Sen. Kamala Harris once promoted the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), a George Soros-affiliated charity designed to post bail for arrested criminals and rioters.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden recently selected Harris, a former prosecutor, to be his running mate in the 2020 election.
Biden has remained relatively silent regarding the riots that ensued after George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police. However, Harris broadcast her support for the MFF on Twitter June 1, urging her followers to donate to the fund.
“Chip in now,” she said, “to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Several members of Biden’s campaign also donated to the group, a Reuters report discovered.
Aided by endorsements from prominent public figures like Harris, the Freedom Fund quickly raised $35 million in the weeks following Floyd’s death. While the charity appeared to simply pocket a massive portion of that money, some of its funds were used to post bail for accused criminals.
Among these criminals are a woman who was charged with murder after stabbing a man who didn’t want to have sex with her, a twice-convicted rapist accused of sexual assault and kidnapping, and a woman who was arrested after allegedly shooting at police.
The MFF paid $100,000 cash to bail out accused murderer Darnika Floyd, $350,000 for rapist Christopher Boswell, and $75,000 for the woman who allegedly fired at police, Jaleel Stallings, the Fox 9 investigative team recently found.
The group has bailed out 184 people at an average cost of $13,195 since the Minneapolis riots began. The MFF’s typical bail payment is just $132, per documents examined by Fox 9.
“I often don’t even look at a charge when I bail someone out,” the president of MFF’s board, Greg Lewin, 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.”
He also seemed to brag that the “system” isn’t happy with the Freedom Fund’s actions.
“The last time we were down there, the clerk said, ‘we hate it when you bail out these sex offenders.’ That is what they said,” he claimed.