Winston Smith asked peaceful BLM protesters to ‘get ready for war, bring guns’
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Winston Smith was fatally shot by Minneapolis cops with the shooting reportedly taking place only blocks from George Floyd Square. The latest death left all of social media in a frenzy - particularly after it came to light that Smith had "produced a handgun" and reportedly fired it at the cops before he was killed. And now old videos of him have resurfaced on the internet - videos that apparently are a call for violence and more. Smith's videos have started trending on social media, further complicating the chaos around his death.
In these two videos that have started doing the rounds on social media, Winston Boogie Smith is seen urging the listeners to bring arms and in another, he asks people to stop using only peaceful ways, Martin Luther King Jr's ways.
"Evidence at the scene indicates that the man fired his weapon from inside the vehicle. BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun as well as spent cartridge cases from inside the driver’s compartment," the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement.
According to reports, Smith had previously made threatening posts after the police murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. He also directed some of his rage against cops as well.
“We got guns and bullet proof vest too or should be able to get em… why not just rush these f**ks and start this war they keep asking for!” Smith wrote on Facebook, according to the latest reports. "I’m down with the burn everything government not touch s**t else I don’t even need to loot I’ll buy my s**t just kill them dirty a** cops off we tired of being scared at the red light!” he added.
Two of Smith's videos have started doing the rounds too - these were reportedly shared on his Instagram account seven weeks ago. Going by the content shared in the video, which has been shared by The Gateway Pundit, it appears that Smith discussed how asking for justice is the wrong way of going about it, indicating that violence might be one way. He spoke about how protesters were doing it all wrong, with their "hands in the air," and asking for justice. He added that he will be bringing the same weapons the police have to the next protest.
"Asking for justice?” he can be seen saying in the video, adding, "Seriously, that’s the plan?" He continued, "Motherf**kers been killing y’ all for years! Hey, I ride with my s**t for years. When it come to me, that’s not the plan y’all."
"I’m coming to the protest, I’m bringing the same s**t they bringin'," Smith told his followers. In another video posted to his Instagram account, Smith warns of war. He also appeals to his followers to stop believing in peaceful methods.
"Whoever’s at these protests in Minnesota, with all these killings—y’all not saying the right shit. Y’all telling the motherf**kers to come with their hands up for some peaceful protest. F**k that. F**k anybody who peaceful right now. Go get y’all gasoline at the gas station," he said in the video. He also pointed out that times have changed - that if it were the age of Martin Luther King Jr, people would have encouraged peaceful methods. But not now. "Go get some dish soap. If you scared you don’t got no gun, you don’t need no gun. Go get some dish soap, go get some glue, get some bleach, some honey some s**t that you can f**king throw at these f**ks. Ain’t nobody gonna be begging for no justice!" he said.
"Get ready for war!" He continued with his rant, saying they’re going to "move on these ops" adding, "Suit up. Lace your boots up, it’s war f**king time. Bring your gun to the protest. Bring the f**king bombs and rocket launchers you been rapping about!”
Debate on Twitter
On Twitter, these videos have caused a debate. "Police kill unarmed civilians every day. they come into our houses unannounced and kill us. they come into hospitals, churches, & malls and kill us. bearing arms and defending yourself doesn’t mean you were less innocent and more deserving of death," one user tweeted, adding, "it is the most logical thing you can do when the pigs are and have been at war with us for generations."
it is the most logical thing you can do when the pigs are and have been at war with us for generations.— Winston Smith Was Assassinated ☭ (@diligenda) June 4, 2021
Social media users found themselves at polar ends of the debate with some defending Winston Smith, and others calling him out. There were many people who came out in support of him, paying tributes to his life.
"I planned to show up at a few things today, only one happened sadly and that was the vigil because my mind is so depressed from the ultimate megalomaniac warmongers destroying the entire world, and specifically those who skin look like mine really crushed #WinstonSmith," one wrote. Another wrote, "Another killing of black a man in #SouthMinneapolis. Because of no body camera footage, the public may or may not see for themselves the circumstances leading to the killing of #WinstonSmith. I pray there's some video surveillance out there to uncover the truth #BlackLivesMatter"
I planned to show up at a few things today, only one happened sadly 💔and that was the vigil because my mind is so depressed from the ultimate megalomaniac warmongers destroying the entire world, and specifically those who skin look like mine 💯really crushed #WinstonSmith— Breonna Taylor Milton (Shabazz/Isaiah) (@SouthernShabazz) June 5, 2021
Another killing of black a man in #SouthMinneapolis. Because of no body camera footage, the public may or may not see for themselves the circumstances leading to the killing of #WinstonSmith. I pray there's some video surveillance out there to uncover the truth #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/GZfqk8rD0V— Prophet Reuben M (@MinisterReubenM) June 5, 2021