NAACP leader: Dallas cop-killer was ‘defenseless,’ and his killing by police was ‘racist’

NAACP leader: Dallas cop-killer was ‘defenseless,’ and his killing by police was ‘racist’
Curtis Everette Gatewood (Image via Facebook)

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.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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