Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who was picked to be Joe Biden’s running mate, backed an activist group that bailed out violent rioters and criminals, including an alleged murderer and a previously convicted rapist during recent race riots.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
The group, Minnesota Freedom Fund, bailed out multiple criminals, including Darnika Floyd, who allegedly stabbed a friend to death; and Christopher Boswell, who is facing charges for sexual assault and kidnapping, according to Fox 9.
Both criminals received hundreds of thousands of dollars in bail money from MFF. The group put up $100,000 on Floyd’s behalf, and $350,000 on Boswell’s behalf.
MFF also bailed out Jaleel Stallings, who allegedly shot at police during the May riots, and Donovan Boone, who was charged with invading the home of his ex-girlfriend and choking her. Stallings was bailed out for $75,000 and Boone was bailed out for $3,000.
Just weeks before, Harris had promoted the fund, urging her followers to donate to the MFF and bail out “peaceful protesters”:
Several other high-profile politicians and Hollywood celebrities also promoted the fund, including Steve Carell, Cynthia Nixon and Seth Rogen.
Greg Lewin, the interim executive director of MFF, admitted that the group doesn’t look closely at the records of the individuals they’re bailing out.
“I often don’t even look at a charge when I bail someone out,” Lewin said, according to KMSP. “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.”
When asked how many protesters were bailed out during the riots, Lewin said, “probably a dozen in terms a direct bail actions.”