BLM gave $  200,000 to Chicago group whose leader calls cops 'pigs'

Equity and Transformation (EAT), established in 2018, is a Chicago-based social justice nonprofit foundedby and for post-incarcerated people,” によると to its website. Recently released tax forms for the BLM Global Network Foundation reveal that they gave acash grant” の $ 200,000 to EAT during the 2021 会計年度.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors under fire for using donations to purchase $  6 million dollar mansion

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors under fire for using donations to purchase $ 6 million dollar mansion (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Viacom)

グループ, which was founded by defund the police activist and community organizer Richard Wallace, who remains the group’s executive director, 持っている organized protests against police and advocates for reparations. しかしながら, it primarily focuses on achievingsocial and economic equity for Black Workers engaged in the informal economy,” or African Americans who work jobsnot regulated or protected by the state,” which appears to include criminal activity.

ウォレス, who has repeatedly と呼ばれる 警察 “pigs” そして 前記 they need todefund these bards,” 投稿 smiling emojis on his Facebook in response to 2020 article saying, “54 percent of Americans think burning down Minneapolis police precinct was justified after George Floyd’s death.” に 2015, ウォレス took to Twitter to say, “F— the police.

専門家 言った Fox News Digital last month that a large increase of Black Americans being murdered was a result of the defund the police movement, which resulted in Black Americans being disproportionately affected by the skyrocketing murders of 2020. According to FBI data, the number of deaths among Black Americans spiked by more than 32% に 2020 に比べ 2019.

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Equity and Transformation’s social media pages highlight many examples of their activism and involvement in anti-police protests, but one organization that repeatedly appeared on their フェイスブック そして ツイッター accounts was Movement for Black Lives, 以上の連立 50 liberal groups, including Black Lives Matter. The pro-defunding the police coalition, これは backed by top progressives in “分隊,” sent a text message to supporters last summer saying, “Black August is when we commemorate the lives of our fallen freedom fighters and political prisoners, prisoners of war, and exiles.

The text message called on supporters to sign clemency petitions for Mutulu Shakur and Sundiata Acoli. Shakur is a former Black Liberation Army leader who was the mastermind behind several armed robberies in Connecticut and New York. に 1981, the Brinks robbery resulted in the slayings of an armed guard and two police officers. Acoli was convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster during a 1973 traffic stop.

A woman holds a Black Lives Matter flag during an event in remembrance of George Floyd and to call for justice for those who lost loved ones to the police violence outside the Minnesota State Capitol on May 24, 2021 in Saint Paul, ミネソタ.

A woman holds a Black Lives Matter flag during an event in remembrance of George Floyd and to call for justice for those who lost loved ones to the police violence outside the Minnesota State Capitol on May 24, 2021 in Saint Paul, ミネソタ. (Kerem Yucel / AFP)

Movement for Black Lives also expressed support for Assata Shakur, who is on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list. JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur’s married name, was one of the two passengers in Acoli’s car and was also convicted of the 1973 murder of Foerster. しかしながら, she escaped prison and was granted asylum in Cuba by the late Fidel Castro.

Equity and Transformation’s Wallace reacted to Assata Shakur being added to the FBI’s terrorist list in a 2013 つぶやき 言って, “Assata Becomes First woman on FBI most wanted and Malcolm Shabazz is found dead. They want to silent our Heroes!”

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has repeatedly praised Shakur on her Facebook page. In a now-deleted 2016 役職, Cullors wrote, “Assata Shakur we love you. Fight for you and because of you. On this day and everyday [ママ].”

Over the past year we have seen the movement and people at large elevating Assata worldwide chanting the excerpt from her letter and proudly wearing Assata Taught Me sweatshirts,” Cullors said in another now-deleted post. “今日…we ask that people take a moment to uplift our sister Assata Shakur by posting on social media how Assata has inspired them and why she is important to the current Black Lives Matter movement.

MASSIVE INCREASE IN BLACK AMERICANS MURDERED WAS RESULT OF DEFUND POLICE MOVEMENT: 専門家

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors repeatedly praised FBI most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur in posts on social media. WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - 六月 14: Patrisse Cullors participates in a panel discussion after the Los Angeles premiere of "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" 6月に 14, 2019 in West Hollywoodカリフォルニアia.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors repeatedly praised FBI most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur in posts on social media. WEST HOLLYWOOD, カリフォルニア – 六月 14: Patrisse Cullors participates in a panel discussion after the Los Angeles premiere ofToni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” 6月に 14, 2019 in West Hollywood, カリフォルニア. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images / FBI)

The BLM Global Network Foundation doled out $ 25 million in grants during its 2021 会計年度, the group’s tax forms show.

周り $ 5 million of the awarded grants went to its chapters in several cities. They also sent $ 1.6 million to organizations that focus on transgender issues, including Transgender Advocates and the Transgender Law Center.

The tax documents are the first look inside BLM Global Network Foundation’s finances. The nonprofit was previously fiscally sponsored and did not have to report to the IRS but broke away into its own legal entity in 2020.

The foundation shoveled nearly $ 4 百万 into firms run by individuals close to its co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who stepped away from the group last year, its tax forms revealed.

The cash included $ 2.1 million to Bowers Consulting, a firm run by its board secretary Shalomyah Bowers, $ 970,000 to Trap Heals LLC, a company registered to Damon Turner, the father of Cullors’ 子, そして $ 840,000 to Cullors Protection LLC, a firm owned by Cullors’ 兄, ポール.

The BLM Global Network Foundation received $ 77 million in contributions during its 2021 会計年度, and it ended it with $ 42 百万の資産.

Wallace and Black Lives Matter did not respond to Fox News Digital requests for comment.

Fox News Digital’s Audrey Conklin and Emma Colton contributed to this report.

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