As David Anderson pointed out in the post right before this:
I am not worried about the outdoor spread. I am very worried about COVID spread among individuals arrested/detained and forced into tight, indoor space with a bunch of unfamiliar individuals who will then disperse throughout metro areas.
We received a request this morning for crowdsourcing of good places to donate bail funds. That seems like a good idea! So if this is of interest to you, and you’d like do what you can to help keep protesters safe, you know what to do.
Here’s the note we received – I haven’t included the jackal’s name because I don’t know that the person wants to be identified.
Hi, I mean this to all of you FPers, because you’re all such great people and -leaders-.
These are horrible times. If you could think about putting up a list of good places we readers might donate, that might be useful. For myself, I have two priorities -right- -now-:(1) bail funds in DC, and (2) bail funds in MPLS. After that, I know what to do for GOTV in Texas and Georgia, and more generally supporting candidates nationwide.
But it’s possible that many of your readers are unaware of where to donate for bail funds. And honestly, I”m a little in the same boat wrt DC. So if you guys have thoughts on this, I’m sure we would welcome them.
Crazy time, crazy time. I must say, reading B-J over the years has been somewhat of preparation. Now’s the moment when we get to find out whether we’re citizens, or free-riders, I guess. Anyway, any advice you had to give us, would be useful.
As always, thank you for B-J, and for ALL your contributions, posts, and guidance.
Update: Recommendation in the comments, see comment #8 for more details:
DO NOT donate to any fund claiming to be for the benefit of Louisville detainees.