Excerpt From: News & Observer. Written By: Abbie Bennett.
A press conference held by members of the Revolutionary Black Panther Party ended when New Hanover County deputies seized members’ weapons.
The Sunday press conference was held on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse and about 25 people were present, according to television station WWAY.
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A deputy told the group’s leader, Alli Muhammad, that the group was violating state and local law by carrying weapons onto courthouse property. The sheriff’s department said it was holding 10 weapons brought by members of the RBPP because they violated local county ordinance section 38-31 by possession of a weapon where it is posted “the display of firearms and possession of concealed handguns prohibited on this property,” according to a news release from the department.