There is a saying that goes once a cheater always a cheater and that goes for Scammers and Con Artists too. Shalomyah Bowers aka Christman Bowers is still on the run and being sued for allegedly stealing $10 million dollars from Black Lives Matter (BLM) and using the funds as his personal piggy bank. Bowers who was never on the front lines at any protests including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner, George Floyd or Breonna Taylor is now being recognized as a complete poser.
Apparently Attorney Walter Mosley who is representing BLM received a DM from one of Bowers’ former high school classmates who told them that Bowers has been a known scammer since high school. The classmate even sent them a copy of his yearbook photo with the sinister quote, “If you can’t beat um, cheat um.” (See photo below). The yearbook photo revealed his actual government name, Christman Bowers, a long verbal distance from Shalomyah Bowers, which explains how he has been able to stay off the grid when BLM members tried to hold him accountable for his scams. Bowers has dragged BLM into scandal and investigation, but is now stating that it’s BLM who is creating the scandal and blames them for giving right wing pundits fodder for their hate of BLM.
Fortunately the damage done by Bowers has not stopped the vital justice work of Black Lives Matter Grassroots. Just last Thursday they achieved a huge victory when a 10 person jury ruled in favor of the family of 14-year-old Andrew Joseph III. The family was awarded $15 million in the wrongful death case of the boy who was killed after being detained unfairly by police. The victory in this sad case is now adding weight to calls for an end to qualified immunity, the protection that has allowed so many police officers to abuse their power and get away with it.
“Andrew Joseph III should be with us today,” said Melina Abdullah, Director of Black Lives Matter Grassroots. “The only reason he isn’t alive today is that cops detained him in violation of his civil rights, setting off a chain of events that led to his death. It is unacceptable that cops can escape responsibility for misconduct and violating our rights. It is beyond time we end qualified immunity and stop allowing cops to use their badge as a shield from accountability.”
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