‘Former marine’ who was ‘fed up with treatment of black people’ kills three policemen, injures three more. The ex-marine – Gavin Long called for black people to ‘fight back’ against police ‘devils’ in a video days before his attack.
In the video, posted on Youtube Gavin Long says there are only two ways to defeat the injustices: fighting or money. Using the name Cosmo Setepenra, he says ‘simply protesting’ does not work: “You’ve gotta fight back, that’s the only way a bully knows to quit”.
In another video, he defends the man who shot dead five cops in Dallas, on July 7 declaring: “It’s justice, you know what I’m saying?”. Long, who was African-American, was a former marine who spent time in Iraq and was discharged at the rank of sergeant in 2010, according to the U.S. military.