Criminal justice reform activist who was on Joe Rogan’s podcast arrested after horrifying freezer discovery

A black criminal justice reform advocate who recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast was arrested after police made a ghoulish discovery inside his New York City apartment.

Sheldon Johnson is a 48-year-old ex-con who spent over two decades behind bars and became an activist after his release from prison last year when he began working with the Queens public defender’s office. He was taken into custody after a severed head was discovered in the freezer of a Harlem residence.

The owner of the head, 44-year-old Collin Small, served time with Johnson in the same prison and, according to the New York Post, “may have had a beef” with him, one that resulted in the accused allegedly busting a cap into his skull and whacking his body up into pieces.

(Video: YouTube/Fox 5 New York)

In a truly macabre tale, Small was reportedly heard by neighbors as he begged for his life on Tuesday before shots rang out at his apartment in the Bronx with security cameras capturing Johnson with cleaning supplies and a blue storage bin in the hallway before exiting wearing a blonde wig.

Cops who responded to the scene for a welfare check made a grisly discovery with a man’s torso inside of a blue bin. Small’s head, leg, and arms were later found in the freezer of Johnson’s own apartment.

“I am surprised my son was arrested,” his father, Sheldon Johnson Sr. told the New York Post. “I was shocked.”

Johnson has been charged with murder and the concealment of a human corpse and, if convicted, is heading back to the big house in a shocking development for a man who said that he had turned his life around during his chat with the podcasting king.

Johnson told the host about his advocacy work and violent past, recalling that when he was sent to prison he was a high-ranking member of the infamous Bloods criminal gang, although he said he cut ties in 2005.

“I really said: I have to change my life. I have to change my life. I just can’t do this,” Johnson told Rogan. “I had a wife, I had kids, I had family still, my son was growing up. He was hearing stories of my so-called notoriety. I just didn’t want to be that dad.”

In addition to his interview on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Johnson also seems to have had some sort of relationship with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the racist, Soros-backed Trump hunter. The alleged perp posed with Gotham’s top prosecutor in a picture.

The nature of the alleged killer’s relationship with Bragg is unclear.

While you may be able to take a thug out of the hood, Johnson is a textbook example that you can’t take the hood out of the thug.

Chris Donaldson


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