Report: Police Officers Gave Money, Encouragement to Accused Murderer Via Christian Crowdfunding Site
A new report from the Guardian shows that police officers gave money to accused murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse via a Christian crowdfunding site.
Last summer, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The teenager had been driven across state lines and was armed with a machine gun. He was arrested on six charges including first degree intentional homicide.
Rittenhouse soon became a minor celebrity in Conservative circles. Tucker Carlson claimed that the teen had stepped into a situation because the police would not. Ann Coulter said that she would like to vote for Rittenhouse for president.
And according to new information from a crowd funding breach, the accused murder also had supporters in the world of law enforcement. The Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo was recently hacked into. And the breach shows that multiple people with emails associated with police departments donated money to Rittenhouse’s call.
One donation was made from an officer with a Norfolk Police Department included a note. The message read, “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong. Every rank and file police officer supports you. Don’t be discouraged by actions of the political class of law enforcement leadership.”
There were also donations from email addresses associated with government employees. You can read the report in full here.