Racism has killed eight police officers in the past two weeks – but it’s not the kind of racism those in the Black Lives Matter wish existed.
Micah Johnson, who murdered five police officers in Dallas less than two weeks ago couldn’t have made his motivations any clearer. He “wanted to kill white people, especially white cops.” To little surprise, Gavin Long, the perpetrator behind yesterday’s murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge had similar motives. As the Daily Caller reports:
A Youtube account operated by Gavin Eugene Long and discovered by The Daily Caller reveals key insight into what might have motivated the 29-year-old black man who killed three Baton Rouge police officers Sunday morning.
Videos on Long’s account show that he was a former Nation of Islam member. He also ranted against “crackers” and made references to Alton Sterling, the black man killed by police in Baton Rouge on July 5.
In another video Long is heard lamented “working for the white people.” He encouraged one man riding in his vehicle as he filmed using a body camera to shop only at black-owned businesses. He brought up a hypothetical scenario in which a family member who wanted to buy carpet was forced to buy from non-black business owners.
Law enforcement officials said Sunday that the shooting does not appear to have been race-related. At least one of the officers killed in the attack was black. Officials are still investigating whether Long acted alone. Initial reports said that three men may have been involved.Long also appears to have been in Dallas in the days after Micah X. Johnson killed five police officers during protests there earlier this month. Like Long, Johnson had also served in the military and was affiliated with the radical black liberation movement.
“It’s justice. You know what I’m saying?” Long said in one video defending Johnson’s attack.As the DC noted, one of the officers killed was black. Though as a member of the Nation of Islam, which teaches the white race is a “race of devils” created by a black scientist named Yakub 6,600 years ago (yes – really), I can’t imagine that was his intended target. Regardless – do you think Black Lives Matter will shed a tear for the fallen officer?
I don’t think so either.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]