Oliver Willis

Top Conservative Blogger Charged With Attempted Murder

Javier Manjarres, who operates the conservative Florida blog Shark Tank, has been accused of attempted murder. Manjarres was arrested and is currently in jail.

43-year-old Javier Manjarres, known for his political blog, “The Shark Tank,” is accused of attacking his sister’s boyfriend, Jason Holowinski, 36, and breaking his nose in the parking lot of a Boca Raton shopping plaza last weekend.

Police said Manjarres’ sister and her boyfriend had an argument, in which Holowinski allegedly grabbed her by the neck. Holowinski told police that Manjarres fired three gunshots at him as he attempted to drive away.

In 2011, Manjarres was hailed as the “blogger of the year” by the conservative CPAC conference. On his website, Manjarres writes about praise the site has received from the right:

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Manjarres was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year and was acknowledged by the conservative activist group FreedomWorks for his efforts during the 2010 election cycle.  Numerous videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal,CNN, NBC  and other national and local news stations.   Manjarres has appeared as a guest commentator on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the  Florida and National Correspondent for 92.5 Fox News and DayBreak with Drew Steele, and a regular political contributor for NewsmaxtTV, communicating his strong belief in the America Dream along with his unwavering conservative principles.

Manjarres is also the author of a book, Brown People, described as a look at “Hispanic Politics and the Disunited State of Amigos.”