Posted on June 1, 2022

Black Militia Leader Grandmaster Jay Found Guilty on Federal Charges in Louisville Protests

WLKY, May 29, 2022

The leader of a Black militia group that took part in Louisville protests in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s death has been found guilty on two counts of federal charges.

John F. Johnson, 59, the leader of NFAC and better known as “Grandmaster Jay,” had been charged with assaulting a federal task force officer and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

Johnson and his militia came to Louisville twice {snip}

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, on Sept. 4, Johnson “forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a federally deputized task force officer who was performing official duties” when Johnson aimed a rifle at him.