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Dallas gunman Micah Johnson was blacklisted by black militant groups for stealing woman’s underwear

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Micah Johnson was rejected from a black militant group two years before he killed five police officers and wounded six others during a Dallas shooting spree.

The gunman had been sent home from Afghanistan and discharged from the U.S. Army in 2014 for stealing a female soldier’s underwear, and he became interested in black activist groups after the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, reported The Daily Beast.

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He was loosely affiliated online with the African American Defense League, the Black Riders Liberation Party, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and South Dallas’ Muhammad Mosque Number 48, which is linked to the Nation of Islam.

But he was prevented — and effectively shunned — from joining black nationalist and black liberation groups after a background check.

Johnson tried to become a member of the Collective Black People’s Movement, but an anonymous tipster from Oakland urged the Dallas-area organization to screen the former soldier.

The group found that Johnson had been discharged from the military for sexual harassment, and he was deemed “unfit for recruitment.”

That designation prevented him from joining similar groups around the U.S.

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“Once you’re blacklisted by the alert that we put out, that’s a wrap,” said Ken Moore, of the CBPM.

He still attended protests and other events in the Dallas area, and other activists were familiar with him, but he apparently wasn’t an active member of any of the groups that organized the demonstrations.

“He was basically seen as a loner, a sympathizer,” Moore said.

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Malik Shabazz, former chair of the New Black Panther Party, would not confirm or deny whether Johnson had tried to join the group, and other members of the group declined comment.

Makio Shakur, head of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, would not comment on Johnson’s ties to the group but condemned his actions.

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“That’s not what we’re about,” he said. “We support the Second Amendment rights of all people, and will be there to defend them whether they are white, black, Hispanic, Asian — whatever.”

Johnson “liked” the Huey P. Newton Gun Club’s page on Facebook, and its members recognized him from community events, but its co-founder said he had no real ties to the group.

“We recognize his face in the community from being at certain functions,” said gun club co-founder Babu Omowale. “It’s just like somebody that you know and you see him at the grocery store five or six times during the week because they are part of the same community that you are a part of.”

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.

The photo shows Igor Fruman -- who, like Parnas, is under federal indictment -- sitting closely next to Rudy Giuliani and Parnas.

Haber said a source informed her that in the picture, Parnas can be seen wearing a "Presidential Service Badge," linking to the Wikipedia entry on the pin.

"The Presidential Service Badge (PSB) is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States," Wikipedia explained.

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