The executive director of Equity and Transformation has been overheard on multiple occasions referring to police officers as pigs and saying something along the lines of “defund this bard.”
During the 2021 fiscal year, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation donated the amount of $200,000 to a non-profit organization located in Chicago. The executive director of this organization has repeatedly referred to police officers as “pigs.”
According to the information provided on its website, Equity and Transformation (EAT) was established in 2018 in Chicago both by and for formerly jailed individuals. The tax documents of the BLM Global Network Foundation have been made public, and they reveal that the EAT was awarded the sum of $200,000 as a “financial donation” during the year 2021’s fiscal year.
Many of the organization’s successes may be attributed to Richard Wallace, the group’s founder, and long-term executive director. Wallace is responsible for many of the organization’s victories, including rally organizing against the police and lobbying for racial justice. Even though they claim to be working toward “social and economic fairness for Black Workers operating in the informal economy,” it appears as though they are going after African Americans who work in jobs that are “not regulated or protected by the state.”
“54 percent of Americans think burning down Minneapolis police precinct was justified after George Floyd’s death,” wrote an article in 2020, quoting Wallace, who has called the police “pigs” and stated that they need to “defund this b—-ards.” The article also quoted Wallace as saying that the police need to “defund this b—-ards.” On Facebook, Wallace responded to the article by posting a smiley face emoji. In 2015, Wallace sent the message “F— the police” on his Twitter account.
According to experts, a rise in the number of homicides committed against African-Americans has been caused by decreased financing for the police. As a direct consequence of this trend, African-Americans will be disproportionately affected by the increasing murder rate in the year 2020. According to data from the FBI, the number of deaths among African Americans is predicted to rise by more than a third in 2020 compared to 2019.