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Activist Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Shoot Jewish Mayoral Candidate

The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Quintez Brown, a student at the University of Louisville and a former columnist for the Louisville Courier Journal.
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February 15, 2022
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A 21-year-old student activist was arrested on February 15 for allegedly attempting to shoot a Jewish mayoral candidate in Louisville, KY.

The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Quintez Brown, a student at the University of Louisville and a former columnist for the Louisville Courier Journal; he had announced that he was running for the Louisville Metro Council in December. Brown is alleged to have fired a gun multiple times inside the campaign headquarters of Craig Greenberg, a Democrat; no one was hurt, although a bullet scraped Greenberg’s clothing. Brown is believed to have acted alone and police are still determining a motive; Brown’s attorney, Rob Eggert, told reporters that Brown will be evaluated for mental health issues. Brown faces charges of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment since four people were in the office at the time of the shooting.

Greenberg told reporters that the shooter fired right at him and fled once his team barricaded the door. “All of us are blessed, and I’m blessed to be standing here today with you,” he said.

Brown went missing for nearly a couple weeks during the summer of 2021 before being found unharmed in New York. Fox News and the New York Post found a Medium post written by Brown in January stating that “our sick, manipulated brethren” say “that communism and collectivism has never and will never work and refuse to even explore these ‘childish’ (or inferior) ideas.” His post concluded with a call to “to win a new world side by side with a united left front. ‘From all according to ability.’ Radicalize your natural environment, organize the people around you, and watch our numbers grow.”

Additionally, in June 2020, Brown told WDRB that he was partaking in the George Floyd protests every day and was involved with Black Lives Matter Louisville. Nearly a year later, he told Louisville Magazine that “defunding the police is our first step toward dismantling everything that was rooted in slavery. Because they’re the original slave catchers,” per Fox News.

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