DOJ whistleblower J. Christian Adams believes this may be Micah X Johnson. Compare to this phot of Johnson from the Daily Beast:
To be fair, the Black panthers admits that Johnson was once a member, but no longer. This from KPRC News in Houston:
Johnson, 25, was a part of the Houston chapter of the New Black Panther party a few years ago. According to community activist Quanell X, Johnson was only a member for about 6 months. Quanell X said the group had issues with Johnson, who didn’t want to follow the chain of command.
However, Adams photo comes from a more recent Black Panther video when the Black Panthers stood in front of the Waller County jail to protest the suicide of Sandra Bland while in police custody. This protest occurred just last summer. Breitbart Texas editor Bob Price writes that the Black Panthers chanted “The revolution is on….Off the Pigs…Oink! Oink!…Bang Bang.” Breitbart also feels that the photo above is of Johnson.
So why did Johnson say he wasn’t part of any group and that the Black Panthers want to distance themselves from Johnson? Moreover, if the photo is of Johnson, his Palestinian nationalist headscarf or Keffiyeh is also troubling. Had he become radicalized by Islamic fundamentalism? Maybe this is what the Black Panther representative meant with trouble “following the chain of command.