Apparently, Micah Johnson had a Facebook page that has been taken down. Several groups captured images from his page prior to Facebook closing it.
One of the images shows Micah Johnson with Professor Griff of the revolutionary rap band Public Enemy. Since the late 1980s, Professor Griff has been known as Public Enemy’s “Minister of Information,” espousing a philosophy drawn largely from the ideology of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
USA Today is also reporting that Johnson’s Facebook account also identified him as Fahed Hassen. But in the same article, USA Today also published a false report that Johnson identifies himself as Professor Griff. They said police indicated that Johnson, as Griffin, authored a book titled A Warrior’s Tapestry. But it is Professor Griff of Public Enemy who authored the work.
On Twitter, Griff denied “knowing” Johnson and said, “I do not advocate killing cops” following the Dallas shootings.
In an interview conducted July 7, the day of the shooting in Dallas, Griff advocated for his community to buy guns and join gun clubs, but then counseled:
[T]his is no declaration against police officers for people to go out and shoot police officers. Don’t take this the wrong way. I didn’t say that. We need to join gun clubs like everyone else[.] … [E]veryone needs to have a rifle, everyone needs to have a handgun, and everyone needs to have at least a 12 gauge or 20 gauge Mossberg to defend themselves against most of the people[.] … [T]hey are not going to protect us.
According to Independent Journal, which screen-captured Micah Johnson’s Facebook page prior to it being taken down, Johnson’s association with the Black Panther Party comes from his joining the Mississippi chapter on Facebook.
Additionally, Johnson had liked the Dallas, Arlington, and Ft. Worth Police Departments on his Facebook page, as well as the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix, Arizona.
Like Dallas, Phoenix had a significant Black Lives Matter-sponsored protest on July 8, the day of the Dallas shooting. Lasting until the early hours of the morning on July 9, the Phoenix protest turned violent, with rock-throwing and police using pepper spray.
Independent Journal also reportedly discovered several postings related to the African American Defense League (AADL), a radical leftist revolutionary group that openly advocates killing police officers.
The AADL was founded by Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere, who also calls himself “Lead Advisor at Black Riders Liberation Party, Lead Advisor and Liason [sic] at Black Panther Party and Lead Advisor and Liason [sic] at New Black Panther Party.” He unapologetically advocates violence and warfare against the police and whites.
It is not enough to discontinue the sell and use of capital confederate/rebel flags, over Southern Capitol Buildings or online. We must not be lost enmasse [sic] through marching black nationalist but we must actively kill those who are killing us, white racist and otherwise. Shall we forget that nine black people we murdered, in church, by a young white racist facist [sic]. So much deaths of our people past, present, and future. The race war is now but you grope in the day as though in the night!
On the page, Millere wrote:
The whiteman wants your blood! How many of us has he killed and enslaved? Trillions!…We need the action that makes them pay attention. An eye for an eye philosophy! Arm yourself in Ferguson, Missouri and across America! A life for a life!” He continued, “Also, we must go to their comfortable neighborhoods and raid those stores. It is time to LOOT & BURN those stores…
Ominously, just a few hours after the Dallas shooting, the page showed his quote: “As you fight, remember that the FIREMAN and the POLICE are on the SAME SIDE! Don’t be fooled!”