‘Kill Whitey’: Head of Philadelphia New Black Panther Party Arrested on Gun Charges in Manhattan

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Paging Eric Holder, come in, Eric Holder. One of those charming “poll workers” from Philadelphia turns out to be a criminal.

The tattoo on his face says, “Kill Whitey” in block letters, and cops say the gun he carried was loaded and unlicensed.

But that didn’t stop Maruse Heath — head of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panther Party — from claiming that he’s really all about charity and outreach as he was arraigned on a gun-possession charge in Manhattan last night.

“It is my understanding that the New Black Panther Party is the functional equivalent of the KKK,” Assistant District Attorney Christopher Ryan countered as Heath, 41, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail for getting busted allegedly with a gun in Harlem Thursday night.

Heath, aka “King Salim Shabazz,” was arrested on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard as he left a meeting of New Black Panther Party members. The group had gathered to plan a 15th-anniversary Million Man March commemoration, scheduled for Harlem on Sept. 7.

Heath was unjustly “jumped” by cops as he left the meeting and walked near Seventh Avenue, said his lawyer, Brad Foster, in arguing unsuccessfully for low bail.

“It is no crime to belong to the Black Panther Party,” the lawyer argued. The group does, “charity work within the local community, outreach to the homeless, and works with at-risk youth who are at risk of becoming criminals.”

Charity work, huh? OK.

“I don’t believe there’s any justification for the stop,” he added. “It’s very dark, 10:30 at night,” he said of cops’ decision to stop Heath for allegedly wearing a bulletproof vest. “They grabbed him by the shoulders and cuffed him and he was in custody.”

But the prosecutor argued that the diminutive Heath was wearing a whopping size-52 ballistic vest — obvious in almost any light.

“A 52, sized as regular men’s clothing, is clearly obvious,” the prosecutor argued. “He was stopped, and a loaded handgun was taken from his pocket.”

Heath faces a mandatory minimum of three and a half years if convicted of possessing the .25-cal. gun. He is due back in Manhattan Criminal Court on June 26, when he will be informed if he has been indicted on charges of gun possession and the illegal wearing of body armor.

Man’s got to protect himself from the evil whiteys, doesn’t he? In fact, just last years this creature called for the mass murder of whites. Video at the link.

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15 Responses to “‘Kill Whitey’: Head of Philadelphia New Black Panther Party Arrested on Gun Charges in Manhattan”

  1. SafeTea on 22/22/13 at 2:53 pm

    Since Holder personally intervened on this thug’s behalf last time Heath broke the law, what makes anyone think he won’t do it again?

  2. It's those damn kids! on 22/22/13 at 8:10 pm

    He wasn’t doing anything….you know, just walking around with his God given face and the phrase permanently affixed threatening to kill people of another race. What’s wrong with America?

    Anyway, to quote Chris Rock on George Zimmerman, …this guy can eat a bag of dicks.

  3. JMac on 23/23/13 at 9:38 am

    OK, here’s my take.

    The phrase “Kill Whitey” tattooed on his forehead is stupid and racist and falls perfectly within his rights under the First Amendment.

    The possession of a firearm, even in NYC, falls perfectly within his rights under the Second Amendment, which speaks nothing of licensing or registration.

    The fact that he’s wearing a bullet proof vest is irrelevant. It isn’t a crime to wear a bullet proof vest.

    This man, as vile and idiotic as he is, has been illegally arrested and should sue NYC for false imprisonment.

    The moment this clown acts on his forehead motto to “Kill Whitey”, the whitey he’s attempting to kill should put .45 calibers of lead in his skull.

    My $0.02.

  4. Jon Brooks on 23/23/13 at 10:18 am

    Maybe he wanted the tattoo to say: “Kill Whitey Bulger” and he just didn’t have a big enough forehead?

  5. Frank G on 23/23/13 at 7:50 pm

    if he’s a felon on probation or parole from a previous conviction (yeah, I was a juror) he’s not allowed to do certain things. A Kevlar vest is among them. Neg points for tailoring

  6. It's those damn kids! on 23/23/13 at 9:26 pm

    Maybe he hates the Cardinals of St Louis and former manager Whitey Herzog?

    I doubt it (even if he is a Phillies fanatic).

    It is still a threat. There’s no subtext to the phraseology employed.
    So, being a “whitey” myself, the room for umbrage is ever spreading.

  7. Gyrwan on 23/23/13 at 9:38 pm

    I’m with JMac. He said it perfectly.

    This guy may be a scumbag and a racist; but neither is illegal … yet. When he takes some action along the lines of his “kill whitey” fantasy, then arrest, convict, & jail (or execute) him.

    Until then, there’s nothing here that merits the stop, arrest, charges … or even criticism. Unless of course you’re a massive hypocrite and racist.

  8. gyrwan on 24/24/13 at 8:28 am


    Really? Which part OF WHAT HE’S CHARGED WITH IN THIS INSTANCE is worthy of criticism?

    Here’s how you know whether you’re a hypocrite:
    Someone is arrested for something, and you feel that it should be legal for YOU to do it; but NOT for the person arrested.

    Remember, he’s not charged with having a “kill whitey” tattoo; he’s not charged with threats against an entire race; he’s not charged with voter intimidation; he’s not charged with hate speech (tho apparently you’d like him to be).

    What he’s charged with is wearing a ballistic vest and with KEEPING AND BEARING ARMS in contravention of unconstitutional laws against such. Which would you like to criticize? Wearing the vest, arming himself, or disobeying a law that’s unconstitutional on its face?

    … go right ahead, criticize away.

  9. Blue Hen on 24/24/13 at 8:56 am

    … go right ahead, criticize away.


    The notion of challenging laws we believe to be unconstitutional isn’t new, and many people have done so throughout the history of this nation. One example is the NAACP challenging “seperate but equal”. Pretending that one of the New (and improved!) Black Panthers is the test case for NY gun laws is …..novel.

    Leftists can and have gotten away with pretending that Larry Flynt is a beacon of free speech. The right trying to pawn off Gen. Shabazz as gun law vitim #1? Rosa Parks, he ain’t.


    Do I like NY gun laws? Heck no.
    Do I think that putting lipstick on Gen. Shabazz is the best way to combat them? Heck no.
    I’m I happy that leftists are now stuck with one of their pet racists violating their precious gun grab laws? Hell yes. Bloomberg would rather give him the key to the city. Now he has to make a choice.

  10. It's those damn kids! on 24/24/13 at 10:17 am

    Criticism. He is a colossal dick and felon who was luckily interved upon by Holder. Now, he got nicked in a liberal haven ubder liberal gun laws. Being stupid is criticism on it’s own merit.

  11. Tuerqas on 24/24/13 at 11:21 am

    Blue hen hit it on the head. Here is how you really know if you are a hypocrite gyrwan. If you suddenly feel a law should be disregarded when someone you support breaks it, then you are a hypocrite. It is not at all hypocritical to expect or laugh at equal enforcement of an existing law whether or not you believe the law is constitutional or not.
    It is, however, very liberal. Just like there are no questions about why he might have been arrested. No questions about a criminal record or why him not carrying an illegal weapon might be a good idea. Or how we can’t watch Bugs Bunny anymore, but most libs WANT this guy doing charity with young people while carrying illegal guns in his pocket and ‘kill whitey’ on his face.
    Libs prove every day they have no clue whatsoever what hypocrisy or irony is. Like how ‘kill whitey’ is defended as free speech and not illegal (and not what he was arrested for, so it is unimportant. Yeah like a bald white guy with Kill Blacky gets that pass from you guys)