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Self-Described Pan-Africanist Group Puts $5,000 Bounty on Darren Wilson

Self-Described Pan-Africanist Group Puts $5,000 Bounty on Darren Wilson

Separate bounty of $1,000 offered for any of Wilson’s close family members

The blog Gateway Pundit is reporting that a self-described Pan-Africanist group has put out a $5,000 bounty on Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Darren Wilson $5k bounty #Ferguson

Pan-Africanist #Ferguson

Wilson is, of course, the police officer who decisively convinced the 292 pound adult black male Mike Brown to cease his violent attack upon the officer. Brown’s death led to days of riots, looting, and arson, followed by months of ongoing violent and inflammatory protests.

Apparently dissatisfied with the $5,000 bounty on Wilson himself, the same Pan-Africanist group has broadened the appeal with a $1,000 bounty on any of Wilson’s close family members.

$1,000 Daren Wilson family members #Ferguson

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I presume the FBI are on the case – with the full backing of the AGOTUS. Or has the rule of law gone AWOL in the US of A?

    The rule of law went AWOL in January of 2009.

    How is this not construed as an illegal threat?

      richieB in reply to EBL. | November 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      How would it be legally speaking construed as a threat? It has none of the elements of a threat. It’s an appeal, and offer to pay for, information. It’s legally no more a threat than going to a private investigator and asking them to find the same info.

        Gremlin1974 in reply to richieB. | November 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        Its a bounty and it is illegal, plain and simple. Just like the Bounty that was offered for George Zimmerman.

          It’s almost as if they think their plain language takes away the obvious criminality.

          Intent matters, and no reasonable person would believe that this group wants the location of Wilson, nor his immediate family–HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY! What do THEY have to do with Mike Brown?–for anything other than violent intent.

          They have no possible lawful reason for knowing this man’s location, much less to offer $5,000 for it, nor especially the location of his immediate family, nor to offer $1,000 for each of those.

          This isn’t rocket science.

          –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

          Milhouse in reply to Gremlin1974. | November 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

          It does take away the criminality. To be illegal, a threat has to be explicit and serious; here it is not even implied, even though everyone understands it.

          Milhouse in reply to Gremlin1974. | November 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

          “They have no possible lawful reason for knowing this man’s location”. Idle curiosity is a lawful reason. They don’t need anything more. This is a free country, and unfortunately that means mafiosi and other gangsters have the right to procure the information they need to commit crimes. To make it illegal the state would have to be able to prove that there was a conspiracy to commit a crime, and that the intelligence-gathering was done in furtherance of that conspiracy. And that’s practically impossible to prove.

        nordic_prince in reply to richieB. | November 12, 2014 at 7:52 am

        (Snaps fingers) Gee, you’re probably right! No doubt they merely want to invite him to a birthday party – or perhaps a wedding ~

          How would you prove otherwise?

          Remember that it is established law that it’s lawful for union picketers to take down the names of those who cross the picket. Everyone understands the purpose of this activity, and it’s certainly intended to intimidate, and yet it’s perfectly legal because there is no actual threat of violence.

    What “case”? It’s not illegal to offer money for information.

    When the gubmint is releasing convicted illegal felons from jail, what rule of law? Isn’t this discrimination against the American felons in jail?

“Ask a few questions” – punctuated by lead, no doubt ~

Oh, it was Zimmerman’s bounty and now this.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to TB. | November 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    A fuc*ing NFL defensive coordinator and head coach offer bounties for putting opposing players out of a game, and the world is turned upside-down and the coaches are suspended for a year. Even the POTUS weighs in gravely on this.

    Gang of thugs puts out a bounty on a police officer and “close family” members and no one says sh!t.

    How fuc*ed-up is THAT?

“To ask him a few questions” is not a direct threat of violence, so there may be little law enforcement can do at this point. If Wilson is found and murdered then these people and anyone assisting them could be in serious legal trouble. They don’t seem to care about that. It is frightening to think that a police officer who appears to have merely defended his life against a violent attack could be tracked down and murdered.

We can hope this is just big talk.

    Pettifogger in reply to tarheelkate. | November 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I notice there’s no contact information on how to collect the bounty if you come in with a head.

    Milhouse in reply to tarheelkate. | November 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    No, even if they are found and murdered, those offering this bounty are still in the clear unless it can be proved that they passed the information on to the murderers, knowing what they planned to do. If, for instance, they merely broadcast the information to the world in general, and the people ended up murdered, there is no crime to charge them with.

I don’t know about this one Andrew. This feels “Troll-esque” to me. Like somebody’s playing the media to see how much they can incite panic that “there’s a bounty, law is breaking down!!!!!”

    Oh, sure, they’re just attention whores. But if this is how they seek attention, let’s give it to them with both bores.

    Clearly they have no beneficent motive for seeking to “locate” Wilson.

    They don’t think he’s lost and in need of rescue.

    They don’t think he’s evading the legal system.

    For what other reason would they pay for knowledge of his location?

    Things that make you go hmmmmm . . . .

    However many people in middle America might have been mislead by the media into thinking there’s a serious possibility that Brown was murdered by Wilson, very few of them are going to agree that having Wilson hunted down by an enraged mob constitutes “justice.”

    And by and large it’s THOSE people who are paying the bills for THIS nut job.

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

      What if someone slipped them the address, but it really wasn’t Wilson waiting, but someone who had just stocked up at Metro Shooting Supplies in nearby Maryland Heights?

      Can we post a bounty for disclosing Little Spike Lee’s home and cell phone numbers? I do not want him to experience any physical harm, I just want fans to have a way to express to him what they think about him.

        MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to EBL. | November 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

        Better yet, try to claim the Darren Wilson bounty by giving them the Spike Lee address.

        richieB in reply to EBL. | November 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        They were disclosed. Multiple locations of his various residences on multiple forums after he fouled up by posting the wrong address of Zimmerman. They are all available from tax and other public records anyway with a little research.

Alternate Headline: Domestic Terrorist Pan-Africanist Group’s assassination fundraiser unable to match amount taxpayers spent housing, feeding, educating and giving free healthcare to Mike Brown.

“We are Pan-Africanist.”

That’s nice, but very few actual Africans are Pan-Africanist. Look a bit around Africa, and it’s easy to understand why. The Magreb is trapped in Jihadist turmoil. West Africa is a disease-wracked, Third-World cesspool. Central Africa is no better. Parts of Eastern and Southern Africa (Zimbabwe especially excluded) are trying to climb into modernity. If I were running Botswana, for example, I would want to continue promoting economic growth and stay as far away from Pan-Africanism as I could.

    Estragon in reply to Pettifogger. | November 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I think it’s touching that you are willing to assume these thugs even know what ‘pan-africanism’ even means.

    Most of them probably think it has something to do with food.

$5G…?

Not dismissing these wackos just out-of-hand, but that’s hardly even serious.

That wouldn’t even cover your bail bondsman for kidnapping and associated aggravated charges but that’s also assuming a sane world where one would actually be charged for the REAL criminal activity and also, no one ever accused this lot of having an over abundance of critical thinking skills….

    Estragon in reply to Hodor. | November 11, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Good point.

    They should have offered $50,000 instead.

    Hey, it wasn’t as if the check for $5000 was going to clear anyway.

    richieB in reply to Hodor. | November 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    What “charges”? It’s not illegal to provide information in return for a fee. Not unless they can make a case that you are acting as a private investigator absent a license in a jurisdiction requiring one or something similar. There is no requirement in the solicitation for anything to be done other than to provide information.

      Barry in reply to richieB. | November 12, 2014 at 12:21 am

      You flippin moron. No one can be that stupid and type. Anyone with >1 brain cells understands it is a bounty. You pretending otherwise just shows how screwed up you are. Perhaps we can put a bounty for your death information up.

        Milhouse in reply to Barry. | November 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

        richieB is exactly correct. There is no law against offering money for information. No matter who you are, or why you want it, or how intimidating it is to the subject of the information you seek.

    richieB in reply to Hodor. | November 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    $5K is a joke. The information is worth far more to the tabloids and other press if you can prove it’s good.

just some more gangsters in need of lead therapy …

I gave them my mother-in-law’s address. Dat bitch goin’ down.

If they are citizens of this country that privileged should be forfeited, at the very least they should be stripped of all taxpayer support.

Quick, what’s Michael Moore’s address?

What better entertainment than getting all of your heavily-armed friends together in some out-of-the-way spot for a weekend and feeding the location to these PanAfs. Kind of has a Sons of Anarchy feel to it. He who commits violence, invites it.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Immolate. | November 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    “…for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

    richieB in reply to Immolate. | November 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Except that you don’t have any idea what their plan actually is. Maybe they are going to ‘SWAT’ the address themselves. Maybe they are going to post it online as the address of someone else objectionable like a pedophile to get unrelated third parties to do their dirtywork. Maybe they are going to file bogus liens on it at the court house, or maybe they are just going to sell it to the tabloids to raise operating cash.

      platypus in reply to richieB. | November 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Or maybe they ain’t smart enough to have anything other than lower life-form revenge on their puny minds. You shouldn’t play lawyer on this website – you’re not qualified.

The $5000.00 is payable in crack or food stamps at the provider’s option.

So let Wilson arrange a meet at the police station as his current location. Then demand the reward money … Wilson doesn’t even have to answer questions, that would cost extra.

And while these guys are there, the police might have a few question of their own about the bounty.

Sounds like hunting season on RbG Black Rebels just opened up.

There’s a SEASON? I figgered they were varmits, take them all year ’round.

richieB seems to be a new troll commenting here on LI. I wonder what his previous name was last week? Rags, any intel on this new one?

    Shh! We like having easy targets.

    Ragspierre in reply to quiksilverz24. | November 11, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Nope. I see no overt trolling behavior.

    You can have outre’ opinions without being a troll. If you disagree, engage. That’s all good.

    We will watch and see… But we should always be on guard against our own human tendency to group-think. Always.

I see a way for Officer Wilson to pick up a quick $5,000.

For all those claiming that there’s something criminal about this, how do you explain NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co.?

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