Actor Ricky Schroder defends bailing out Kyle Rittenhouse

Actor Ricky Schroder went on defense when it came to his role bailing out the teenager who fired upon and killed several individuals during the Kenosha Riots in Wisconsin, stating that he was “infuriated” upon learning that the press was treating the young man like a villain.

Schroder, who is known for “Silver Spoons,” “NYPD Blue,” and other shows, is a long-time Second Amendment advocate and had no qualms putting up funds to get Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, out of jail on a $2 million bond.

“It made me mad,” Schroder told the New York Post. “This boy is innocent and he will be proven innocent. I did what any father should’ve done, and that’s get a kid out of jail that doesn’t deserve to be there.”

Rittenhouse is an Illinois resident who allegedly obtained the rifle through a friend in Wisconsin using COVID-19 relief money, keeping the rifle stored there until he could get an Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card (a state requirement which clears the way for procurement of arms and ammo).

The young man was extradited over to Wisconsin following the incident, and is facing first-degree intentional homicide for the death of Anthony Huber, 26 of Silver Lake, attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting of Gauge Grosskreutz, 26 of West Allis, and first-degree reckless homicide for the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36 of Kenosha.

The shootings took place on August 26, during riots caused by the nonfatal shooting of Jacob Blake.

At the time of the riots, Rittenhouse had been performing fire suppression, first aid and security duties for local businesses, and had even been cleaning up graffiti and damage left behind during the previous nights of rioting.

In what may be some of the most extensive footage of such an incident, video shows the young man was pursued and attacked by Rosenbaum, who attempted to take Rittenhouse’s AR15.

Seconds prior to Rittenhouse firing his first shots, a rioter was spotted on camera as he drew his handgun and fired wildly into the air.

After fatally shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse was pursued and engaged by several rioters, including Huber and Grosskreutz.

Multiple people in the mob demanded that Rittenhouse be captured and killed as he ran down the street, attempting to turn himself in to police.

After falling to the ground, Huber began bludgeoning Rittenhouse in the head with a skateboard, and others would strike blows with hands and feet as the mob converged.

Fearing for his life and surrounded, Rittenhouse fatally shot Huber with a single round to the chest.

Grosskreutz, who was acting as a “paramedic” for the rioters, appeared to feign surrender before taking aim with a handgun.

Acting quickly, Rittenhouse fired, blowing off Grosskreutz’ bicep at close range. In a conversation with a friend while recovering in the hospital, Grosskreutz would later admit he regretted hesitating to empty his Glock’s magazine, and lamented that he did not kill Rittenhouse.

Escaping the mob, Rittenhouse attempted to surrender to police as he approached their cordon but was told to go home.

Throwing his arms up in frustration, Rittenhouse complied, but turned himself in the following day.

Backed by considerable financial and legal support, Rittenhouse is defended by several high-power lawyers, including Lin Wood.

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