Who is Sasha Johnson?
Sasha Johnson is a Brtish Black Lives Matter who has been an active fighter and campaigner for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, as well as being of Taking the Initiative Party’s Executive Leadership Committee. She is in a critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to her head in London, the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) said on Sunday.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head,” the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) said in a statement. “She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition.”
The party said the attack happened “following numerous death threats as a result of her activism.”
Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is in a critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to her head, Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) has said. The attack happened earlier today ,”following numerous death threats as a result of her activism”, TTIP added. pic.twitter.com/3b8LJUAeFu
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How old is Sasha Johnson?
Sasha Johnson is 27 years old as of the year 2021.
Sasha Johnson Wikipedia
Johnson rose to prominence after last year’s BLM protests spread around the country, helping to organize marches and addressing crowds.
Johnson worked in activism and community support and achieved a first-class degree in social care at Oxford Brookes University. She has an immense passion for implementing change and justice and has been actively supporting the eradication of injustices in society by attending and leading protests.
The party said in a statement: “Sasha has always been actively fighting for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, as well as being both a member of BLM and a member of Taking the Initiative Party’s Executive Leadership Committee.
“Sasha is also a mother of two and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.
“Let’s all come together and pray for Sasha, pray for her recovery and show our support to her family and loved ones. #prayforsashajohnson.”
Update: Sasha Johnson Shot
The attack happened earlier on Sunday “following numerous death threats as a result of her activism”, TTIP added.
However, cops have since said they don’t believe the shooting was targeted. Cops said a 27-year-old woman was left fighting for her life after a shooting in Peckham, London in the early hours of this morning. She was found on the street after police were called to reports of gunshots shortly before 3 am.
Firearms officers and paramedics rushed to the scene in Consort Road, and police from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command – also known as Trident – have launched an investigation. Police said the shooting happened near a house where a party was taking place.
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. https://t.co/4DzuqnhkT2
— #BlackLivesMatterUK (@ukblm) May 23, 2021
The Labour MP for Leicester East, Claudia Webbe in her statement said:
“Shocking to hear of the gunshot to the head of Sasha Johnson; All women should be safe on our streets. Wishing her a full recovery. Sending love and solidarity to her family, friends and loved ones. There are still too many guns and violent weapons damaging too many lives #BLM.”
Who Shot Sasha Johnson?
London’s Metropolitan Police responded to reports of gunfire in southeast London about 3 a.m. local time Sunday morning. Police said paramedics transported a woman with gunshot wounds to a south London hospital, and that the incident appeared to have happened near a house party in Southwark. Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Trident) are conducting an investigation and looking to speak with anyone who was at the party.
“A dedicated team of detectives is working tirelessly to identify the person or persons responsible for this shooting,” said Detective Chief Inspector Jim Tele. He added that “they need the public’s help,” and urged people to come forward if they witnessed or had heard information about the incident.
Poilce have no evidence to suggest it was a targeted attack.
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Ms Johnson, the self-styled “Black Panther of Oxford”, had previously called for people accused of racism to be put on a sex offenders-style “race offenders register”. The youth worker and cafe owner gained attention over the summer as a prominent figure at a number of BLM protests
She has since helped to found the Taking the Initiative Party.
She serves on the party’s executive committee as the member in charge of activism. Speaking to MailOnline about the party’s proposals, Johnson said the race offenses list would be intended to protect minority groups from racist abuse and other discriminatory behavior.
“It’s similar to the sex offenders register,” she said.
“If you were to be racially abusive to someone, [the register] would question whether someone is fit enough to hold a particular job where their bias could influence another person’s life.”
She said that being placed on the list would stop people from being able to work in “certain fields” or even live in certain areas.
“If you live in a majority-colored neighborhood you shouldn’t reside there because you’re a risk to those people,” she said.
“Just like if a sex offender lived next to a school he would be a risk to those children.”
She went on to call for reparations to be made to black people in Britain via tax breaks, and also voiced support for the defunding of police departments, although TTIP has ruled out the latter. Johnson said the proposal for a race offenses register had been presented to TTIP at a party conference attended by BLM activists.
Black Lives Matter has sought to distance itself from groups like TTIP.
She has also said it was not behind attempts in October to register a political party using the BLM name.