DALLAS — He served his country overseas. Then he came home, became radicalized, and turned into a mass murderer.
Micah Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, was identified by police as the sniper who shot 12 people during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas on Thursday night. By Friday, the authorities had found “bomb making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition, and a personal journal of combat tactics” in the Army veteran’s apartment—evidence suggesting that the killings might have been only one part of Johnson’s violent plans.
Johnson left the Army “under a cloud of sexual harassment charges made by a fellow soldier who sought an order of protection against him and said he needed mental health counseling.” And on social media, Johnson left traces of a militant mindset. Johnson’s profile photo on Facebook shows him in a dashiki, holding a clenched fist in the air. Johnson’s cover photos are a black liberation flag and a black power fist.
This country is divided so much, I hardly even know where to begin.
In Dallas, five police officers, targeted for their skin color and uniform, are dead, shot down in the streets by a militant black racist piece of shit named Micah Johnson. The nation is in complete shock. The slain officers were:
Brent Thompson, 43: Thompson was a 7-year veteran of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit police. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as Dyncorp’s International Police Liaison program, where he helped train Afghan and Iraqi police candidates. He is survived by his wife, who he had married 2 weeks before.
Patrick Zamarripa, 32: Zamarripa was also a veteran, of the U.S. Navy. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was survived by his wife and two children.
Michael Krol, 40: Krol was an 8-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department.
Lorne Ahrens, 48: Ahrens was a 14-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, as well as being a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He is survived by his wife, Katrina, and two children.
Michael Smith, 55: A former Army Ranger, Smith was a 27-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. He is survived by his wife Heidi, and two daughters.
In response, not 24 hours after this atrocity, one of the two candidates running for president announces that white people need to understand black people more. I dunno… maybe wait a goddamn day, you idiot? Holy shit, in the span of 24 hours, a black racist just murdered five white Dallas cops for being white, a black racist shot a Missouri cop, who is fighting for his life, a black racist killed a white woman and wounded several others on a Tennessee highway, a black racist ambushed a white cop in Georgia and… it’s white people’s fault? Go fuck yourself, Hillary. Takes two to have a dialogue, you hag. One party constantly being lectured that they are at fault by the other fosters nothing, particularly when one of those parties is spreading mayhem all over the country. If all these incidents had been white guys, martial law would have been declared by now.
Frequent readers of the News Roundup will know that I’ve talked extensively on matters of race and policing in America, always trying to give a frank, and honest point of view. This is the number one issue I’ve seen that has driven this wedge in between those who support the Black Lives Matter movement and those who do not: An inability to speak honestly about this. Even though everyone has been exhorted to “have an open discussion,” that discussion quickly turns to hostility once opinions are voiced that do not sit well with one side or the other. But we try and move forward. With that intent in mind, let me speak extremely frankly. As always, this is my opinion only; I have no idea how the rest of the guys feel about any of this. Plus, as SOFREP’s resident impatient
racist bigot homophobe patriarchal supremacist, conversationalist, I enjoy the dialogue.
Everyone, on either side of the divide, has to stop treating every case of police shootings like they are all the same. I can’t stress enough how important this is. Each one must be examined with a critical eye, and judged within it’s own context. It is foolish, and counter productive, to merely shoehorn every single encounter a young black man has with a police officer into the box of, “racist white cop vs. innocent black man.” This is what the militant black activists would have you believe: that every one of these shooting is unjustified, and driven by white racist cops. It is absurd. It is disrespectful, and most of all, it is intellectually lazy. The Black Lives Matter organization, their funders, and their sympathizers in the media bear a tremendous amount of responsibility for creating this climate for their alarmist and misleading rhetoric, and it’s about time SOMEBODY started calling them on their bullshit. What, you think that screaming, “Fuck you, you filthy white fucks!” over and over again at people isn’t going to create a problem?
There are literally millions of interactions between police officers and citizens every day. 99.9% of them pass without incident, and these include interactions between white officers and black citizens. So for BUFFOONS like Michael Eric Dyson to rant against “white supremacy” and this “epidemic” is nonsense. All he, and other anti-cop agitators are doing is GUARANTEEING that millions of people are automatically going to tune him out. From what I’ve seen on social media, there’s a large chunk of people who feel that the killings of these police officers was justifiable. I’m sure there are many more who secretly feel that way, but have enough sense not to put it out on social media. That’s how deep the rot has sunk.
I’ve said before, in my opinion: The shooting of Tamir Rice was awful. The shooting of Walter Scott was bad. Eric Garner caused his own death through a combination of refusing officer’s orders and being systematically unhealthy. The shooting of Michael Brown was completely legitimate, even though the BLM movement has been determined to disregard the findings of Eric Holder’s justice department, who desperately wanted to find Officer Darren Wilson guilty of SOMETHING. Even with this as their prime motivation, the Justice Department was forced to conclude that Wilson had acted justifiably in his use of force. Wilson’s thanks? To be fired, remain unemployable as a law enforcement officer, and live the rest of his life with a target on his back thanks to the mythology of “hands up, don’t shoot.” And this mythology is now taken as gospel in black activist circles, no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary.
The two police shootings this last week, one in Louisiana, and one in Minnesota, are a good illustration of the importance of examining each case individually and critically. The one in Minnesota looks bad. Now, the video doesn’t begin until after the guy has been shot, but from all accounts, the victim, Philando Castile, was a good citizen, exercising his 2nd amendment rights to concealed carry, for which he had a permit. This case needs to absolutely be pressed, and if the police officer can’t demonstrate some extraordinary circumstances that made him even draw his weapon, much less fire upon Castile, he should be prosecuted. But nobody, including myself, has any idea what happened up until the moment Castile was shot. That’s why we have investigations.
Now let’s look at the shooting of Alton Sterling. Let us look at all of the poor decisions that Sterling made that led to his death. To begin, he had a LONG history with the police, including arrests for domestic violence, burglary, and weapons charges. Oh, and here’s one that’s pretty relevant: Sterling was previously arrested for resisting arrest. Similarly to the incident that caused his death, Sterling got into a wrestling match with a police officer on the ground, and, surprise surprise, a gun that was tucked into his waistband fell out on that occasion as well. Now, listening to the moron media covering Sterling’s family and friends, they unequivocally stated that, “He was a good guy.” Well, maybe to you. The arrest record states that he was absolutely NOT a good guy. And I’m not even bringing up his arrest for impregnating a 14 year old girl, at the time of which he was 30 years old. Yeah, he’s not a good guy.
And the arrest itself? This is another example where nobody questions the activists. Bear in mind that the police were CALLED TO THE SCENE. They didn’t just walk up to Sterling in a vacuum. They were called their by a report of a man brandishing a handgun. Moron activists, please listen to me: When the cops are called and the description is a man threatening people with a handgun, the police are going to be in a certain state of mind. This is now what we like to call, “a serious situation.” And if you think when the cops roll up on you when, again, someone has CALLED THEM THERE BECAUSE OF A GUN, and you think you’re going to stand there and debate with them, you’re an idiot. It doesn’t work that way. Sterling did not comply, did not react to being tazed, continued to fight with the cops on the ground, and had a gun on him. What the fuck did you think was going to happen? Sterling had complete control of his destiny, all the way up until the cop drew his gun. And then… well, it’s hard to tell.
In light of all of this, what do the grotesque activists say? They say that Sterling was shot “for selling CDs.” This is complete bullshit, and disgusting. Sterling was shot because he was a stupid man who decided his own fate by fighting with the cops while being an illegally-armed felon. That is the beginning and end of it all. Do I wish the cops could have taken him alive? Sure. But everyone second-guessing these cops, analyzing the video frame by frame, are doing it with the benefit of hindsight. They aren’t those cops, in the heat of the moment, rolling around on the ground with a large, violent man, fighting for control, and then see a handgun, and have to make a split-second, life and death decision. Furthermore, it seems these activists have convinced a rather large portion of the black community that when the police are called because of their behavior, it is merely the beginning of a negotiation. It doesn’t work that way.
You ever heard of David Michel? Nah, of course you haven’t. Michel was a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy who was executed at close range by a piece of shit only two goddamn weeks ago. There was no nation wide story. This didn’t run as breaking news on CNN. This wasn’t part of the “conversation,” that our stupid president likes to blather about (notice he doesn’t have a word to say about Michel.) Just another police officer murdered in cold blood, and the media couldn’t give less of a fuck. I encourage you to go watch the video. You know what jumps out at me? All of the black cops rushing to try and help their brother in arms who lays dying in the streets. Then, when these officers are rolling around on the ground with an armed guy, in the dark, who has a handgun, you have the BALLS to second guess them, and not the scumbag who caused the incident in the first place???
A huge share of this blame should go to the media. For the last year, they have painted every single one of these police shootings with the same stereotypical brush, not bothering to look at the huge differences in each one. They uncritically give the radical Black Lives Matter organization a platform to spew lies and falsehoods about law enforcement, insisting upon some fantasy world where the violent world of the inner-city drug traffickers can be reasoned with by groveling and the police letting criminals run rampant as they see fit. Never once are they questioned critically. Never once are they asked, “Do you think the victim bears any responsibility for escalating the situation to this point?” Go ahead, find me a clip of a journalist asking an activist that; I’ll wait. In the meantime, the cops are screamed at, harassed, jeered at, and in a completely thankless position. It’s no wonder that they don’t really feel like getting out of the car anymore. Would you?
They seem to think the cops really drive around looking to shoot people. My God, nothing could be further from the truth. A great day for a cop is when nothing happens. You think any one of them wants to be the next Darren Wilson? Are you nuts? Oh, and let’s remember that this outrage is selective. Only when it is a white police officer and a black victim does the media jump into fan the flames. They don’t bother to check the actual statistics, they just allow these activists to spread this hysteria of black people getting hunted down like dogs in the street, which is total nonsense.
Let us now look at some FACTS. (I know, WEIRD.)
I know everyone’s eyes are drawn to the “unarmed” category. But, as Heather McDonald points out, that stat doesn’t tell the whole story. Those include at least five instances where there was a wrestling match and the guy tried to grab the cop’s gun. It includes a guy who took a cop’s radio from him and was beating him to death with it on the head when the cop shot him. So, technically, “unarmed.” Another was when an older black gentleman was unfortunately caught in crossfire between a cop and an armed black drug dealer, and was shot to death. Again, this is an “unarmed” police shooting. There are more examples at the link, which I encourage you to explore. If you do, congratulations: You’ve know officially done more critical thinking and research than 99% of the media and activists.
According to statistics for 2015, 990 people were killed by police. Of those, 494 were white, 258 were black, and the rest were hispanic/other. So, almost twice as many whites were killed by police than blacks. I know what you’re thinking, because our stupid president keeps saying the same thing: According to percentages, black people are more LIKELY to get killed by police. This is true, but the part that they keep leaving out? It is also far more likely for black men to have a police encounter because (HATE FACT ALERT) in America’s urban centers, they commit the majority of the violent and property crime. You may not like to hear that, but, again, those are facts. The statistics for 2016 so far illustrate practically an identical ratio of white and black people shot by the police as well.
These police are in an impossible situation. I see the grifter black minister industry screaming about stopping the violence, right? They complain about the cops doing nothing. Now, I freaking guarantee you, that if there were a dozen white drug dealers hanging out on the corner in a white neighborhood, the local police would be inundated with calls to get rid of them. And they wouldn’t care how it was done. They’d be asked to send over 20 of their biggest cops, with 4 foot oak batons, and kick the living shit out of the drug dealers every single day until they got the message.
But that doesn’t happen in poor black neighborhoods. Why is that? Because the second that the police DO kick the shit out of the crack dealer, there’s 50 cell phones recording them (never phones recording the criminals though, huh?), stupid Obama is up there on the podium lecturing everyone, the black minsters are screaming at the police, and there’s a federal investigation. IT MAKE NO GODDAMN SENSE. This is some sort of cultural rot that has taken place. So the carnage will continue in the cities, the cops will just stay in the cars, and everyone will hold peace marches, and scratch their heads over how they could possibly change things.
It is obvious to anyone who is a regular reader that I am a staunch defender of the police. Yes, sometimes they make mistakes. But they really are that thin line between civilization and complete anarchy. These activists who want the police out of the neighborhoods (yes, that’s a thing,) would run screaming to them inside of a day if that ever actually happened. Are there cases of cops profiling young black men? Fucking abs0-goddamned-lutley. That is going to happen, and it’s a sorry state of affairs. But when you have a small fraction of the population that commits a large percentage of violent crime in the United States, and an even huger percentage in the large cities, what do you think is going to happen? That is a tragedy that has occurred for many, complex reasons throughout the years that is too much to get into here. Point being, that especially in a large city, if the BOLO call is “young black male,” there are going to be people unjustly detained that fit that particular description. I’m sorry that’s the case, but I don’t live in the world I wish would exist, I live in the world that does exist.
There may be a temptation by some to just dismiss my opinion as just, “Well, that’s just old BK’s cracker ass talking shit; what do you expect from him?” I’m telling you this because there is a huge chunk of Americans who agree with me, although understandably reluctant to voice this opinion in the wrong forum. The BLM activists can continue to shout them down, as they’ve been doing, or listen for once and go from there. Personally, I think it’s too late. Now, thanks to our disgusting media, many black Americans have been carefully taught that the only reason the cops want a word is because they’re black. Not that they were speeding, or fighting, or any or the other hundred reasons cops would like a word with you, it’s only because of skin color. Backing them up in this belief are the legions of activists, media personalities, and politicians. What, you don’t think that white people have “the talk” with their kids? I sure as fuck have. I have told my son from a very young age that if police interact with him, keep his hands where they can see them, and speak in a calm tone until the situation is resolved.
I write these articles because I look around the media circuit, and see nobody else who is attempting to talk to people frankly. We need to start doing that. Enough with letting activists filibuster away, demonizing police and whipping people into a frenzy of hatred. There has to be a discussion, and a frank one. If people can’t handle it, that’s their problem, not yours, and they are just an impediment to trying to make this shit get better. Police officers will be criticized, and punished harshly when they deserve it, but this hysterical “DERRRR I’M AFRAID FOR MY KIDS TO LEAVE THE HOUSE DERRRR” crap? I’m sick of it. The statistics simply don’t support this. But thanks to the propagandists, many now believe that they are a hair away from being executed in cold blood by a cop every time they leave the house. And they are creating a huge number of people for whom police are an enemy force. It’s absurd. It’s borderline criminal.
There have been 35 cops so far this year either shot to death or run over with a car on purpose. This is a dangerous job, and this is the thanks they get? I feel sorry for our readers in law enforcement, like CSAR1. Who the fuck would even want the job anymore? As we go to press Sunday morning, it’s been yet another night of “peaceful” protestors throwing molotov cocktails and rebar at cops and spraying their headquarters with bullets. This is going to end well.
On a side note, I was like 80% sure this was jihad.
A Marine Corps officer who has been locked in a legal battle with his service after self-reporting that he improperly disseminated classified information will use Hillary Clinton’s email case to fight his involuntary separation from the service, his lawyer said.
Maj. Jason Brezler’s case has been tied up in federal court since he sued the service in December 2014. He became a cause celebre among some members of Congress, Marine generals and military veterans after he sent a classified message using an unclassified Yahoo email account to warn fellow Marines in southern Afghanistan about a potentially corrupt Afghan police chief. A servant of that police official killed three Marines and severely wounded a fourth 17 days later, on Aug. 10, 2012, opening fire with a Kalashnikov rifle in an insider attack.
Gowdy: the fact that she set up this vast system of personal servers and lawyers deleting emails IS INTENT to break law. #ComeyHearing
— BK (@BKactual) July 7, 2016
I watched the political theater live and tweeted out some of the more notable moments. Any feedback is welcome.
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter ran into a little trouble over the holiday weekend. The former shortstop was issued a $250 citation for sailing his boat into restricted waters near the MacDill Air Force Base off the coast of Tampa, Florida, on the 4th of July.
Word of the boating violation quickly surfaced on social media. An active-duty Air Force member posted a picture of the citation to Facebook with the caption, “On behalf of the Boston Red Sox, here is your ticket Derek Jeter.”
The post was not online for long, but a screenshot was taken by totalprosports.com.
The Air Force issued a statement on Tuesday apologizing to Jeter for the surfacing of the image and promised to discipline the service member who was responsible.
Heh. That was kind of funny, but the KILLJOY military won’t let anyone do anything anymore. It was the right thing to do, I suppose. Everyone knows that Derek Jeter is a biracial angel.
HARTFORD — A former state correction officer and lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve was arrested Friday on charges that he collected wages from the state while serving a prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Dennis Dockery, 52, of Bloomfield, was charged Friday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and two counts of second-degree forgery. Dockery, who worked as a correction officer at the Enfield Correctional Institution, was incarcerated for 17 months at Leavenworth after he was found guilty of assaulting a woman in Hamden while on active duty with the Army, according to the warrant for his arrest.
Ok, strap in for this one. I didn’t want to excerpt the whole thing, but I almost had to, since it just kept getting better and better. Not only is the guy a complete psycho, it also adds even more ammunition to my theory that nobody checks anything out anymore, or does background checks, or bothers to make a phone call.
As a military reservist, Dockery was still on the state payroll and entitled to a portion of his state salary while activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dennis Dockery was charged Friday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and two counts of second-degree forgery.
He was not entitled to any salary while serving time in a military prison, but forged his orders so that it appeared he was serving at Fort Leavenworth rather than incarcerated, according to the warrant. The state requires employees activated for military service to submit his or her orders to the agency they work for to confirm they are entitled to any wages.
I love that. So he basically took the orders and crossed out “incarcerated,” and added “assigned to.” Freaking genius.
According to the arrest warrant, Dockery fraudulently received $5,182 in salary from the state.
I know it’s not that much, but he could have run this scam for a long time. Apparently, it took a couple of years before anyone noticed anything amiss. Oh, and his personal life was a mess also:
…He served in Iraq from July 2009 to April 2010. In April 2010, according to Army documents, Dockery, who has been married since 1998, traveled to Hamden to be with a woman with whom he’d developed an online relationship. During the visit, the Army charged, Dockery repeatedly slapped the woman, choked her and pulled her hair back. He then engaged in rough sexual intercourse with her and used degrading language toward her.
Ladies, please be wary of strange men on the internet. You don’t have to give it up on the first date. Maybe get to know them a little, make sure they are not married, and sane. I enjoyed this little detail:
After Dockery left, the woman called Hamden police. She told police that her relationship with Dockery was “master slave,” according to the state arrest warrant. Hamden police filed second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges against Dockery.
I don’t get that. Is that, “Master slave,” like you are in charge of all the slaves, but still a slave? Or should that read, “Master/Slave” like he’s the master, and she’s the slave? Or is it the other way around? Maybe he wanted HER to be the master? I am intrigued and have many follow-up questions. Unfortunately, the reporter was not as into it as I am, and kind of just left it there.
Because he was on active duty with the Army at the time, Army authorities arrested him on charges of rape of an adult by force and assault. Since the Army was prosecuting Dockery, the state dropped its charges. The Department of Correction apparently was not aware of the arrest.
As the Army investigation continued, authorities learned that Dockery engaged in a sexual relationship with a subordinate in Iraq and an inappropriate relationship with another subordinate, according to Army records.
How was this guy still in the military in any way? That alone should have ended his career. Ah, I forgot: this is the modern military, where nobody is punished or faces any consequences.
After his release from Leavenworth, Dockery returned to Connecticut and went back to work at the Department of Correction. Late last year, human resources staff at the department got a tip about Dockery’s prison sentence at Leavenworth and began investigating.
There it is. The only reason that Dockery isn’t still successfully running this scam is because the brain-deads down at the the DOC finally got nudged by an informant. Dockery should have bribed a few more people. He would still be getting away with it. Like I said: Nobody checks anything.
BURKE, VA. (WUSA9 EXCLUSIVE) — – Police in Fairfax County are investigating a violent incident caught on camera, seemingly showing a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy threatening a group of young men with a gun.
The man arguing with the men came out of a home, that according to public records, is owned by Karnig Ohannessian – a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Environment).
According to one of the young men in the video, they were at a friend’s house for a barbeque in Burke, Virginia when the incident occurred on June 11.
One of the men told WUSA9 that Ohannessian began yelling at them for being noisy and parking on the street outside of his home.
They say Ohannessian attacked them, they argued back, and Ohannessian went inside and retrieved a gun. That’s when one of the young men pulled out their phone and started to recording.
In the video, Ohannessian can be heard accusing the three of being drunk.
He orders them to leave the area, as one woman, believed to be his wife – tries to calm the situation.
HIS LIPS TURNING blue and his face purple, the Navy SEAL trainee dressed in full gear was struggling to tread water in a giant pool when his instructor pushed him underwater at least twice — actions a medical examiner said made his death a homicide, not an accident.
The homicide ruling on the 6 May drowning of 21-year-old Seaman James Derek Lovelace raises questions about the safety of the grueling training that produces the US military’s most elite warfighters.
It also raises questions about where the line is drawn between what is considered to be rigorous training designed to weed out the weakest and what is abuse that leads to a homicide.
Frumantarius already wrote an article on this, if you want to go check it out. My take? It sounds like a combination of bad circumstances and bad luck. I don’t think that rises to the level of a homicide. I mean, if they put every PJ instructor in jail who had repeatedly dragged students, including me, underwater, every one of them would be put in jail. I encourage you to check out this video of PJ buddy-breathing. Rest assured, it sucks ten times more than it looks. And there were other factors:
Lovelace of Crestview, Florida, was in his first week of a six-month programme in Coronado, near San Diego. An autopsy found he drowned. The report noted he also had a heart abnormality but said the problem was only a contributing factor…
..Shortly after being pulled from the pool, Lovelace lost consciousness and was taken to a civilian hospital, where he died.
That seems like a pretty significant factor to me. And does that mean he was conscious when dragged from the pool? How do call that homicide then?
..Lovelace, who had an abnormal enlargement of the heart and a year ago was prescribed medicine used to treat asthma, was reportedly not a strong swimmer, according to the medical examiner. He had joined the Navy about six months before his death.
So: Asthma, cardiac myopathy, and not a good swimmer. Why was he allowed to conduct this training in the first place? I feel bad for him and his family, but it sounds like this was a fuckup that began well before he even hit the pool.
Several former SEALs told the Associated Press the instructor’s actions did not strike them as unusual.
Yeah, that’s kind of my opinion also. I mean, I wasn’t there or anything, so I’m just speculating. Either way, it’s a bad deal. These things happen when you train American warriors, unfortunately.
An Army sergeant pleaded guilty on Friday of conspiracy to accept bribes to pilfer fuel at a forward operating base in Afghanistan.
Sheldon Morgan, 36, stationed at Fort Wainwright in Alaska, pleaded guilty to a one-count charge that he participated in bribery and defrauding the U.S. during a deployment in Afghanistan from May 2010 to May 2011. The forward operating base in Afghanistan stored and distributed fuel to neighboring military bases.
As a specialist in the Army, Morgan was responsible for helping to distribute the fuel to the nearby bases. Morgan confessed that he hired a translator who worked for an Afghan trucking company to steal 5,000 gallons of fuel on two occasions. The translator gave Morgan $5,000 per truckload, which he wired to an account opened by Morgan’s wife and in her name, the Justice Department said Friday.
The scheme totaled $37,300, Justice said.
Racine police say a man lying naked in his driveway on Tuesday attempted to flee police but was then taken into custody for lewd and lascivious behavior.
Rodolfo Barrera, 41, of Racine, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to almost two years in prison and/or up to $21,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 5200 block of Marlboro Drive for a report of a drunk man shouting at neighbors. When officers arrived, they found Barrera lying naked on the sidewalk save for a pair of socks. When they asked if he was okay, he shouted, “I’m gonna (expletive) you up!”
This. This is what the cops have to deal with all day. @BKactual