On Saturday, Howard Portnoy presented an alternate theory to the shooting deaths in Dallas of five police officers as presented by a Black Lives Matter activist. The theory, shared in a series of tweets by Johnetta Elzie, was that the entire incident was a setup by police to make Black Lives Matter look bad.
On Sunday, another theory of the case was posted on a different social media site. This time it was Facebook, and the author was Rev. Curtis Everette Gatewood, a director of the NAACP’s North Carolina branch.
In the post, which follows, Gatewood submits that in the absence of any recorded statement by cop-killer Micah X. Johnson expressing his desire to kill whites and police the only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn is that Johnson — not the police he murdered — was a “defenseless” victim. The manner in which he was killed, moreover, was “racist” and amounted to a lynching.
A Google search for information about Gatewood reveals that he is a man of many opinions. Among these is the view that Jews, Israel, immigrants, and non-Christians are worthless. Depending on which day of the week it is, he also a mortal foe of Barack Obama — whom he has called a “coon” and a “ni**er” and whose ass he has said he wants to “whup — or one of the president’s most devout worshipers.