The lawyer defending Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann has offered pro bono legal support for Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old resident of Illinois, was arrested for first-degree murder by police on Wednesday after he reportedly shot two rioters fatally, and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday evening.
The shooting occurred around 11:45 p.m. It was the third night in a row of Antifa/BLM riots following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake.
Nick Sandmann's (Covington Catholic) lawyer Lin Wood is representing Kyle Rittenhouse.
— Shawn Farash ❌🐻 (@Shawn_Farash) August 27, 2020
Rittenhouse formed an armed group to protect local businesses
BREAKING: The Second Amendment and doctrine of self-defense aren't suspended if you are attacked by AntiFa/BLM scumbag rioters.
They still apply. #FreeKyle
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) August 27, 2020
Rittenhouse was part of an armed group organized to defend small businesses there. On the day of the shooting, he was seen cleaning graffiti.
L. Lin Wood revealed on Twitter that his colleague John Pierce had put together a legal team to support Rittenhouse, and they were ready to fly out to Wisconsin to meet with the family as soon as tonight. He and his team are in the process of making contact with the Rittenhouse family.
Wood revealed last week that the #FightBack Foundation was being founded to “promote social welfare through advocacy for fair treatment of individuals and entities with respect to their civil and constitutional rights,” concerning several civil rights abuses against conservatives.
The lawyer has sued various news outlets for defamation of his client, Sandmann. Following Sandmann’s famous dispute with Native American activist Nathan Phillips, most of the MSM engaged in maliciously misleading and biased coverage. The incident occurred after last year’s March For Life in Washington, DC. The Washington Post and CNN also settled in $250 million litigation with Sandmann for undisclosed terms.
On Thursday, the New York Times released an excellent account of Rittenhouse’s activities on the shooting night. The timeline strongly indicates that the boy, who was there to defend businesses and care for the wounded, acted in self-defense.
Video shows shooter acted in self-defense
A fair reading of the circumstances that led to the shooting would suggest the first-degree murder charge is unfair.
“If there is something I can do, Kyle will not need to pay me,” Linn tweeted. “God has blessed me with enough & enough is always enough. These charges must be dismissed as the video clearly shows justified acts of self-defense. When dismissed, accusers should be held accountable & they should pay.”
All three rioters Rittenhouse shot have criminal records for offenses such as child sexual assault, domestic violence, and firearms offenses.
Wednesday night, for the fourth night in a row, agitators in Kenosha took to the streets, marching through residential neighborhoods.
” I will do what I can, but we must ALL do whatever we can to #FightBack,” Lynn declared in a tweet Thursday. “This is going to get worse before it gets better. We are ALL in this together. Pray for Kyle Rittenhouse. Pray for our country.”