Kalyn Chapman James, the 1st black Miss Alabama, was suspended from a Miami TV station after she recorded a video praising cop killer, Micah X. Johnson.
Johnson, a 25-year-old army reservist, shot 12 Dallas police officers, killing 5, during a peaceful protest on July 7.
Johnson was killed by a bomb-wielding robocop in a parking garage where he holed up after the massacre.
Knowing that 5 officers lost their lives, James took to her Facebook page and recorded a chilling video, calling the Dallas sniper a “martyr”.
The former beauty queen said, “I don’t feel sad for the officers who lost their lives and I know that’s not really my heart. I value human life. And I want to feel sad for them but I can’t help but feeling like the shooter was a martyr.”
James reportedly recorded the video on her way home from church.
The Miami TV station where James worked as a TV host was quick to take action after her video went viral.
Kalyn Chapman James
WPBT2 (PBS) issued a statement on Twitter.com, saying, “We do not condone any suggestion that terrorism is acceptable or that it should be tolerated… WPBT2 South Florida PBS does not condone the personal statements made by one of its independent contractors regarding the events in Dallas.”
According to the Twitter account, the station placed James “on administrative leave while it actively and carefully looks further into the matter and will determine additional course of actions based on its thorough review of the matter.”
After getting the attention she so obviously craved, James complained she is receiving death threats.
“I’m being threatened, harassed and called awful names. I have a few things to share on this issue that I want everyone to know and then I am done,” she wrote in a post on Tuesday.
“1. Micah Johnson is NOT a hero.
“2. I do not condone violence against anyone — I am against violence. I would like to see an end to black on black crime, white on white crime, black on white crime, white on black crime, ALL killing needs to stop!
“3. I want healing and peace for our nation and it will come when we can process our feelings, address the ones that don’t align with our values (like I did) and reach out for help INSTEAD of causing more conflict or taking innocent lives.”