Graham Kilmer

Rittenhouse Released on $2 Million Bail

A right-wing organization posted bond for the teenager charged with two murders.

By - Nov 20th, 2020 05:04 pm
Kyle Rittenhouse. Photo from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office Office

Kyle Rittenhouse. Photo from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office Office

Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager that killed two people and wounded a third during the unrest in Kenosha that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake, has been released from jail after making bond.

Rittenhouse, 17, was being held in the Kenosha County Jail with bail set at $2 million after being charged with two counts of 1st-degree intentional homicide, two counts of 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of 1st-degree reckless homicide.

Rittenhouse is claiming self-defense in the shootings.

More than one fundraiser for Rittenhouse’s legal defense was set up after his arrest. One was organized on GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site. As of publishing, it had raised more than $500,000.

The other was organized by #FightBack, a right-wing non-profit, which says it is committed to protecting individual and constitutional rights. It’s unclear how much money the organization raised but it took credit for posting the $2 million bond for Rittenhouse. The organization’s CEO announced on twitter that they had posted Rittenhouse’s bond.

On Tuesday, August 25th, Rittenhouse , who lives in Antioch, Illinois, went to Kenosha after massive unrest unfolded in the city following the shooting of Jacob Black by a Kenosha Police Officer. While there he carried an assault rifle that a friend had purchased for him in Wisconsin. Using that gun, Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.

Rittenhouse was arrested after turning himself in to Antioch Police and was held in the Lake County Jail until being extradited to Kenosha in late October.

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One thought on “Rittenhouse Released on $2 Million Bail”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    This boy allegedly killed 2 people and injured another with an illegally obtained assault rifle. His bail was cheap at 2 mlll dollars. l think his bail should have been, say 20 million dollars. 20 mill could have brought some big boys out of the reactionary news camp. People who think it is fine for a 17 year old boy to kill people with an illegally obtained rifle need to give this a second thought..

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