By now, you’ve probably heard that #BlackLivesMatter activist and New York Daily News columnist Shaun King is in trouble. Big trouble.
You see, Shaun excels at fundraising, but when it comes to being honest about what happens to those funds … well, he’s not so great at that:
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 16, 2015
More from The Daily Beast:
King collected millions of dollars for everyone from Haitian orphans to the families of black men and children killed by police across America. Some of that money went to survivors or victims’ families, but much of the largess either went into failed projects, King’s own pockets, or is unaccounted for.
Documentation and actual figures are difficult to pin down, but the husband and father of five claims to have raised nearly $500,000 on behalf of families “affected by police violence or systemic racism.” But an examination of public records, published articles, and public statements by King and others associated with his work leaves more questions than answers.
Chief among them are: How much money was definitely raised and how much of it was actually received by its stated and intended beneficiaries? Did King use his growing prominence as a fundraiser for social causes to enrich himself?
So, where did all that money go? Instapundit’s got an idea:
Tanning sessions. https://t.co/sK1Bbmtt97
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) December 16, 2015
OMG HAHAHAHAHAHA PS: That's raaaaaaaaacist. https://t.co/mIR3Er66Y2
— Laura Rosen Cohen (@LauraRosenCohen) December 16, 2015
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— RBe (@RBPundit) December 16, 2015
@instapundit Tears in my eyes from laughing so hard
— Erin OB (@EOB23958816) December 16, 2015
Dies…just dies ???? https://t.co/VAIRhJUDKO
— LaurieAnn (@mooshakins) December 16, 2015