“In an email, clubhouse manager April Ramirez said the club has a ‘a strict policy of not sharing club information with the media.’”

I wonder why.
So, a group of rich old white men took the DA to an exclusive club and attempted to convince him to use money from the private sector to prosecute protest charges.

“I remember saying if you need help from the private sector, come to us and tell us what you need.”
“[…] it was Schnitzer who had made the suggestion for members of the legal community to ‘analyze what has been done right and not so right in response to the situation.’
“[…] the men had mentioned names of potential candidates to do that analysis, all Arlington Club members”
“In that same email, Mason wrote that he had raised the possibility of identifying ‘outside funding to support some special prosecutors for riot/property damage cases. There might be a lot of horsepower downtown to do this.’”
Apparently the DA has responded with a “thanks but no thanks” but all I can think about now is what the fuck actually goes on behind closed doors at that club

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