The Lawyer Raising Money for Kyle Rittenhouse Nearly Sank His Own Law Firm - 2020-09-04
Defenders of accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, who is in jail after allegedly fatally shooting two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have insisted that he was merely acting in self-defense.
But Rittenhouse's attorney, John Pierce, is mounting a more impassioned, perhaps novel, case to win his client's freedom. Rittenhouse, Pierce argues, is the first hero of a new American Revolution.
"Kyle Rittenhouse will go down in American history alongside that brave unknown patriot at Lexington Green who fired 'The Shot Heard Round the World' on April 19, 1775," Pierce wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Tuesday. "A Second American Revolution against Tyranny has begun."