Craig Greenberg, the Jewish candidate in Louisville, Kentucky’s mayoral run who luckily missed an assassination attempt earlier this week, expressed his trauma over the release of the perpetrator who fired a gun at him.
Saying he was “traumatized” by the news that the man charged with drawing a gun and firing at him earlier this week had been placed on home incarceration, Greenberg said in a statement, “Our criminal justice system is clearly broken. It is nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday. If someone is struggling with a mental illness and is in custody, they should be evaluated and treated in custody. We must work together to fix this system.”
Quintez Brown, 21, was arrested and charged with attempted murder shortly after Monday’s shooting in Louisville. Brown, a social justice activist running as an independent for Louisville’s metro council, has been charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment.
A group called the Louisville Community Bail Fund paid the $100,000 cash bond on Wednesday afternoon. Under the terms of home incarceration, Brown has been fitted with a GPS ankle monitor and is confined to his home. Brown’s lawyer said the man has “serious mental issues” and said he would undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Meanwhile, US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed outrage at Brown’s release in remarks on the Senate floor. He characterized the shooting as “what appears to be an assassination attempt against a Jewish mayoral candidate.” He added, “Less than 48 hours after this activist tried to literally murder a politician, the radical left bailed their comrade out of jail. It is just jaw-dropping. The innocent people of Louisville deserve better.”