Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was an influential figure until he was assassinated in 1965. He was a civil rights activist, born in May of 1925. His dad was murdered when Malcolm was six due to his beliefs, and his mom was committed to an institution due to the loss of her husband. In his early years, Malcolm X believed in Black Nationalism but grew to believe in the unity of all people. He was part of the militant Nation of Islam, a group that was pro-black back in the 1960s. However, Malcolm X was not one to condone violence against whites. He and his wife had six daughters, the twins being born months after his assassination.

One of the twins, Malikah Shabazz, and her daughter, Beth were recently arrested, facing charges of theft and Animal cruelty.

The Investigation of Malcolm X daughter & granddaughter

An undercover officer was suspicious of a vehicle on the road in La Plata, Maryland, calling in the plates over his radio. His suspicions were warranted when he was alerted that the truck was stolen earlier that day in Vermont. The U-Haul truck was spotted by other officers and the occupants apprehended in a Walmart parking lot. Taken into custody were fifty-one-year-old Malikah Saban Shabazz and her 19-year-old daughter, Bettih Bahiyah Shabazz. What was more shocking at the time was what officers discovered inside of the truck.

A box at the rear of the vehicle contained seven clearly mistreated, injured Pitbull Terriers, stuffed in small cages. Animal control was called to remove the Animals. They were taken to the Tri-County Animal shelter where they were examined, treated for their injuries, and reportedly in stable condition.

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The investigation and charges continue for the Shabazz women

The elder woman, Malikah is facing animal cruelty charges due to the inhumane treatment and care of the Dogs found on the scene. Additionally, both women also face charges of theft for the vehicle along with other theft charges totaling between $10,000 and $100,000.

It appears that Malikah has been in trouble with the law in the past, impersonating the widow of one of Malcolm X's former bodyguards, and racking up over $55,000 in debt under her name. She was placed on probation in that case. While the investigation is ongoing, Malikah and Bettih were released on bond.