On July 19th, someone called the police to report a kidnapping and then hung up. The call was traced to the headquarters of the Black Hammers. This is a notorious Black Supremacist group led by Augustus Romain AKA Chief Gazi Kodzo.
When the police arrived, there were ten people in the house. One of them, said to be a 19-year-old, committed suicide shortly after police arrived. Kodzo referred to the man as “mentally different” and told media that he was killed by police officers. He also referred to the 19-year-old as “my son.”
Kodzo then took to social media to brag that the incident would give his group free publicity. Among other things, he stated, “this is a great moment. Our voices will be amplified.”
Kodzo was eventually arrested at the scene. We have now learned that he is charged with sodomy, aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, conspiracy, and participation in street gang activity.
Rushin Hakeem was also arrested at the scene. He was charged with obstruction, aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, conspiracy, and participation in street gang activity. Hakeem has been photographed wearing a Black Hammer t-shirt in the past.
Kodzo started as “Smiletone” on YoutTube before launching the Black Hammers. Then he became known for trying to establish a “no-Whites allowed autonomous zone” squatter camp in a remote part of Colorado. Later, he moved the group to Clayton County, south of Atlanta.