But this “war on cops” is only one part of a much broader war on the safety of Minnesotans. It is being waged by people who are driven by an ideological belief that crime should not be fought. Many of these people are, of course, rich enough to be isolated from the consequence of such lunacy. It is the regular Minnesotans of places like northeastern Minneapolis and the Uptown area who suffer.
Howard had been out on $11,500 bond in connection with a domestic assault case since Aug. 6, court records show. That’s when the Minnesota Freedom Fund bailed him out.
Howard is now in custody once again after he:
…allegedly became involved in a road rage altercation on an Interstate 94 entrance ramp before he shot another driver, according to Minneapolis police – weeks after bailing out on domestic assault charges.
Surveillance video recorded the moments when the driver of a blue BMW confronted Howard, who was driving a white Volvo, according to St. Paul’s KSTP-TV. The victim can be seen punching Howard, then collapsing.
The victim, later identified as Luis Damian Martinez Ortiz, 38, got back into his car, then drove into the median. He was pronounced dead at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to city officials.
Jai Hanson, who is running for Hennepin County Sheriff, explained in a Facebook post why the actions of the Minnesota Freedom Fund and its rich donors are so detrimental to the safety of ordinary Minnesotans:
But these dilettantes aren’t the only people waging this war on public safety in Minnesota. Next, we’ll look at local prosecutors.