After the student body president of Virginia Commonwealth University was revealed to have advocated for the murder of cops, another student with far-left views at the college has celebrated the shooting deaths of law enforcement officers.
Last week, The Post Millennial reported that VCU student government president Taylor Marie Maloney, 20, has called for violence on social media and posted numerous racist statements.
Maloney, who was championed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia last month for being the "first openly transgender and non-binary person" elected to the position, advocated on Twitter for killing cops, rioting, looting, vandalism and arson.
When two North Carolina deputies were shot dead last Wednesday by an active gunman, 19-year-old VCU student Knisya Shaheen Johnson, of Richmond, cheered in celebration. "Officers down," Johnson, also using an online moniker, tweeted with the party popper emoji.
Watauga County Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to an initial welfare check for the shooter's stepfather whom the gunman is suspected of killing as well as the alleged killer's own mother. The sheriff says that the shooter ambushed authorities in the home's stairwell.
Back in January when the Richmond Police Department announced the death of Officer Larry New who had mentored younger officers at the department, Johnson posted an "Officer down!" decal adorned with balloons, streamers, and a gold star.
Johnson, who identifies as nonbinary and goes by the name "Atticus," studies political science at VCU and is associated with the Virginia Student Power Network, the same far-left group of self-described radical college students across the state that Maloney is an organizer for.
VSPN has since expressed support for Maloney, whose term ended on Monday, to "protect black radicals." Race Capitol, the communist radio show that Maloney has appeared on, also voiced solidarity. The ACLU of Virginia's executive director has argued that Maloney is protected by free speech rights. Johnson themselves has interacted with an anarchist hub in Richmond that claimed that many of Maloney's tweets are "satirical in nature."
Just like Maloney's online extremism has manifested into real life, Johnson was charged with felony assault of an officer at an "autonomous action" event in August 2020.
Richmond Police Department had learned of the demonstration through the event's flyer that was shared by a group that law enforcement believed to be linked to recent riots.
Authorities arrived at the planned protest located in the parking lot of GWARbar, a heavy metal-themed bar splattered with fake blood. Johnson was also arrested for obstructing justice by not complying with police's requests to see identification, ABC 8News reported.
Johnson's next court proceeding regarding the two charges is scheduled for July 12. After the Jan. 12 hearing, Johnson was ordered to serve 200 hours of community service with the RPD in place of mandatory minimum sentencing of six months jail time on the felony count alone.
"If I can't tell cops that their family hates them, I will instead pee on them," Johnson wrote on the day of the GWARbar arrest, adding: "Especially while it's still hot outside."
Since the report that uncovered Maloney's extremist views, Johnson has prayed for the death of The Post Millennial's editor-at-large Andy Ngo. Johnson has used Twitter on several occasions to promote violence and organize Antifa meetings.
"i will no longer be discussing the revolution with white people because a lot of them are committed to a pipe dream LMAO. No violence at all! But at the end of it, you get all of the things you had before!" tweeted Johnson on Tuesday, implying that violence is necessary for revolutions to be successful.
When podcast host Jessica Beauvais said on live stream, "F— the police," then hours later struck and killed an officer by running the New York Police Department cop over in an alleged hit-and-run incident, Johnson urged the suspected killer's release. "Free her," Johnson tweeted.
The Post Millennial reached out to Johnson asking if they stand by their previous comments, including that they wish Ngo dies. "You guys are so lazy. Those aren't even my top 100 tweets just the most recent ones," Johnson answered. "When I pray for Andy's death it's usually in front of my altar please make sure to include that detail."
"[T]hey got the right one!" Johnson confirmed on Twitter, screenshotting the exchange.
The self-styled black liberationist lists themselves on LinkedIn as the campaign manager for gubernatorial candidate Princess Blanding of the Liberation Party.
According to Blanding's campaign site, the contender for governor seeks slavery reparations in the form of direct payments to black Virginians.
Johnson was awarded the Rao Inaugural Scholarship, named after VCU's president Michael Rao whom United Campus Workers at VCU has denounced for condemning Maloney's tweets. Johnson has since retweeted the far-left organization's statement.
After VCU's student newspaper The Commonwealth Times published an article covering Maloney's tweets, Johnson urged others to launch "a leftist media collective" with them. "No reason we should have to [be] dependent on these outlets to tell our stories," tweeted Johnson.
Johnson also works with the university's Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed), helping to develop the institute's "Disrupting Criminalization in Education" research program.
VCU has not responded to The Post Millennial's request for comment at the time of publication.
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