Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is free after making his $2 million bail with the help of former child actor Ricky Schroder.
Rittenhouse was released from a Wisconsin jail after being detained since his arrest at the end of August. The teenager was taken into custody for fatally shooting two men and wounding one other, when he was attacked while defending local businesses during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha.
Schroder and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell heftily contributed to the bail fund started by Rittenhouse’s lawyer L. Lin Wood, who said their donations put the fund “over the top.” Wood personally thanked the former Silver Spoons star in a tweet that included a photo of Schroder posing with Rittenhouse.
FREE AT LAST!!!
From L to R:
Attorney John Pierce @CaliKidJMP
THE KYLE RITTENHOUSE
Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyschroder13
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 21, 2020
The actor posted a photo of himself with Rittenhouse and his mother on Sunday, along with the message: “In America we are ALL innocent until a jury of peers decides guilt or innocence, not the Mob or Press. When the facts are known, many of you will owe this young man an Apology.”
Morning from Kyle & his Mom Wendy. In America we are ALL innocent until a jury of peers decides guilt or innocence, not the Mob or Press. When the facts are known, many of you will owe this young man an Apology. Move to PARLER everyone….leave Twitter. Jack Dorsey Sucks! pic.twitter.com/nbLVvj2LqM
— Ricky Schroder (@rickyschroder13) November 22, 2020
In response, he received death threats from a Twitter user calling him a “terrorist financier.” In multiple posts, the account noted that Schroder’s address was listed online, called for making an example out of him, and threatened “We will see you soon Ricky.”
Schroder posted a screenshot of the comments along with a photo of himself holding a rifle on his deck. “To my Democrat Friends. This is the country (you) want to live in?” He wrote, along with the hashtag #f—antifa.
The actor has cleared his Twitter account of all past posts and announced he would be making the move to Parler, a free speech social media platform.
— Ricky Schroder (@rickyschroder13) November 23, 2020