Famed attorney Lin Wood tweeted thanks to actor Ricky Schroder of “Silver Spoons” for helping donate to fund the $2 million bail for protest shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
The 17-year-old was charged with shooting two people dead at a Black Lives Matter protest in the Wisconsin earlier this year, and was released after posting bail Friday.
“KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL. God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMikeLindell for putting us over the top. Kyle is SAFE. Thanks to ALL who helped this boy.”
Video footage shows a white man alleged to be Rittenhouse shooting dead the two protesters, named by The New York Times as Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August. He wounded one other man.
Rittenhouse reportedly went to the city to protect it from “rioters” during days of demonstrations against police brutality. The Antioch, Illinois, teen was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and other charges.
The protests had erupted after a Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot multiple times in the back by a white officer at point blank range, as his three young sons watched. Blake survived, but doctors have said he might never walk again.
Blake’s shooting came three months after the police killing of another African American, George Floyd, ignited the largest wave of civil unrest in the US in decades.
Protests in Kenosha began peacefully the night Blake was shot, but descended into violence for several nights running.
It culminated August 25, when Rittenhouse is accused of taking his rifle to the streets.
Trump has expressed sympathy for Rittenhouse and called the allegations against him “an interesting situation.”
Information from Agence France-Presse contributed to this report.
© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.