Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King’s political action committee paid a California breeder $40,000 for a guard dog which King would also keep as a family pet, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
The Grassroots Law PAC remitted the funds to Potrero Performance Dogs in Boonville. Federal Election Commission records show that at least one payment of $10,000 was labeled as a “contractor deposit.” The PAC, which seeks to “end oppressive policing, incarceration and injustice,” paid Potrero an additional $30,650 two months later.
One of the breeds Portrero specializes in are large mastiffs of Italian origin called Cane Corsos; said to have been used as bodyguards in ancient Rome. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Cane Corsos are “intimidating creatures” that stand nearly 28 inches at the shoulder and typically weigh more than 100 pounds “with a large head, alert expression, and muscles rippling beneath their short, stiff coat.”
However, King’s dog, a future AKC Best in Show winner named Marz, has proven to be too much for the controversial activist to handle. As such, Marz was returned to the California breeder for having “too much energy.”
Portrero posted a picture of the dog after the AKC victory, noting that “he’s got a little too much energy to be a family dog so he came back.”
Kings’ PAC has contributed a total of $56,000 to various political campaigns since 2021, only $16,000 more than what was spent on Marz, the latter of which is perhaps not exactly where donors expected their money to go.
“This luxury dog expense may not be illegal for a PAC, but it shows little respect for King’s donors,” Scott Walter of the Capital Research Center think tank told the Free Beacon.
King has faced scrutiny in the past for his questionable fundraising tactics, and like others at the top of the BLM food chain, he is regarded by many as a fraudster.
King lives lavishly on lakefront property in New Jersey while by day, masquerading as a justice warrior and pseudo-Robin Hood for those in need. Most notably, Samaria Rice, who lost her 12-year-old son Tamir in 2014, has accused King of using her dead son’s name for his own benefit in a post on Instagram addressed directly to King, BPR reported at the time.
“Personally I don’t understand how you sleep at night,” she wrote. “I never gave you permission to raise nothing.. Along with the united states, you robbed me for the death of my son.”
In a joint statement with several other mothers furious at BLM scammers profiting from the tragedies of others, Rice wrote, “We never hired them to be the representatives in the fight for justice for our dead loved ones murdered by the police. The ‘activists’ have events in our cities and have not given us anything substantial for using our loved ones’ images and names on their flyers.”
King has been in good company and may have learned some of his grifting skills from BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors (or she from him), the latter of whom has all but disappeared from public view after she was embroiled in one financial misdeed after another.
A story from May of this year detailed findings which show that BLM had spent at least $1.2 million in lobbying Congress to impeach former President Trump over the Jan. 6 riot. The filing showed the group spent 3.4 percent of its $37 million in expenses last year on lobbying, while the bulk of it was spent on real estate, grants, and consultants, the Daily Mail reported.
According to a board member, the group has an annual operating budget of $4 million.
The filing also revealed that Patrisse Cullors was the sole voting director at the time and that no board meetings were ever held. She is listed as an uncompensated founder and executive director but stepped down in May of 2021 after allegations of financial improprieties surfaced.
One of the purchases in question is the $6 million dollar California compound in Studio City which appears to be not much more than a party palace.
Cullors continues to deny claims that she used funds from BLM Global Fund for her own personal use.
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