So this is where his rage and anger stemmed from. Interesting. He is more of a coward and a loser than we thought he was.
The Dallas sniper who targeted police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest was sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female soldier – then ‘got in touch with bad folks and went all Black Panther,’ according to a friend.
Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who fatally shot five officers and wounded seven more before police killed him with a remote-controlled bomb in early hours of Friday, was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media.
Johnson lived with family members in the blue-collar suburb of Mesquite, Texas, where he played basketball for hours at a time.
But for six years starting in 2009, he served in the Army Reserve as a private first class with a specialty in carpentry and masonry, the military said.
In May 2014, six months into his Afghanistan tour, he was accused of sexual harassment by a female soldier that involved him reportedly buying her underwear from Victoria’s Secret.
Bradford Glendening, the military lawyer who represented Johnson, told the New York Daily News that he was able to make out at least one alleged incident after he received a scanned copy of the victim’s complaint that was difficult to read.
‘I could distinctly read in there something about purchasing Victoria’s Secret clothing for her,’ he told the newspaper.
‘I’m sure he created a hostile work environment by being sexually forward with her.’
Glendening said The Army sent him stateside, recommending an ‘other than honorable discharge.’
That recommendation was ‘highly unusual,’ Bradford said, since counseling is usually ordered before more drastic steps are taken.
‘In his case, it was apparently so egregious, it was not just the act itself,’ Glendening told The Associated Press. ‘I’m sure that this guy was the black sheep of his unit.’
According to a court filing Glendening read over the phone Friday, the victim said she wanted Johnson to ‘receive mental help,’ while also seeking a protective order to keep him away from her and her family, wherever they went. Johnson was ordered to avoid all contact with her.
Glendening said Johnson was set to be removed from the Army in September 2014 because of the incident, but instead got an honorable discharge months later — for reasons he can’t understand.
‘Someone really screwed up,’ he said. ‘But to my client’s benefit.’
And a friend of Johnson’s, who served in the same platoon, told Fox News that after returning from Afghanistan, he fell in with a ‘bad folks and went all Black Panther.’