Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller was apparently the first to troll through Gavin Long's social media accounts. See, "Exclusive: Gavin Eugene Long Was Nation of Islam Member, Railed Against ‘Crackers’ on YouTube Channel."
But see also BuzzFeed, "This is What We Know About the Man Who Shot Three Baton Rouge Police Officers."
The suspect, who apparently used the alias Cosmo Setepenra, is seen showing solidarity with Dallas police killer Micah Xavier Johnson":
This cheap suit wants to blame his buddy's murders on "white supremacy," while killer tagged him on Twitter pic.twitter.com/9Xxa6KohTV— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) July 17, 2016
A cursory read of Gavin Eugene Long's twitter feed makes it pretty clear what his motivations were: pic.twitter.com/juRddCJNcA— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) July 17, 2016
MSM outlets are slow to pick up on the news, perhaps due to the pressure of confirmation, or probably because the suspect further destroys the false "Black Lives Matter" narrative.
However, the Kansas City Star has a pretty good discussion, "Gunman suspected of killing 3 Baton Rouge officers identified as Kansas City man":
Gunman suspected of killing 3 Baton Rouge officers identified as Kansas City man: https://t.co/3jHiu04Inp— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) July 17, 2016
While Long appeared to have little presence on social media using his birth name, he left an online trail linking to various social media accounts and websites that reference the online identity “Cosmo Setepenra.” The domain for these accounts and websites are registered under the name Gavin Long and list a Kansas City address.
A phone number listed for the domain convoswithcosmo.club was also used in websites where Long apparently used the identity of Cosmo Setepenra. No person with the name Cosmo Setepenra appeared to be otherwise listed in Kansas City or elsewhere.
As Cosmos, a self-proclaimed “freedom strategist, mental game coach, nutritionist, author and spiritual advisor,” Long shared his perspective frequently on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and a personal website that touted the “Convos with Cosmo.”
On his website, “Convos with Cosmos,” he wrote blog posts about sex, health and entertainment and appeared to sell holistic health coaching sessions. In recent weeks, he had shared commentary about high-profile officer involved shootings, including Alton Sterling, who was shot by police outside a Baton Rouge gas station earlier this month.
He told a YouTube audience that he traveled to Dallas before the police shooting and was in the city during a sniper attack that killed five officers.
He opined on how history shows how “100 percent of revolutions, of victims fighting their oppression, from victims fighting their bullies, 100 percent have been successful through fighting back, through bloodshed. Zero have been successful just over simply protesting. It doesn’t...it has never worked and it never will. You got to fight back.”
He encouraged “real” and “alpha” individuals who wanted change to take a different tactic in invoking change.
“It’s only fighting back or money,” Long said. “That’s all they care about. Revenue and blood. Revenue and blood. Revenue and blood.”
Recent tweets seemed to reference his desire to see a more powerful, unified force combat white power and “elevate” black people.
“Power doesn’t respect weakness. Power only respects Power.
# Alton # Castile,” he tweeted on July 7.
He also tweeted:
“Violence is not THE answer (its a answer), but at what point do you stand up so that your people dont become the Native Americans...EXTINCT?” and “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.”
Authorities initially believed that two other assailants might be at large, but hours later said the dead gunman was the only person who fired at the officers.
The local FBI office is assisting with the investigation stemming from the shooting earlier Sunday. However, details of their investigation were not released, said Bridget Patton, spokeswoman for the FBI in Kansas City.