The leader of the Queens chapter of the New Black Panther Party told reporters Islamist hatchet attacker Zale Thompson attended their meetings and complained about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson.
Local NBPP leader Frank Sha Francois said it probably wouldn’t be the last attack on police.
The New York Post reported:
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The Muslim extremist who attacked rookie cops with a hatchet last week was “a crusader seeking justice’’ — and more assaults will likely follow, the head of his local New Black Panther Party warned.
“It probably won’t be the last [attack on police] because you have a lot of frustrated people out here,” Queens chapter leader Frank Sha Francois told The Post.
Francois said ax-wielding Zale Thompson wasn’t officially a member of his group, but he came to meetings and they talked about “police brutality” cases such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
“I don’t condone violence, but something needs to be done,” Francois said. “We need to have some type of deterrent and real oversight to deter the police from violating the laws and to know they are not above the laws.”
While he hailed the ax man as a “crusader,” Francois insisted he didn’t agree with Thompson’s methods.
Here is the video of Zale Thompson attacking New York City police officers with a hatchet.