Police have identified the dead suspect in the Dallas police shooting incident as Micah Xavier Johnson. The 25-year-old man was a resident of Dallas. Johnson has no criminal record or ties to terror organizations, according to reports.
However, Johnson’s Facebook profile told a different story. CBS News confirmed that this now deleted profile was Johnson’s.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 8, 2016
Before Facebook deleted the profile, which is standard practice for the social media site in the wake of one of its users committing a violent act, Independent Journal Review screen grabbed some of Johnson’s alarming activity. Johnson’s Facebook activity dates as far back as 2011.
Here is the original profile photo from Johnson’s Facebook profile.
His other publicly available photos include this one:
His cover photo:
And the Pan-African flag:
Johnson was part of the Black Panther Party Mississippi, according to his Facebook.
One of Johnson’s most recent Facebook likes is for a group called The African American Defense League:
The African American Defense League Page describes itself:
“Since the government can’t or refuse to protect its black citizens, we enact/reserve our rights to bear arms.” Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere – AADL
This page regularly calls for the killing of police officers:
“It is time to visit Louisiana and hold a barbecue. The highlight of our occasion will be to sprinkle Pigs Blood!”
And violence against all uniformed officers.
The page is vengeful on behalf of police killings in Louisiana and Minneapolis and held a rally this week.
Johnson also ‘liked’ the Dallas, Arlington and Ft. Worth police pages:
The LA Times confirmed Johnson’s military history, but there was no mention of service on his Facebook page.
Neighbors confirm that this is a photo of Micah X. Johnson, the man Dallas police believe is the deceased shooter. pic.twitter.com/i68UANTwSF
— Jacob Rascon (@KPRC2Jacob) July 8, 2016
Johnson was killed after a prolonged negotiation with police. He threatened that officers would discover improvised explosives throughout the city. His stated goal was to kill white people, specifically white law enforcement.