Vice President Kamala Harris may have some of the worst political instincts of anyone in Washington, D.C.
Either that, or it’s just plain bad luck.
The beneficiary of a bail fund Harris personally endorsed has been charged with murder.
George Howard, 47, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection to a road rage incident in Minneapolis this weekend that left one man dead.
“When investigators interviewed him, Howard admitted to getting into a road rage incident with [the victim] but initially claimed nothing happened,” Minnesota ABC News affiliate KSTP reported.
The newsgroup added, “When investigators prompted Howard with the surveillance video, Howard claimed there was yet another passenger in the Volvo who shot [the victim] from the back seat. Investigators reported Howard was unable to provide identifying information about this additional passenger.”
It’s worth mentioning that Howard is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a previous conviction.
Speaking of Howard’s past, before the shooting incident this weekend, he was out on an $11,500 bond related to a domestic assault incident. The Minnesota Freedom Fund bailed him out.
Over the weekend, the bail fund admitted its role in posting Howard’s bail.
“We are aware of reports of the tragic and fatal shooting in Minneapolis earlier this week allegedly involving George Howard, an individual the Minnesota Freedom Fund had previously provided with bail support,” the bail fund said this weekend on Facebook and Twitter .
The statement added, “MFF believes that every individual who has been arrested by the law enforcement is innocent until proven guilty, and if a judge deems them eligible for bail, they should not have to wait in jail simply because they don’t have the same income or access to resources as others.”
“Under new leadership,” the group continued, “MFF has implemented changes to its policies and procedures, and we will continue to assess them to ensure that we are being responsive to the safety and needs of our community.”
Weirdly enough, the Minnesota Freedom Fund has deleted those statements from its social media accounts. The group did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.
In 2020, as anti-police riots raged across Minnesota, Harris encouraged everyone to support the bail fund responsible for bailing out those arrested during the unrest.
“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,” Harris said on social media , adding a link to the Democratic donation site ActBlue.
The bail fund has been criticized in the past for the fact that donors get no say in how the money is spent or who benefits from the organization’s efforts. In other words, if you donated $50 today, you have no way of knowing whether the money is going to go toward bailing out an accused domestic abuser.
Harris clearly didn’t think any of this through, which is about par for the course for the anti-Donald Trump “resistance” set. She just saw there was a group bailing out anti-police rioters, so she threw her support behind it. She never stopped to question it. Harris only saw the opportunity to stick it to the former president and other conservatives who attempted to take a hard line on last year’s anti-police riots. Whatever the Right stood for, she opposed. After all, it was an election year.
Author : Becket Adams
Source : Washington Examiner : Beneficiary of Kamala Harris-endorsed bail fund charged with murder