NAACP Leader Defends Dallas Shooter
I’d say “guess who’s back,” but Reverend Curtis Gatewood never really went away. The NAACP official who accused “the Jews” of trying to assassinate President Obama, who called the innocent victims of 9/11 “racists” whose violent deaths were a “just punishment” from God, and who co-organized a rally in support of Fort Hood mass-shooter Nidal Hasan, has more lives than Michael Myers from the Halloween films.
Gatewood, the field and branch director of the North Carolina NAACP, represents an NAACP chapter so extreme, so hate-filled, that the one time the national NAACP attempted to censure him, his entire chapter mutinied and threatened to sever ties with the national base. So the NAACP leaders (you know, the ones who commanded Tea Party leaders to expel all “racists”) surrendered, and Gatewood has been declared untouchable, no matter what he says.
This past weekend, Gatewood, on his Facebook page, came out in defense of Dallas gunman Micah Johnson, writing:
“Yes, I’m coming to the defense of the defenseless. That includes Micha (sic) X. Johnson who has been accused of shooting about 12 police officers. I defend him because historically Black men have been victim of horrific and racist mob-killings whose guilt had not been confessed or proven in a court of law.”
Gatewood continued, suggesting that Johnson’s death was “preconceived punishment out of rage,” because “police saw this as another opportunity to horrifically kill another Black man and charge him far beyond the crimes he actually committed at a time when emotions are so high, no one would care.”
I emailed Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, for comment:
What is the NC NAACP’s position regarding Gatewood’s defense of Johnson as a “defenseless” black man whose “preconceived punishment” was “far beyond the crimes he actually committed?”
Barber refused to reply.
And why should he reply? He knows perfectly well that the national NAACP leaders will do as they always do, and turn a blind eye to Gatewood, even as they continue conducting witch hunts against conservatives who make “racist” or “offensive” comments. And he knows that members of the mainstream media will ignore the story of Gatewood’s extremism, as they’ve done time and again.