The Minnesota Freedom Fund was supposed to bail out protesters and rioters after George Floyd’s death. Now they bail out anyone, including alleged domestic abusers.
Do you guys remember the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) group formed after George Floyd’s death? It was supposed to bail out those who protested and rioted in Minneapolis after he died.
Controversy has surrounded the group since its formation. It bails out people without any consideration to anyone. It even bailed out an alleged domestic abuser.
Then-Sen. Kamala Harris loved to hype up the group.
Now MFF is in trouble again. An alleged domestic abuser it bailed out is now charged with second-degree murder.
George Howard, 47, allegedly murdered Luis Ortiz, 38, on I-94 on Sunday:
Surveillance video reportedly showed Ortiz, in a blue BMW, and Howard, in a white Volvo, “get into a road rage incident” on the ramp entering the interstate.
Ortiz could be seen getting out of his vehicle and approaching Howard’s vehicle. Ortiz then collapsed and Howard could be seen driving away. Ortiz got back into his vehicle, drove down the ramp and subsequently crashed, surveillance video showed.
Investigators were able to get the Volvo’s license plate via surveillance video and were able to track Howard to a nearby gas station. Surveillance video showed Howard exiting the Volvo and a passenger inside the Volvo taking the driver’s seat, then driving away from the gas station.
Investigators spoke with that passenger who drove the Volvo away from the gas station. The passenger told investigators Ortiz allegedly punched Howard before Howard allegedly fired a shot and left the scene.
When investigators interviewed him, Howard admitted to getting into a road rage incident with Ortiz but initially claimed nothing happened. When investigators prompted Howard with the surveillance video, Howard claimed there was yet another passenger in the Volvo who shot Ortiz from the back seat. Investigators reported Howard was unable to provide identifying information about this additional passenger.
Lovely. I understand why the group exists. But maybe choose other people to bail out?
MNFF responded to Howard’s arrest but deleted the tweets. However, the internet is forever.
MFF’s new leadership wants to change its policies. It received $35 million following Floyd’s death. But once you donate you cannot tell them how to apply your money.
On August 9, FOX9 reported the group used the money to bail out people like Howard instead of those protesting and rioting in Floyd’s name.
It bailed out “a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender.”
Greg Lewin, the interim executive director of the fund, said the group is all about the system, not the crime. He admitted he doesn’t “even look at a charge” when he bails out a person.
Lewin bragged about how a clerk told him, “We hate it when you bail out these sex offenders.”
Innocent before proven guilty. I get it. I like it. It’s how it should be in a civilized society.
But when person after person you bail out commits another crime, usually more heinous than the one they previously committed, maybe you should rethink things.DONATE
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