A BLM Activist Tried To Assassinate a Mayoral Candidate. Now He's Out on Bail.

"It is nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday," said mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.

What happened: BLM activist Quintez Brown, 24, attempted to assassinate U.S. Mayoral Candidate Craig Greenberg in Louisville. The left-wing extremist shot at Greenberg four times. There is currently no known motive.

The shooter's left-wing past: In 2018, Brown was on the Joy Reid show advocating for gun control after a Flordia school shooting.

  • His Instagram contains many far-left viewpoints and reads: “We have one scientific and correct solution, Pan-Africanism: the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism.”

  • In 2021, Brown announced that he was running for Louisville Metro Council.

  • CNN's coverage of the story does not mention Brown's left-wing ideology.

Fundraising bail: Brown was released on bail after his $100,000 bond was posted by a bail fund supported by his local Black Lives Matter chapter. CNN host Rex Chapman also helped raise money for that bail fund.

  • The BLM Louisville organizer who co-founded the bail fund told the outlet that Brown would be safer out of prison.

  • Brown's bail is consistent with the recent progressive fad of criminal justice reform that puts criminals back out on the street.

The mayoral candidate speaks out: "It is nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday," Mr. Greenberg said on Thursday.

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