The suspected cop-killer who shot and killed Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder late Sunday night was a Black Lives Matter protestor, and even attended the funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Facebook posts on the account identified as belonging to 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, of Missouri, show him attending the protests that followed the justifiable shooting of Brown by former Police Officer Darren Wilson, who was exonerated by the grand jury, forensics and former Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department investigation.
Pictures he posted to social media show him in the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose, which became the protestors’ rallying cry following the shooting. Consequently, it’s was also built on a complete lie, constructed by the usual race-hustling pimps and perpetuated by an irresponsible bias media.
Meanwhile, Kentucky State Police say Johnson-Shanks shot Trooper Ponder, a 31-year-old white officer, as he was conducting a traffic stop on the westbound side of Interstate 24 in the western part of the state at about 10:20 p.m. local time. Ironically, Shanks was driving with a suspended license, so Trooper Ponder was arranging for overnight lodging for the man and his fellow travelers, including two children. But, despite the trooper’s good intentions, Shanks fled from the scene forcing Ponder to pursue him for roughly nine miles before the suspect’s car abruptly stopped, causing the trooper to crash his car into the vehicle. The Black Lives Matter protestor got out of the car and started shooting at Trooper Ponder, hitting him multiple times before fleeing the scene on foot.
Trooper Ponder, a 31-year-old white Navy veteran, had been with the Kentucky State Police since January of this year. Ponder, who was from Rineyville, Kty., was stationed at the police post in Mayfield after graduating from the academy. He reportedly had plans to move closer to home within the next year.