Rekha Basu, one of the many Leftist reporters working for the liberal Des Moines Register, wrote a glowing article about Indira Sheumaker.
Sheumaker, according to the headline, is going from Black Lives Matter activist to city council candidate.
Sheumaker said seeing police use tear gas on protesters in Des Moines angered her.
While the Des Moines Register buys into the rebranding of the Des Moines Black Lives Matter movement (which is now attempting to call itself Black Liberation Movement — still BLM but without the history of the radical Marxist Black Lives Matter movement), it notes that like other BLM leaders and activists, she was arrested and charged for her role in the protests.
Basu calls Sheumaker a “brainy, savvy young woman.” She finished by calling Sheumaker a “force to be reckoned with.
“And I, for one, can’t wait to see where that drive and vision take her,” Basu wrote.
Sheumaker has been charged with two class D felonies and a serious misdemeanor from a July 1, 2020 incident.
The charges involve assault on persons in certain occupations with intent of injury, interference with official acts inflicting serious injury and assault on persons in certain occupations.
There’s another charge of disorderly conduct – fighting or violent behavior, which is a simple misdemeanor.
A charge of first-degree criminal mischief was dismissed by the court.
Sheumaker’s platform closely aligns with basic communism. Among her ideas:
“Strong communities make police obsolete: Indira supports investing in policies that address harm and strengthen communities rather than attempting to solve social problems with criminalization. We must defund the police for safety and justice.
“Housing and neighborhoods; from surviving to thriving: Indira is committed to building communities that can grow and thrive by occupying unused housing and eliminating urban food deserts. Accessible food and housing builds stable communities.
“Healthy infrastructure for a sustainable future: Des Moines must invest in public transit and the municipalization of utilities to build public infrastructure that makes our lives easier and safer. Municipal utilities are cheaper and faster.
“A people’s government against corporate greed: The city government prioritizes corporate interests and those with money. Indira will build a government that gives decision-making power to the people. Redirect power, redistribute funds.”