Again, the evil practices of the last and worst form of democracy are all found in tyrannies. Such are the power given to women in their families in the hope that they will inform against their husbands, and the license which is allowed to slaves in order that they may betray their masters; for slaves and women do not conspire against tyrants; and they are of course friendly to tyrannies and also to democracies, since under them they have a good time. For the people too would fain be a monarch, and therefore by them, as well as by the tyrant, the flatterer is held in honor; in democracies he is the demagogue; and the tyrant also has those who associate with him in a humble spirit, which is a work of flattery. Aristotle Politics Bk 4 part xi
Janaya Khan co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto
Patrisse Khan-Cullors retired from BLM yesterday.
Khan is married to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors blames right wing extremist for making her retire from BLM.
She leaves BLM a week after the shooting of BLM Activist 'Black Panther Of Oxford' Sasha Johnson.
Five held over Sasha Johnson attempted murder: Police arrest four 'drug dealers' then detain fifth man following car chase - three days after BLM activist was shot in head during 'melee' at Peckham party
Two men and three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to the shooting of Sasha Johnson.
The Met said the five suspects - aged between 17 and 28 - were all arrested yesterday as part of a police operation by the force's Violence Suppression Unit and remain in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard from the Met's Specialist Crime Unit said: 'While the investigation remains in its early stages, these arrests show that progress is being made.'However, I would continue to appeal to those who may hold information about the events that led to Sasha receiving her horrific injuries, or about those responsible, to do the right thing and come forward and speak to police.' SOURCE
The first suspect - a 17-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession with intent to supply class A drugs after a proactive routine stop yesterday afternoon.
The Met say investigations led them to an address in Peckham where three others were arrested on suspicion of affray and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
The fifth man – aged 25 – was arrested later that evening following a police pursuit of a car in Peckham. He was arrested on suspicion of affray and failing to stop for police.
All five have since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody.
Superintendent Kris Wright, from the Central South Command Unit, responsible for policing in Southwark and Lambeth said: 'These arrests are the result of instinctive local police work, combined with fast-time intelligence gathering, and shows the effectiveness of the various police teams in the Met working together. Source
Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ million-dollar real estate buying binge
As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.
The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370-square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter-acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.
Some fellow activists were taken aback by the real estate revelations.
Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, which is not affiliated with Khan-Cullors’ Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, called for “an independent investigation” to find out how the global network spends its money. SOURCE
BLM co-founder says black homeownership helps fight ‘white supremacy’
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors complained about racism in the housing market — saying black homeowners help “disrupt white supremacy.”
The self-confessed “trained Marxist” on Saturday shared to her Instagram page an NPR story addressing the “racist architecture of homeownership” — following her recent $3.2 million property-buying binge.
“Thank you @npr for highlighting the history of racism inside of the housing market and why Black homeownership has always been a way to disrupt white supremacy,” she wrote.
Last month, Khan-Cullors was ripped when property records showed that she had snagged four high-end homes for millions, with BLM Greater New York City calling for “an independent investigation.”
The 37-year-old activist did not directly address her own buying spree, which includes a $1.4 million home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood where the vast majority of residents are reportedly white. SOURCE
Why did Patrisse Khan-Cullors resign? BLM co-founder slams 'right-wing attacks' amid $3M real estate row
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is stepping down as the organization's executive director after a dispute over her $3 million property holdings. Cullors, who has led the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for nearly six years, made the announcement on Thursday, May 27.While she denounced a far-right smear campaign, she said that neither that nor recent criticism from other Black organizers influenced her decision to leave. According to The Associated Press, the 37-year-old campaigner is quitting to focus on other projects. One of them includes the release of her second book and a multi-year TV development agreement with Warner Bros, the Daily Mail reported. Her last day with the foundation is Friday."I've created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave," Cullors said. "It feels like the time is right." Monifa Bandele, a longtime BLM organizer and founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in New York City, and Makani Themba, an early backer of the BLM movement and chief strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies in Jackson, Mississippi, are joining the foundation as interim senior executives to help steer it in the near future.
Why did Patrisse Cullors resign?
Her departure, however, comes after it was revealed last month that despite describing herself as a "trained Marxist", she has amassed a $3M property portfolio. Cullors received a great deal of backlash after it was revealed that she spent a lot of money on herself, including buying a $1.4M home in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood. Many people were left wondering what percentage of BLM donations went to social justice programs.She, however, claims that her resignation has been in the works for over a year and has nothing to do with the personal attacks she has been subjected to. "Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don't operate off of what the right thinks about me," Cullors told Associated Press. SOURCE