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On Friday, former San Francisco quarterback and multi-millionaire racial activist Colin Kaepernick announced a new fund to pay for the legal fees of rioters, whom he dubbed “freedom fighters,” destroying often low-income communities and committing acts of violence.
“In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation,” Kaepernick posted to Twitter on Friday. “We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by [Your Rights Camp],” an organization founded by the former QB.
In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp
For representation or to donate https://t.co/q0pzAObCiG
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 29, 2020
A day before the post, Kaepernick publicly called to reject civility and embrace a “revolution.”
“When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction,” he wrote. “The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd.”
When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.
The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.
We have the right to fight back!
Rest in Power George Floyd
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020
Kaepernick is not alone in promoting financial assistance to criminal rioters, unfortunately.
Politicians like failed presidential candidate Julián Castro, open socialist New York City Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have all solicited donations to ActBlue, a charity which enables donations be made to “bail funds,” according to The New York Times.
Organizers in Minnesota are putting their lives on the line for justice. It’s time for us to show up for them.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 29, 2020
Here’s an extended list of celebrities and politicians who’ve donated or solicited donations for bail money to such criminals.Chrissy TeigenTeigen promised $200,000 as bail money for criminal rioters, posting to Twitter: “In celebration of whatever the f*** maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country. The supermodel later upped it to $200,000: “Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000,” she wrote.Steve Carell Carell promised $1,000 to the rioters’ bail via a donation to the “Minnesota Freedom Fund.”According to The New York Times, the fund brought in a whopping $20 million in four days.Seth RoganRogan promised $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.Janelle MonaeMonae promised $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.Don CheadleCheadle promised $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Joe Biden campaign staffers:
“At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment,” Reuters reported, The Daily Wire noted. “The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.”
Harris promoted the Minnesota Freedom Fund to her millions of followers on Twitter.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Timberlake gave an undisclosed amount to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, writing to Twitter: “Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protestors by donating to the [Minnesota Freedom Fund]. The freedom fund is combating the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low income individuals who cannot otherwise afford: minnesoatafreedomfund.org.”
Jamil promised $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Kehlani promised $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Noname promised $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.