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He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort. The most humiliating part was that everyone in Micah Johnson's unit in Afghanistan knew why: He was accused of stealing a female soldier's panties. Comment?
Almost a week after the Dallas sniper attacks, it's still unclear how the gunman obtained an honorable discharge from the military even though Army officials sent him home from Afghanistan with a recommendation that he be thrown out of the armed forces. An attorney appointed by the military to represent Micah Johnson in a sexual harassment case speculated last week that Johnson's behavioral record could be more serious. Comment?
Micah Xavier Johnson, who killed five Dallas law enforcement officers Thursday night in an apparent rage over the deaths of black people at the hands of white police, had been attending black nationalist events in the Dallas area for a few years, the co-founder of the city's People's New Black Panther Party said Saturday. Babu Omowale said in an interview that Johnson, 25, had attended several events held by the group, but that he was never a formal member or particularly active. Comment?
Maybe it was the run-in with police in Richardson, Texas, a year ago, after someone reported that he looked suspicious sitting in a parked Chevy Tahoe at a strip mall. Maybe it was his encounter with a famous black-power activist this spring. Comment?
The alleged gunman who killed five Dallas police officers Thursday was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, and one victim was a veteran of the Navy Reserves who served in Iraq, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. The suspect, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, served most recently with the 420th Engineer Brigade out of Seagoville, Texas, as a carpentry and masonry specialist. Comment?
The Army said Friday that Micah Xavier Johnson, named as a suspect in the Dallas police shootings, served in the Army Reserve for six years and did a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Army released a portion of Johnson's service record that said he enlisted in March 2009 and served in the Army Reserve until April 2015. Comment?
A Mesquite man who lied to the FBI about pledging allegiance to an Islamic State terrorist leader was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison. Bilal Abood, 38, a former U.S. military translator, admitted he lied to the FBI about traveling to Syria and sending a tweet pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, or ISIS. Comment?
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