Leftists are obsessed with letting suspected or convicted criminals roam free. Unfortunately, that practice often has deadly real-life consequences.
Minneapolis man George Howard, 48, is facing two murder charges after allegedly shooting another motorist during a road rage incident on Aug. 29, Fox News reported. Earlier that month, Howard was bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund that was promoted by Vice President Kamala Harris.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Howard allegedly got into an altercation with 38-year-old Luis Damian Martinez Ortiz on a Minnesota highway. Ortiz punched Howard who had been driving a white Volvo, and Howard allegedly retaliated by shooting Ortiz who attempted to drive away in his blue BMW before collapsing.
Prior to this incident, Howard had been behind bars in connection with a domestic assault case. However, the MFF came to his rescue, and Howard was released on an $11,500 bond.
The MFF fund was one of the vice president’s pet causes in June 2020 when she was still a candidate and just as the George Floyd race riots were ramping up. All told, those riots helped the fund rake in more than $40 million that it has struggled to spend, according to the BBC.
Still, the MFF stands behind its practice. “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 group wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
“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.”
Harris now holds the second-highest office in the U.S., yet she has supported a fund that bails out alleged criminals who can go on to re-offend. This practice is reckless, illogical, and sometimes dangerous — just like the administration in which she serves.