A man freed from jail with the help of a bail fund promoted by Vice President Kamala Harris is now facing murder charges.
Harris promoted the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) in June 2020 to “help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” The MFF also posted bail for alleged criminals not associated with protests, like 47-year-old George Howard, who was being held on domestic assault charges, according to Fox News.
According to Minneapolis police, Howard shot and killed 38-year-old Luis Damian Martinez Ortiz during a road rage incident in Minneapolis. Surveillance video reportedly showed Ortiz and Howard getting into an altercation on an interstate on-ramp, according to KSTP in St. Paul.
Ortiz stepped out of his car, a blue BMW, and walked toward Howard’s white Volvo when he collapsed. As the Volvo drove away, Ortiz got up, got back in his car, and drove until crashing. Video later allegedly showed Howard pulling into a nearby gas station and getting