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Two years ago today, a federal task force cornered & killed #WinstonSmith in Uptown Minneapolis.

Father of three, Winston Smith, 32, was sitting in a car with a friend after a lunch date around 2pm on June 3, 2021 when deputized sheriffs fatally shot him.

A thread 🧵 Winston 'Boogie' Smith
The violent 2021 killing of Winston Smith in Minneapolis led to a fallout within the federalized task force that killed him, legacy media falsely reporting that Smith was a "murder suspect" & weeks of sustained protests with calls for accountability. 2/…
Winston Smith’s killing coupled with the murky narratives offered by authorities further eroded Minneapolis residents’ confidence in state & local police & their federal partners. Authorities initially released little info on the deadly federal raid. 3/…
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Autonomous March for #AmirLocke Protests 5th Police Precinct and Uptown Minneapolis, Barricading Streets & Leaving Trail of Anti-Police Graffiti:…
When #AmirLocke was killed by Minneapolis Police on February 2, he became the third Black man killed by Minnesota police in a span of 66 days. #NoahKelley & #ChristopherFiafonou were the other two.…
Mark Hanneman, the MPD Officer who killed #AmirLocke had, in the past, been involved in a contentious statewide State Patrol program where officers gave illicit drugs to #Occupy protesters and the unhoused.…
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NEW: A man named by the cmty as Amir Locke was killed by MPD serving a warrant on Feb 2. Police say they killed him b/c he was armed. His family says he wasn't named on warrant, that he had a permit to carry & was startled by the pre-dawn police intrusion.…
Minnesota Police Kill Man Wednesday Morning - Marking Their Third Black Victim in 66 Days

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Amir Locke, who is said to be around 24 y/o, was killed by Mark Hanneman, an MPD SWAT officer while police were executing an early morning no-knock search warrant on February 2.

The killing occurred at the Bolero Flats Apartment Homes on the 7th floor. 🧵…
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NEW: Private Mercenary Group Targets, Assaults, & Detains Anti-Police Protesters in Uptown Minneapolis

The 1st in a series on little known security firm Conflict Resolution Group & their founder Nathan Seabrook who is working hand-in-hand w local police…
Following prolonged protests after a federal task force killed Winston Smith atop a parking ramp in Uptown Minneapolis, private security firm, Conflict Resolution Group (CRG) started armed patrols from the ramp & has since assaulted, detained, surveilled, & threatened community.
The night #WinstonSmith was killed by deputized agents, fires were lit in Uptown & roves of hooded youths ransacked a T-Mobile after police pulled up with their laser sight shining at the crowd & violently arrested several protesters. Protests continued.…
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#NEW: No Charges for Unnamed Federalized Deputies that Killed #WinstonSmith

During a press conference 4 days later, attorneys for Smith’s family revealed that all officers involved in the task force refused to speak with investigators after killing Smith.…
An upcoming comedian, artist, and father of three, 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith Jr. was fatally shot on June 3 by two unnamed deputies working for North Star Task Force as U.S. Marshals while in a car atop an Uptown Minneapolis parking ramp with his date after eating lunch. Unmarked police cars surrounded the vehicle Smith and his da
#WinstonSmith’s killing led to weeks of continued community protest, the trending of #WinstonSmithWasAssassinated on social media, & public fallout from agencies in the U.S. Marshals-run North Star task force over the yet-to-be implemented body cam policy.…
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LIVE NOW: Press Conference with Winston Smith's Family Denouncing No Charges in Police Killing [MPLS]…… Sheriffs deputized as federal agents ambushed and killed 32-year-old father of three, Winston “Boogie” Smith Jr., around 2 p.m. on June 3, 2021.
Attorneys, supporters and one of Smith's family are speaking at the press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center…
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March is now on the move, from Western District in St.Paul Minnesota.…
March and caravan for justice for stolen lives lost to police violence in the Twin Cities on it's way to the Capitol, headed by families of #JustinTeigen #DaunteWright #JamarClark #BrianQuinones #IsakAden #WinstonSmith #DolalIdd #CourtneyWilliams. #LIVE ->… Image
March for #JustinTeigen and all stolen lives has reached the Capitol. Watch #LIVE… Image
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Sheriffs deputized as federal agents ambushed & killed 32 y/o father of 3, #WinstonSmith on June 3 in his car in Uptown Minneapolis.

Initial claims by authorities & corporate media said he was a "murder suspect" & he "produced" a gun. Both were false.…
When a group of protesters approached the police line, an officer turned his laser on and pointed it at at least three people. That was the first time our reporters have seen police use lasers against protesters in Minneapolis in the last six years.…
The second day of the protests featured one of the more shocking police brutality incidents. A young woman had her head cracked open by police who knocked her to the ground as she was delivering pizzas to protesters.
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People keep saying they can't wait until November to vote out the current #Mpls city council.
Do you know who's running to replace them? If you actually think sane people are running, please think again. The regime + media that funnels candidates into the system gives you this. ImageImageImageImage
ICYMI, the #WinstonSmith statement "they/them" is referring to is one (of many) Smith posted on social media inciting people to commit violence against police, like this one.

cc @lindseystrand4
Ward 1 replacement candidates:
--One wants to divest from police.
--The other offers no public safety solutions. ImageImage
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Winston Smith Was Assassinated.

A couple of weeks ago #WinstonSmith and Steff Weezy ended up with a platform of millions due to their absolutely brilliant content. Winston used his social media platform to advocate for resistance. 1/🧵
Winston had a bench warrant, missing a VoP date. Sound familiar? Daunte Wright had a bench warrant. With covid they've been considering people "served" the second the mail goes out, no accountability for if it got to them. Winston probably didn't even know. 2/🧵
They monitored his social media to know that he was at Stellas. They waited until he was all the way in his car to confront him. With no body cams, allegedly. This gave them an easy excuse to shoot, and an easy way to plant rounds without ballistics easily disproving them. 3/🧵
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George Orwell based his novel, 1984, on 1930s fascism & communism, projecting them onto a future Britain & unwittingly making it difficult for us to recognise how #BigBrother would manifest himself in liberal democracies like our own.
Manifest himself he does, but not as in 1984. Instead, we are left many freedoms, while at the same time being enslaved - rich & poor alike - to BigB & #TheMatrix of state & capital. As in the film, most are completely unaware of it, & the well-served have no reason to become so.
But enslaved we are, to a system that is inherently unjust, inhumane, & unsustainable on our finite, vulnerable & overpopulated planet, #SpaceshipEarth.

Thus enslaved, our leaders have been unable to initiate the #SustainabilityRevolution on which our very survival depends.
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Parody, it seems, is the only way one can address the Orwellian construct of multi-racial nationhood.
British nationhood is an Orwellian construct.

Think about that.

Or, if you are an American, a Canadian, an Australian, or a citizen of any other so-called nation state, think about the fact that your nation too is an Orwellian construct.
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Britain is #BigBrother, & I'm an unrepentant #WinstonSmith looking for a genuine nation, which "my country" clearly is not.

It's a mercenary patron state deceitfully posing as a nation, in order to legitimise itself, its ruling elites & the immense power they wield & abuse.
Obviously, I'm not going to find it on my own, but will have to help create it with others.

Neither can we all belong to the same nation, but must create a number of them.

The American #BigBrother fought a civil war to prevent this happening, because in unity is POWER.
Americans are taught that the Civil War was fought to end slavery, but as historians know, this was just a pretext. It was primarily about the unity & POWER of the state, i.e. Big Brother, which he has been abusing ever since.
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By committing themselves to the Orwellian ideology of post-racial multiculturalism & DIVERSITY, Britain & America have both revealed their Orwellian nature.
This may take a while to sink in, but the implications are profound. For many it will be a difficult & painful truth to digest, but the truth it is, & if we want our civilisation to survive, we must face up to it.

Me? I'm an unrepentant #WinstonSmith, here to help as best I can.
My first & most important advice is that the Reformation of the state which must ensue, must proceed peacefully, legally & grassroots-democratically. We must continue to took to the state, irrespective of how Orwellian it is, to enforce the rule of law & non-violence.
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