micah johnson

Politics
When people are armed and outraged, the world so easily collapses into us vs. them. All complexity vanishes. People's life purpose clarifies into a simplistic certainty: Kill the enemy. Indeed, sacrifice your life to do so, if necessary.
Black Voices
I unequivocally and wholeheartedly believe in the cause of defeating white supremacy, ‪police homicide, racism, and yes, I still believe that #blacklivesmatter.
Black Voices
In the pantheon of American assassins, there was nothing unusual about Micah Xavier Johnson.
Politics
Cause a winner don't quit on themselves- Beyonce "Fellow great Americans, hello This is heritage for my medicine" - Kendrick
Crime
The horrific killing of Dallas police officers by Micah Johnson was apparently meant as retaliation for the actions, as depicted in numerous videos, of US police he perceived as periodically "executing" men for the "crime" of being black.
Politics
And the process is completely impersonal. In war we kill "strangers" who have not done us personal harm; they merely represent
Black Voices
It has taken the corpses of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and more to teach America about unequal policing and systemic racism in the American justice system.
Politics
Every era has its representative figure. The Neolithic era had the Farmer. The avatar of the Middle Ages was the Monk, bent
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  The assassination of John F. Kennedy managed to be both the crime of the century and a typical act of gun violence. The
Politics
Due process is an integral part of our legal system, and protects US citizens from over-zealous authorities. For that reason, it is especially important to apply due process protections to suspects when it is most difficult to do so.
Politics
Congratulations, NRA. The War Against Tyranny has begun, and you just won the first battle.
Black Voices
"I love my son with all my heart, I hate what he did."
Politics
America is divided and hurting, and police-community relations is one big part of that hurt. But there will be no healing between black and blue, no unity, without justice. The cameras are not going away.
Politics
I know I need to at some point but I haven't been able to "schedule it." I expect that the funeral will be something of a catalyst but even then, there's a certain professional decorum that "must" be maintained at a police funeral.
Black Voices
“We’re convinced that this suspect had other plans,” said Dallas Police Chief David Brown.
Crime
He left the letters "RB" in the building where police killed him.