Sara Gideon – who has attempted to distance herself from the radical anti-police, pro-rioting elements of her party – has a hypocrisy problem. A new report finds that a large number of her staff engaged in a coordinated effort to bail out violent criminals after the riots in Minnesota, similar to the controversial and much-criticized efforts of Biden-Harris staff after the destruction in Minneapolis.
WFB: Maine Dem Campaign Staffers Helped Bail Out Violent Criminals
At least seven staffers for Maine Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon donated to a bail fund that releases looters and other violent criminals from jail.
Gideon’s staffers posted on social media about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that pays criminal bail for protesters and looters regardless of whether they were violent or which crimes they committed. The donations came after individuals involved with anti-police demonstrations began looting and burning businesses in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has said it does not consider individuals’ charges before bailing them out. “I will see [the charges] after I pay the bill because it is not the point,” Greg Lewin, the fund’s interim executive director, said of the group’s efforts. “The point is the system we are fighting.” The group primarily aids Minneapolis rioters, who have caused $55 million in damages and left numerous businesses destroyed and parts of the city burned down.
Local reports have indicated the fund has bailed out individuals charged with rape, murder, assault, and shooting at police. One person it freed in July, 32-year-old Minneapolis resident Lionel Timms, was since re-arrested for assaulting a man in an alley, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury.
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