Britons have expressed their shock, disgust and anger after it emerged that none of the partygoers present at the shooting of BLM activist Sasha Johnson, who campaigned to defund the police, have provided evidence to the Met.
In an interview with the Evening Standard on Monday, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard revealed that none of the 30 or so individuals present at a party on May 23, where Sasha Johnson received gunshots to the head, have spoken to police.
Leonard’s remarks, which were accompanied by a plea for people to come forward and give evidence to the police from Sasha’s mother, Ellet Dalling, have sparked an outcry on social media, with many Britons questioning whether her friends might be wise to drop the BLM group’s rejection of the police.
“We can guess at the reasons for silence” one person wrote but called on the revellers to tell the police what they know regardless of their affiliations, referencing Johnson’s campaign to defund the police as part of her BLM activism. Another tweet said: “Johnson’s mother says she can’t understand why this happened. Oh I think we can..!!”