The Minnesota Freedom Fund currently works to pay the bails for people who are arrested in the state of Minnesota, regardless of why they are in jail. They believe that this service is helping the communities in the state by paying “bail and immigration bonds for those who cannot otherwise afford” to do so.
Athletic apparel giant Adidas is still…https://t.co/fHJklE060F
— Minnesota Sun (@TheMinnesotaSun) October 1, 2020
Some of these criminals that the foundation has paid the bond for have gone on to commit further, violent crimes that would never have happened if they remained in jail.
Now, sports apparel giant Adidas, for some unknown reason, is proud that they are contributing financially to that goal.
Adidas announced on Twitter Sept. 29 that they were working to affect what they termed as “meaningful and lasting change” on cases of racial justice issues. The way that they were combating the so-called issue was to match any donations made by their employees and enhance that donation by 200%. The company said:
“We are matching employee donations by 200% through DEED, our online donation platform, to support nonprofit organizations driving racial justice and human rights for underrepresented communities.
This currently benefits the NAACP, the National Urban League, Campaign Zero, ACLU, The Innocence Project, Transgender Law Center, and the Minnesota Freedom Fund.”
While it is clear that Adidas has liberal leanings, perhaps the worst of them is their contribution to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. The reason, well, let’s get it straight from their website and their list of goals:
“Maximize the number of people we can release from cages through the payment of criminal and immigration bonds.
“Grow to support decarceration effort within the state of Minnesota.
“Deepen interventions that prevent pre-trial jailing by building participatory defense practices.
“Abolish cash bail in Minnesota.
“Advocate for wide-scale decarceration.
“Move for the end of detention based on immigration status, race/ethnicity, and class.
“Support organizations that transition resources and power to black, indigenous and communities of color, as well as the others directly harmed by cash bail and the justice system.
“Stand with national organizers and advocates for criminal and immigration justice change in Minnesota and across the country.”
These companies want socialism. They want to stamp out small business and make more money
— All AMERICAN Girl ???????? (@NBNNewsFeed) September 30, 2020
If you are one of the people who think that the goals stated are not a bad idea, let us take a look at some of the cases that this group has proudly helped by paying the alleged criminal’s bail because they were, in the Minnesota Freedom Fund’s belief, oppressed. For instance, there’s the man who allegedly sexually battered an eight-year-old child in July.
Then, there are the six different men who had been jailed over domestic violence charges from July through August of this year. Five of those men had previous convictions for domestic violence; one has to wonder how the victims felt about their being released.
How about Lionel Timms, who was arrested on July 11 for third-degree felony assault. The Freedom Fund decided that Timms was unduly oppressed because he was black and decided to bond him out. After all, the legal system is designed to pick on minorities; he must have really been innocent, right?
He could have been, but then how do you explain his arrest for an almost identical crime on August 14? This time, witnesses allege they saw Timms kick the victim, while he was on the ground, so badly that he suffered a fractured skull and a brain bleed.
Had Timms stayed in jail, where he undoubtedly belonged pending his court date, the victim in this case would not have almost died from the beating.
Adidas is not the only big name to give donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, celebrities also took part. People like Seth Rogen, Steve Carrell, Josh Safdie, Don Cheadle, Ben Schwartz and others proudly donated. And then, there are the political leaders that have taken part as well.
Of note, current Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris promoted the Fund on her Twitter account. Although there is no record or indication that she herself donated, she at minimum appears to support it. In addition, Reuters reports that at least 13 staffers working for Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden have donated to the Fund.
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If you like that one, read the rest of the Timm’s article below:
Minneapolis man bailed out by Minnesota Freedom Fund arrested less than a month later for another beating
MINNEAPOLIS, MN –A man who had been recently bailed out of jail in Minneapolis, MN by the Minnesota Freedom Fund is in custody again, this time for beating a victim so badly that he caused a traumatic brain injury.
Lionel Timms was bailed out by the fund after his arrest on July 11 in which he was charged with third-degree felony assault.
Timms, 32, was recently arrested for the second time in roughly a month. This time it was for third-degree assault, which is a felony.
The beating occurred on Aug. 14 in the 300 block of Hennepin Avenue East. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office report that witnesses in the area saw Timms allegedly kick a person who was on the ground.
It is believed that the kick was significant enough to cause a traumatic brain injury.
The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Hennepin Healthcare. The statement advised that the victim has a fractured skull and a brain bleed and will require stitches for the lacerations from the kick.
An updated status on the victim has not been made available.
As for the group that bonded Timms out from an earlier offense in July, the Minnesota Freedom Fund released a statement on Aug. 25 that read in part:
“The Minnesota Freedom Fund is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent arrest of Lionel Timms in connection to the recent assault of a popular and well-respected member of our community…
“The Minnesota Freedom fund received a request from Mr. Timm’s attorney for a bail on July 27th, two weeks after he was first detained. We paid his bail after working to first ensure that Mr. Timms would be provided with housing and other necessary support as Mr. Timms requested.
A Statement on Lionel Timms from our Interim Executive Director. pic.twitter.com/Wkc7ngxPsw
— Minnesota Freedom Fund (@MNFreedomFund) August 25, 2020
“We operate within the confines of a criminal justice system that is often unjust and unfair, overwhelmingly to Black, brown and Native peoples…
“In this case, the criminal justice system failed, and we didn’t do enough to mitigate that damage by ensuring that Mr. Timms had the support he needed to safely come back to the community.”
The Minnesota Freedom Fund clearly wants to blame Timms’ criminal actions on a lack of support, instead of what could clearly be the case, that he is simply a criminal.
Saying that Timms did not have enough support to get out of jail and act like a human being is insane.
People get arrested all the time and can behave themselves if they want to badly enough, and do not get rearrested for an almost IDENTICAL crime not even a month after being released.
Placing the blame on outside factors as opposed to people takes away from the responsibility factor. What they are basically saying here, ‘Timms is not at fault for beating two men up, leaving one with a significant injury.’
Rather, the possibility that he may not have had a good enough home, or the food he wanted, etc., is the reason these two people were beaten. That is worse than blaming the spoon for someone becoming overweight due to overeating.
But groups who claim that the criminal justice system is “unjust and unfair, overwhelmingly to Black, brown and Native people” clearly do not take into account what those people had been arrested for that placed them in that circumstance to begin with.
It is interesting that these liberal groups are quick to point out the number of minorities that are in jail, however, rarely is any information released as to why they are there in the first place.
This is most likely because if they did release that information, people would no longer look at the demographic breakdown of jail populations and perhaps begin to question the reason why these people are in jail in the first place.
At least for now, Timms is in custody for his latest assault case and has a court appearance scheduled for Sept. 15. It is unknown if the Minnesota Freedom Fund will bond him out a second time.
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