Business Owner Stands up to BLM Extortion Attempt

Business Owner Stands up to BLM Extortion Attempt

Business Owner Stands up to BLM Extortion Attempt

The Marxist Black Lives Matter organization shakedown of spineless corporations to tune of $1.6 billion to date rolled into Louisville, KY. However, one small business man has stood up to the extortion juggernaut and said “No”.

Fernando Martinez, a partner of the Olé Restaurant Group, was one of dozens of business owners in the downtown Louisville district who recently received a letter from protesters laying out demands that aim to improve diversity in the area, which is known for its locally-owned shops and restaurants.

Martinez has publicly denounced the demands on Facebook, calling them “mafia tactics” used to intimidate business owners. And on Thursday, a small group of protesters confronted him outside his newest restaurant, La Bodeguita de Mima, on East Market Street.

Now why would Mr. Martinez describe the six-page letter he and other business owners in NuLu as intimidation?

Used to be that Knuckles Mahoney and crew would just slide in the front door to lean over the counter and say, “Hey Fernando, nice place you got here. A shame if anything were to happen to it.” Knuckles would then put the owner on the regular cash pick-up schedule. Extortion in 2020 is a public event with documents to be signed and witnessed, outlining the expected cash layouts, terms of how BLM expects to be part of the day-to-day management of the business and gives a list of approved people to be hired as :::cough::: “Diversity Trainers” ::::cough:::.

• 23% of Staff is BIPOC in Front of House
• 23% of inventory is from BIPOC retailer(s) or 1.5% of net sales to a local Black nonprofit or organization
• Bi-Annual diversity training for all staff
• No dress codes for BIPOC patrons or employees

If an owner balked even a bit, Knuckles would just raise his eyebrow and slap his fist a few times to get his message across. BLM extortion puts the repercussions right out in the open.

• Reduction in Racial Index Score/bias report to the Better Business Bureau.
• Social Media Blast: Notification, via all social media platforms, of non-compliance.
• Boycott: Public boycott, coordinated through social media and mail announcements, of yours NuLu establishment AND any other business ventures owned by you.
• Protest: Visible, media-covered demonstration/sit-in outside your establishment.
• Invasive Reclamation: Placement of booths/tables outside your establishment where competing Black proprietors will offer items comparable to those offered by you.


Of course, Mr. Martinez’s complaint brought publicity which was enough for the extortionists Peaceful Protestors™ to make the threat even more explicit.

… La Bodeguita de Mima was forced to close July 24 during a demonstration that shut down East Market Street, at which several protesters presented Martinez with the list of demands and said he “better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with.”

Thankfully, Mr. Martinez has supporters …

Now there is a public back-peddling by Knuckles Phelix Crittenden of Burn Loot Murder Louisville with his telling you to stop believing your lyin’ eyes. All they wanted to do was start a conversation.


Bravo, Mr. Martinez. You have more character in your right pinky finger than exists in the vast majority of CEOs in this country. Real Americans have your back.

Here’s the actual submit-or-else letter here:

Occupy Nulu Demands by Bailey Loosemore on Scribd

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  • Ampleforth says:

    Coinciding with this shakedown letter, which was delivered with a verbal threat, the NFAC Militia from Atlanta arrived in Louisville. The armed militia claims to be peaceful and marched in formation through the streets of the city. NFAC threatened that if the Breonna Taylor investigation is not finished in a few weeks (I think Louisville is down to two weeks) NFAC will return and “burn the mutha-#&@%-er to the ground.

    BUT! They’re peaceful.

    It was a shameful day in my former hometown. A militia from another state marching lock-step and armed in the middle of the downtown streets. No one from the city’s or the state’s leadership did anything. They are threatening to return and to do harm. Business owners have been threatened in writing with financial harm and verbally promised to receive physical harm.

    No signs of protection from City Hall. No signs of stopping them from the governor’s office. Governor Gilligan is too busy talking about social distancing on his pathetic daily news conferences. He’s addressed that issue hundreds of times. He seems unwilling to stand up for the citizens of Kentucky. It is the most pathetic leadership I have ever witnessed, and that’s saying a lot because Kentucky has had a lot of cruddy governors.

    Even though I no longer live in Louisville — a fine town that was making a resurgence — Gilligan is still my governor, unfortunately. His sycophant followers like to tout him as a future presidential candidate, but who wants a man leading the Free World, who can’t keep a rogue band of armed terrorist out of his state?

    Viva Cubanos, Senor Martinez! Huzzah for you doing what your city and state leaders refuse to do. They are cowards. You are brave.

    • GWB says:

      who wants a man leading the Free World, who can’t keep a rogue band of armed terrorist out of his state?
      Isn’t that the platform of the Democratic party? At least where borders are concerned?

    • rbj1 says:

      Crossing state lines to engage in extortion? A federal crime.

  • SFC D says:

    Arm yourselves, Louisville. The enemy is not at the gates, they’re in your streets.

  • Scott says:

    Well, first off, that’s extortion plain and simple and should be prosecuted as such. Period, end of sentance!

    Second, it seems to reinforce the idea that minorities are incapable of meeting basic standards, and as such should get a pass. (talk about racism!)

    Third they seem to be saying “we liked our shithole the way it was, but you came in and made it better, putting in the time, money, and effort, taking the risk, and now we want our cut, even though we did nothing to make the place better, will do nothing moving forward.

    I seriously don’t know if I see more arrogance or racism in their letter, but bravo to Mr. Martinez for standing up to them, and all the supporters of his. ( I thought “brown people” were part of the group these terrorists were supposedly supporting? I guess since he’s a hard working successful business owner, he’s the “wrong kind of brown”…

    OOh, and my response to these thugs would not be printable in any family friendly media.

  • NTSOG says:

    ” I thought “brown people” were part of the group these terrorists were supposedly supporting? I guess since he’s a hard working successful business owner, he’s the “wrong kind of brown”…”

    In Stalin’s day, i.e. the early 1930s, Martinez would have been called a ‘kulak’.* Under Stalin’s regime the “richer peasants were labeled kulaks and considered class enemies.” Hence the policy of ‘dekulakisation’ which involved arresting, deporting or even executing the better-off peasants and their families.

    Nothing changes with the violent, bigoted left; they are full of hate for anyone who makes an effort and shows independence of mind.

    * And this is why we should ensure that present-day children should study world history and learn from the past.

  • GWB says:

    Protesters unloaded
    Did they have a permit? If not, then why weren’t they ticketed and moved out? If they’d put up a non-political lemonade stand I bet they’d have been dealt with lickety-split.

    Extortion in 2020 is a public event
    Yes, because no one is doing anything about it. Do something about it, and it will at least crawl back into the dark.

    Reduction in Racial Index Score
    Slander/Libel lawsuit.
    (Also, the fact there even is such a thing needs a civil rights lawsuit.)
    Social Media Blast
    Likely slander/libel, too.
    sit-in outside your establishment
    Invasive Reclamation
    These would be trespassing or disorderly conduct in the public thoroughfare. Arrest and citations would be appropriate, as well as physical removal.

    All of those are elements of a non-law-oriented society. And there’s what they’re aiming for.

    La Bodeguita de Mima was forced to close
    And this is the moment wherein the citizens need to take back their power and authority from the gov’t if they didn’t act to stop that ASAP. Unfortunately, violence will probably be required. Though I’d start with a lawsuit (after ensuring I had video of everyone involved).

    All they wanted to do was start a conversation.
    The mafia guys always told the cops who showed up “We were just talkin’.”

    This is part of the whole Hard Times -> Hard Men -> Easy Times -> Easy Men -> Hard Times cycle.

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