Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), a bail fund for rioters in response to George Floyd’s death and was frequently promoted by Hollywood celebrities, revealed on Monday that almost none of the money has gone to bailing out rioters.
MFF explained on Monday that they have raised over $30 million however only $200,000 has actually been used on bailing out the violent demonstrators.
“Appreciate all those calling for transparency,” the fund said on Twitter. “We see y’all. Our values and mission have not changed since 2016. Be on the lookout for things coming on our end. Be well.”
Another tweet read: “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.”
A Newsweek report blew the whistle on MFF, when they reported that many people have “said that MFF had collected $35 million in donations in recent weeks and spent only a small fraction, prompting ’35 MILLION’ and ‘only 200k’ to start trending on Twitter.”
“It’s not clear exactly how much the fund has raised since protests began, but on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the MFF website, updated earlier this month, it said that more than $30 million had been donated to the fund in the wake of Floyd’s death,” the report added.
People are clearly upset with MFF considering they were met with backlash from their Twitter “transparency” post.
The fund was heavily promoted by Hollywood celebrities including Justin Timberlake who revealed that he was donating to the fund.
“Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protestors by donating to the @mnfreedomfund,” he tweeted. “The freedom fund is combating the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low income individuals who cannot otherwise afford: minnesoatafreedomfund.org.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
As noted by The Daily Wire, other celebrities, like Steve Carell, Seth Rogan, Janelle Monae, Ben Schwartz, and Don Cheadle also chipped in $1,000 each for criminal rioters in Minneapolis by donating to MFF.
Protests started to pop-up across the nation last month following the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a police officer had his knee on the 46-year-old’s neck during an arrest, according to a viral video.
However, things quickly turned ugly; arson, looting, and violence spiked in places like Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, Rochester, and other cities.
Since Floyd’s passing, all four officers involved in the arrest have been fired, investigations from the FBI and state law enforcement have been opened, and the officer at the center of the incident was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder; the three other officers involved have since been charged, too.
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