The sister of the deranged sniper that assassinated five Dallas police officers spoke out on Wednesday, the night before the attack, claiming that police need to “to get a taste of the life we now fear.” She would later delete the post and write another status claiming that the shooting was unexpected and “wasn’t like him.” The post appears to advocate for violence against police.
Nicole Johnson, sister of Dallas shooter Micah Johnson, posted an inflammatory anti-police status the night before her bothers attack that would leave five officers dead and seven more injured. The status can be seen below:
She also posted a video of Alton Sterling, a black man that was shot to death by Baton Rouge police earlier that week, just prior to the status. The video was accompanied by a status stating:
“Makes me so mad…When we decide we had enough n fight back.”
Johnson’s status and the accompanying video can be seen below:
Despite the violent nature of her posts Johnson claims her brother’s bloody rampage was unexpected and accuses the media of misrepresenting her brother. She posted yet another status, this one coming after the attack, defending her brother.
“The news will say what they think but those that knew him know this wasn’t like him. This is the biggest loss we’ve had.”
Johnson deleted her page shortly after massive backlash from both the media and other Facebook users. She decided to deactivate her account, which was public at the time of her status updates, on the basis that the media was “stealing” her private words. Her full Facebook status read:
“shutting down my Facebook as the news is stealing my private words, photos and harassing my friends. When its safe i will hop back on here.”
Her Facebook profile was deleted then briefly reactivated before being shut down once again. The profile remains offline.