The Black Lives Matter Kentucky Chapter has helped to raise $100K bond for an activist who is charged with attempted murder.
According to the NY Post, the 21-year-old activist attempted to murder a Kentucky mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Monday accused of firing multiple shots inside the Louisville office
Quintez Brown’s cash bond was paid Wednesday afternoon by the Louisville Community Bail Fund, which is an arm of Black Lives Matter Louisville, news station WAVE reported.
BLM Louisville organizer Chanelle Helm, who co-founded the bail fund, told the NY Post that Brown would be safer out of prison — and claimed he was likely suffering from PTSD after two years of social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In this case, we’re dealing with someone that has mental health issues,” Helm said.
“They are calling for this individual, this young man who needs support and help, to be punished to the full extent,” Helm added.
“It is a resounding message that people are down for the torture that has taken place in our jails and prisons.”
The Louisville bail fund says on its social media page 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.”
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at the bail fund on Thursday, tweeting the “innocent people of Louisville deserve better.”
“Less than 48 hours after a far-left Black Lives Matter activist tried to literally murder a politician, the radical left bailed their comrade out of jail.
Less than 48 hours after a far-left Black Lives Matter activist tried to literally murder a politician, the radical left bailed their comrade out of jail. It is just jaw-dropping. The innocent people of Louisville deserve better.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) February 17, 2022
It is just jaw-dropping,” McConnell wrote on Twitter.
Metro Council President David James also slammed the bail fund’s controversial decision to post Brown’s bond, saying: “They are going to be responsible for what he may or may not do to anybody.”
He was arrested and charged with attempted murder after opening fire with a 9mm Glock handgun inside Greenberg’s campaign office on Monday.
Greenberg wasn’t struck by the gunfire, but said a bullet grazed his sweater.
Brown is also charged with four counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly firing shots near Greenberg’s staffers.
A judge on Tuesday ordered Brown to have no contact with Greenberg or his campaign staff — and said he cannot possess firearms.