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McConnell Blasts Black Lives Matter Louisville Chapter for Helping Bail Out Alleged Shooter

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed the Black Lives Matter Louisville chapter for helping bail out a man who allegedly opened fire at a politician’s headquarters.

“We are stunned by what appears to have been an assassination attempt against a Jewish mayoral candidate by a prominent far-left activist who previously called for defunding our police department,” McConnell said.

He added, “This far-left Black Lives Matter activist and defund-the-police cheerleader walked into a Jewish Democrat’s campaign headquarters and opened fire.”

McConnell noted that “every aspect of this is still under investigation, including the suspect’s mental condition.”

He continued, “But guess what: He’s already been let out of jail. He’s already been let out of jail. A left-wing bail fund partnered with BLM Louisville to bail him out. Less than 48 hours after this activist tried to literally murder a politician, the radical left bailed their comrade out of jail.”

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McConnell argued if “activists claiming to be conservative tried to assassinate a politician, whatever his mental state, the media would open a 24/7 national conversation about rhetoric on the right.”

The minority leader went on to say he doubts an “attempted murder by a BLM activist will get that same treatment.”

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The chapter defended its decision to help bail out Quintez Brown, the man accused of attempting to assassinate Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.

BLM Lousiville responded to critics in a series of tweets.

One critic accused the chapter of supporting “someone who just shot at a government employee.”

The chapter replied, “*Candidate.”

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Another response reads, “The guy we bailed out needed support. As the candidate said.”

Another Twitter user suggested that “we need to reform bail to disallow dangerous criminals, like this one, to be released.” 

The chapter responded, “Applying pressure on the community work to address a huge issue affecting specific community members- Black, Brown and poor folks- is ill-served. You absolutely know the resources folks in this city are demanded to end poverty laws and reduce incarceration rates as well as crime.”

The Louisville Community Bail Fund posted the $100,000 bond for Brown. He has been charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment.

Judge Annette Karem raised his bond from $75,000 to $100,000, as WDRB reported. She said if the bond was posted, he would be released to incarceration at home.

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