Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) attracted a mixed reaction for her support of a fund working to help arrested protesters secure release on bail. In recent days, more information has been released about the nature of the crimes being pursued against some of those assisted by the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Six of those men released in part because of the fund’s contributions were accused of physically abusing women, as reported by the Daily Caller.
“She felt dizzy”
Amid ongoing demonstrations in cities across the U.S., Harris tweeted in June her support of the bail fund.
“If you’re able to, chip in now to the [Minnesota Freedom Fund] to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,” she tweeted at the time.
That tweet remains posted as of this writing, even as troubling details emerge about the allegations against some of those the organization has assisted.
One suspect, 31-year-old Donovan Dexter Boone, is accused of breaking into a female victim’s home and strangling her in front of her children. According to a probable cause statement, the woman “said it was hard for her to breathe and she felt dizzy,” adding that she “thought she was going to die.”
Another, 28-year-old Davin Delvone Gates, was arrested on suspicion of strangling a woman until she lost consciousness. Marcus Marshun Butler, 40, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.
“Not supposed to have contact”
Police believe 29-year-old Matthew Owens Earl Thompson broke into the home of a woman his is “not supposed to have contact” with and who “was not sure how” he “figured out where she lived.”
Tyrone Thomas Shields, 53, is accused of beating his wife and leaving a bruise larger than a golf ball, telling her that he would similarly abuse her whenever he saw her in the future. Finally, 29-year-old Reece Omaur Bonneville is facing charges related to allegations that he beat his partner and then assaulted the police officer who attempted to arrest him.
Harris, since selected as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, also came under fire over reports that she told Jacob Blake, the accused sex offender shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that she was “proud” of him.
As for the Minnesota Freedom Fund, its contribution to the bail of individuals charged with heinous crimes has led to previous unfavorable coverage, particularly in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
Given her support for this organization and a host of far-left positions, it will be up to voters to determine whether they endorse her brand of social justice and police reform.