Many Local Democrats Put New Black Panther Leader on their Payrolls
It’s amazing what the Democrats can get away with!!
Many local Democrats have put New Black Panther leader on their payrolls
In May, it came to light that Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim paid the former (?) local head of the New Black Panthers, Michael Muhammad (aka Michael Miles) $4,500, for services performed on his 2010 reelection campaign.
I spoke with Fraim’s campaign director, Sandra Brandt, who informed me that Muhammad was hired to distribute literature.
Having,myself, worked on several local and statewide campaigns, I found that strange. Ordinarily, distribution of campaign materials (lit drops) are done by volunteers. It simply makes no sense to spend the campaign’s resources on something that can be done for free (often by the candidate’s family, friends, or even by the candidate himself).
Furthermore, $4,500 is a princely sum indeed, for such a menial task.
When I pressed Mrs. Brandt on the issue, she finally conceded that Mayor Fraim “needed to reach out to the black community.”
So, the best representative they could find is a man known for his racist, anti-Semitic tirades, and calls for violence at Norfolk City Council meetings?
For years, Muhammad, who once called Fraim a “cracker,” has publicly bemoaned an alleged undue Jewish influence on this country, and once even hinted at his support for seeing Norfolk set ablaze.
At a November 2000 city council meeting, shortly after a black man died in police custody, Muhammad pointed to the sunset above the Norfolk skyline and said: “I see how much it resembles fire…Looks good to me.”
In the last ten years, Muhammad has been criminally charged more than 30 times. In 2001, he was convicted of violating an order of protection, as he was stalking Republican House of Delegates candidate Winsome Sears.
In addition to Mayor Fraim’s campaign, Muhammad has worked on campaigns for the following Virginia elected officials:
-State Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)
-Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk)
-Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)
-Del. Kenny Alexander (D-Norfolk)
-City Councilman Paul Riddick (D-Norfolk)
-City Councilman Randy Wright (D-Norfolk)
-Commissioner of Revenue Phil Kellam (D-Virginia Beach)
Unconcerned with Muhammad’s history of racism, Sen. Ralph Northam told the Virginian-Pilot: “He made sure people knew I was a good candidate and was instrumental in getting people to the polls.”
At least for Democrats, it seems that only election results, not character, matters.