Minnesota Freedom Fund Gets its Grift On by Raising $30 Million and Spending $200,000 to Bail Out Agitators
Forbes reported on June 16, 2020 that the Minnesota Freedom Fund raised $30 million in donations in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
However, the non-profit received sharp criticism on June 16 after disclosing that it paid out $200,000 to help out agitators who ended up in jail. Such big spending has led to calls for more accountability about the non-profit’s spending habits.
In a series of Tweets, the organization tried to rationalize its actions:
“Without jeopardizing the safety of the folks we bailed out we paid well over $200k in the weeks since the uprising alone. We are working on doing more,” the non-profit Tweeted.
Without jeopardizing the safety of the folks we bailed out we paid well over $200k in the weeks since the uprising alone. We are working on doing more.
— Minnesota Freedom Fund (@MNFreedomFund) June 16, 2020
This fund was set up in 2016 and saw its reach expand in the wake of Floyd’s death on May 25 which kicked off national protests nationwide.
Celebrities, campaigners, and influencers were some of the notable figures who posted links to donate to the fund recently. The fund was overloaded with donations to the point that stopped requesting donations and asking that other people donate to other causes.
Critics complained about the fund not spending more and even suggested that some of the money go towards other causes or small businesses that were damaged in the community. Others defended the organization for setting up in the infrastructure to send out millions of dollars.
MFF latest addressed the concerns of critics in a follow-up series of tweets. They claimed that all bail related to the protests had already been handled.
Critics also took issue with the lack of “diversity” on the fund’s leadership.
Even when leftist organizations go out of their way to promote radical causes, such as undermining bail, the woke Left is still not satisfied.
It’s a death cult that only concerns itself with uprooting America’s social fabric.