The indignities that Megan Williams was subjected to in Logan County are reprehensible. There could be no excuse or justification for the torture she was subjected to. No defense will ever allow the perpetrators of such offenses walk free. These scum of society will pay for their actions as they should.
With that said, I still cannot support the march that took place in Charleston this weekend under the guise of a march of Megan Williams. Dubbed a "National March Against Hate Crimes and Racism," it became yet another divisive tool of Milik Shabazz, the leader of the Black Lawyers for Justice and leader of the New Black Panther Party. The New Black Panther Party (NBBP) has done as much to plant the seeds of hate and racism as any other group in the United States, including the KKK and white supremecy groups.
Among the NBBP's highlights include the conspiracy that 4,000 Israeli's who worked at the World Trade Center were warned ahead of the 9/11 attacks and called in sick on the day of the attack. There is no evidence of this even being remotely true.
The group provoked the melee that occurred outside of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's campaign headquarters after she lost a Democratic primary to her opponent, Hank Johnson. The NBBP's Chief of Staff physically attacked reporters, derogatorily calling them "Jews" and insisting that Hank Johnson was a "Tom." He further defended his actions on Fox News by accusing his interviewers of being part of a Zionist media complex.
In 2006, Shabazz was a main player in the Duke lacrosse team scandal, organizing marches outside of Duke University and making numerous media appearances demanding DA Nifong convict the accused players. Shabazz refuses to apologize for the comments and accusations he made even when they were found not to be true.
Malik Shabazz has done more to promote hate and racism in this country than most humans could even fathom, yet he disguises it as well-meaning events, such as the march he organized on Saturday. A march against hate and racism is a good thing...unless the leader is the source of much hate and racism himself.