A non-profit organization originally set up to bail out violent criminals arrested during the riots that followed the death of George Floyd, has now used some of the more than $35 million they raised to bail out a man arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
According to the Daily Caller Foundation, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which has been supported by numerous celebrities and vice presidential candidate Kamal Harris, helped a man accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl get out of jail back in July. The group also bailed out a man accused of breaking into a 71-year-old woman’s home and assaulting her.
MRCTV reported earlier this month that MMF had spent more than half a million bailing out a man arrested for shooting at the police, a woman charged with second degree murder for allegedly stabbing her friend to death, and a twice-convicted rapist charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault.
Greg Lewin, MFF’s interim executive director, said at the time that it’s about the system, not the crimes, and that the disproportionate incarceration of blacks is the only thing that’s important regardless of what they’ve been arrested for.
“I often don’t even look at a charge when I bail someone out,” he told Fox 9. “I will see it after I pay the bill because it is not the point. The point is the system we are fighting.”
The organization came under heavy criticism in June after it was discovered that the group only spent $200,000 to bail out protesters after raising more than $35 million. Earlier this month, MMF admitted it had only spent a little under $3.5 million bailing out protesters.
According to Reuters, 13 members of Joe Biden's campaign staff donated to MMF. Harris personally donated to the fund, tweeting out the campaign to her 5.7 million followers in a post that still remains up.
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