Officials said that the leader of a pro gun group was sentenced for pointing a rifle at Kentucky law enforcement during a demonstration. He was sentenced to seven year and two month in prison.
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In a joint statement by U.S., John F. Johnson (59), of Cincinnati, was sentenced Wednesday. He goes under the name “Grandmaster Jay”. Attorney Michael A. Bennett and FBI Special Agent Jodi Cobb were joined by Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields.
In May, a federal jury found Johnson guilty of resisting and impeding law enforcement as well as brandishing a firearm in protests over racial justice two years ago. According to court documents and evidence, Johnson pointed an AR-15 platform rifle along with a tactical flashlight at two federally appointed officers who were sitting on a rooftop in downtown Louisville. This alleged incident took place the day before the Kentucky Derby when hundreds marched peacefully to demand justice for Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting by Louisville police officers.
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Johnson’s group has repeatedly protested against police violence and white supremacy.