In what should surprise no one, newly released tax filings revealed how Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors used charity funds. And the information should put her in prison.
As it turns out, Cullors used charity funds to pay her friends and family large sums under very suspicious categories.
For example, the documents reveal that BLM paid a company owned by Damon Turner almost a million dollars. Interestingly, Turner is the father of Cullors’ child. And for his $970,000 in pay, Turner helped ‘produce live events’ and provide other ‘creative services.’
Holy Mother of Kamala Harris, a lot can be “couched” under “creative services”.
But Cullors didn’t stop with her baby-daddy’s pay. She also paid her brother, Paul Cullors, more than $840,000 for providing security services to the foundation.
That’s a lot of security for a group that doesn’t do anything. Generally speaking, BLM marches under the protection of regular law enforcement.
Ironically, BLM leaders pretend to justify the security services expense by claiming the foundation’s protection could not be entrusted to former police professionals. Their rationale is that these firms wouldn’t necessarily protect BLM because of the organizations’ anti-LEO stance.
Frankly, I’d like to see a deeper dive into both of these obvious boondoggles. Paying the father of one’s child and your brother almost two million dollars? This doesn’t pass anybody’s smell test.
Finally, over $2.1 million was paid to a consulting firm run by Shalomyah Bowers. Bowers is the BLM board secretary. However, she has previously served as deputy executive director. According to the report, Bowers provided operational support, including staffing, fundraising and other key services.
Defund the IRS
Like most leftists, Cullors blames the system for her questionable expenditures. In fact, she calls tax disclosures “triggering.” In her own words, Cullors said the 990 form is “being literally weaponized against us” and made her feel “deeply unsafe.”
Apparently, it’s very scary to tell the public what you’re doing with their donations. Cullors’ filing covers July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2021. According to the paperwork, Cullors operated as the board’s sole voting director. As such, she declined to hold any board meetings.
Cullors finally resigned as the #BLMBoss after her massive spending sprees and mansion purchases were exposed. Now, attorney generals in both Ohio and Indiana are investigating Cullor’s activities, including her real estate purchases and family payouts.
I’m sure she’ll soon come up with a clever hashtag to try and disassemble the IRS before they take her down. After all, isn’t it racist to make a black person be accountable with charitable donations?