Shot black power activist faces prosecution over racial harassment of cop

Sasha Johnson, the prominent black power activist who was shot in the head in the early hours of Sunday morning, faces prosecution over the racial harassment of a cop during a Reparations Day march in Brixton last August.

Johnson has hit headlines once again after being shot in the head by “four black males” at a garden party, but a report in the Telegraph reveals that she faces trial in April 2022 after facing a charge of causing racially aggravated intentional harassment of a police officer at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court in December.


The legal controversy raises questions about Johnson’s status as a supposed activist for racial justice, with gaffe-prone former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott yesterday parroting the line of Johnson’s Taking The Initiative political party when she commented on the seemingly gang-related shooting: “Nobody should have to potentially pay with their life because they stood up for racial justice”.


Johnson’s party have since questioned the Metropolitan Police’s insistence that “there is nothing to suggest that the woman who was shot was the subject of a targeted attack or that she had received any credible threats against her prior to this incident”, taking to their website to say: “We need to highlight the issue here in the narrative and the corruption of the system, whereby an individual gets shot in the head yet continues to receive abuse and even gets blamed for being the victim of targeted hate crime.”

Johnson’s inflammatory comments over the summer caused public outrage last year. She was filmed calling for a black militia, comparing the police to the Ku Klux Klan, and chanting “black power” in a public speech and she was also filmed using a racial epithet to describe a black man who disagreed with her views on police violence.

Despite her past comments, she has been described as “a pillar of our community” by Taking The Initiative founding member Charles Gordon.