An NAACP Leader Just Perpetuated The Most Ridiculous Analogy

A director of the North Carolina NAACP chapter, Reverend Curtis Gatewood, posted his thoughts on Facebook defending the “racist massacre” of “Micha [sic]” X. Johnson who assassinated 5 police officers and wounded 7 more.

Reverend Curtis Gatewood’s Facebook post from July 10 at 11:38 read exactly:

“Yes. I’m coming to the defense of the defenseless.  That includes Micha 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.  Even if Micha was carrying a gun or riffle, that in of itself does not prove he murdered the police officers.  Since police claim Micha talked to Police Negotiators – aren’t such conversations normally recorded?  Do they have recorded conversations of his voice confessing these crimes?  Do they have recordings of his voice stating refusing to cooperate and seeking to kill others if he in fact killed those in question?  And even if he refused to turn himself in – since he was obviously concerned – how did blowing him to pieces with a bomb become the solution?  Was this more a preconceived punishment out of rage or is it true that the 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? (http://www.dailywire.com/news/7403/you-wont-believe-what-naacp-leader-said-about-amanda-prestigiacomo)

It’s quite clear we have a delusional case of frustration on the part of Curtis Gatewood.

The fact is, however, that Johnson was still holding his weapon after he had already injured and/or killed 12 police officers.  And in order to stop the bleeding, one has to stop the bleeding from where it began, correct?

The only standing order at that point was to shoot-to-kill. Johnson had barricaded himself with his deadly rifle in hand.  Yet, Gatewood clearly and audaciously condemns the police for not finding a peaceful solution. But the only PEACEFUL solution would have been for Johnson to give himself up for arrest and avoid his eminent demise.

Gatewood went even further to say:

“Micha X. Johnson’s name should be added to the list of those such as Mike Brown, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, etc. Micha [sic] Johnson’s killing was just as much a use of excessive force and murder by police… Again, this is an instance where a Black man was murdered at a point where patience (since he had obviously been blocked off from other people) and the deescalation [sic] of the situation could have provided the opportunity to bring him in alive for questioning and his day in court. Make no mistake, by taking this Black ‘suspect’ and demonizing and using a killer robot to blow him up in this unprecedented and barbaric manner and without a trial in a court of law is the truest and most literal example yet of a ‘high-tech lynching.” (http://www.dailywire.com/news/7403/you-wont-believe-what-naacp-leader-said-about-amanda-prestigiacomo)

To compare the cases of Brown, Sterling, Garner, and Castile to the most recent massacre of Micah Johnson, is gross hyperbole, and frankly, it’s a sick comparison.

The implication Gatewood insists upon is that Micah is innocent until proven guilty – but if you have eyes, you can clearly see that in this context, it’s absolutely not the case.

  • Roy Johnson

    Leaders like this is what’s wrong with the NAACP.

  • Barrustio

    This has got to be one of the most idiotic and racist statements I have heard lately…and that’s pretty bad considering I have heard plenty from Bathhouse Barry, Lorreto Lynch, Eric Holder and Hillary.

    • Puddintain

      And he calls himself Reverend. Kinda like sharpton and jackson calling themselves Reverend. Disgusting.

      • Barrustio

        These “Reverends” are an example of the BIG differences in Christian denominations…as a Catholic, they probably wouldn’t say hello to me in the liquor store because they are “better than thou”…they don’t make love standing up because they don’t want people to think they’re dancing.

  • KEN WATSON

    What’s your point bible man?

    • marshmil

      Who are you directing your question to KEN WATSON when you asked “What’s your point bible man?”

  • rouge1

    He must of got Jessy Jackson’s or Jeramiah Wright’s bible.

    • This guy is such a cliche. Angry black man spewing lies and hate. NAACP probably passed-out racist talking points…or maybe they come from the Muslim, race-baiting usurper in our WH.

    • Mac

      Must HAVE or must’ve not must of.

  • Maria castro

    Just study the history of Africa and how many countries have tried to civilized them. The intelligent ones, the ones that want to get ahead are murdered. They love hunting, especially if the prey is resting.

  • Howie Subnick

    CURTIS GATEWOOD, A DISGRACE TO BLACK AMERICA, A DISGRACE TO WHITE AMERICA AND A DISGRACE TO THE WORLD! HE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM SPEAKING ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE BOMBING OF THE SHOOTER WHO KILLED THE POLICE OFFICERS SEEMED TO BOTHER THIS BRAINLESS SPEAKER. TO BAD HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE NOT IN THE LINE OF FIRE AND SEE WHAT HE WOULD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BOMBING THE SHOOTER. THIS GUY IS A COMPLETE MORON. GOD BLESS THE OFFICERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AND THOSE WHO WERE WOUNDED. MAY ALL THE FAMILIES FIND A WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS HORRIBLE LOSS OF HUMANITY.

  • Shagnasty1

    Would racists like Reverend Curtis Gatewood please show me how Micha X. Johnson’s victims historically victimized Black men? All one has to do is watch the TV show COPS to see how many Black men and women act during police encounters and their actions justify the rough treatment they receive when the police detain them. The police cannot just say please to those who fight with them or try to elude them. “Stop in the name of the law!” just doesn’t cut it anymore.

  • rchguns

    How can a supposedly educated individual make the statements? The man just committed murder and refused to surrender for arrest and was still firing at police officers. It doesn’t matter what color the individual is and I could care less if he has mental illness or not.
    He chose to kill these people he also chose to make a last stand in a barricaded position, and was planning suicide by police in other words he was going to force the police to kill him.
    This preacher is a total idiot and who is pandering to the black community to continue his personal power and support.

    Let’s shine a light on this individual he represents the NAACP in this situation and like other noted members of the NAACP he is guilty of genocide. He and others like him, the Congressional Black Caucus, and even our pretend president are also guilty of genocide.
    In Serbia one race of people systematically murdered between 10 and 11,000 people. The United Nations call this genocide and interview to stop it and convicted the leader who was promoting this genocide of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
    Now you have a group of people who are sanctioning the genocide of 425,000 individuals on average per year. If someone is responsible for that many deaths should not that be called genocide?
    This preacher and his cronies came out all in support of Planned Parenthood and they publicly maintain that it is such an important and vital program for the black community that it deserves federal funding. Planned Parenthood publicly brags that they perform approximately 500,000 procedures per year and they also state that 85% of those procedures are performed on young black women many of whom are little more than children themselves. That’s 425,000 black Americans killed per year and these acts are praised by people like this preacher.

  • Sue Rawson

    and they call this racist guy a Leader!!!? Instigator is more like it…

  • brooksandstreams .

    HIS HEAD has to be peeking out of his ass hole. He is the epitome of all hate mongers, such as those that got lynched in Africa before his kinfoke sold off his kind for slaves all over the new world!!

  • jim jones

    We need a statement from the KKK!

  • John Liposky

    SPIN Just like most media does every day.

  • stopspending4

    Hil sided with the naacp in her speech to them yesterday saying the police would be punished for killing black people. Yikes, we are in a heap of hurt if she is elected. She and O hav also supported blm without any reservations.

  • aurora9

    True Reverends do not speak like this. He is hiding behind that title. Just think how much good he could do for his people if he was so inclined.

    • marshmil

      For these to attach “Rev.” to their names is like street drug sellers riding around town in high price luxury cars trying to make people think they are “something.”

  • Mac

    Could it be that those other killings by police were just as justified?