John Fitzgerald Johnson, a DJ and founding father of an all-Black armed activist group who goes by the moniker Grandmaster Jay, is going through federal expenses for allegedly pointing a rifle at regulation enforcement officers throughout a September protest.
In accordance with the Department of Justice, Johnson, 57, was reportedly arrested at his dwelling and charged by federal brokers Thursday. He’s accused of pointing the weapon at officers who have been deployed on rooftops at a Louisville protest.
Johnson is the founding father of the “Not F*****g Round Coalition” (NFAC), a bunch that focuses on the liberation of Black People. He led tons of in protests in Kentucky and Georgia over the summer time. Whereas the protests have been typically armed, just like the numerous anti-lockdown protests staged by white militia teams, there have been no reviews of violence stemming from NFAC actions.
A federal complaint filed in opposition to Johnson alleges he pointed an AR platform rifle and “forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered federally deputized process power officers whereas they have been engaged in or on account of the efficiency of official duties.”
Three Louisville Metro Police Division officers and two federal cops have been deployed to the roof of the close by Jefferson County Grand Jury Constructing to watch the rally. Three officers declare they have been blinded by a lightweight which they decided “was a flashlight mounted to the rifle being geared toward them by Johnson,” based on the federal criticism.
“The FBI respects the rights of people to peacefully train their First Modification rights,” FBI Louisville Division agent Robert Brown mentioned in a launch, based on Vice News. “Accordingly, we’re dedicated to investigating violent conduct and those that are exploiting professional, peaceable protests and fascinating in violations of federal regulation.”
If convicted, Johnson faces as much as 20 years in federal jail for pointing his gun within the path of the officers. The Justice Division filed the fees as part of their new Task Force, which is devoted to figuring out teams that incite violence within the title of what it calls “anti-government ideology.”
It stays to be seen if the “anti-government ideology” expenses will lengthen to pro-Trump grpups. Over the weekend, armed “protesters” gathered outdoors of the house of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and shouted obscenities about overturning the 2020 election leads to the state. In a statement to CNN, Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw mentioned there have been “no arrests or violations of legal regulation” through the protest and says about 25 to 30 individuals attended.