Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor — the woman shot by police while serving a warrant after her boyfriend opened fire on them — slammed the Louisville chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement, calling it fraudulent.
Palmer said BLM activists love to invoke her daughter’s name during protests, but have not helped her or her family for months.
The only ones lending aid are her daughter’s friends and family and other close family friends, she wrote in a Facebook post.
“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville, and personally have found them to be fraud,” she said.
I think it’s crazy when people say they’ve been here since day 1, let me be clear Christopher 2x, The Montgomery family…
Palmer also called Democratic state Rep. Attica Scott, who introduced a bill to ban no-knock warrants in remembrance of Taylor, “another fraud.”
“I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna’s family who don’t even know who I am,” Palmer continued. “I’ve watched y’all raise money on behalf of Breonna’s family who has never done a damn thing for us nor have we needed it … or asked so talk about fraud. It’s amazing how many people have lost focus … I’m a say this before I go. I’m so sick of some of y’all and I was last anybody who needs it.”
This is just the latest accusation of fraud against BLM.
Last week the New York Post reported that the national BLM’s co-founder, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, bought four luxury homes, totaling $3.2 million, throughout the U.S. after the organization led protests last summer.
The revelations led several activists to demand an “independent investigation” into how Black Lives Matter spends its money.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” Hank Newsome, the head of BLM Greater New York City, said. “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”