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US The story I had to share after Kyle Rittenhouse posted his $2 million bail

15:25  29 november  2020
15:25  29 november  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse used coronavirus stimulus money to buy rifle used in Wisconsin shooting

  Teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse used coronavirus stimulus money to buy rifle used in Wisconsin shooting The teenage gunman charged with killing two Wisconsin protesters this summer paid for the assault-style rifle used in the shooting with money he got from a taxpayer-funded stimulus program, he said in a jailhouse interview published Thursday. Kyle Rittenhouse, who is too young to legally carry a firearm in the state unless he is hunting, had an adult friend buy the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 on his behalf just weeks before the Aug. 25 shooting, according to police.

In Wisconsin, bail has to be paid in the full cash amount. Pierce said the $ 2 million came from funds raised by Fight Back, an organization whose website In a Twitter post Friday, Wood characterized Rittenhouse as “a political prisoner” and said the organization would continue to raise money for his

BREAKING: Kyle Rittenhouse ’ s bond has been posted . $ 2 million . He is officially out custody, and ultimately, out Following Rittenhouse ’ s extradition from his hometown of Antioch, Illinois – which sits on the state border Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you.

"Innocent until proven guilty" is a phrase we can all recite without even thinking about. It's as synonymous with America as "Liberty and justice for all" or "Land of the free and home of the brave."

a young boy looking at the camera: In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo released by the Antioch Police Department is Kyle Rittenhouse in Antioch, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (Antioch Police Department via AP)) © Antioch Police Department/AP In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo released by the Antioch Police Department is Kyle Rittenhouse in Antioch, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (Antioch Police Department via AP))

But scrolling through social media recently, I felt a pang of sadness at just how hollow those statements ring for Black people in America.

Kyle Rittenhouse says he used money from a stimulus check to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to the Washington Post

  Kyle Rittenhouse says he used money from a stimulus check to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to the Washington Post Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse says he used money from a stimulus check to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill two people and wound one other on the night of August 25. © 19th Circuit Court "I got my twelve hundred dollars from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment cause I was on furlough from YMCA. And I got my first unemployment check so I was like, 'Oh, I'll use this to buy it,'" Rittenhouse said in a phone interview with the Washington Post that was published Thursday. Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly killed Anthony M.

Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested days after shooting three protesters. The teenager paid an adult friend to BREAKING: Kyle Rittenhouse ’ s bond has been posted . $ 2 million . He is officially out custody, and ultimately His actions that night were widely documented on cell phone video and shared online.

The #FightBack Foundation has published an eleven minute video explaining the Kyle Rittenhouse case with brand The video explains that Rittenhouse started a Facebook fundraiser for a non-profit called His since-deleted Facebook profile pictures often used the “thin blue line” frame, a symbol of

Posts heralded as a "triumph" Kyle Rittenhouse's release on bail. Rittenhouse is the teenager accused of shooting dead two men and injuring another at a Black Lives Matter protest march in Kenosha, Wisconsin, held after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August. The 17-year-old faces two felony charges of homicide and one misdemeanor charge for possessing a dangerous weapon while under 18. He is free after posting his $2 million bail with the help of donations, according to his lawyer in a tweet, including from celebrities like former "Silver Spoons" child star Ricky Schroder and Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, Inc. and vocal Donald Trump supporter. Rittenhouse's attorney said that there is evidence that the teen acted in self-defense.

Kyle Rittenhouse: Kenosha shooting suspect released after posting $2 million bail

  Kyle Rittenhouse: Kenosha shooting suspect released after posting $2 million bail Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused in the fatal shooting of two people in August during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was released from custody after posting $2 million in bail, according to the county's sheriff's department.Rittenhouse was released Friday afternoon after the $2 million was posted through his attorney, Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright told CNN.

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Google has declared war on the independent media and has begun blocking emails from Wood was spurred on to offer his services for free after he witnessed Democratic congresswoman Ayanna “ Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist

The thought that enough people -- after hearing details of the shooting -- could see Rittenhouse, who is White, as innocent or justified enough in his actions to supply $2 million to get him released, made me think back to an experience I had in 1993: the moments that led up to my arrest as a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Florida, where I was on a full academic scholarship.

I had entered an Eckerd drug store in Gainesville early on a Sunday morning to drop off film to develop pictures from my camera. My roommate was still sleeping, so I quietly slipped into a hoodie, jean shorts and sneakers, and left the dorm room, carrying my JanSport book bag with my rolls of film inside.

That book bag would be at the center of my arrest and ultimately why I felt compelled to post about my encounter on LinkedIn recently. Seeing Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tweet her disbelief over the supportive treatment Rittenhouse was getting and comparing it to Kalief Browder's three years in Riker's Island -- two years of which were spent in solitary confinement -- for allegedly stealing a book bag, triggered memories of my own encounter.

MyPillow CEO Intended $50K Donation Be Used to 'Fund Election Fraud Litigation' Rather Than Kyle Rittenhouse's Bail

  MyPillow CEO Intended $50K Donation Be Used to 'Fund Election Fraud Litigation' Rather Than Kyle Rittenhouse's Bail Rittenhouse, facing homicide charges for fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the summer, was released from custody on $2 million bond last week.However, the businessman released a subsequent statement saying the $50,000 donation he gave to Rittenhouse's cause was not meant for the 17-year-old Kenosha shooting suspect's bail fund. Instead, Lindell said, he intended to assist the organization sponsoring Rittenhouse's defense fundraiser in its unrelated pursuits, such as "election fraud litigation." Lindell is a supporter of Donald Trump and appeared at one of his re-election campaign rallies earlier this year.

Another individual shot by Rittenhouse appears to have been carrying a handgun. A new video slowed down shows a man hitting the accused Rittenhouse with a skateboard after Rittenhouse fell down running from what perhaps was his first episode with a gun.

“He has been abusing the First Amendment of this country for his own agenda.” “ I knew they were going to censor me because I ’m sending a message of hope And I ’m sending a message that Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent.” Wood, who has nearly 138,000 followers on Twitter, said he was blocked

Batteries inside my book bag had caused the theft detector to beep as I exited Eckerd's that Sunday morning. The clerk called me back to ask if I'd purchased anything. I rifled through my book bag and found a four-pack of AA batteries I had purchased days earlier. I frantically attempted to resolve the misunderstanding. He asked if I had a receipt for them. I knew I did somewhere among my folder, papers and other receipts. I continued to rifle. I was even more frantic. My heart pounded as I scanned the contents of my bag. I knew the receipt was there.

Minutes later, I was in a brightly lit office in the back of the store. The manager, an older White woman, slid an immaculate sheet of white paper, with tiny black text printed on it across her brown desk. I would need to sign it, she said. The small font blurred together, as I held it in shaking hands. I asked her to explain. I didn't understand.

What was it? An admission of guilt and a trespass warning. If I couldn't produce the receipt for the batteries immediately, I would need to sign it right then and there, she said. But I wasn't guilty, and I didn't steal the batteries. So that would be a lie. I couldn't do that. No.

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As a journalism major with hopes of attending law school, my next line of defense to her became logic and reasoning: I attended the university. I was a student on scholarship. I came into this store all the time to shop. I had the receipt, if they could just give me a moment to look. I just needed to think for a minute. I know I kept it. I keep all receipts. I had been taught at a young age to never leave a store without ensuring I had a receipt for the items I had purchased -- one of the many lessons Black children grow up having to learn. Just in case you were approached by a security guard, you always wanted to have proof of purchase. Could they look at the security footage? I had walked straight to the photo department without stopping to even browse. I wasn't a thief.

None of those arguments swayed her. She dialed 911 and two police officers arrived within minutes.

Sitting in the back seat of a police car, the strangest thoughts went through my head: Handcuffs are heavier than they look on TV. If someone isn't deemed a threat, their hands are cuffed in the front. There are no door handles on the inside of the back seat of a police car and the windows are tinted so you can see out, but no one can see your shame as you sit inside.

I stared down at my cuffed wrists, hands in my lap, as the officers stood outside filling out the arrest report and chatting casually. They laughed at some inside joke. I was numb. This seemed like a dream.

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  U.S. teenager charged in Wisconsin protest shootings due in court U.S. teenager charged in Wisconsin protest shootings due in courtThe shootings occurred in August in Kenosha, Wisconsin amid civil unrest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. Rittenhouse's lawyers have said he was helping protect property and that he acted in self defense.

And I would carry that shame and disbelief for a while: The shame that people would think I was a thief. The shame that I had been arrested. The reality that I was seen as guilty before proven innocent.

My mother picked me up from jail, making the five-hour drive from South Florida after posting my bond there. I was booked and placed in a holding cell for four hours and then I was allowed to wait in the lobby until she came to get me. When I got into her car in the jail parking lot, I rifled through the book bag again. Where was that receipt? I had to find it! I found it there neatly folded inside a bright red folder. I cried hysterically. It was there. It was there all along.

We decided to talk to a lawyer about what could be done to get some semblance of justice. He was baffled. He had never seen a case where police were even called for a $2.49 item and suggested I pursue a lawsuit to ensure the store would never do it again. I wouldn't get much, he cautioned. But it wasn't about the money. It was about getting them to admit what they had done was wrong. It was about getting them to admit that the trauma I had experienced and the effect on the rest of my life was wrong. And the jury in the civil case ultimately agreed. But it would take three years for the case to go to trial and finally reach that settlement. Eckerd's refused to accept responsibility for what they did and fought it every step of the way. Eckerd's attorney at trial argued that the pharmacy had probable cause for their actions because the manager had checked the anti-theft equipment that day and the employees had no reason to believe it was malfunctioning.

Kyle Rittenhouse Loses Round in Court, Must Stand Trial on Murder and Other Charges

  Kyle Rittenhouse Loses Round in Court, Must Stand Trial on Murder and Other Charges The decision comes as a blow to the defense, which attempted to argue the defendant acted in self-defense and therefore did not commit a felony. A self-defense argument necessitates admitting the underlying action was committed by whoever attempts to claim it. Here, this means Rittenhouse and his defense team are not disputing that he shot and killed two people while injuring a third–just that his actions were permissible and justified under the law due to the circumstances surrounding the 17-year-old’s night of violence.

My lawyer produced a copy of the receipt for the state attorney's office and the criminal charges had been dropped immediately.

As these memories flood my mind, I can't help but ask: How is it that the employees in that pharmacy couldn't give me the benefit of the doubt over a $2.49 package of batteries, but Rittenhouse, who has been charged with killing two people, can be extended this courtesy?

To be clear, I understand that this campaign to raise money for Rittenhouse was orchestrated specifically by people on the political right, and yes, the incidents happened in different times and places. I also know that people are free to donate to whatever cause they want.

But we live in a country where Black people routinely see themselves being treated unfairly compared to their White counterparts. It's a problem that we can't and shouldn't ignore. And it's a problem that instantly causes Black people to collectively ask any time the Kyle Rittenhouses of the world come across our screens: "I wonder how this situation would have played out if he were Black?"

a boy sitting on a table: Elizabeth Leiba in her dorm room at the University of Florida. © courtesy of Elizabeth Leiba Elizabeth Leiba in her dorm room at the University of Florida. a person who is smiling and looking at the camera: Elizabeth Leiba © courtesy of Elizabeth Leiba Elizabeth Leiba

Why Kyle Rittenhouse's Attorney Is Leaving Criminal Case as Arraignment Set For Kenosha Shooter .
Lawyer for 17-year-old, John M. Pierce, said he is stepping away after motion in court filed alleging financial difficulties.Los Angeles based lawyer John M. Pierce confirmed will be pulling back from the teenager's defense and attorney Mark Richards will now be representing Rittenhouse in the criminal trial.

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