A Youtube account operated by Baton Rouge cop killer Gavin Eugene Long provides insight as to what motivated the young man to ambush police officers killing three and wounding three others on his 29th birthday.
In the Youtube videos, Long rants against “crackers,” a racially derogatory term for white people, and made multiple references to the July 5th killing of Alton Sterling at the hands of police officers only five miles away from Sunday’s attack.
The videos also detail that Long is a member of the Nation of Islam, labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its black supremacist and racist views towards Jews, Asians, and whites which the group’s leaders argue have "sucked the blood from and exploited the black community."
The 29-year-old was a native of Kansas City, Missouri and was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2010 after reaching the rank of E-5. He preferred to go by the name Cosmo Ausar Setepenra rather than Gavin Eugene Long.
In a video published on Thursday, the racist shooter says that "If I would have been there with Alton – Clap" before promoting a book that he wrote that discusses black liberation ideology.
"I wrote it for my dark-skinned brothers," said Long. "If you look at all the rebels like Black Panthers, Huey P. Newton, Malcolm X, and Elijah Muhammad, they was light-skinned. But we know how hard y’all got it."
The shooter also said that he refused to be a part of the protest saying that he preferred education and action rather than demonstrations which he referred to as “emotional” and “for the women.”
The assailant also suggested that the black community should buy only from black-owned businesses rather than "working for the white people."
He imagined the scenario of a family member who wanted to buy a carpet, but was forced to buy from non-black business owners saying – "Who’s she going to f--- with? The cracker, the Arab, the Chinese?"
"These Arabs, these Indians, they don’t give two f---s about us," said the shooter.