Looks like the lefties have caught their hands a mega league cookie jar … again.
After BLM finally bothered to file a return indicating where some of the multiple millions it had received had gone, it soon became clear that the organization would have been better off continuing to stonewall the IRS.
After all, it is safe to say that quite a few of the millions donated did not go to charitable ventures.
Unless of course the personal friends and family members of Patrisse Cullors could be considered charity cases. Though not any more given how much she’s personally paid them with donations paradoxically procured from dark money and bleeding hearts.
As usual, a British publication broke the major news first, this time the Daily Mail, which clearly laid out just how insanely wasteful Ms. Cullors and Company have been.
“Newly released tax filings revealed how Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors used charity funds to pay her friends and family large sums for various ‘consulting’ services, as well as charter a private flight,” the Daily Mail reported.
Ah. “Consulting services.” That could include just about anything.
“Consulting” on the optimal cities in which to initiate widespread arson and “smash and grab” robberies, for instance?
As for a “private flight,” who does Cullors think she is? AOC?
One thing is for sure: Cullors probably can’t be faulted for failing to pay child support, as the father of her baby has apparently found BLM to be quite the profitable venture … for himself.
“The documents reveal that BLM paid a company owned by Damon Turner, the father of Cullors’ child, nearly $970,000 to help ‘produce live events’ and provide other ‘creative services,’” the Daily Mail continued.
“Creative services.” Hilarious. One can only imagine how “creative” such services became, as played out in literally bloody relief across multiple screens throughout 2020.
Either that, or he got real creative shopping for multimillion dollar homes, which Cullors was eager to procure for personal use.
And Cullors also ensured her family members were well taken care of for providing rather dubious services, including “security.”
Yes, “security” for the ultimate “Defund Police” movement.
“The co-founder’s brother, Paul Cullors, received more than $840,000 for providing security services to the foundation,” the Daily Mail blandly remarked.
Astonishingly, when confronted about the brazen misuse of charity funds in this specific case, the organization apparently doubled down on paying Cullors’s brother nearly $1M because they don’t trust the police.
Right. Funny how such concerns were never raised until they were all caught redhanded, brazenly stealing.
However, some of the most damning sums of all were allocated to a Shalomyah Bowers, who runs a rather dubious consulting company.
“A consulting firm run by Shalomyah Bowers, who is BLM’s board secretary and has previously served as deputy executive director, was paid more than $2.1 million for providing the organization with operational support, including staffing, fundraising and other key services,” the Daily Mail remarked.
“Other key services.” Right in line with the alleged “creative services” provided by the father of Cullors’s child.
Ironically, this group will undoubtedly crucify the so called “1 percent” only to steal from charities to achieve the same “status.”
Outside of the outrageous overpayments to personal associates, Cullors also found it appropriate to purchase a $6M home in California, as well as invest $32M in stocks.
That’s really “trickling down” to minority communities. Not.
Of course, a pathetic, readymade excuse was available for that egregious misuse of funds as well, namely that the organization was merely “growing” its donations to serve more communities in the future.
Not if the economy careens into a recession and their “investment” falls in half or more, but it’s rather clear by now that Cullors could care less about the communities she claims to represent.
Even more despicably, Breitbart reports that the organization still has tens of millions of dollars sitting in its coffers after these extravagant purchases.
“All told the foundation is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, consultants, and other expenses, according to the tax documents,” Breitbart reports.
All that for screaming “Defund Police” and engaging in a gargantuan crime spree in which no one faces real accountability.
Even in the rare case that one of the violent rioters is jailed, Kamala will just bail them out anyway.
Must be nice to be paid to be a criminal. But it’s even nicer to not be one.
Author: Ofelia Thornton