Nearly Assassinated Democrat Candidate for Mayor of Louisville Puzzled Over Shooter Being out on Bail in Less Than 48 Hours – Opinion

On Monday, 21-year-old Quintez Brown walked into Louisville mayoral candidate Democrat Craig Greenberg’s campaign headquarters and produced a 9mm pistol (should I call it a Glock, so the journalists will know what I’m talking about?Then, he opened fire. The bullet grazed Mr. Greenberg. However, quick-thinking personnel prevented further bloodshed by barricading the doors and smashing them. Police arrested Brown shortly afterward, who was still holding the gun and numerous magazines or clips, if he were a journalist.

Brown isn’t just any suspect in murder. In 2020, he was the organizer of BLM protests at Louisville. He has appeared on Joy Reid’s show as an advocate for, wait for it, gun control. He was an opinion writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. In 2019, he met former President Barack Obama, as he was honored as a “rising face” by the Obama Foundation and became part of that foundation’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Although I could comment, my irony-meter has gone into red so I will have to take it in for a reset.

Unsurprisingly, this story was essentially ignored by the mainstream media (Here’s Why the Media Is Ignoring a Political Assassination Attempt) and, to the extent that it was covered, it was all the fault of guns and far-right incitement to violence (Las Vegas Sun Posts Shamelessly Twisted Editorial on BLM Activist Shooting).

Brown was arrested and released after being held on $100,000 bail. That money was quickly raised by BLM (Black Lives Matter Further Debases Itself in Kentucky) from their “bail fund.” If you recall, numerous celebrities pimped contributing to this fund to their followers during the summer of 2020.

Now, Mr. Greenberg has spoken out against the unfairness.

“It is nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday,” Mr Greenberg said in a statement on Thursday.

“If someone is struggling with a mental illness and is in custody, they should be evaluated and treated in custody.”

Mr Greenberg said the release of Mr Brown has left his team and family “traumatised again”.

Yes, it is. It’s also hard to imagine how one can attack three students at school, and then be placed in home detention.

I don’t want to mock Mr. Greenberg because anyone who’s had a near brush with death should be cut some slack. Seriously, how long has this man been in a coma? What party enthusiastically supported the BLM riots of 2020? Which party has pimped “Defund the Police?” Which party has spent more time obsessing on the non-existent “school-to-prison pipeline” (newsflash: there is a shutoff valve on that “pipeline;” it is called “don’t commit a felony”) than they have on keeping our communities safe…particularly, in the CRT parlance, “communities of color?” Which party has campaigned against requiring bail?

A better question for Mr. Greenberg to answer, given everything that has happened to him in the past week, is why in the hell would he want to be associated with the party that made his shooter and the shooter’s release from jail possible?

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