But BLM is also a non-profit foundation registered with the Internal Revenue Service. It is this legal entity that receives the donations and distributes the money to the activists working in the official chapters of BLM Grassroots, of which LA is the first. (There are also dozens of unofficial chapters that are not affiliated with the foundation, but complement the broader BLM movement.) In his decision On Friday, Administrative Judge Paul Bogas wrote that the Black Lives Matter news lacked “an objective and sufficiently direct relationship to working conditions” to be legally protected. “We are taking these issues seriously and have taken immediate action,” a spokesman for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) told FOX Business on Thursday. “We immediately hired a compliance consultant to resolve any issues related to compliance with government fundraising regulations. In the meantime, we have stopped fundraising online as we work quickly to ensure we meet all compliance requirements. The BLMGNF board has requested “more than ten times” private mediation or meetings with Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots, including and in connection with social media policies. We did so to stay true to the principles of abolition – to solve problems through conflict mediation, rather than falling victim to the karceral logic and social violence that fuel the legal system. The Bureau of Land Management`s enforcement program derives its authority from federal law under federal jurisdiction. BLM enforcement officers enforce federal laws and are not permitted to enforce state laws without the written permission of a sheriff, other authorized state official, or state law. Many of the laws and regulations that BLM enforcement officers enforce are similar to state and local laws, and many federal regulations prohibit the same actions as state laws. For example, crimes such as littering, illegal removal of migratory waterfowl, and exceeding the speed limit in a motor vehicle are prohibited by federal and state laws.
In particular, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act provides BLM law enforcement officers with traditional police powers such as enforcing federal laws, carrying firearms, executing search warrants, arrests with or without warrants, searching premises or persons with or without a warrant in accordance with applicable laws, and seizing evidence. “It looks like the house of cards could fall,” said Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the legal entity that collects most of the money donated to the BLM movement. In fact, “it ultimately happens to almost every scam, ploy or illegal business.” Cullors has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. But reports that the foundation had paid $6 million for a property in Studio City didn`t help. Nor were the claims propagated by right-wing news agencies without evidence that she had engaged in an illegal “buying spree” with donations by the millions. But Melina Abdullah and BLMGR ignored or rejected our offers. On the contrary, they would prefer to take the same steps as our white oppressors and use the white supremacist-backed criminal justice system (the same system they say they want to dismantle) to resolve movement conflicts. Erika D.
Smith is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and writes about the diversity of people and places across California. She joined The Times in 2018 as an associate editor and helped expand coverage of the state`s housing and homelessness crisis. Previously, she worked in Sacramento Bee, where she covered housing, homelessness, and social justice as a columnist and editorial board member. Before the bee, Smith wrote for the Indianapolis Star and the Akron Beacon Journal. She received the Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing, graduated from Ohio University, and was born in the long-suffering sports city of Cleveland. Doescher: But it`s safe to say that they send curricula to all of our school districts, and the school districts are in the position where we implement it or not. Thus, our children can be raised by BLM. Gonzalez: Well, look at the rising murder rate.
Two recent studies, I mean recently as in the last three months, have shown that there is such a thing as the Ferguson effect. It is the withdrawal of the police. They are not as proactive in areas where there have been demonstrations and riots against the police. We knew that. There are also the rogue prosecutors through whom Heritage has done a great job. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board`s general counsel had claimed the company violated federal labor law by preventing employees from posting the “Black Lives Matter” message on their aprons, as well as threatening and punishing employees to prevent class action. I would oppose an attempt to dissolve the BLM, just as I am opposed to efforts to dissolve the NRA. However, the preferential status granted to BLM by news media, businesses and government regulators has added to the organization`s problems. There are also obvious issues of freedom of expression and association raised by such selective or different enforcement measures. Doescher: And we see this kind of stuff coming out now. BLM is currently, you know, they have over 60 million.
Who knows how much? You have all that money in the bank. Supposedly, they are leaderless. We do not know who is running them. The three women who founded BLM are now doing what they want. My first question is: how did they get $60 million in the first place? OPINION: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON PREDICTED THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER It has been complained that the foundation under Bowers unfairly raised funds for the activists` work, while excluding them from Black Lives Matter`s social media accounts and excluding them from important decisions.