My thanks to Tina for forwarding this, which I had missed at the time.
I don't know for sure what Quanell X had in mind for this media-event demonstration, but I doubt this was it.
Quanell X, for the uninitiated, is the convicted drug dealer and Houston leader of the New Black Panther Party. He is a guy who was expelled from the Nation of Islam for being "too violent" and is quoted as saying:
"I say to Jewish America: Get ready … knuckle up, put your boots on, because we're ready and the war is going down. … The real deal is this: Black youth do not want a relationship with the Jewish community or the mainstream white community or the foot shuffling, head-bowing, knee bobbing black community. … All you Jews can go straight to hell."
Another noted Quanell X oration:
"[I]f you feel that you just got to mug somebody because of your hurt and your pain, go to River Oaks and mug you some good white folks. If you’re angry that our brother is put to death, don’t burn down your own community, give these white folks hell from the womb to the tomb."
The video link above is from his rally against Joe Horn on 2 December 2007. From Wikipedia:
Quanell X led a rally in front of the Pasadena, Texas, home of Joe Horn on December 2, 2007. Horn had shot and killed two men - Hernando Riascos Torres (aka Miguel Antonio DeJesus) and Diego Ortiz, illegal aliens and members of a burglary and fake ID ring from Colombia. The pair had broken into a neighbor's house. Horn, against repeated requests of the 911 operator not to confront the burglars, exited his home to confront them. On the 911 tapes Horn exclaims, "Move, and you're dead", followed by three shotgun blasts.
Quanell X, who thought the shootings may have been racially motivated, approached Horn's house to speak to the media. He was overwhelmed by several hundred counter-protesters protecting Horn from Quanell X's accusations. The crowd of counter-protesters included bikers revving their motorcycles, many of them chanting, "USA," "Go home," and "We love our country; what do you love?" while waving placards, Texas flags, and US flags. Quanell X could not be heard over the noise, even when using a bullhorn, and left the area about eight minutes later. He returned soon after with more supporters and attempted to speak again, but the counter-protests continued. Riot police were readied in case of violence between the two groups. Quanell X believed that because Horn was white and not black, he was not prosecuted (even though at the time the District Attorney had not made a ruling). On June 25, 2008 the case was sent to a grand jury to decide whether or not Horn should go to trial. The grand jury relocated due to death threats, Quanell X did not take responsibility for them. On June 30, Horn was cleared by a Harris County Grand Jury in the deaths of Ortiz and Diego. Quanell eventually made a speech on another street away from Horn's house. The speech included chants of "black power" and the exhortation for blacks to ignore "white law." On June 30, 2008 a Harris County grand jury cleared Horn in the Pasadena shootings after two weeks of testimony.
One thing is clear from the video. The psychological break point in the initial incident came when the NBPP activists were treated to the high-decibel revving of motorcycle engines. Between the crowd of Joe Horn's neighbors and the bikers, Quanell X was drowned out as effectively as if he was holding his "press conference" behind the firing line at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot when the range is hot.