Our nation is still mourning the senseless deaths of all that died in France, Orlando, all the police officer shootings and the videos we have seen all over the internet with black males being shot, now the latest, 3 police officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On Sunday, a Missouri man identified as, Gaving Long of Kansas City, went on a shooting rampage that left two police officers and a sherif’s deputy dead. Long, who was African-American, was a former Marine. Long was killed in a gun battle after the other officers were ambushed, he had been carrying an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle.
The three law-enforcement officers killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were, Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola, and Matthew Gerald.
It was discovered that Gavin Long was a frequent user of social media, he often posted videos, podcasts, and tweets under his pseudonym Cosmo Seterpenra, where he tweeted a link to a news story about a Dallas shooter Micah Johnson and said the shooter was “one of us! #MY Religion is Justice.”
At an afternoon news conference, local and state authorities, including Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, said Long was thought to be the lone gunman. Earlier reports had said authorities believed there might have been more than one attacker. Edwards described the shooting as an “absolutely unspeakable heinous attack.”