by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: (H/T Kevin) Don’t know if you guys have seen this video of a street level gun battle. It’s worth looking at.
UPDATE: Yep. That’s it. The three others arrested are dropped down the memory hole like 3 hobos on a hot November Dallas day:
“But they’re still trying to answer key questions. Chief among them: Are any other suspects on the loose?
Federal law enforcement officials say they believe Johnson was the only shooter in the ambush that began Thursday night, according to law enforcement officials briefed by the Dallas police” CNN
Gone like hobos in Dallas, like Dancing Israelis in New York, like the three tall white guys in San Bernadino, like the extra shooters in Orlando. Gone daddy gone…
Holy shit. I made a joke this morning about the cops turning lose the three suspects they arrested last night in connection with the multiple sniper event down in Dallas. Ain’t so funny now, is it?
An Army veteran “upset about Black Lives Matter” and “recent police shootings” who opened fire Thursday night in Dallas in an attack on police officers has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, the Los Angeles Times and CBS News report. Heavy
Micah X. Johnson has been identified as the individual the Dallas PD was in a standoff with in that parking garage all night. Reports were that he took his own life late last night but the “official” word now is that they used a robot with a bomb attached to it to blow him up early this morning.
The suspect did not shoot himself, despite reports, Brown said. Heavy
Mr Brown said the suspect had been killed when police used explosives placed by a robot to end a tense stand-off in a building where he was holed up. Before that he had spoken to a negotiator. BBC
Johnson was an Army reservist who, according to Dallas police, wanted to kill white people in uniforms because of the two recent staged shooting events in La. and Minnesota. His Facebook page is decked out like it was made by a collection of “let’s start the color revolution” CIA interns. Not a single cliched race-baiting reference is missing. The disinfo trolls are probably running around all over the internet right now like Cartman from South Park yelling “RACE WAR! RACE WAR!!!!”
“The suspect said he was upset with white people and wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” Brown said. Heavy
What’s really frightening is that after all the witnesses saying there were at least two shooter positions located high above downtown Dallas and the fact that they have 3 more suspects in custody, reportedly arrested in possession of rifles, they are now starting to seed the public with the idea that Johnson acted … alone.
Mr Brown added that the man had said he was not affiliated with any groups and he acted alone. However, police had previously said they believed that more than one gunman was involved. BBC
It is not clear if there were any other gunmen, or whether other people taken into custody by police were involved in the shooting. Police initially said two snipers positioned themselves in triangulated locations to fire on officers from elevated positions. Heavy
That’s a pretty remarkable trick: a single assailant firing down on a city block from two different positions simultaneously creating what was described as a “kill zone”… by himself. Doesn’t quite jive with their first statements, now does it?
Speaking earlier, Mr Brown said two snipers had fired from “elevated positions”, shooting some officers in the back
“We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches… and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could,” Mr Brown said. BBC
Does that remind anyone of the Single Bullet Theory?
According to officials, they are still chatting with the other suspects caught last night. My guess is their release is pending.
Brown said they want to ensure “that everyone associated with this tragedy is brought to justice. … We won’t expand on any further on what other suspects we have interviewed or looked at or their status until we get further into this investigation and get closer to a conclusion of who are all involved.” Heavy
That’s right, you might as well just shut up and stop asking about those “3 hobos” they arrested last night with camo duffel bags trying to make a run for the border. Cops aren’t going to tell us anything about them until they get “further” into the investigation.
I wonder if Mr. Warren is around to help them out.
This is remarkable. I was joking about this possibility this morning while drawing comparisons between the “lone nut gunman” story from the June 12, 2015 shooting attack in Dallas and the “lone nut gunman” story from back in 1963.
Now here we are looking at it again.
It’s been reported that Johnson was a carpenter for the Army. A carpenter. Carpenter. The “lone nut gunman” CARPENTER.
A Department of Defense official told The Daily Beast that Micah Johnson was a corporal in the Army Reserves. He was part of the 284th Engineering Company, which is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The official said Johnson served in Afghanistan.
That’s amazing. Just fucking amazing.
No. It ain’t so funny now. That’s for sure.