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At approximately 2:10 pm Thursday afternoon, members of a law enforcement task force headed up by the U.S. Marshall’s Service shot and killed an armed black man in downtown Minneapolis in the process of trying to make an arrest on an outstanding criminal warrant.

“Operation Safe Streets” is a federally funded law enforcement initiative begun more than 30 years ago, and is aimed at providing federal resources to state and local law enforcement agencies efforts to arrest violent offenders with outstanding warrants. The federal government provides equipment and funding for overtime pay to state and local officers assigned to the task force, and their job is to pursue and arrest subjects with histories of violent offenses who have outstanding warrants.

A statement put out by the US Marshall’s Service stated that task force members moved in to arrest Winston Boogie Smith while he was seated in a vehicle parked in a downtown Minneapolis parking garage. Smith had an outstanding arrest warrant for a charge of being a “felon in possession of a firearm,” but was also a suspect in a recent murder. In 2018, Smith was sentenced to four years in prison for a conviction on the charge of 1st Degree Aggravated Robbery in Minnesota but was released after serving just one year in custody.

Oh, another guy who would still be alive if our criminal justice system wasn’t completely effed up.

Smith was sentenced to 48 month in prison in Oct. 2018 but his sentence was STAYED by Judge Jay Quam.

HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN PRISON.#MNLEG #MNSEN do something!!!
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— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) June 4, 2021

According to an ABC News report, the United States Marshall’s Service provided the following information following the shooting:

The man, who was in a parked car, didn’t comply with law enforcement and “produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject,” the U.S. Marshals said in a statement. Task force members attempted life-saving measures, but he died at the scene, they said.

It was not clear how many law enforcement officers fired their weapons. A spokeswoman with

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