Left-wing activist researched Republican mayor prior tried homicide of Dem candidate: Courtroom docs

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Quintez Brown, an activist sprung from jail by means of a BLM-supported bail fund after allegedly making an attempt to homicide a Democratic candidate operating for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, additionally researched a Republican mayor within the hours earlier than the Valentine’s Day capturing, court docket paperwork allege. 

Final week, Justice of the Peace Choose Colin Lindsay unsealed almost 800 pages of court docket paperwork displaying 21-year-old Brown’s Web search information main as much as the capturing on the marketing campaign headquarters of Democratic Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Feb. 14, WPSD reported.  

Earlier within the day, information present Brown searched “j town mayor office” on Google and checked out a number of social media posts of Invoice Dieruf, the Republican mayor of close by Jeffersontown, Kentucky. 

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Quintez Brown, accused of an attempt on the life of Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg, was booked into the Grayson County Detention Center as a federal prisoner, according to the booking log. 

Quintez Brown, accused of an try on the lifetime of Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg, was booked into the Grayson County Detention Heart as a federal prisoner, in response to the reserving log. 
(Grayson County Detention Heart)

The information, displaying on-line exercise from Feb. 9 up till simply minutes earlier than the capturing, additionally reveal Brown looked for particulars on how one can load {a magazine} and “safety on glock 17,” in addition to info on weapons and gun retailers and particular particulars about Greenberg’s deal with, employees, and household, Spectrum Information reported. 

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Brown, an activist and former newspaper intern and columnist, is accused of opening hearth inside Greenberg’s marketing campaign headquarters whereas the candidate and 4 staffers had been inside. Nobody was injured, however bullets grazed Greenberg’s sweater. Police arrested Brown 10 minutes later, allegedly discovering a 9mm journal in his pants pocket.   

Louisville Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg speaks during a news conference in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Greenberg was shot at Monday morning at a campaign office but was not struck, though a bullet grazed a piece of his clothing, police said. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg speaks throughout a information convention in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Greenberg was shot at Monday morning at a marketing campaign workplace however was not struck, although a bullet grazed a bit of his clothes, police stated. (AP Photograph/Timothy D. Easley)
(AP Photograph/Timothy D. Easley)

Black Lives Matter (BLM) Louisville shelled out $100,000 to cowl his bail, and Brown was launched two days after the capturing for house incarceration with an ankle monitor. A Jefferson County grand jury later indicted Brown on tried homicide and 4 counts of wanton endangerment costs. 

Federal authorities rearrested Brown final month. A federal indictment unsealed April 7 costs Brown with interfering with a federally protected proper, in addition to utilizing and discharging a firearm in relation to against the law of violence by capturing at and making an attempt to kill a candidate for elective workplace. 

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Brown stays in federal custody whereas a choose weighs whether or not to permit him to return to accommodate arrest. 

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