Sports apparel behemoth Addidas has announced they’ll double employee matches to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to provide bail for criminals.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund currently works to pay the bails for people who are arrested in the state of Minnesota, regardless of why they are in jail. They believe that this service is helping the communities in the state by paying “bail and immigration bonds for those who cannot otherwise afford” to do so.
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Some of these criminals that the foundation has paid the bond for have gone on to commit further, violent crimes that would never have happened if they remained in jail.
Now, sports apparel giant Adidas, for some unknown reason, is proud that they are contributing financially to that goal.
Adidas announced on Twitter Sept. 29 that they were working to affect what they termed as “meaningful and lasting change” on cases of racial justice issues. The way that they were combating the so-called issue was to match any donations made by their employees and enhance that donation by 200%. The company said:
“We are matching employee donations by 200% through DEED, our online donation platform, to support nonprofit organizations driving racial justice and human rights for underrepresented communities.
This currently benefits the NAACP, the National Urban League, Campaign Zero, ACLU, The Innocence Project, Transgender Law Center, and the Minnesota Freedom Fund.”
While it is clear that Adidas has liberal leanings, perhaps the worst of them is their contribution to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. The reason, well, let’s get it straight from their website and their list of goals:
“Maximize the number of people we can release from cages through the payment of criminal and immigration bonds.
“Grow to support decarceration effort within the state of Minnesota.
“Deepen interventions that prevent pre-trial jailing by building participatory defense practices.
“Abolish cash bail in Minnesota.
“Advocate for wide-scale decarceration.
“Move for the end of detention based on immigration status, race/ethnicity, and class.
“Support organizations that transition resources and power to black, indigenous and communities of color, as well as the others directly harmed by cash bail and the justice system.
“Stand with national organizers and advocates for criminal and immigration justice change in Minnesota and across the country.”
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