Sandmann Lawyer L. Lin Wood Offers to Represent 17-Year-Old Kenosha Shooter Pro Bono
The attorney who is representing Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann has offered to represent the Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse pro bono.
Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, was arrested by police on Wednesday for first-degree murder after he allegedly fatally shot two rioters, and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday evening.
The shooting took place around 11:45 p.m. near a car dealership as antifa/BLM rioters rampaged through town for the third night in a row following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake.
According to independent journalists reporting from the scene, Rittenhouse was part of an armed group that was there to protect local businesses. He was also spotted cleaning graffiti the day of the shooting.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 27, 2020
L. Lin Wood announced on Twitter Thursday morning that his colleague John Pierce had assembled a legal team to defend Rittenhouse, and they were ready to fly out to Wisconsin to meet with the family as soon as tonight. He and his team are currently trying to make contact with the Rittenhouse family.
Wood announced the formation of the #FightBack Foundation in a series of tweets last week, explaining that it was being established “to promote social welfare through advocacy for fair treatment of individuals & entities with respect to their civil & constitutional rights,” concerning a number of civil rights violations against conservatives.
1. Surveillance abuse in violation of Constitution & statutes 2. Overuse or misuse of Sec. 230 of Communication Decency Act 3. Insuring basic degree of social order & republican govern’t. in cities & states guaranteed by Constitution 4. Human trafficking & 5. religious liberty.
Wood said that the foundation would also provide resources to aid individuals pursuing litigation relating to defamation.
The attorney has sued a number of news organizations for defamation against his client Sandmann related to their maliciously sloppy and inaccurate reporting following his viral confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips in Washington DC following the March For Life, last year. Both the Washington Post and CNN have settled with Sandmann for undisclosed terms in $250 million lawsuits.
In a subsequent tweet Thursday, Wood noted that conservative writer and commentator Michelle Malkin was also helping with the effort.
“This young man needs & deserves courageous legal counsel who will fight for him. John is ready to do so & others will join him,” Wood wrote. “The fight is for Kyle and for ALL Freedom Loving Americans.”
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(The Twitter videos included in the article appear to make the case for self-defense.)