Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) leader Sasha Johnson was shot in the head early Sunday morning outside of a party in Southwark (south London), according to a Met Police report.
Johnson, 27, was taken to an area hospital at approximately 3 a.m. where she underwent surgery and remains in critical condition.
Although Johnson is identified as a member of the British Black Lives Matter chapter in numerous reports about this incident, she was not associated with the organization. Instead, she was on the leadership committee of TTIP, a separate anti-black racism activist group.
The Post Millennial’s Andy Ngo reported that Johnson “rose in prominence last year for her advocacy of the creation of an armed black militia, the abolishment of police & the overthrowing of capitalism.”
Ngo provides a example of Johnson ginning up a crowd on a London street in the video below.
She tells her supporters: “Racism thrives on capitalism. The back of racism is capitalism. … We need a black militia. … The police is no different than the KKK. They stand around and protect statues and buildings instead of people. … All together, put your fist in the air. Black power. Don’t ever be scared to say, it doesn’t mean that you hate another race and anybody that say that you hate them too have hidden racism. They’re scared of your blackness. Black is beautiful. …”
Charming young woman.
#BLM leader Sasha Johnson is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot in London. She rose in prominence last year for her advocacy of the creation of an armed black militia, the abolishment of police & the overthrowing of capitalism. pic.twitter.com/Q9doTLPCvw
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 23, 2021
In a statement to the BBC, TTIP said Johnson had received “numerous death threats.”
Imarn Ayton, a friend of Ms Johnson’s, spoke to the BBC. She said the surgery had gone well and that Johnson was “now with her parents.”
Ayton told the BBC she did not believe Johnson “was the intended victim. … As far as I am aware, this incident is more related to rival gangs as opposed to her activism.”
BLMUK reacted to this shooting on Twitter: “BLMUK expresses our shock and solidarity over the shooting of Sasha Johnson. A young mother and fearless political campaigner who was at the forefront of many BLM protests last summer. … While Sasha wasn’t part of our organisation, she impressively founded a new Black-led political party and was dedicated to resist anti-Black racism.”
The group announced a vigil had been set for the next day and said, “Any attempt to intimidate or silence her, is an attack on all of us.”
Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said: “We are all hoping that this young woman’s condition improves. Our investigation is in its early stages and urgent enquiries are under way to establish the circumstances.
“I would appeal to the residents of Consort Road and the surrounding area to check any doorbell or dashcam footage for any suspicious activity that may relate to this investigation.”
Considering one of Johnson’s goals is the abolishment of the police, does she even want them to carry out an investigation to find the shooter?
Really? Can anyone even imagine what would happen to this great nation if we were to hand over the keys to Westminster to this woman?
— Christopher Hitchens (@Spiritofgaia0) May 24, 2021