A New investigation from The Guardian shows that police and other government officials are financially contributing to the legal defense of 18-year-old “Kenosha Shooter” and Kyle Reitenhaus, and Right icon Currently for trial Two deaths
Rittenhaus became infamous last summer after traveling from his home in Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he isolated himself from local political unrest inspired by police-involved shootings and killed two people with an AR-15-style rifle.
A recent data breach involving the Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo Shows how much online support the shooter will have in right-wing circles, including some members of our country’s law enforcement community. Using the platform, Rittenhouse has risen above half a million dollars over several months – clearing 58 586,940 between August last year and January this year. A certain number of these contributions apparently came from the police and other government officials who spread across the country.
According to GuardianThe data appears to include internal comments from contributors: “God bless you. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You made no mistake,” said Rittenhaus, a Homeland Security official at Virginia’s বিভাগের 25 defense. “Every rank and file police officer supports you. Law enforcement leadership will not be discouraged by the actions of the political class. ”
Rittenhouse also apparently received contributions from other government officials – including a city official in Huntsville, Alabama, and an engineer at the U.S. National Laboratory. The report noted that in many cases contributors were “attached to official email addresses” and “raised questions about the use of public resources to support such campaigns.” It does not share how much has specifically come from government employees.
Other information reviewed by reporters showed considerable support from police for law enforcement officers – including Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheski, who shot and seriously injured 29-year-old black Jacob Black, thus shutting down local protests that unnecessarily involved himself. Rittenhouse flew into the state to A fundraiser for Shasky apparently raised several thousand dollars, most of which came from “personal email addresses related to Kenosha officials.”
Data leaks involving Givesandgo show that the site has raised millions and millions of dollars for right-wing images and groups.Including the proud boy. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Gizmodo, and we will update this post if we receive a response.