An armed group calling itself the Huey P. Newton Gun Club marched in Dallas, Tx., yesterday in protest of what they called "killer cops."
Huey P. Newton was one of the founders of the original Black Panthers in the 1960s, but was killed by a rival in the early 1990s.
About three dozen members of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club carried assault weapons, demanded an end to "police terrorism" and called for black people to use self-defense (video below).
“Black people have a right to self-defense and self-determination,” club member Huey Freeman told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. “We want to be proactive.”
“We don’t think what happened to Michael Brown in St. Louis is an isolated incident,” added member Charles Goodson. “We have so many Michael Browns here in this city of Dallas.”
A man who calls himself Cmdr. Drew X stated, "If they don’t get these killer cops and corrupt cops under control, what happened in Ferguson is going to be nationwide.”
“Unfortunately, it takes things like this to bring national attention to the things that are going around,” added Priest Brazier. “If the protests hadn’t happened, you wouldn’t have the attorney general, and all these people, the FBI and the federal people looking at the situation. They normally would have ignored it.”
"We believe we can police ourselves and bring security to our community, ridding our community of black-on-black crime, violence, police terror, etc.," Freeman told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
"When you have to plant your loved ones, it's rough. And it's forever," said David Harrison, who claimed that his mentally-disabled brother was shot and killed by police in June.
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The Huey P. Newton Gun Club their ended their march at a local restaurant where a Dallas police lieutenant and deputy chief were eating. The cops talked to the demonstrators, but there were no reported incidents.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown was asked about the gun club, and said in a statement, "The Dallas Police Department supports the constitutional rights of all."