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Kyle Rittenhouse freed on $2 million bail

Kyle Rittenhouse freed on $2 million bail

Atty Lin Wood: “Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder & Mike Lindell for putting us over the top.”

Via Antioch Police Department

Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who is charged with murder in a shooting during Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots, has been freed on $2 million bail.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon after his attorneys posted $2 million bail, setting the teenager free as he awaits trial for fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during summer protests in Kenosha, police said.

His release came over the objections of family members and lawyers for two of the men he shot. They had asked for higher bail and voiced concerns Rittenhouse would flee, which his lawyers have said he would not.

The 17-year-old’s release was funded by donations sought by his attorneys, who appealed to the political right, where Rittenhouse is popular….

An attorney set up the payment and then a private security detail transported him from the jail about 2 p.m. Friday, according to Sgt. David Wright of the Kenosha County sheriff’s department.

One of Rittenhouse’s lawyers, John M. Pierce, said previously that the bail money would come entirely from funds raised by a nonprofit that champions conservative causes led by another of the teen’s attorneys, L. Lin Wood. In a tweet Friday celebrating Rittenhouse’s release, Wood thanked actor Ricky Schroder and a Minnesota businessman allied with President Donald Trump for “putting us over the top.”

Lin Wood tweeted:


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.

We covered the shooting at the time. There is a credible claim of self-defense, as Fuzzy detailed in NY Times reconstruction of Kenosha-Rittenhouse shootings points to potential self-defense. Whether that credible claim of self-defense holds up in court once all the facts are presented remains to be seen. But as we saw in the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman case, a lot of people won’t let the facts get in the way of their political judgment of guilt.

Needless to say, a lot of people are upset that someone presumed innocent is being let out of jail on bond.


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I donated.

Glad to see an innocent young man freed.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Barry. | November 20, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    This is another political persecution-prosecution, abomination, just like Zimmerman. National RICO to subvert people’s civil rights. Conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. In my opinion, Chump and others like him need to be disbarred, to get the Avanatti treatment.

      Of course.

      We no longer have rule of law in this country, but the rule of men. That’s been true for many years, but has accelerated since Reagan left office.

      We no longer have free elections, we have selections, made by people opposed to freedom and liberty.

      We are close to going through all the “boxes” that lead to freedom and liberty, with only President Trump standing between the forces of evil and us. Should Trump fail in his endeavor, then the last box will be the only solution.

      I do not believe Trump will fail.

Some in hollywood are not idiots.


Only the Left could be scandalized about the Right agreeing with self-defense.

I’m scandalized because the Left agrees with the dead scumbags that were trying to murder Kyle.

Civil rights, standing with the community, and an extraordinary young man and measured response to people attacking him with the intent to commit abortion. This is the Martin and the White Hispanic all over again. Democrats should restrain, rather than reward, their neo-fascists and neo-KKK from attacking people and intimidating people in their own neighborhoods. That is so progressive: one step forward, two steps backward.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to n.n. | November 20, 2020 at 10:08 pm


    Poor little boy was defending himself from the baby rapists/murderers.

    Abortion is rape and murder.

    Dusty Pitts in reply to n.n. | November 20, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Democrats should restrain, rather than reward, their neo-fascists and neo-KKK from attacking people and intimidating people in their own neighborhoods.

    They’re doing what the Democrats’ thug cadres have been doing since the 1830s.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 20, 2020 at 10:21 pm

And now, a word from the mainstream media:

In the current political climate, holding this 17 year old in a prison general population is a virtual death sentence. He still has to face a grand jury, and likely a trial when the grand jury declined to face doxing and their own death threats even if the self defense defense looks valid to them.

Thank Mike Lindell. Buy a pillow.

The Hollywood glitterari are having a meltdown! An actor remains who doesn’t think exactly like all the other actors! He is not of the body! He must be expunged!

Two million *cash* bail? I thought the point of bail was to secure the defendant’s appearance rather than to be punitive. There is no chance Kyle’s family could afford that.

    daniel_ream in reply to randian. | November 21, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Forgive a foreigner interfering in your elections[1], but this sounds a lot like a clear 8th Amendment violation to me. What’s the case law on the 8th Amendment regarding bail?

    [1] I’m Canadian. I do not, however, work for Dominion Systems

    henrybowman in reply to randian. | November 21, 2020 at 6:24 am

    Aside from the amount required, the requirement for cash has been explained as some detail of Wisconsin law.

    The father of one of the dead assailants has complained that having people around the country donate cash for the bail puts Kyle at no personal risk of default, and he fears Kyle will flee from prosecution and hide out with the aid of supporters. He should’ve thought of that when Kamala and all the left-wing actors were indiscriminately cash-bailing the genuine rioters, looters, and arsonists in the riot-torn blue cities.

      amatuerwrangler in reply to henrybowman. | November 21, 2020 at 11:01 am

      In real life: None of the private contributors to the cash bail fund could ever approach the level of urgency, relentlessness and ruthlessness that a bonding agent can, and does, in pursuit of a person who skipped on a bond. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” is a pussycat in comparison to the real deal.

      A 10% bond (the usual case) would have been sufficient and just.

        When bail amounts are this ridiculous, a 10% bond is in some ways worse. At least the contributors to the bail fund get their money back if Kyle meets his bail conditions. The bond is pure loss, for $200k you could buy a house mortgage-free for that.

          henrybowman in reply to randian. | November 21, 2020 at 5:38 pm

          None of the contributors to his bail fund expect to be paid back. This is a pure donation, like you would send to GoFundMe. Same as the donations Kamala, Carrell, Meathead, &c made to the actual criminal rioters, looters, and arsonists at BLM/Antifa riots. I don’t expect most of them to be showing up to their hearings, and no bounty hunters will pursue them. Rittenhouse, conversely, attempted to give himself up to police immediately after the shooting, and was told instead to go home. After he did, the state suddenly decided he was a “fugitive.” Way too many faulty ties in this railroad job.

thalesofmiletus | November 20, 2020 at 11:37 pm

If I had a son, he would look like Kyle.

“We live in a country where they raised 2 million to get Kyle Rittenhouse out of jail for some shit he definitely did. Because they agree with him doing it.”

Yes, we do. So does every decent American. He defended himself against terrorists, and two of them will do no more harm. Kyle is a hero.

Aren’t Democrat-run cities moving to abolish bail altogether?

Zimmerman case redux. An open-and-shut self-defense case that has predictably seen unethical prosecutors bow before mob bloodlust, sacrificing law and the defendant’s freedom, in the process.

The vile Dhimmi-crats have politicized every other facet of American society, so, why not the justice system?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to guyjones. | November 21, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Bowing before mob blood lust? Or, opportunists using cases like this as stepping stones in politics, or for headlines in an election year? My own family has been on the receiving end of such treatment.

    We do not have a real justice system in this country; it does not exist. As Phil Ochs so clearly intoned: a rich man has never been sent to the electrich chair.

Watching video of Kyle that night, I can’t help but wonder: are all 17-year olds that are familiar with weapons as good as Kyle? Is that a 17-year-old skill, or is that a Kyle skill?

I’m like everyone else: completely in awe of his skills. Just awe.

If I were the judge I’d what the idiot pressing charges in my court, not this kid.

Last taste of freedom for this moist eyed, badge sniffing white supremacist.

Not related, but I think of him from time to time:

Christopher Roupe.

A quick read of the charging document reads like a blueprint for self defense

I hope they Nifong the DA-she deserves it.

The outrage is that he needed any bail at all. I would have released him on his own recognizance. That is, assuming it was not within my jurisdiction to dismiss the charges.

The President should invite him to the White House (while it’s still his).