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17 Feb, 2022 00:50

BLM fund posts bail for attempted assassination suspect

The suspect behind a shooting at a Jewish mayoral candidate’s office will now be released
BLM fund posts bail for attempted assassination suspect

A Black Lives Matter activist accused of attempting to murder a Jewish mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky is now eligible for release after a BLM bail fund paid his $100,000 bond on Wednesday.

Quintez Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly walked into Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg’s office on Monday and opened fire with a Glock 9mm handgun. While no one was injured during the shooting, one shot reportedly came so close to hitting Greenberg that it grazed his sweater.

Brown has been identified in reports as a Black Lives Matter Louisville activist who took part in 2020 protests against police brutality.

The Louisville Community Bail Fund – a project of Black Lives Matter Louisville – paid Brown’s $100,000 bail bond on Wednesday, upsetting many critics who questioned why the suspect was even eligible for bail.

Critics compared the situation to that of the protesters who took part in the January 6, 2021 storming of the US Capitol building – many of whom have been held without bond for non-violent crimes.

On its website, the Louisville Community Bail Fund states that it “exists to not only bail out folks, but provide post-release support to get them from jail, fed, and to a situation of safety.”