baton Rouge earlier this morning is dead, and potentially two suspects are still on the loose. We can probably all take a wild guess as to what the motivation was.Whether or not groups like Black Lives Matter contributed to the shooters’ ideology remains a mystery. What is suspicious however, is a certain group that sprung up the day before the shooting. As ABC’s WBRZ reports:
Baton Rouge residents gathered Saturday afternoon to form the newest chapter of the New Black Panther Party.
The New Black Panthers arrived in Baton Rouge last Saturday to protest the officer-involved shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. Two videos of the shooting sparked national outcry and protests across Baton Rouge.
Jerald Justice said the group was approached by local residents like Edwin Smith to help establish a Baton Rouge chapter.“It is time for new leadership and a new organization to step forward in Baton Rouge,” Smith said. “I feel like the New Black Panther Party is the organization that can bring new leadership to Baton Rouge.”
Founders met Saturday to formally establish the chapter as well as gather names for new members. WBRZ News 2’s Earl Phelps was able to briefly attend the event on the condition that he does not reveal the meeting’s location.
“With the help of the New Black Panther Party, these members should be able to handle any or everything in their city,” Justice said.Both the Anti-Defamation League and far-left Southern Poverty Law Center classify the New Black Panther Party as a hate group. They’re so insane that even the original Black Panther Party distances themselves from the group.
is it a coincidence that just one day later, three policeman are dead? You decide.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]