Micah X. Johnson, 25, shot 14 people, including 12 officers, at the end of an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas. He was killed early Friday after authorities sent a bomb-wielding police robot to infiltrate the parking garage where Johnson was holed up.
Activists with Black Lives Matter, whose peaceful march police were guarding as he opened fire, repudiated the shootings, and it wasn’t immediately clear if Johnson had any connection to the movement, which has disavowed violence.
But one of the groups Johnson “liked” on Facebook, the African American Defense League, posted a message earlier in the week encouraging violence against police in response to the killing in Louisiana.
“The Pig has shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! You and I know what we must do and I don’t mean marching, making a lot of noise, or attending conventions. We must `Rally The Troops!’ It is time to visit Louisiana and hold a barbeque.” The message was attributed to Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere, a leader in the organization.
Another group Johnson “liked” was the New Black Panther Party, whose leaders have “long expressed virulently anti-white and anti-Semitic opinions,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Johnson also “liked” the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Party, which the center described as “hate groups.”
America on edge, police are the target. A state of fear permeates police departments nationwide. There are various and we say legitimate reasons for this mindset. Don’t be mistaken, there are rouge cops who are not part of the mainstream police units. They were improperly trained, harbor various biases and when taunted they shoot first without taking into account the consequences.
But on the other hand, the quintessential example of police doing their job is the killing of Michael Brown – a bully and punk all wrapped into one , who dug his own grave. Communities have to take responsibility, biases don’t exist in a vacuum, they are planted over time and thus far in 2016 we have seen the result.
All that aside America sees a double standard. One Black is killed by a policeman and all hell goes loose. However, 14 from the Hood are liquidated in Chicago on the 4th of July holiday weekend and it is just another day at the beach. When the holiday was over Fourteen Brothers/Gang members were dead, either by their own bullets or shot by police for not obeying orders ( we wager that “hands up don’t shoot were not that last words”).
This environment has been flamed by the likes of Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton and Farrakhan. They have been rigorous in their invective, blaming police for their lot. When in fact the liberal progressive politicians perpetuated this type of behavior using one excuse after another. Don’t expect the situation to return to normal anytime soon. All out war is on the horizon and the summer is not over yet.