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Christian fundraising site collects $500K for Kenosha homicide suspect

Christian fundraising site collects $500K for Kenosha homicide suspect

“Christian” fundraising site GiveSendGo says it has collected more than $500,000 for the defense of the teenage homicide suspect Kyle Rittenhouse.


The 17-year-old drove to Kenosha from his home in Antioch, Illinois to protect local businesses from looting amid unrest ignited by the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, who is seen in a video firing an AR-15 style rifle into a crowd of people, is accused of fatally shooting protesters Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz on Aug. 25.

His attorney’s Los Angeles-based law firm, Pierce Bainbridge, created the nonprofit #FightBack Foundation that’s raised $1.8 million of a $5 million goal so far. A fundraiser on the Christian fundraising platform GiveSendGo said it’s received $517,804 in donations toward his defense, surpassing the stated goal of $500,000.

Rittenhouse ‘s gun-enthusiasm, aspirations to be a law enforcement agent and support for President Donald Trump has prompted many to hail him as a patriotic hero who wanted to help maintain law and order amid chaos in Kenosha.


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B. D. Howes

“Christian” websites like Episcopalcafe should let the Courts sort this out based on the facts.

Fred Loving

Allow the criminal justice system to work. Everybody is innocent until proven guilty.

Cynthia Katsarelis

I could wish that the “Christian” organization would advertise it as “Sinner, egged on by our hateful rhetoric, needs help to atone and repent for his actions against other Children of God…” Signed, Pollyanna

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