Suspect behind Jewish mayoral candidate’s office shooting will now be freed
A Black Lives Matter activist accused of attempting to assassinate a Jewish candidate for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, is now eligible for release after a BLM bail fund posted his $100,000 bail on Wednesday .
Quintez Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder after walking into the office of Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Monday and opening fire with a Glock 9mm handgun. Although no one was injured in the shooting, a shot would have come so close to hitting Greenberg that it grazed his sweater.
Brown has been identified in reports as a Black Lives Matter Louisville activist who participated in the 2020 protests against police brutality.
The Louisville Community Bail Fund — a Black Lives Matter Louisville project — paid Brown’s $100,000 bail on Wednesday, upsetting many critics who questioned why the suspect was even eligible for bail.
Can you imagine being Craig Greenberg and his family, knowing that the guy who tried to murder you a few days ago has just been released into your community? https://t.co/HMgWE9OZ6N
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) February 16, 2022
Critics have compared the situation to that of the protesters who took part in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 – many of whom were held without bail for non-violent crimes.
He is charged with attempted first degree murder for an anti-Semitic terrorist attack on a mayoral candidate. J6 defendants rot in jail without bail for trespassing. https://t.co/OjrkZDhDPQ
– John – Cancel Left – Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 16, 2022
If you enter the Capitol on D6, you will be arrested by the feds and thrown into solitary confinement without bail. If you attempt to assassinate a political candidate, you will be released on $100,000 bail. https://t.co/Apd5CGciHL
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 16, 2022
On its website, the Louisville Community Bail Fund states that it “exists not only to bail people out, but also to provide post-release support to get them out of jail, feed them and get them to safety.”
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