I worked for a prosecutor who once said evidence is like a puzzle. You don’t need all the pieces to make the case. But the pieces you do have need to show a clear picture.
The pieces of the puzzle when it comes to Black Lives Matter, the movement, are becoming increasingly clear.
First, you had one of their founders go on a $3.2 million real estate buying spree.
The New York Post had that story:
“Marxist” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors tearfully defended her $3.2 million real estate empire, insisting she didn’t use a penny of BLM donations on herself.
“I have never taken a salary from the Black Lives Matters Global Networks Foundation,” she also said Thursday.
“That’s important,” she told host told “Black News Tonight” host Marc Lamont Hill, “because what the right-wing media is trying to say is that the donations that people gave to Black Lives Matter went towards my spending.
But in insisting she did not take a salary from the organization’s non-profit foundation, Khan-Cullors left unsaid whether she was paid through BLM’s network of similarly named for-profit entities.
What that pay might be is cloaked in secrecy, as BLM’s for-profit branches do not reveal spending and executive pay.
Cullors does have a book deal. And a YouTube deal. And is a college professor. That’s an awful lot of jobs with an awful big paycheck for a Marxist. She doesn’t mind keeping the means and the profits of her work.
The story does have some wiggle room, but it leaves a huge question as to where the $90 million raised by BLM has gone. A number of local chapters say they haven’t seen a dime.
The second piece of this particular puzzle came last week when Breonna Taylor’s mom called BLM a “fraud.”
From The Federalist:
Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, slammed her local Black Lives Matter chapter for being a fraud, money-grabbing organization that “has never done a damn thing for us.”
“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud, Attica Scott another fraud,” Palmer wrote in a Facebook post that has now been removed. “I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna’s family who don’t even know who I am, I’ve watched y’all raise money on behalf of Breonna’s family who has never done a damn thing for us nor have we needed it or asked so talk about fraud.”
If one person complains about how much money you have versus how little they have, you may have a jealous person. If you have two, or three, or four, or more, then you have some questions about spending.
BLM has become a lot of things. The evidence suggests that few of them are good or genuine. But don’t just take my world for it. Look at the pieces of the puzzle, what picture do they show you?
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