(FiveNation.com)- The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation gave $200,000 to a Chicago group whose director called officers “pigs.”
Equity and Transformation (EAT) was launched in 2018 “by and for post-incarcerated persons.” ACCORDING TO TAX RECORDS, the BLM Global Network Foundation contributed $200,000 to EAT in 2021.
Richard Wallace, the group’s founder and executive director, has coordinated rallies against police and advocated for reparations. It focuses on “social and economic fairness for Black Workers participating in the informal sector” or African Americans who work occupations “not regulated or protected by the state,” which may involve criminal behavior.
Wallace, who has called police “pigs” and stated they should “defund these b—-ards,” posted joyful emojis in response to a 2020 story indicating 54% of Americans thought burning down a Minneapolis police precinct was justifiable following George Floyd’s death. Wallace tweeted “F—- the police” in 2015.
Fox News Digital reported last month that the defund the police campaign led to a substantial spike in Black Americans being murdered in 2020. According to FBI data, Black Americans died 32% more in 2020 than in 2019.
Equity and Transformation’s social media profiles showcase their activism and anti-police rallies, although Movement for Black Lives frequently appears on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The pro-defunding the police alliance, backed by “Squad” progressives, texted followers last summer: “Black August is when we mourn our slain freedom warriors, political prisoners, prisoners of war, and exiles.”
The SMS message asked for support for Mutulu Shakur and Sundiata Acoli. Shakur was the mastermind behind armed robberies in Connecticut and New York. A Brinks guard and two police policemen were killed in 1981. Acoli killed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973.
Assata Shakur is on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list. Shakur’s wife, JoAnne Chesimard, was also convicted of Foerster’s 1973 murder. Fidel Castro awarded her asylum when she fled jail.
Wallace tweeted in 2013 about Assata Shakur’s addition to the FBI’s terrorist list: “Assata becomes FBI’s first woman most wanted, and Malcolm Shabazz is found dead. Our Heroes are being silenced.”
Patrisse Cullors praises Shakur on Facebook. Cullors stated in a 2016 piece, “Love, Assata Shakur. Fight for you. Everyday.”
“Over the last year, we’ve witnessed the movement and people at large elevate Assata internationally,” Cullors remarked in a now-deleted post. Today, we ask that people share on social media how Assata Shakur has influenced them and why she’s vital to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Tax records reveal that the BLM Global Network Foundation gave away $25 million in 2021.
According to the foundation’s tax records, roughly $4 million was invested in businesses controlled by individuals who were personally connected to its co-founder Patrisse Cullors.