A conservative group at Arizona State University said Thursday it will raise money to support the legal defense for Kyle Rittenhouse, the northern Illinois teen charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wis.
“Half of all funds collected this semester for Republicans United will be donated to 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse legal defense fund,” College Republicans United tweeted. “He does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent anarchists during a lawless riot.”
Rittenhouse, 17, was accused of fatally shooting two people as he toted a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic rifle during chaotic protests that rocked the southern Wisconsin city on Tuesday night.
Daily demonstrations coursed through the city after Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey repeatedly shot Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, outside a vehicle carrying the man’s children last Sunday.