A police officer who was fired after donating just $25 to support Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund has finally received some good news after the teen’s not guilty verdict.
Kyle Rittenhouse was recently found not guilty by a jury of his peers after he shot three rioters on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin during the 2020 Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots in self-defense, killing two of them.
Police Lt. William Kelly, of Norfolk, Virginia, was fired in April after far-left propaganda outlet The Guardian published leaked documents containing the names of individuals who had donated to a defense fund for Rittenhouse. Kelly donated $25 anonymously using his department-issued email address.
“God bless,” the officer wrote in the message alongside his donation. “Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong. Every rank and file police officer supports you. Don’t be discouraged by actions of the political class of law enforcement leadership.”
As a father of three and a 19 year veteran of the police force, he was fired for a small, anonymous donation, despite the fact that the police chief that fired him was a radical BLM supporter who openly attended BLM rallies in his police uniform. After being fired, Lt. Kelly has been surviving on his savings and the salary of his wife, who is a teacher.
While Lt. Kelly still has not gotten his job back, he has received some good news. Daily Wire host Candace Owens has started a fundraiser for him that has already raised more than $250,000.
The initial goal for the fundraiser was $100,000, and the campaign has been halted at $250,000 so no more donations can be taken. All of the money is going towards Lt. Kelly’s family and legal bills.
Here is the full message on the fundraiser’s website from Owens:
“Hey guys— it’s Candace Owens. By now you know there is nothing I hate more than media lies and its corresponding mob justice. Perhaps some of the greatest media lies over this last year, were pertaining to the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
Ruthlessly smeared and libeled as a White Supremacist, the media became obsessed with pushing their lies about what happened in Kenosha that night he ran for his life— so obsessed, that they even stalked, harassed, and punished those who supported the truth.
Former Lieutenant William Kelly was one such man who was punished for siding with the truth. When left-wing hackers released the details of those who anonymously donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund last year—Lt. Kelly’s name was among them.
The Guardian—the despicable left wing rag of a publication— released his name to the public which led to Lieutenant Kelly being fired and publicly humiliated by the Norfolk Police Department in April of this year. He donated just 25 dollars, anonymously.
Kelly is a 19 year veteran and a father of three. That did not matter. He made the contribution anonymously so as not to draw attention or association to the police force. That also did not matter. His spineless police chief, Larry Boone, a radical BLM supporter who attended BLM rallies in uniform— allowed the double standard of his firing to occur because to Boone, delivering mob justice mattered more than siding with truth.
Since his dismissal, William “Bill” Kelly has been surviving on his savings and his wife’s teacher salary.
This is unacceptable. The routine threats, lies, and duress that our police officers nationwide are made to face to satisfy the black lives matter radical narrative cannot continue.
All police officers have a right to privately support issues and causes they care about in their off-duty time. In this particular circumstance, Lt. Kelly was supporting the truth.
Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent. So is Lieutenant Kelly.
Please support him.”