Black Panther Cop Killer Who Called 9/11 “Blowback” Seeks Parole

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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And if the parole doesn’t come through, Eric Holder will find a way to get them a presidential pardon.

Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom (aka Jalil Muntaqim), Black Liberation Army activists, finally admitted to the 1971 killing of two NYPD officers in hopes of parole, NOT remorse!

Their membership in the ultra violent BLA, which considered the original Black Panther Party too tame, is reason enough to doubt their sincerity.

Starting this week, Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom will again go before the state Parole Board to ask for freedom. But this time, it will be after admitting for the first time that they were involved in the execution-style slayings.

The admissions have reignited a debate over whether the men, who still call themselves political prisoners, have become rehabilitated after four decades in prison or are simply more willing to game the system.

The case dates to the late 1960s and early ‘70s, when a violent offshoot of the Black Panthers called the Black Liberation Army sanctioned symbolic killings of police officers regardless of their race in New York and California and robbed banks to finance its activities.

In their 2012 appearances before parole officials, both men admitted their roles in killing officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones, 33. The officers were shot multiple times after they’d responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Harlem housing complex on May 21, 1971. Prosecutors said it was a trap set by Bell and Bottom.

“If you want to talk about justice, it’s been served,” said Anne Lamb, the New York City co-chairwoman of The Jericho Movement, a group that advocates for political prisoners. “They have no reason to hold them in prison. It’s not going to bring back Officer Piagentini or Officer Waverly Jones.”

Nothing brings back the dead, but keeping their killers behind bars serves the interests of justice and helps prevent further killings. Meanwhile here is what Bottom/Jalil Muntaqim had to say about September 11.

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Americans have displayed their true colors of jingoism, a militaristic spirit of nationalism…

The attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon did not occur in a vacuum… Rather, this attack was part of an overall blowback to U.S. imperialist policy in support of zionist Israel and opposition to fundamentalist Islam…

The American truth of capitalist christian democracy and its imperialist hegemonic aspirations has crushed both socialist and Islamic world views. It has extended its avaricious tentacles as the world police and economic harbinger of all that is beneficent, in stark denial of its history as a purveyor of genocides, slavery and colonial violence.

Although, the U.S. states its actions are in its self-interest, in terms of what is euphemistically defined as defending the free world, the truth of the matter is this action is a prelude to evolving one world government with the U.S. as its governing authority…  Nonetheless, there are some serious obstacles to this hegemonic goal, of which the world of fundamentalist Islam has become the principle target.

Ultimately, the U.S. will eventually find itself at war with itself, as the ideology of a free democratic society will be found to be a big lie. This is especially disconcerting as greater restrictions on civil and human rights are made into law eroding the First and Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. As during the Vietnam conflict, internal contradictions of racism, poverty and inequality will be exacerbated as a result of the U.S. military campaign and domestic undermining of civil and human rights.

It is expected that strife in America will eventually become violent dissolving any semblance of the illusion of America the Beautiful. In anticipation of U.S. progressive activist opposing this claimed war against terrorism, the federal government will pass new laws to severely restrict protest, demonstrations and dissent. In the ’60s, U.S. progressive activists evolved the slogan “Bring the War Home!” – the question is what will be the slogan this time, now that the war has been brought home?

Sure let’s free this guy. He sounds completely rehabilitated.

  • Larry Larkin

    Justice hasn’t been served, they aren’t dead. Which they should have been 40 years ago.

    • truebearing

      It’s not too late.

  • truebearing

    Since when was 40 years in jail “justice” for killing someone in cold blood? By Anne Lamb’s idiotic measure, we’d never put anyone in jail if it didn’t resurrect the victim. Yet another drug and ideology addled social justice cretin.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Death penalty is the only appropriate punishment.

  • UCSPanther

    The irony about groups like the Weather Underground, is that they are reminiscent of the groups like the one behind the Gunpowder Plot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_plot

    Both groups’ goals was the establishment of tyranny, but the only difference was that while the ones responsible for the Gunpowder Plot were punished, the radical leftist groups were not.

  • Veracious_one

    just another one of Eric Holder’s ‘peoples’ who really doesn’t care about “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”….he’s interested in taking it away from you….just like Eric Holder…

  • Berceuse

    We gotta get him out of jail so that he can stand out in front of polling stations and harass white voters. 2016 is just around the corner!

  • ubail

    How many black people were killed unjustly and the perpetrators many times cops get away without any issue, and america allowed things like this to continually happen which is the reason groups like the Panthers were formed. What would you do if you and your family and people are constantly discriminated against with acts of racism, and the police or officials of this country do nothing to prosecute the offenders or stop the behaviour. Would you be ok (yea right). You would be outraged. Thus, this is why groups like these were formed to help black people have some form of stand as White America at this time was clearly against black america.

  • R.B. Wilk

    I personally witnessed the 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Center, and I consider the mass murder of 3,000 innocent people an inexcusable atrocity. However, I do NOT believe Jalil Muntaqim deserves to die in prison for stating his opinion that this abominable act of Al Qaeda was a reaction to American foreign and military policy rather than an unprovoked act of inexplicable malice. If America keeps someone in prison for expressing his views — no matter how abhorrent those views may be to the majority of Americans — then the First Amendment to the American Constitution has no meaning. As for the likelihood of Mr. Muntaqim killing anyone again, he is an elderly man and extremely unlikely to pose any physical threat to other individuals, so if public safety is the primary concern in this case, it is a waste of the taxpayers’ money to keep him in prison.