New Black Panther Party touts reward for George Zimmerman's arrest, revenge over Trayvon Martin slaying

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) -- Near the Duval County Courthouse, the Black Panther Party touted a reward and revenge for the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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The Florida fatal shooting has Jacksonville state attorney Angela Corey heading up the investigation to determine if George Zimmerman acted within the law in connection with the teen's death.

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"The family of George Zimmerman must understand a life for a life, a tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye. If you kill my damn baby, we are going to kill your damn baby," said Mikhail Muhammad with the Black Panther party.

The group is offering a $10,000 reward for a legal citizen's arrest of Zimmerman.

"I would suggest to you it doesn't fit in with the law," said Jacksonville defense attorney Randy Peek. The former prosecutor doesn't like the reward talk.

"Sadly the heart of the whole problem that we have here is people taking the law into their own hands. People need  to be patient," said Peek from his downtown law office.

The Black Panthers are not fans of Corey, who was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to oversee the investigation.

The group says it will put pressure on the justice system to get the wheels of justice moving.

"Since they don't want to do their job, we will mobilize 10,000 men, black men, in tri-states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. We want justice for Trayvon, that's all we came for," said Mohammad.

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