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New Black Panther Nation Head: Obama's Dallas Speech Was 'Politically Correct'


By    |   Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 08:57 PM

President Barack Obama was "doing his best to try to appease both sides of this discussion and argument" in his eulogy Tuesday for the five slain Dallas police officers, the head of the New Black Panther Nation told Newsmax TV.

"I think he wants to appease those in the African-American community who are grieving and the hurting about cases of injustice," Quanell X, a community activist in Houston who founded the group in 2008, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview.

"He also wants to speak to those police officers who are grieving for the loss of their comrades and their families," he said. "It's a very difficult job.

"I think he was being very politically correct as he possibly could be — but I think we are at a stage in this nation where political correctness is not going to properly address the issue at hand."

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Quanell X said Tuesday that he suspended Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, the former Army reservist who killed the five officers and injured seven others last Thursday at the end of a peaceful protest, from his organization over concerns about his mental health, KTRK-TV in Houston reports.

Johnson, of Mesquite, Texas, had spent six months in Houston studying with the New Black Panther Nation, according to the report.

Quanell X told the station that he was interested in a less radical approach than Johnson, who advocated that the group stock up on ammunition.

In his Malzberg interview, Quanell X said that the key to easing tensions between African-American communities and the police are local district attorneys.

"We really need more district attorneys to listen and to understand the vital role that they play in this. The people are asking for police officers that are not good, those that make the mistakes, those that commit a crime, to be prosecuted the same way you prosecute a normal citizen.

"The citizens in the African-American community, the people, want to know and see that the police are not held to a different standard of justice, that no one is above the law, including those law enforcement officers who break the law.

"It is the duty of the district attorney's offices across the nation to properly prosecute those cops who deserve to be prosecuted," Quanell X added. "If there were seriously some convictions, then I don't think we would see protests — and I don't think that we would see what we're seeing in this nation right now.

"Because there are no convictions, you're seeing this."

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