Those internal polling numbers must be brutal, because the Biden campaign is whipping the old nutter out of the basement finally to condemn violence and rioting. (And he’s humorously “challenging Trump to do the same,” even though anyone who has not been on Mars knows this has been one of the top issues for the Trump campaign. But you can forgive the memory ward patient for not knowing that.) The Biden campaign has only had 100 days to do this, but the Anytown USA riots in Kenosha have now caused the public opinion of Black Lives Matter to collapse. The public is waking up to the fact that they are only a viral social media post away from this stuff happening in their own backyard and burning down their own life savings.
But it’s worth it to remind ourselves how the Biden/Harris folks have reacted to the violence during this period. Because they haven’t exactly been silent, you know.
Back in June, Kamala Harris was using her Twitter account to help raise money for bailing out rioters as Minneapolis burned to the ground. Many of the people impacted by the looting and rioting were poor American immigrants, but that’s not who Harris was worried about. She was worried about the people tossing the Molotov cocktails, because justice.
At least 13 members of Biden’s campaign staff financially supported these bail groups. From the Associated Press:
Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer.
At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the former vice president opposes the institution of cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”
It wasn’t just Biden/Harris folks who were promoting these funds back then. Vocally leftist celebrities joined in, including folks like Chrissy Teigen.
And what sort of people did their largess support? A bunch of violent criminals and sex offenders, getting bailed out by a former Attorney General. You have to love the irony of the new Democratic Party:
A Minnesota nonprofit has bailed out defendants from Twin Cities jails charged with murder, violent felonies, and sex crimes, as it seeks to address a system that disproportionately incarcerates Black people and people of color.
And it has plenty of money to do it.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) received $35 million in donations in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, with many of those donations intended to help protesters who were jailed during the demonstrations and riots in May.
The group’s mission was celebrated on social media with praise from Hollywood celebrities, like Steve Carell, Cynthia Nixon, and Seth Rogen.
It was an unexpected windfall. Prior tax returns in 2017 and 2018 show MFF would pull in about $100,000 in donations.
“We initially got some raised eyebrows especially when we ramped up our activity from $1000 a day to now $100,000 a day, raised eyebrows from our bankers,” said Greg Lewin, the interim executive director of the fund.
Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.
According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.
Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.
Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 in cash for his release.
“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’,” Lewin said.
Lewin said for MFF it is not about the crime, it’s about the system.
“The system is racist so send your money to a rapist” – message received.