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Militia Group Wants To Arrest Orlando-Area Community Watch Leader

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A New Black Panther Party member stands guard with "700 NBPP" tattooed on his face..  (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A leader of a self-described black militia group says members will go to an Orlando suburb in about a week to attempt a citizen’s arrest on a white neighborhood watch leader who has admitted to fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teen.

The New Black Liberation Militia’s Najee Muhammad said Thursday that members will try to arrest 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Zimmerman heads a neighborhood watch group in Sanford.

Zimmerman told detectives he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense last month as the teen was walking back from a store to the house of his father’s fiancé, who lived in the neighborhood.

Martin’s family has criticized the police department for not arresting Zimmerman. An attorney for Martin’s family says they are discouraging any vigilante action.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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