Another "grassroots" surrogate of Joyce Foundation
So... I come across a press release today from the Legal Community Against Violence, which claims it was founded by attorneys in response to gun violence, etc., etc., and has created a "a first-of-its-kind publication designed for public officials and advocates working to reduce gun violence across the country."
My first thought: one more Joyce Foundation clone, a supposed "grassroots" organization in fact created by Joyce's millions, and with a membership at best in the dozens. But perhaps I'm too cynical.
Nope. Hop over to Joyce Foundation's webpage and we find among its grants:
"Legal Community Against Violence
San Francisco, CA $380,000
For general support. (2 yrs.)"
And, as might be expected, a search of Legal Comm. Against Violence's own website reveals... not one mention of who are their officers, directors, or how many members they have. In fact, no names at all. One more plywood cutout, backed by Joyce's money.
Jim Dewey, of Dewey Ex Machina sent the following, which for no reason I can understand got stopped by my spam filter:
LCAV appears to be part of Firearms Law Center [also funded by Joyce]
FIREARMS LAW CENTER
SUE ANN L. SCHIFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, &
SAYRE WEAVER, LEGAL DIRECTOR
268 BUSH STREET #555
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94104