Before the Michael Brown shooting, Black Lives Matter was sputtering along, unknown to most of America, but after Brown, social justice activists with big money got behind BLM, which then encouraged “woke” corporations to follow suit.
For the next two years, the BLM anarchists attacked thousands of people during their nationwide riots, injuring and killing some, and were responsible for over one billion dollars in private and public property damage.
As the nation grew tired of their violence, many on left started to separate themselves from the domestic terrorist group in the hope of improving their polls numbers and reputation.
When the dust settled, and as the BLM violence rapidly came to halt, the founders became more and more absent from the public eye, and eventually were caught up in financial scandals.
Recently supporters have been asking where all donations went as they are not seeing anything substantial going back into the urban areas.
One of the BLM founders, Patrisse Cullors, who is a trained Marxist, and now a millionaire, is being asked the same question on standard IRS tax forms, and she doesn’t like it.
on Friday Cullors broke down when discussing the tax forms her organization is required to disclose about its finances.
“It is such a trip now to hear the term ‘990,” Cullors said at a speaking engagement in Washington state, referring to the IRS form that discloses charities’ finances.
“I’m, like, ugh. It’s, like, triggering.” Cullors, who purchased millions of dollars’ worth in real estate from her perch as BLM’s executive director, also said that she “did not know what 990s were” until recently and felt “deeply unsafe” having to fill one out for the nonprofit.
The event was first reported by the Washington Examiner reporter Andrew Kerr, who in January also reported how BLM has no apparent leader after Cullors’s resignation in May 2021 and how the group still won’t say who is responsible for overseeing $60 million in funds.
Cullors: “This doesn’t seem safe for us, this 990 structure — this nonprofit system structure. This is, like, deeply unsafe. This is being literally weaponized against us, against the people we work with.” pic.twitter.com/xQnCY4S2pw
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) April 13, 2022
Black Lives Matter reportedly raised more than $90 million in 2020. Its finances, including Cullors’s purchase of four homes for $3.2 million in the same year, became public information following its 990 disclosures in 2021. As a result, Cullors stepped down from her position as executive director shortly afterward.
Black Lives Matter has also faced criticism for its exorbitant spending, including its purchase of a recent $6 million mansion in Los Angeles, and an $8.1 dollar mansion in, Toronto, Canada.
Here is our statement on why we left BLMTO, @bolshevikbaddie “After over a year of struggling within @BLM_TO to improve internal processes, we left the group when, like many other people, we found out about @blmcanada_ $8 million dollar purchase of the @WildseedCentre_ ” pic.twitter.com/p6ayoSztLY
— Sarah Jama (@SarahJama_) January 19, 2022
“This is being literally weaponized against us, against the people we work with,” Cullors said on Friday of the disclosures.
Well, you would think Cullors would have asked her accountant about reporting before she went on a personal real estate spending spree, but then again, she has never presented herself as anyone worried about anyone but herself, and now has to deal with the reality that it is not all about her after all.
If she cut corners and broke tax laws, she better hope a Soros-backed prosecutor gets her case, to extend her some “privilege”, keeping her out of jail.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
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