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:
Email: [email protected]