(Corinne Gatti, Holder USA) Valentina McKenzie, who presided over the left Minnesota Freedom Fundwhich was praised by then-Sen Kamala Harriswas arrested last month on possession of fentanyl and misdemeanor charges of having an open package of marijuana in a motor vehicle, Alpha News reported.
MFF Communications Director Noble Frank said in a statement that no charges were filed McKenzie, who has been in prison for weeks, added: “Out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”
The organization was launched in 2016 to help “end oppressive prison” but gained notoriety in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests after the death of George Floydpledged to rescue arrested protesters, including violent criminals, who went on to commit more heinous crimes. With millions in assets, he shifted focus to political activities to end bail, leading to release of potentially dangerous criminals in the community.
Over the years, the fund received more than 35 million dollars and was promoted online and widely shared on social media by celebrities and Democrats such as Harris, who tweeted in 2020: “If you can, get into the @MNFreedomFund to help pay bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”
Meanwhile, Harris has never mentioned the damage the fund did to the community years later. In fact, he remained silent on the matter after several criminals were released on bail, some of them noted violent criminals.
The fund was blamed for the release of Jaleel Stallingswho was loaded with attempted murder after shooting at police during the BLM riots. His bond was set at $75,000 and posted. In another case, a man who was accused sexual assault his 16-year-old niece, was rescued from prison, prompting widespread public scrutiny. Another woman who was accused of stabbing her aunt with a knife was also rescued by the organization, the Daily Caller reported