A group that promotes reforms to the criminal justice system and is led by founding members of Black Lives Matter spent nearly 26,000 on an expensive beach resort in Malibu Beach in 2019, according to records obtained by the Daily Caller.
The organization, led by Patrisse Cullors (of BLM), spent 10,179 for “meetings and appearances” at the Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club. Plus 15,593 at the Malibu Conference Center within the same resort.
Records show that all of the organization’s payments at the resort were made by Asha Bandele, Cullors’ mentor and co-author of his 2018 biography, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.
Reform LA Jails members were guests at the luxury resort whose rooms are 600 per night. These have access to five acres of Malibu coastline.
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A review of the movement’s social media accounts shows how Black Lives Matter leaders hosted parties in Los Angeles at actress Jane Fonda’s Pasadena home with live music.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission, which regulates political groups like Reform LA Jails, states that campaign funds “must be used for political, legislative or governmental purposes.” But DCNF was unable to locate any public record of the group holding an event at the Malibu resort.
Patrisse Cullors, a trained Black Lives Matter Marxist
Reform LA Jails is headed by Patrisse Khan Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. During an interview, Cullors responded to a critic who alleged a lack of ideology in the movement, to which she responded that BLM is “trained Marxists” and said she is also versed in ideological theories.
In an interview for Dazed, Cullors commented that to build the Black Lives Matter movement she spent a year with other organizers “reading, anything from Marx, to Lenin, to Mao, learning all types of global critical theory.”
On her own YouTube channel, Cullors admitted that she “believes in Marxism.”
Rafael Valera, Venezuelan, student of Political Science, political exile in São Paulo, Brazil since 2017 // Rafael Valera, venezolano, es estudiante de Ciencias Políticas y exiliado político en São Paulo, Brasil desde 2017