A politician who was allegedly shot by a man the media identified as a BLM activist won the Democrat primary for Louisville, Kentucky mayor on Tuesday.
In winning about 41 percent of the vote, attorney and businessman Craig Greenberg, who says he wants to make law and order his top priority, easily defeated seven other candidates in the contest.
He is almost certainly to become mayor of the deep blue enclave after the November general election. The incumbent mayor was term-limited out.
In February, Greenberg was holding a brief meeting with some of his campaign team when Quintez Brown allegedly appeared in the doorway to his office, and reportedly aimed a gun at him, and opened fire.
Fortunately, no one was harmed, although Greenberg said one of the bullets grazed his sweater.
One of Greenberg’s staffers was quick to slam the door shut, and then they used tables and desks to barricade themselves in the office until the alleged shooter fled the scene.
Celebrated BLM activist arrested for attempted murder of Louisville mayoral candidate https://t.co/OJM6dZwnIE
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) February 15, 2022
Brown was charged with attempted murder but was sprung from jail within just a few days afterward with funds reportedly provided by BLM Louisville and the Louisville Community Bail Fund. Bail had been set at $100,000.
“At the time, BLM Louisville organizer Chanelle Helm said it would be safer for Brown to be out of prison and claimed the suspect was likely suffering from PTSD,” the New York Post reported.
“Brown has since been taken into federal custody and charged with ‘interfering with a federally protected right’ and using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence by shooting at and attempting to kill a candidate for elective office,” the news outlet added. “If convicted of all federal charges, Brown faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison in addition to any sentence he receives on the state charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment.”
Brown has reportedly entered a not-guilty plea.
Greenberg criticized the suspect’s release in the aftermath of the incident.
“It is nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday. If someone is struggling with a mental illness and is in custody, they should be evaluated and treated in custody. We must work together to fix this system,” he said.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) February 18, 2022
Greenberg “would be the city’s second Jewish mayor, following Jerry Abramson, who held the title between 1986 and 1999 and again between 2003 and 2011,” the Post recalled.
A University of Louisville political science student, Brown is reportedly an anti-GOP gun control advocate with a purported extensive history of backing left-wing causes both on social media and in other venues. He was reportedly a candidate for Louisville Metro Council and a fan of “scientific socialism.”
As part of his acceptance speech on Tuesday evening, Greenberg talked about the crime crisis in Louisville.
“It has directly impacted my team, me, and far too many other families in every corner of our city. Working together to make Louisville a safer city is my number-one priority. And my recent personal experience will guide me with even stronger resolve to make this happen. Every neighbor, every neighborhood, must be safe,” the likely future mayor vowed.
Greenberg just talked about the importance of public safety. “Incremental improvement is not an option.” pic.twitter.com/It4ClryH8D
— Conroy Delouche (@ConroyDelouche) May 18, 2022
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