A Youtube account called "Convos With Cosmo" operated by Gavin Eugene Long, the suspected murderer of three police officers in Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, discovered by The Daily Caller reveals key details of what might have motivated the 29-year-old black man to kill.
He tweeted about his own death late last night:
Just bc you wake up every morning doesn't mean that you're living. And just bc you shed your physical body doesn't mean that you're dead.— Convos With Cosmo (@ConvosWithCosmo) July 17, 2016
MSNBC reported earlier today that he was potentially a member of a "soveriegn citizen" anti-government group.
"Don't affiliate me with nothing," he said. "Black business school, I was a Christian, I went to Africa."
I thought my own thoughts. I made my own decisions. I’m the one who’s got to listen the judgement. That’s it. And my heart is pure,” he said, adding that he wasn’t affiliated with any groups.
“If anything happens with me, because I’m an alpha male, I stand up, I stand firm, I stand for mine, until the end,” he said.
“Yeah, I also was a Nation of Islam member. Don’t affiliate me with it. Don’t affiliate me with anything."
"I'm affiliated with the spirit of justice. Nothing else."
CBS News reports Long was a Black Nationalist...
Long ranted about protests and oppression on YouTube under the pseudonym Cosmo Setepenra.
“Let’s just go with the numbers, let’s go with the history, 100 percent of revolutions of victims fighting their oppressors, from victims fighting their bullies, 100 percent have been successful through fighting back, through bloodshed,” Long said in one video. “Zero have been successful just over simply protesting. It has never worked and it never will, you gotta fight back. That’s the only way a bully knows to quit, he doesn’t know words.”
Long continued, “If y’all want to keep protesting, do that, but for the serious ones the real ones, the alpha ones, we know what it’s going to take, it’s only fighting back or money that’s all they care about. Revenue and blood … nothing else. You’re in a world that’s run by devils.”
On an Amazon profile, Long claims to have written three books.
“After completing an Associate’s degree in General Studies at Central Texas College, Cosmo then attended Clark Atlanta University to further his education. After a year and a half at Clark Atlanta as a dean’s list student, he had a spiritual revelation that resulted in him dropping out of college, selling his two cars, giving away all of his material possessions, packing two suitcases and journeying to Africa—his ancestral homeland,” the profile reads.