Investigators trying to figure out why a Marine sergeant would eventually murder police in broad daylight will likely look to the writings and online footprint of Cosmo Setepenra, the name Long legally changed his name to.
Setepenra wrote books about “esoteric health and nutritional practices” and “how to develop your higher-self.”
On two separate websites he describes himself as a “Freedom Strategist, Mental Game Coach, Nutritionist, Author and Spiritual Advisor.
And in one video online he claims that victims of bullying need to resort to brute force: “100% have been successful through fighting back. Through bloodshed. Zero have been successful just over simply protesting. It has never worked, and it never will.”
Here’s what we know about Long’s background and the views and opinions he espoused under the Setepenra pseudonym.