Here is a podcast of the interview with mayoral candidate, Craig Greenberg, following the alleged attempted shooting by Black activist and journalist Quintez Brown. This will be updated as time allows.
“I’m more fortunate than most people who are shot at.”
“We have got to stop the gun violence.”
“I am a person who can bring this city together.”
Mental health was another topic.
Meiners: “Do you know him?”
“I do not know Mr. Brown.”
Meiners: “You have not met him at rallies?
Greenberg: “I don’t believe so.”
Meiners: “He met with a group last week called the Land of Judah armed forces. A spokesperson for them said, “We are terribly heartbroken over what appears to have been a humongous lapse of judgement. The lam of Judah In no way advocates anything of this nature.”
This is a group that has shown some very strong tendencies, much like the Black Hebrew Israelite movement.
I have to ask about your religion. Did you worry this was an antisemitic …?”
(9:16) Meiners: “Last week, there were multiple Democratic members of the Metro Council who endorsed you. The alleged shooter has been connected to other candidates and he himself is running for office. [Metro Council].
The alleged shooter tweeted, he took a story from WLKY about those other democrats endorsing you before primary and then he wrote at the top, “Dollar Democracy?” So he’s showing political anger at that. I mean, it’s pretty blatant that’s what this is about.
Do you think it’s appropriate for other Democrats to endorse you prior to a primary? And in this case, obviously, it may have led to this outrageous act.”
“I know there are other people whose experiences in their life have been unfair.”
“Let’s lower the temperature.”
(11:55) Meiners: “Alleged shooter Quintez Brown writing though dollar democracy with that story. The inference is that you made a deal with these Democrats on the Metro Council?
Greenberg: “That’s totally false.”
Meiners: The bail was set at $100,000.
The bail was paid by some New York hip hop guy.
Is 100,000 the correct amount? Is that enough for someone who has already shown he has no respect for life, and he’ll blast 5 bullets at you or anyone else.”
Greenberg: With respect to the bail, that’s a good question. I haven’t had time to process that.
I don’t know what led this individual who shot at me.
I am empathetic to whatever led him to that point. I want to be part of that solution.
At the same time, actions have consequences. It’s not acceptable to open fire at other individuals.”
I’m driving down to Frankfort to advocate for that as well.
Meiners: “on the streets.” “Sociopathic behavior.” Blah blah.
Greenberg: “Those who commit violent crimes, there need to be consequences.”
LMPD needs the resources to solve unsolved murders.