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MSNBC Profiles Black Militia Seeking the Creation of a ‘Black Ethno State’



Morning Joe

Name: Morning Joe


Morgan Radford

Name: Morgan Radford

, John Fitzgerald Johnson

Name: John Fitzgerald Johnson

Event location
03/22/2021 07:02 am
Tom (staff)
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BRZEZINSKI Now to the ░░░░░░░░ of another community that ░░░░░░░░ often feels unprotected and ░░░░░░░░ group that s stepping ░░░░░░░░ to do something about ░░░░░░░░ They re known as ░░░░░░░░ NFAC an unarmed all ░░░░░░░░ militia you might have ░░░░░░░░ an armed black militia ░░░░░░░░ you might have seen ░░░░░░░░ protests in Georgia Kentucky ░░░░░░░░ D C Joining us ░░░░░░░░ from Atlanta with more ░░░░░░░░ this NBC news correspondent ░░░░░░░░ Radford Morgan tell us ░░░░░░░░ this group RADFORD Mika ░░░░░░░░ morning The bottom line ░░░░░░░░ this group says that ░░░░░░░░ U S government as ░░░░░░░░ as law enforcement simply ░░░░░░░░ not do enough to ░░░░░░░░ black Americans in this ░░░░░░░░ which is why they ░░░░░░░░ they re taking matters ░░░░░░░░ their own hands And ░░░░░░░░ Mika this is a ░░░░░░░░ that is growing They ░░░░░░░░ they now boast recruits ░░░░░░░░ nearly every single state ░░░░░░░░ we decided to go ░░░░░░░░ embed with them and ░░░░░░░░ exactly what they re ░░░░░░░░ and why Take a ░░░░░░░░ Clip starts RADFORD voice ░░░░░░░░ The sounds of war ░░░░░░░░ here at home This ░░░░░░░░ the NFAC An all ░░░░░░░░ militia with a mission ░░░░░░░░ defend the black community ░░░░░░░░ any means necessary RADFORD ░░░░░░░░ camera So this is ░░░░░░░░ for one of the ░░░░░░░░ chapters UNKNOWN FEMALE Yes ░░░░░░░░ voice over Appearing by ░░░░░░░░ hundreds at protests from ░░░░░░░░ Mountain Georgia to Louisville ░░░░░░░░ demanding justice for police ░░░░░░░░ and countering what they ░░░░░░░░ is the threat of ░░░░░░░░ wing militias It s ░░░░░░░░ movement started in 2017 ░░░░░░░░ this man former musician ░░░░░░░░ army veteran John Grandmaster ░░░░░░░░ Johnson RADFORD on camera ░░░░░░░░ the movement growing JOHNSON ░░░░░░░░ leaps and bounds RADFORD ░░░░░░░░ over We met with ░░░░░░░░ outside of Cincinnati where ░░░░░░░░ says another new chapter ░░░░░░░░ now in the works ░░░░░░░░ The NFAC stands for ░░░░░░░░ Not F ing Around ░░░░░░░░ RADFORD What s behind ░░░░░░░░ name JOHNSON The NFAC ░░░░░░░░ born out of the ░░░░░░░░ four years under the ░░░░░░░░ administration The deterioration of ░░░░░░░░ relations in this country ░░░░░░░░ means that we are ░░░░░░░░ yourself to defend yourselves ░░░░░░░░ voice over While the ░░░░░░░░ s style echoes the ░░░░░░░░ Panther party of the ░░░░░░░░ their goals are distinct ░░░░░░░░ on defense with an ░░░░░░░░ goal of a black ░░░░░░░░ state JOHNSON What makes ░░░░░░░░ so different is that ░░░░░░░░ goal is our own ░░░░░░░░ our own country a ░░░░░░░░ where we can determine ░░░░░░░░ own future RADFORD on ░░░░░░░░ Is violence an option ░░░░░░░░ reach your goals JOHNSON ░░░░░░░░ United States was built ░░░░░░░░ violence being an option ░░░░░░░░ should be the last ░░░░░░░░ RADFORD voice over Extremism ░░░░░░░░ say the group is ░░░░░░░░ from far right militias ░░░░░░░░ MALE They have not ░░░░░░░░ to the level of ░░░░░░░░ of say the 3 ░░░░░░░░ or The Oathkeepers They ░░░░░░░░ not engaged in violence ░░░░░░░░ fact in most of ░░░░░░░░ demonstrations they have in ░░░░░░░░ coordinated their activities with ░░░░░░░░ RADFORD on camera When ░░░░░░░░ talk about January 6th ░░░░░░░░ we saw those rioters ░░░░░░░░ the Capitol what do ░░░░░░░░ say to critics who ░░░░░░░░ you re no different ░░░░░░░░ them They re extremists ░░░░░░░░ re extremists JOHNSON Show ░░░░░░░░ where we ve done ░░░░░░░░ things They ve killed ░░░░░░░░ They ve disrespected the ░░░░░░░░ to the point where ░░░░░░░░ ve invaded its sacred ░░░░░░░░ Show me where we ░░░░░░░░ done those things because ░░░░░░░░ have done none of ░░░░░░░░ RADFORD voice over We ░░░░░░░░ allowed rare access to ░░░░░░░░ of their training sites ░░░░░░░░ a secret location in ░░░░░░░░ Georgia RADFORD on camera ░░░░░░░░ are now driving to ░░░░░░░░ NFAC training facility RADFORD ░░░░░░░░ over We spoke to ░░░░░░░░ member who chose to ░░░░░░░░ by the code name ░░░░░░░░ to protect her anonymity ░░░░░░░░ on camera This is ░░░░░░░░ handgun course UNKNOWN FEMALE ░░░░░░░░ Yes RADFORD And what ░░░░░░░░ you guys do next ░░░░░░░░ FEMALE We are going ░░░░░░░░ the area where we ░░░░░░░░ our primary weapons firing ░░░░░░░░ Why did you decide ░░░░░░░░ join this movement UNKNOWN ░░░░░░░░ It s for the ░░░░░░░░ Black people we need ░░░░░░░░ learn how to defend ░░░░░░░░ This is definitely one ░░░░░░░░ to do it RADFORD ░░░░░░░░ you all I mean ░░░░░░░░ normal jobs you work ░░░░░░░░ all different sectors UNKNOWN ░░░░░░░░ Absolutely We re business ░░░░░░░░ we re doctors lawyers ░░░░░░░░ re your everyday person ░░░░░░░░ from Walmart to the ░░░░░░░░ sector RADFORD What are ░░░░░░░░ all training for UNKNOWN ░░░░░░░░ We re training for ░░░░░░░░ defense RADFORD voice over ░░░░░░░░ response to show they ░░░░░░░░ t be scared or ░░░░░░░░ any longer Clip ends ░░░░░░░░ Mika we asked the ░░░░░░░░ several times to give ░░░░░░░░ an exact number of ░░░░░░░░ membership They refused to ░░░░░░░░ so but it appears ░░░░░░░░ be in the thousands ░░░░░░░░ on the number of ░░░░░░░░ who have come to ░░░░░░░░ marches and also based ░░░░░░░░ the number of people ░░░░░░░░ saw at one individual ░░░░░░░░ session But it s ░░░░░░░░ important to note Mika ░░░░░░░░ the NFAC has no ░░░░░░░░ of violent incidents However ░░░░░░░░ Leader Grandmaster Jay has ░░░░░░░░ recently indicted on federal ░░░░░░░░ by federal officials who ░░░░░░░░ that he pointed a ░░░░░░░░ at officers during that ░░░░░░░░ in support of Breonna ░░░░░░░░ in Louisville Kentucky last ░░░░░░░░ That case is ongoing ░░░░░░░░ says pleaded not guilty ░░░░░░░░ we are waiting to ░░░░░░░░ out the results of ░░░░░░░░ case Mika BRZEZINSKI All ░░░░░░░░ Morgan Radford thank you ░░░░░░░░ that incredible report.”
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