Prior to the November election, Vice President Kamala Harris was a Democratic senator from California who became a high-profile supporter of the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which collected money to be used to help get protesters out of jail after arrests at demonstrations throughout much of the summer.
According to Fox News, one of the protesters released with the assistance of the fund has been arrested again, this time on charges related to drug possession and a separate investigation into allegations that he attempted to illegally purchase a firearm.
“Able to secure unconditional release”
The Minnesota Freedom Fund, in fact, helped secure the necessary bond for 29-year-old Thomas Moseley on two different occasions.
According to authorities, those prior arrests were based on allegations that he was involved in damaging a police precinct in August then, four months later, rioting.
Moseley’s latest brush with the law came on Jan. 27, a mere 22 days after his previous release with the help of the bail fund. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office indicated that he now faces three new felony counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance while armed with a gun.
A criminal complaint in the case revealed his background with the Minnesota Freedom Fund, detailing the previous occasions in which he was arrested and subsequently released thanks to thousands of dollars in donations.
“In the two previously mentioned cases, the Defendant was able to secure unconditional release after the Minnesota Freedom Fund posted $5,000 cash in addition to a bond that had been previously secured,” the complaint stated.
“Chip in now”
A third case is still pending and includes a count of second-degree rioting stemming from an incident on New Year’s Eve.
In addition to Harris and other political leaders, the bail fund received backing from a long list of celebrities. When Moseley was arrested on the rioting charge, the fund posted a whopping $60,000 bail on his behalf.
Not only did Harris join a number of high-profile Democrats in voicing support for the cause, she even tweeted a link to the fund in June as part of an effort to raise even more money.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Despite raising a staggering $30 million, the New York Post reported at the height of civil unrest last year that the fund had spent just $200,000 on bail for suspects facing protest-related criminal charges.