The Daily Beast has published a new article about Shaun King, examining the shady finances behind his organization. Lots of people on Twitter are noting that they are a little late to the party.
EXCLU: Shaun King’s nonprofit amassed millions of dollars in donations in the months following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, while its signature project to review and redress prosecutorial injustices in three major U.S. cities floundered.https://t.co/7hB2ssbRhd
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 21, 2022
People have been accusing King of being nothing more than a grifter for years.
From the Daily Beast:
Shaun King’s nonprofit amassed millions of dollars in donations in the months following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, while its signature project to review and redress prosecutorial injustices in three major U.S. cities floundered—and while King himself and his associates raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.
Representatives of the Grassroots Law Project produced the 2020 financial reports for the King-led outfit in response to questions from The Daily Beast. These materials have yet to appear in any public records database, and the Internal Revenue Service did not respond to queries about why the King nonprofit did not show up in its online files. But the Grassroots Law Project’s lawyers noted the agency had suffered internal delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tax documents reveal that during the first year of its existence, a period that coincided with the largest racial justice protests in the nation’s history, the organization collected more than $6.67 million.
Dude blocked folks with a quickness merely asking for the money trail…
— Laura Lee Fulmer (@lauraleefulmer) September 21, 2022
Who is still giving dude their money?!?
— John Walton (@John_Walton_) September 21, 2022
I know people who have met Shaun King and worked closely with him. It seems like he consistently tries to use his charisma to get on the good side of people who he then takes advantage of. It’s a repeated theme, wherever he goes. It’s about enriching himself at the end of the day
— Chris (@RealChrisSays) September 21, 2022
Talcum X a grifter? I'm shocked! Well, not that shocked as a quick Google search will show that many in the community have been on to him for years.
— 🇺🇦Vaccinated Deep State Patriot🇺🇸 (@CAGOPUnknown) September 21, 2022
The period at the end of this article is the only proof that any project involving Shaun King has been followed through to completion.
— Mark Rodgers (@mrodgers74) September 21, 2022
Shaun King is as authentic as BLM. They all got rich while you all got played…https://t.co/Lr3I8tAeEE
— Theo Jordan (@Theo_TJ_Jordan) September 21, 2022
It does seem to be a pattern.
This should be surprising to absolutely no one. Shaun King has been grifting for years
— AJ (@TheMetsAreCursd) September 21, 2022
Grifters gonna grift
— Lucifer’s Liege (@lucifers_liege) September 21, 2022
Grifters are going to grift. Good observation.
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