Leader of Black Militia Group Arrested on Federal Charges of Pointing Guns At Federal Agents

John Fitzgerald Johnson, known as Grandmaster Jay has been arrested and charged with assaulting law enforcement officers for pointing a firearm at police in Kentucky earlier this year. The 57-year-old leader of the armed Black group the Not F-cking Around Coalition was arrested on Dec. 3 at his home in Ohio. The charges stem from a Sept. 4 incident in which law enforcement officials claim he interfered with federally deputized task force officers one day before planned protests in Louisville, Kentucky.

Johnson pointed an AR platform rifle at an FBI agent, a Secret Service agent, and three Louisville Metro officers while they were surveilling the area from the roof of a building. The officers claim they were suddenly blinded by a light which was from a flashlight mounted on Johnson’s rifle according to the Western District of Kentucky United States Attorney’s Office.

“The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” United States Attorney Russell Coleman said in a statement. “Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not contradictory. Accordingly, we are committed to investigating violent behavior and those who are exploiting legitimate, peaceful protests and engaging in violations of federal law.”

Johnson was taken to Oldham County Detention Center in La Grange, Kentucky and appeared before a judge on the same day. If he convicted, Johnson could serve a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.

Militia leader facing federal charges for brandishing rifle at police | News Break
(Photo: Probable Cause Affidavit / FBI)

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