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NFAC Leader Grandmaster Jay Indicted By Grand Jury, Faces 20 Years in Prison

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A grand jury has indicted NFAC leader John “Grandmaster Jay” Johnson on charges stemming from him allegedly pointing a gun at police officers during Breonna Taylor protests in 2020.

The NFAC (Not F****** Around Coalition) is an Atlanta-based organization that describes itself as a Black nationalist paramilitary organization.

On Wednesday, Johnson was indicted on five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. His case will now move into Jefferson Circuit Court, with an arraignment scheduled for Monday.

Prosecutors with the Commonwealth’s Attorney say the charges stem from Johnson and the NFAC taking part in protests in Louisville, Kentucky in July, and September of 2020. The NFAC marched in the city in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s death for what they described as peaceful formations. Although the NFAC is an armed group that was carrying weapons during the marches, the formations in Louisville were peaceful and without issue.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2020. According to a federal complaint, officers were on the roof of the Jefferson County grand jury building when an officer was “blinded by a light which they shortly thereafter determined was a flashlight mounted to the rifle being aimed at them by Johnson.”

Johnson was federally charged in December for pointing the rifle at Louis Metro Police officers, FBI, and Secret Service agents, who were on the rooftop. According to court documents, the FBI reviewed surveillance video from the incident, which included real-time crime center camera footage. Two photos were also included in the filing which allegedly show Johnson aiming a firearm at the officers.

Johnson said he didn’t realize it was officers until he turned on the light on top of his rifle.

Johnson is facing state and federal level charges. The state-level indictment includes five wanton endangerment counts, while the federal case includes one count to only include the one federal law enforcement officer whom Johnson allegedly aimed at, the commonwealth attorney’s office said.

If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for the state charges, the Jefferson Commonwealth Attorney’s Office said.

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6 comments

Ras T October 23, 2021 at 4:50 pm

This should ONLY holdup If they charge police with the SAME charge/ crime, for doing the same to peaceful, UNHARMED civilians.
After which, ALL MURDERS committed by poLICE should also be addressed, especially when the victims were UNARMED and innocent of any crime

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Rodney Penamon October 24, 2021 at 12:08 pm

They only doing this because he is a black man who knows his rights, if I didn’t know who was on the roof i would have did the same thing hell who knows what that agent was up to they could have plan to do him like they did Martin luther King, Malcolm X and any other black person they have killed. Hell what was he doing on the roof any way that is the question

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Murray John October 25, 2021 at 10:12 am

As usual the beast will try to either jail or kill a black leader like they did with the Black Panthers, Mlk, and any person of color who would stand up to the hate and evil that spews from white supremacists!

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John October 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm

We hope that you go to jail for the maximum of 27 years. We need to lessen stupid on the streets. You don;t scare nobody you Nig pOS

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Leo October 26, 2021 at 12:17 am

Free ’em.

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rwp October 26, 2021 at 2:57 pm

As a black gun owner, I feel that he made an error in pointing his light-mounted weapon at something that he wasn’t willing to destroy. Understanding that it was dark and he didn’t have a separate flashlight. However, all responsible gun owners will not cut him any slack. His race and political/social stance many prevent charges from being dropped but he should at least be charged with blandishment.

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