Last Updated on November 21, 2020
17-year-old volunteer lifeguard Kyle Rittenhouse has been released from jail after supporters raised the staggering $2 million required for cash bail, attorney Lin Wood announced on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Rittenhouse shot three men who attacked him during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin this summer, and video evidence confirms the teen’s defense team’s assessment that he acted in self-defense.
“KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL. God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMike Lindell for putting us over the top. Kyle is SAFE. Thanks to ALL who helped this boy,” Wood tweeted.
Rittenhouse has been inexplicably charged with first-degree murder by Kenosha prosecutors, who have been accused of displaying a nakedly partisan and unethical political bias.
On November 12, Rittenhouse’s mom Wendy appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to announce a defamation lawsuit against Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, and ask for help getting her son out of jail, where he had languished for several months:
“You saw the Joe Biden campaign smear your son as a white supremacist. What was your reaction to that?” Carlson asked Kyle Rittenhouse’s mom Wendy.
“How dare [Joe Biden] do that to my son,” Wendy Rittenhouse said. “That’s my son that he did that too, and I’m not gonna back down to him. And [Kyle Rittenhouse] is not a white supremacist, and he’s not a racist. He’s my son, and I know him, and he is none that, what Joe Biden said.”
“Kyle is a caring young man. He went to Kenosha to help people. What Joe Biden did, showing my son’s picture and labeling him a white supremacist – I will take him down,” Wendy Rittenhouse added.
In October, Illinois prosecutors were to forced to admit they would not file charges against Rittenhouse after uncovering no evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever by the teen.