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The suspect arrested in connection with Monday’s shooting of Craig Greenberg, a Democratic mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky, has been identified as 21-year-old Quintez Brown, an activist for civil rights and gun control who in 2018 appeared with MSNBC’s Joy Reid during the anti-gun violence "March for Our Lives" demonstration that followed the Parkland shooting.
A video of Brown's appearance with Reid was recirculated on Twitter by Chuck Ross, a reporter for The Washington Free Beacon, with the caption: "The Louisville activist who shot a mayoral candidate appeared on Joy Reid’s show at an anti-gun violence rally. Said he 'loves' David Hogg."
The Louisville activist who shot a mayoral candidate appeared on Joy Reid\u2019s show at an anti-gun violence rally. Said he \u201cloves\u201d David Hogg.https://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/march-for-our-lives-student-protester-has-message-for-mcconnell-1194297923566\u00a0\u2026— Chuck Ross (@Chuck Ross) 1644939585
Brown was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment after shooting at Greenberg in his campaign headquarters, but fortunately no one was injured in the shooting, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
The Courier Journal also noted that Brown is a former intern and editorial columnist for the paper who in 2019 ripped into "gun-loving Republicans" for supporting a concealed carry law in Kentucky.
"They've put a price tag on your life and decided that the blood money they receive from the NRA is more valuable," Brown wrote of Republican lawmakers.
"If enslaved blacks were considered people in 1789, this is how the Second Amendment probably would have read: 'A well regulated white Militia being necessary to the security of a free white State, the rights of white men to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,'" he later added.
According to journalist and author Andy Ngo, Brown is also a Black Lives Matter activist, and a huge fan of Communist leaders Che Guevara, Chairman Mao, and Ibrahim Frantz Fanon — in addition to David Hogg, of course.
Breaking: The suspect arrested over the attempted assassination of Louisville mayoral candidate @RunWithCraig has been identified as Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), a #BLM activist & black nationalist championed by Obama & @JoyAnnReid. He was also a writer for @courierjournal.pic.twitter.com/PKwuIAwg4x— Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1644940069
Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), the black nationalist & #BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a Louisville mayoral candidate, was recognized by the Obama Foundation & got to meet the former president. He was also championed by race hustlers @JoyAnnReid & @TheRevAl.pic.twitter.com/T0LlNxNFZo— Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1644941094
"They will be Che, they will be Mao, they will be Fanon." Louisville assassination suspect Quintez Brown praised communist leaders & critical race theorist Ibrahim Frantz Fanon. Brown's social media is filled with radical communist posts & leftist racial grievance propaganda.#BLMpic.twitter.com/XVoXkpdKDn— Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1644942371
And in a final, astonishing yet predictable twist, at least one media outlet found a way to blame the shooting on "increasingly violent rhetoric coming from extremist Republicans."
#DomesticTerrorism \n\nEvil right wingers twisted this poor oppressed man w/ their White Supremacist mind controlhttps://twitter.com/TomBevanRCP/status/1493940597652131844\u00a0\u2026— Jim Hanson (@Jim Hanson) 1645019189
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