Two weeks before Shannon Miles crept up on Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth in the cover of darkness and killed him execution-style with shots to the back of the head, the New Black Panthers promised Texas cops they would do just that – just thirty miles separated these events.
In the very same county, around 15 armed members taunted Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies on August 12 with various threatening chants, such as “The revelation is on… Off the pigs,” and “Oink Oink… Bang Bang!”
The group also shouted “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”
How coincidental that only 2 weeks after video of the New Black Panthers conducting this event was released that we would see someone make good on this promise…
The comments, made by a leader of the Houston-based chapter of the New Black Panther Party, were captured on a short video clip (below) from the scene by the Houston Chronicle. The writers from the Chronicle made no mention of the threat in their article published that same day.
Not part of a chant, the march leader, wearing the rank of colonel, shouted directly to Harris County mounted deputies through a megaphone. “You think we’re not pissed off a bunch about y’all killing our sisters? You think it’s okay? [We’re] the wrong n***ers to mess with. You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”
The rally, also covered by Breitbart Texas, took place at the Waller County Jail where inmate Sandra Bland took her own life by hanging herself with a trash bag after her arrest following a traffic stop in the town of Prairie View. She was accused of an illegal lane change and assaulting a police officer. After being left in jail by her family for three days, Bland hung herself.
Another odd coincidence is that Miles also attended the same university as Sandra Bland, whose death in a Harris county jail sparked more outcry from the black community as it appeared she was already dead when police took her picture mugshot. This lead many to speculate that the official narrative that she committed suicide while incarcerated was a fabrication.