Activists plan to post bond for Quintez Brown in Louisville

Quintez Omar Brown appears in a photo taken by the Louisville Metro Corrections Department.

Quintez Omar Brown appears in a photo taken by the Louisville Metro Corrections Department.

A Black Lives Matter activist on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and attempted to kill a candidate for mayor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Quintez Omar Brown21, is charge with one count of attempted murder and four counts of endangering asexuality, according to multiple news reports. The bail is set at $100,000, according to Louisville Courier Magazine story. Court records reviewed by Law & Crime show that a preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 23 at 9:00 a.m.

An activity group has reported has offered – and is attempting – to pay Brown’s bond under WAVE-TV and numbers belong to is different News report. If Brown is released, he will be ordered to stay at home, according to Louisville NPR branch WFPL-FM.

Craig Greenberg (D), the candidate being targeted, is said to be the frontrunner for the city’s highest office.

Greenberg was not injured in the attack, based on Sheriff Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Erika Shields.

Craig Greenberg. (Image via WLKY-TV/YouTube screen.)

Craig Greenberg. (Image via WLKY-TV/YouTube screen.)

Greenberg said Monday that a man (later identified as Brown) entered his campaign headquarters during a staff meeting and fired multiple shots. Greenberg said one of the bullets grazed the back of his sweater – an account police assisted.

“We asked if we could help him,” Greenberg told CNN. “And he pulled out his gun, aimed it at me and fired.”

“I was so lucky that one of my brave teammates slammed the door,” candidate continue. “They were able to throw some desks over the door and the suspect escaped. So we are very fortunate to be here today. All of us on the team are like that.”

A police report obtained by Courier Magazine Allegedly Brown pulled the trigger of a Glock 9mm pistol around 10:15 a.m. Monday. Officers arrested the defendant ten minutes later “less than half a mile from campaign headquarters” in the Butchertown Market area, the newspaper said; According to the police report, the pistol was loaded in his pants pocket.

Brown also carried an additional magazine and ammunition, the paper noted, again citing the police report.

During Tuesday’s investigation, defense attorneys Rob Eggert “Urge the court to recognize Brown’s mental state,” Courier Magazine continue. Eggert said his client had “mental and emotional problems” and claimed that the incident involved “mental health” – “not a hate crime”.

Defense attorneys told the newspaper his client was “severely mentally ill and in need of treatment, not jail time.” Brown, according to his attorney, had suffered “a mental health breakdown and had not slept for days or weeks.”

The Courier Magazine note Brown disappeared last summer for about two weeks and reappeared in New York City. When he was found, his family said they needed time to deal with Brown’s “physical, mental and spiritual needs”, according to Courier Magazine.

Both CNN and the newspaper reported that Brown Brown was a student at the University of Louisville and a former intern and columnist. Courier Magazine. News organizations across the country were buzzing about Brown’s connection to the Black Lives Matter movement, which called for racial justice, and even gun control – but those who knew Brown unanimously told Courier Magazine that they were fighting to reconcile criminal charges and the alleged shooting with a young man they knew. Those same individuals also plead with observers not to use these allegations to misrepresent causes and issues that Brown has long championed in the public sphere.

Fox News featured Brown as an “advocate”[d] for the ideals of communism, socialism, “and “liberation”. The conservative network’s website said Brown was also “criticizing ‘gun-loving’ Republicans.” FOX said the latter was a reference to an editorial about concealed carry laws in Kentucky.

ONE Twitter account attributed to Brown shows he’s considering running for city council this year, but New York Times report that he failed to submit the required paperwork by the requested deadline.

“We have a scientific and correct solution,” reads the bio on that Twitter account. “Pan-Africanism: the complete liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism.”

Brown is also appeared on MSNBC in 2018 during the “March for Our Lives” gun control protest. During the appearance, Brown said gun violence is a problem.

“Where do I come from, I feel less safe in my community,” Brown speak while commenting that “gun violence” affects schools, communities, churches and clubs.

“It’s like a war zone,” Brown speak related to gun safety drills at his school.

“We want common sense gun reform,” Brown more. He pointed out that politicians who don’t deliver it – including a ban on “assault rifles” – need to be prepared for job losses.

Brown speak to his political opponents. “So if you want to keep your job, then you know, not give us what we – not what we want, but what we need – people need. We need common sense gun reform. Removed assault rifles. Come on!”

Quintez Brown appeared on MSNBC in 2018. (Screenshot.)

Quintez Brown appeared on MSNBC in 2018. (Screenshot.)

An FBI spokesman said federal agents are reviewing the case to determine if any federal crimes have occurred, according to CNN. Agents from the federal Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are also involved in the investigation.

Technically, the charge of attempted murder is punishable 10 to 20 years behind bars, but the paper notes that “[w]“when no one is hurt” in a case of attempted murder,” the offense is considered nonviolent and the offender is eligible for parole after serving 20% ​​of the sentence. The newspaper added that the offenses of endangering workers, all of which are felonies, are technically punishable by one to five years in prison.

Online prison records indicate that the defendant remains in the custody of Louisville Metro Corrections. He was booked for Monday 8:33 p.m., records show.

Criminal Case 22-F-001122 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

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