Between AOC’s Blackwater security, Rep. Cori Bush screeching that she can spend $200K on her own security but defund the police that ordinary people depend on because she’s more important, and Shaun King’s latest, police defunding is very obviously police privatization.
This all began when Shaun King, like a certain BLM co-founder, was caught living large.
King, 41, moved earlier this year from a luxury two-bedroom apartment in downtown Brooklyn, to the five-bedroom, 3,000 square foot North Brunswick, NJ, property, with “a lakefront backyard” and gourmet kitchen, according to public records.
The property, surrounded by lush, tall trees, was purchased by King’s wife, Rai-Tonicia King, a Ph.D. candidate and educator, in November 2020 for $842,000, public records show.
Fellow activists and those who worked with him raising cash for everything from Haitian orphans to the families of black men killed by police, have repeatedly raised questions about King’s leadership, and, in some cases, asked where the donations have gone.
Or, you know, whether he’s actually white.
In utterly predictable crybullying fashion, Shaun King responded to the expose by playing the victim and fundraising for 24/7 security.
“We now need to find a new home, relocate, and have 24/7 security. The costs are outrageous,” Shaun King posted, while asking for money.
The costs of private security are outrageous. That’s why we have the police.
Shaun King had been pushing police defunding. “We need a movement to defund the police,” he wrote.
“There Are Several Steps to Defund the Police, Here are Five,” one of his articles was headlined.
Now he wants people to fund his own private police.