The Dallas gunman Micah X. Johnson left behind an enigmatic communique that law enforcement officials are attempting to decipher. They publicly are stumped.
Perhaps synchromystic thinkers have some insights to share?
On the night of Thursday, July 7, 2016, as Johnson held off the DPD and others during his stand-off at the El Centro parking garage, he wrote a message on the wall - in his blood. He soon would be the first person killed in the USA by a robot switching on a bomb.
According to remarks of Dallas Police Chief David Brown on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on State of the Union, Johnson's message is difficult to understand.
Brown said police found bomb-making materials and a journal at the shooter's home that suggested he'd been practicing detonations and appeared ready to take aim at larger targets.
He said the shooter, Micah Johnson, "obviously had some delusion. There was quite a bit of rambling in the journal that's hard to decipher."
Among Dallas investigators' current goals: Figure out what Johnson had meant by "RB," lettering that Brown said he'd written on the wall in blood before his death.
Police are "trying to figure out what those initials mean, but we haven't determined that yet," Brown said.
"At the scene where he was killed, he wrote some lettering in blood on the walls, which leads us to believe he was wounded on the way up the stairwell, on the second floor of the El Centro building and where we detonated the device to end the standoff there was more lettering written in his own blood," he said. Source.
What could "RB" mean?
Does it relate to Johnson's multiple "Black Power" likes on Facebook? Was RB for "Righteous Brother"?
The Urban Dictionary translates "RB" as "Random Boner," or "Rogue Boner," both of which seem inappropriate in this situation.
Other common meanings for "RB" - such as the following - all seem off base:
Running Back (football)
Rock Band (video game)
"R&B" = Rhythm and Blues
Or is it something as simple as RB = Red Blood?
What deeper meaning could Micah X. Johnson have been trying to convey? Could understanding "RB" assist in preventing other like-minded copycats?
Do you have any ideas?
Craig Heimbichner, a coauthor Ritual America, suggests the military term, "Responsible Body"; see here.
Daniel Sale thinks it might be "Rosicrucian Brotherhood."
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