Shaun King, a BLM activist, bought a $40k puppy using donations’ money: report

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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. Controversial According to a report released on Monday, Black Lives Matter leader Shaun King’s political action committee used donor money to buy a $40,000 puppy that King kept as a family pet.

Since December, Potrero Performance Dogs in California has received the money in two payments from King’s political action committee, Grassroots Law, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Protero received $10,000 from the PAC in December and another $30,650 in February.

Days following the second payment, King announced on Facebook the arrival of Marz, a Mastiff and prize show dog, as a “new member of the King family.”

Later, the post was taken down or made private.

Shaun King received over $650,000 from Cari Tuna, the wife of a cofounder of Facebook, in a bid to reshape criminal justice system.

In an effort to change the criminal justice system, Shaun King got more than $650,000 from Cari Tuna, the wife of a cofounder of Facebook. Instagram/Shaun King

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Shaun King visits SiriusXM Studios on September 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

On September 4, 2019 in New York City, Shaun King stops by SiriusXM Studios. (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Steven Ferdman) (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Steven Ferdman)

The Grassroots PAC’s stated goal is to support the campaigns of politicians who share King’s lenient stance on crime, yet the group has spent almost as much money on the dog as it has on candidates.

Since 2021, Grassroots has given a total of $56,000 to political campaigns, just $16,000 more than it is said to have spent on the animal.

However, Protero uploaded Instagram pictures of Marz earning first place at an American Kennel Club competition in July, so the dog’s time with the King family was brief. Marz has “a little too much energy to be a family dog so he came back,” Protero wrote in an earlier Instagram post.

Additionally, Protero’s Instagram posts have now been taken down or made private.
Over the course of his activism career, King has encountered a number of issues, including disagreements with even other Black Lives Matter activists.
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