We are surprised you haven’t looked into the gaggle of fools enjoined to a lawsuit on behalf of Mark Ridley-Thomas’ fight over his suspension from LA City Council.
Rev. K.W. Tullos, Joy Atkinson, Pastor William Smart, and the rest of them are believed to have been on the MRT train (payroll) for years and we believe the only reason they are embarrassing themselves on this issue is for camera time and money.
Atkinson runs a women’s “empowerment” group that appears to be nothing more than a shell game. Keep in mind their institute utilized space at USC most likely at the behest of MRT. Without him in office, who is left to fund her organization?
Tullos was dumped by National Action Network over a scandal, yet rebounded with the Baptist Ministers who are also believed to be on the payroll. Pastor Smart is most likely receiving donations to the SCLC, an organization once led by MRT, and we are wondering if money is being funneled to MRT in the interims? Keeping their organizations in the news is the oldest “fundraising” trick in the book!
If this were other elected officials in this mess, MRT wouldn’t “lean in”, he would “run away” as far as possible. You remember MRT ran this same play years ago when Marguerite Poindexter Lamotte passed away and we were left without representation on the school board because it was more important for him to raise money [and leverage his vote for LACMA] to get Alex Johnson elected rather than ensure Black children had the funding they needed for their education.
Saying all this to say, please look into the financial connections between the people who filed the lawsuit and their “robust” support of him which we believe is misplaced and paid for not because they genuinely care about what happens in our district.
Residents in CD 10