The NFAC black armed militia group is back in the news and planning a march in Louisville Kentucky today.
Friday Louisville Councilman Kevin Kramer, a Republican urged residents to stay clear from the city’s downtown area on Saturday while the militia’s march is underway.
“The potential for violence will be heightened as we will more than likely have a number of highly armed groups representing very different viewpoints as well as other groups all situated within a block of each other. While efforts are being made to ensure a safe environment to all persons present, I would caution you that the potential for violence will exist.” Kramer said to WDRB
Kramer continued “I don’t have a lot of confidence that the police department is going to have the resources that they need should something go wrong.”
Fox News reports Grand Master Jay, head of the “Not F—ing Around Coalition,” refers to the U.S. Constitution when talking about his Black armed militia group, which plans to march in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.
— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) July 25, 2020
“Once it gets to that point where it looks like the government is non-responsive to the will of the people, the Constitution says to [form a] militia to address the grievances of the people,” he told Louisville FOX affiliate WDRB-TV.
“I didn’t write it,” he says about one of America’s founding documents. “They wrote it. We just abide by it. So that’s our destination, because when it looks like the government is being indifferent to the people, the people have the right to form themselves – and arm themselves — to ask those questions.”
The focus of the group’s march, he says, will be an attempt to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman who was fatally shot March 13 during a police raid in her Louisville home.
Other militias also plan to be in the area Saturday, but Major Aubrey Gregory of the Louisville Metropolitan Police says the department has a plan for maintaining peace and separating groups that have opposing political views.
“We expect nothing but a peacful protest this weekend,” Gregory told WAVE3 of Louisville.
Taylor’s death came after police executed a “no-knock warrant” at the address, in search of a drug suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found in Taylor’s home.
Family members and supporters of Taylor have called for the officers involved in the shooting to be arrested but none of them has been charged with a crime – although the FBI launched an investigation in May after the family filed a lawsuit.
Grand Master Jay’s coalition has called for those joining its march Saturday to open-carry their weapons, wear black and remain peaceful, WDRB reported.
The group’s leader says he has already spoken with city officials about the Taylor case, hoping to see results – but is now advocating for the mayor and city council members to be replaced, the station reported.
The Louisville organization of Black Lives Matter has distanced itself from Grand Master Jay’s coalition, accusing the armed group of being “outside agitators” – noting the militia had staged a march in Stone Mountain, Ga., on July 4, WDRB reported.
TCO reported earlier this month, a video of Grand Master Jay, the leader of a black militia group that describes themselves as the “NFAC” (Not F*cking around coalition) recently went viral on Twitter, and now has over 785k views.
In the clip, Grand Master Jay advocates for a separate black ethnostate and says “We don’t want to talk no more, we don’t want to negotiate. We don’t want to sing songs, we don’t bring signs to a gunfight. We’re an eye for an eye organization. So when they decide to act right, we’ll act right. And we do it all legally.”
NFAC's leader Grand Master Jay describing how he will build his black ethnostate inside the United States.
boasting they are all ex-military extremely disciplined & experts shooters
— SSG_PAIN⭐⭐⭐ (@SSG_PAIN) July 5, 2020
Jay is now under fire on social media for sharing a fake Hitler quote as internet sleuths have also uncovered a history of anti-Semitic messages.
April 1st, a Twitter user wrote “FBI raiding cribs in Williamsburg for hoarders of medical mask smh if your from NYC you already know who it was smh”
Grand Master Jay replied “So the Jews are hoarding masks? How ironic.”
More recently, June 27th, Grand Master Jay tweeted a completely fake Hitler quote that has been declared “false” by Snopes.
Reason concluded “The arrival of militia members and armed private citizens is to be expected in cities where there is intense fallout from fatal use-of-force incidents. Black activists, some inspired by the likes of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, are using their guns to remind the public that they, too, have a voice.”
However, many social media users have expressed disappointment in Grand Master Jay’s spreading of a fake hitler quote and anti-semitic rhetoric.
One Twitter user replied to Jay and simply wrote “not true” linking the Snopes fact check.
— bluelily (@bluelily910) July 5, 2020
Another wrote “Fake quote. Only for the gullible.”
Fake quote. Only for the gullible.
— Blurb Writer (@blurbwriter) July 5, 2020