The $100,000 cashiers check has been officially given to the clerks office to pay for @BLMLouisville activist Quintez Brown’s release. @LouCommBailFund is paying. Brown is accused of shooting at Louisville mayoral candidate @RunWithCraig. pic.twitter.com/5BMdW2hpfm— Rachel DrozeTV (@RachelDrozeTV) February 16, 2022
Black Lives Matter's Louisville chapter told WHAS11's Rachel Droze that they're bailing out the suspect in the attempted murder of mayoral candidate, Craig Greenberg.
Just spoke with @BLMLouisville. They are heading to the bank to get a cashiers check to post Quintez Brown’s bail. Brown is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at mayoral candidate @RunWithCraig.— Rachel DrozeTV (@RachelDrozeTV) February 16, 2022
As the Washington Examiner noted earlier today, BLM filings reveal that the organization's leadership now includes prominent Democratic lawyer Marc Elias and another longtime ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who have taken on key roles in the 'charity' amid scrutiny over mismanaged finances to the tune of $60 million.
Elias, best known for his funding of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited anti-Trump dossier while he served as Clinton’s 2016 campaign general counsel, appears to be representing the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation through his recently formed Elias Law Group. BLM’s national organization repeatedly lists the Elias firm as one of its addresses and states in its short-year 2020 Form 990 that its books were now in the care of the Elias Law Group.
Additionally, Minyon Moore, a longtime top ally of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, is now listed as part of BLM’s board of directors in the charity's filings.
It's not clear when BLM's relationships with Elias Law Group and Moore began.
In short, the sitting US Vice President actively helped to bail out BLM rioters while Trump was in office, while Clintonworld-controlled BLM itself is now bailing out suspected murderers.
I take it national and international media will not be doxxing these folks and asking them for comment bc they have the freedom to associate and use their donor money freely? https://t.co/uTkjaEncB9— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) February 16, 2022
this is crazy - suspect has a history of disappearing to another state and tried to kill a prominent member of the jewish community who is engaged in a political campaign?? no way this person should be out on bail. where is the Department of Justice?? https://t.co/UVKwhuiUJq— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) February 16, 2022
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A former Black Lives Matter and gun control activist and candidate for Louisville’s metro council in Kentucky has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire at a mayoral candidate, police said on Tuesday.
[ZH: As the now Twitter-suspended Defiant L's noted, there is some irony here...]
Besides one count of attempted murder, 21-year-old Quintez Brown also faces four counts of wanton endangerment, a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department said.
The suspect, who was raised in west Louisville, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment on Tuesday and his bond was set at $100,000. A judge ordered him not to have contact with the alleged victim, Craig Greenberg, a Democrat running for Louisville mayor, or his campaign staff.
“The gunman stood in the doorway as he fired the shots, and one of my teammates was standing to the side of the door and was able to get the door slammed, and then he and other teammates that were closer to the door just threw tables and desks to barricade us in,” Greenberg, whose shirt was grazed by a bullet during the incident, said at a press conference on Monday.
“I’m very fortunate to have a great team of brave people who responded in that way,” he added.
“It all happened so quick—but it’s a very surreal experience.”
Investigators said Brown appears to have acted alone and the motive remains under investigation. He was arrested a short time after the shooting less than a half-mile from the scene. He was carrying a loaded 9mm magazine in his pants pocket and had a drawstring bag with a handgun and additional handgun magazines, according to police.
This photo provided by Louisville Metro Department of Corrections shows Quintez Brown. (Louisville Metro Department of Corrections via AP)
Brown, a social justice activist, used to write columns in The Courier-Journal on matters of race. He had also previously called in his columns to “defund the police,” calling law enforcement officers “the original slave catchers.”
“The demand is, we want to take money away from the police. What do we do with that money? We want to see less officers. We want to see less money in their budget,” Brown previously said in a report posted on Louisville.com.
“Defunding the police is our first step toward dismantling everything that was rooted in slavery. Because they’re the original slave catchers,” he went on to say.
Brown often criticized the number of shootings and recently posted pictures on social media of several young African-Americans killed in Louisville.
“This is our reality. All of these kids are gone,” he said in the post.
“Gun violence reveals the interconnected nature of our reality,” he added “What affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Especially in our segregated conditions.”
None other than Joy Reid championed this youth activist...
BREAKING: Here is alleged domestic terrorist Quintez Brown on Joy Reid in 2018 calling for gun control.— Truckistani Underground Poso 🚛 (@JackPosobiec) February 15, 2022
He was arrested for shooting at a mayoral candidate in Louisville yesterdaypic.twitter.com/XGAKZvECsv
In December, Brown announced on Twitter that he was running for the Louisville Metro Council District 5 seat.
Quintez Brown, 21, is running to represent District 5 for Louisville’s Metro Council.— Quintez Brown - District 5 (@tez4liberation) December 15, 2021
“Frederick Douglass said that the youth should fight to be leaders today, because the men who run this country are sick.” - Kwame Ture pic.twitter.com/tUCjXXG2hS
He also disappeared for about two weeks last summer. After he was found safe, his parents issued a statement asking for patience and privacy while they attended to “Quintez’s physical, mental and spiritual needs,” The Courier-Journal reported.