Well, well, well.
In the spirit of Patrisse Cullors and other illustrious BLM “activists,” who have widely become known for looting charities in addition to looting Saks Fifth Avenue, it appears that yet another social justice warrior got her hand caught in the donation cookie jar.
Humorously, this social justice warrior, Monica Cannon-Grant, was recognized as a “Bostonian of the Year” in 2020, and while the exact reasoning for her selection is a tad unclear, it is safe to say that the 2020 achievement was one of many affirmative action rewards, which requires little to any effort of the participants benefitting from the reward.
Which is probably why these activists feel “empowered” to do whatever they want, regardless of how much it hurts others.
And by “others,” that would be in reference to those who actually believed donations to BLM were going to make black communities better.
In the case of donations to Ms. Cannon-Grant, not so much, as reported by the New York Post.
“A prominent Black Lives Matter leader in Boston and her husband have been charged with using a $6,000 grant to take at-risk youth to a Philadelphia retreat on themselves – for a getaway to Maryland, restaurants and shopping sprees, among other things.”
Well, that’s surely the way to improve community relations. Steal all money meant for the community, spend it on oneself, then wheel around and blame cops for everything.
On top of that, Ms. Cannon-Grant and her husband appear to have launched into a series of fraudulent activities over time, in addition to the laughable $2,788 salary that Ms. Cannon-Grant began paying herself in light of “donations” she’d received.
Citing a report from the Boston Globe, the New York Post also noted that the dubious pair defrauded taxpayers to the tune of at least 100,000.
“The indictment charges them in connection with three separate schemes – defrauding donors, lying on a mortgage application and illegally collecting about $100,000 in pandemic unemployment benefits, according to the Globe,” the Post remarked.
And, after being caught literally red-handed, does Ms. Cannon-Grant even deign to apologize.
Of course not!
After all, she’s a victim, which is rather evident from her woke lawyer’s remarks.
“We are extremely disappointed the government rushed to judgment here,” Robert Goldstein sniffed.
Well, donors are extremely disappointed that their money went to drinks at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company instead of helping at risk youth, but individuals like Cannon-Grant aren’t terribly concerned about things like that.
“VIB (Violence in Boston) and Monica have been fully cooperating, and their production of records remains ongoing,” Goldstein continued, “drawing conclusions from an incomplete factual record does not represent the fair and fully informed process a citizen deserves from its government, especially someone like Monica who has worked tirelessly on behalf of her community.”
Oh, so now the record is “incomplete?”
By all means, please feel free to “complete” the record associated with Ms. Cannon-Grant, if only so that it will reveal just how extensive her fraud truly is.
“We remain fully confident Monica will be vindicated when a complete factual record emerges,” Goldstein declared indignantly.
Yeah. Assuming those “facts” are the same type consulted by Psaki.
If you thought Cannon-Grant’s lawyer sounded bad, Cannon-Grant herself sounded really bad.
Believe it or not, Cannon-Grant actually had the nerve to claim that other people are simply “jealous” of her.
“The moment funding started coming in and the world started seeing us doing the work, which prompted awards and accolades, it was, ‘I want what she got. She don’t deserve it,” Cannon-Grant said.
Well, hate to break it to you, Ms. Cannon-Grant, but you “don’t” deserve to spend charity funds on yourself: In fact, that’s actually illegal.
Not that a BLM activist would have any visible concern for the law.
“This is what happens when you’re successful,” Cannon-Grant continued pompously, “this is what happens when you don’t accept mediocrity. This is what happens when you’re successful and nobody can explain your success because it’s not theirs to explain.”
Or “nobody can explain” Cannon-Grant’s “success” because it’s pretty obvious where her “wealth” has come from … straight out of charities she’s robbed for herself.
Author: Ofelia Thornton