Dallas Shooter Micah Xavier Johnson Was Rejected By Multiple Black-Power Groups
We recently reported that the culprit of the terror in the streets of downtown Dallas was revealed to be former vet Micah Xavier Johnson. According to The Daily Beast, the shooter was rejected from multiple Black power groups…
Micah Johnson sought to join a black militant group two years before he targeted white police officers for death but was turned away after a background check.
Before he could join, though, a tipster asked a man in the Dallas-area movement to screen Johnson for involvement in black activist groups.
Ken Moore of the Collective Black People’s Movement (CBPM) said that he was asked to look into Johnson by an unidentified black activist group. When he discovered the Army veteran was discharged for sexual harassment, he labelled him “unfit for recruitment.”
Malik Shabazz, former chair of the New Black Panther Party, told The Daily Beast that the background check system described by Moore effectively blacklisted Johnson from membership in black nationalist and black liberation groups across the country.
“Once you’re blacklisted by the alert that we put out, that’s a wrap,” Moore told The Daily Beast.
Though shunned from groups like the People’s New Black Panther Party and the Black Riders Liberation Party, Johnson continued attending protests and events in the area, according to multiple people within the Dallas activist community.
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