If you haven’t been following the story, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is in jail charged with first degree murder.
On Tuesday night, he was part of an armed citizen’s militia that was attempting to keep a slobbering, violent Antifa mob from destroying property and attacking citizens in Kenosha, WI. During the course of that evening, Rittenhouse became separated from his group and was set upon by a feral pack of thugs. When the dust settled, two were dead and a third was wounded. All three were convicted felons. The wounded man had brandished a pistol at Rittenhouse before catching a 5.56mm bullet to the bicep.
Read our coverage of the shootings:
Even though Rittenhouse will probably not be tried for murder, he is facing an expensive legal battle. The last thing he needs is for his very freedom to be in the hands of a public defender who might very well have been out throwing Molotov cocktails the same night Rittenhouse shot three ex-cons. I am not joking, read The Weeping Over the Fire-Bombing Lawyers Is Exactly How You Got Trump.
His family is not wealthy and so Rittenhouse’s supporters attempted to set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for his legal defense. Without explanation, and completely against their own Terms of Service, GoFundMe shut down the account.
for the legal defense of alleged crimes associated with hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, serious disabilities or diseases, financial crimes or crimes of deception;
Unless douchebag has become a sexual orientation or violent ex-felon a religious affiliation, none of these apply.
I know the “muh private company” people get whenever anyone complains about arbitrary and capricious conduct, so I’m not going to argue it beyond saying I will never donate another dollar to any GoFundMe and I will actively discourage anyone I know from doing so. A fair trial, unfortunately, is a right that must be bought in order to be enjoyed and GoFundMe is simply sticking with their little leftist friends and trying to ensure Rittenhouse is railroaded.
Sometimes sh***y, politically motivated actions by a sh***y leftwing corporation has unintended consequences. Enter Attorney Lin Wood. We all know Lin Wood. He’s the man who represented Nick Sandmann and took CNN’s and the Washinton Post’s lunch money in the process.
While, on the one hand, Wood is taking on the case pro bono, the irony is that CNN and the Washington Post are actually underwriting his ability to do so.
Rittenhouse was clearly justified in the use of deadly force to defend himself. We cannot allow a politically motivated prosecution to punish him for chickensh** process crimes in order to make the Antifa thugs so beloved of the Democrats feel vindicated.