Ricky Schroder Defends Bailing Rittenhouse Out of Jail

Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha Wis. during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. In a document filed Thursday Oct. 8 2020 defe

Ricky Schroder Called Cops Over Online Attacks After Helping Kyle Rittenhouse Make Bail

Schroder, a child star of the hit sitcom "Silver Spoons" and later on "NYPD Blue" in the '90s, told the tabloid that he'll be donating "hundreds of thousands" of dollars for the bond and the accused murderer's defense. "It infuriated me to see an innocent 17-year-old young man being tried and found guilty before trial".

Schroder, an avid supporter of gun ownership and 30-year NRA member, said during an exclusive telephone interview with The Post that he's putting up "hundreds of thousands" of dollars for the bond and the 17-year-old's legal defense as he awaits trial on murder charges in the deaths of two protesters and the wounding of a third on August 25.

Rittenhouse's family left its home in Antioch for an undisclosed location, because of death threats and harassment, another of the boy's attorneys, John Pierce, told the Washington Post. I did what any father should've done, and that's get a kid out of jail that doesn't deserve to be there'.

According to the NY Post, Cori Bush, Missouri representative-elect and a new member of "The Squad", also called out Rittenhouse's release, asking why non-convicted inmates who are suffering from the impact of COVID-19 haven't received the same grace. The case against was ultimately dismissed.

'It sucked because everybody thought I was a woman beater, and I'm not a woman beater, ' he said. He is also charged with shooting and injuring another. "For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist, ' this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems". Close to $600,000 was also raised for Rittenhouse's defense via a Christian fundraising site, GiveSendGo.

Schroder, 50, posed with a smiling 17-year-old Rittenhouse and lawyer John Pierce hours after the teen was released.

Wood said contributions from Schroder and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell put the fund 'over the top.' Lindell had not publicly reported any threats as of Monday. While Illinois allows for bail bonds, Wisconsin does not. The teen made one of his friends buy the rifle for him. Wisconsin law doesn't permit minors to carry or possess a gun unless they're hunting.

Rittenhouse has pleaded self-defense, saying he only fired his weapon after protesters attacked him. The New York Times has tracked Rittenhouse's movements via video footage on the night in question.

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