Reports surfaced noting that the FBI arrested John Fitzgerald Johnson, who is the founder of the Not F**king Around Coalition, an all-Black armed activist group based out of Atlanta. The man known as Grandmaster Jay appeared before a judge in Louisville, Kentucky, later after his arrest.
The FBI says Grand Master Jay allegedly aimed his rifle at federally deputized task force officers while a rally took place in Louisville, Kentucky, this past September. The protest was reportedly related to Breonna Taylor, and task force officers claim they were blinded by a light they said was coming from a flashlight that was mounted to an “AR platform-style rifle” being held by Johnson that he allegedly aimed at them.
In a complaint filed by the FBI, they said, “The officers and TFOs advised they all perceived a threat from Johnson based on him aiming his rifle at them. All officers advised they were concerned Johnson might intentionally, or even accidentally, discharge a round at them.” If convicted, Johnson is facing up to 20 years in federal prison.