Speaking in Poland today, President Obama said of the Dallas shooter that he was a “demented individual” who does not represent black Americans, any more than a white man accused of killing blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, represents whites.
Well…except that after the mass shooting in South Carolina any white man (or city for that matter) displaying a Confederate flag for any reason was accused of condoning the killing of blacks and longing for the good old days of slavery.
Obama also said that while “there is sorrow, there is anger, there is confusion” about how the U.S. moves forward, “there’s unity in recognizing that this is not how we want our communities to operate. This is not who we want to be as Americans.”
Sorry Mr. President, but apparently you don’t speak for all Americans. In fact, an “advisor” to the New Black Panther Party and head of the African American Defense League posted a very different message on his Facebook page yesterday:
“WE ARE CALLING ON THE GANGS ACROSS THE NATION! ATTACK EVERYTHING IN BLUE EXCEPT THE MAIL MAN, UNLESS HE IS CARRYING MORE THAN MAIL!,”
Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere, head of the African American Defense League continued, “We are Calling [sic] on every gang (Crips and Bloods) and gangsta across the four corners to put in some work because these racist crackas have put themselves in your business. It’s time for the Crips and Blood to shed some blood. Know what um saying!?” In another post, he encouraged people to also kill firemen because “they are on the same side” as the police.
It would appear, according to this post, that Dallas shooter Micah Johnson may not be just one isolated demented individual.
In Louisiana, Breitbart reports that “local Baton Rouge television station WBRZ reports that the FBI has issued a “Gold Code” warning of coming violence against police officers and law enforcement officials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“In the memo – known as a ‘Gold Code’ – federal authorities warned Baton Rouge-area and Shreveport-area law enforcement agencies to ‘threats to law enforcement and potential threats to the safety of the general public,’” WBRZ wrote. “It goes on to report, the FBI New Orleans office has found multiple groups “calling for or planning riots and/or violence against law enforcement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Shreveport, Louisiana beginning Friday, 8 July 2016 and continuing through at least 10 July 2016.”
The FBI memo warns of potentially violent protests brewing in the area.
Let us pray no more “demented individuals” step forward to carry out additional attacks, but given how high tensions are at the moment, it would appear we’ll be alert for awhile.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]