A police officer from Norfolk, Virginia was fired from his job after it came out that he had donated $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund.
Earlier this month a hacker-connected group breached the data of a Christian crowdfunding site and doxed everyone who donated to the Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund. The media stalked and harassed several indidvuals who donated to the fundraiser including a paramedic who donated $10 to the defense fund. One police officer who has donated to the cause has been fired as a result of the donation.
As the Guardian wrote:
One donation for $25, made on 3 September last year, was made anonymously, but associated with the official email address for Sgt William Kelly, who currently serves as the executive officer of internal affairs in the Norfolk police department in Virginia.
That donation also carried a comment, reading: “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.”
The comment continued: “Every rank and file police officer supports you. Don’t be discouraged by actions of the political class of law enforcement leadership.”
These comments got the officer fired from his job. The silver lining for the officer is that the crowdfunding site that is helping Kyle Rittenhouse is now helping him with a fundraiser.