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George Floyd Killing: How to Help Minneapolis Protesters The local fund has received support from across the country, and is helping raise bail for those arrested during protests
ROLLING STONE ^ | 5/29/2020 | EJ DICKSON

Posted on 05/29/2020 7:01:20 PM PDT by bitt

In the wake of the brutal death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer while in custody, people all over the country have united to protest police violence and call for charges to be brought against the police officers responsible for his death. Others have backed up social action with dollars, flocking to grassroots organizations in the state of Minnesota to support protesters on the ground.

One of these organizations is the Minnesota Freedom Fund, an abolitionist-focused group working toward ending cash bail in Minnesota and nationally. Over the past few days, a Twitter trend where people “match” donations to the fund has gone viral, generating tens of thousands of tweets thanks in part to celebrities like Rob Delaney and Lin Manuel Miranda boosting the organization. Others, like Seth Rogen and Steve Carell, simply tweeted “matched,” linking to other users’ calls to donate to the fund.

The national support has been “overwhelming,” says Tonja Honsey, the executive director of the Minnesota Freedom Fund. The fund is currently working with the National Lawyers Guild and Legal Rights Center to help reduce the burden of bail for protesters who’ve been arrested. Though she says she isn’t sure yet just how much money has been donated to the organization, she says that it has received tens of thousands of donations to the fund to bail out protesters.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
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1 posted on 05/29/2020 7:01:20 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 05/29/2020 7:01:42 PM PDT by bitt ('Tyranny' is when you restrict the movement of healthy people.")
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Behold, ladies and gentlemen >>  The Enemy Within
3 posted on 05/29/2020 7:04:47 PM PDT by tomkat
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Tells you exactly where their collective heads are at at the Rolling Stone! They could have used their rag to raise money for the victims of the riots. Nope.


4 posted on 05/29/2020 7:05:42 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of the Great King!!!)
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I’m not sending any money to either side. That leftist hellhole can rebuild on their own.


5 posted on 05/29/2020 7:06:33 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (In time of peace, prepare for war.)
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To: ps
National Lawyers Guild and Legal Rights Center

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6 posted on 05/29/2020 7:08:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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"has received ten of thousands of donations"

Each with a note for designated money...

"Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."

7 posted on 05/29/2020 7:08:21 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure)
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Not one penny....


8 posted on 05/29/2020 7:09:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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I would gladly donate to this if it only went to the civil rights protesters launching their historical assault on CNN headquarters, lucky for the CNN hosts on air now who are not talking about this, most of them are broadcasting from home(without masks on).
9 posted on 05/29/2020 7:10:48 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Joe Biden:"If you don't support me then you ain't black"(explains the polls on blacks and Trump))
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What? No SPLC?


10 posted on 05/29/2020 7:13:36 PM PDT by GnuThere
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Are they even arresting anyone since the police ran away?


11 posted on 05/29/2020 7:14:07 PM PDT by funfan
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The check’s in the mail dude.


12 posted on 05/29/2020 7:14:33 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Best left handed banjo picker on my entire block)
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The check’s in the mail dude.


13 posted on 05/29/2020 7:14:36 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Best left handed banjo picker on my entire block)
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We are at war they must be destroyed


14 posted on 05/29/2020 7:14:43 PM PDT by toddausauras (How far will the left go in terms of destroying our personal freedoms?)
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I generally hate cops, but I have a bad feeling about this. I don’t see blood vessel or airway restriction. Also, they were waiting for paramedics, not a paddy wagon. Four cops, all calm as a cucumber, no crazy eyes .... these particular cops may be getting railroaded. Perp complaining about leg and stomach pain, thirst. 911 caller said he was really drunk, or something. Heart attack? Overdose? Covid? Did he have a fever?

I’m waiting for autopsy results, if they’re not B.S. which they could very well be.

Again, I generally hate cops, so they are not just getting the benefit of the doubt from me.


15 posted on 05/29/2020 7:15:08 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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REPORT: “In Atlanta at the CNN center they are giving out pieces of paper with contact info to get bailed out if they get arrested. They are writing the same number on their arms.”
posted 2 minutes ago ... Some woman yelling “make sure you have the number to be bailed out”.

a freeper found this picture with the number

https://scontent.fcae1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102297639_10223011072015687_2672202186259169280_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=1480c5&_nc_ohc=xWGrFILfIHoAX9ihDOB&_nc_ht=scontent.fcae1-1.fna&oh=130de7114a34951f9cc0930a1b943adf&oe=5EF6DB2B


16 posted on 05/29/2020 7:15:56 PM PDT by bitt ('Tyranny' is when you restrict the movement of healthy people.")
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Now why would I ever donate money to a cause like this? Isn’t the money they get from George Soros enough?


17 posted on 05/29/2020 7:16:17 PM PDT by ducttape45 ("Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34)
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freeper says:

Coverage on CNN right now is actually amazing ... given that CNN IS BEING ATTACKED BY A LARGE MOB ... breaking out the windows now ... cops inside are saying they will “Make their stand” after the crowd breaks through.

Officers are severely outnumbered.


18 posted on 05/29/2020 7:18:02 PM PDT by bitt ('Tyranny' is when you restrict the movement of healthy people.")
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Sure...I always want to give my hard earned money to looters, arsonists, and anarchists. The same people they claim they’re helping, would have no problem destroying their property, or knocking them over the head with a baseball bat.


19 posted on 05/29/2020 7:18:26 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: Born to Conserve

I’m waiting for autopsy results,


I hope the autopsy shows that if he hadn’t tried to pass a bad $20, NONE of this would have happened.

Cause of death: Fake $20 and Fake News.


20 posted on 05/29/2020 7:18:43 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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