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A Virginia police lieutenant who was fired in April after the establishment press doxxed him for donating $25 to a defense fund for since-acquitted former suspect Kyle Rittenhouse is desperate to get his job back and wishes more Americans, including his former employer, had done their research instead of rushing to judgment.
“I’ve been a homicide detective, a violent crimes investigator for years. I have a background. I watched the video of the shooting, and I’d seen the video of the journalists of Mr. Rittenhouse before the shooting and the protesters before the shooting,” the former Norfolk Police Department cop, William Kelly III, said in an interview Friday with the Daily Mail.
“And I thought it painted a pretty clear picture that Mr. Rittenhouse had a very strong claim for self-defense. I was very surprised when he was charged soon after the shooting with these murders and the shooting of the third victim.”
Virtually everybody who actually reviewed the evidence reached the exact same conclusion. But many didn’t review anything.
“If people consumed as much information as I did about the case they may have come to a different conclusion,” Kelly noted.
Indeed, even notorious leftist Ana Kasparian eventually admitted — better late than ever — that she’d had the case all wrong:
Kudos to @AnaKasparian for acknowledging that, as she actually watched the trial, she realized that the narrative she was fed by corporate media about the Rittenhouse case was wildly different than the fact. And this before the most important evidence:pic.twitter.com/4U5lIYgIFA
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 10, 2021
However, Kelly stressed that even if Rittenhouse had been convicted despite the evidence strongly favoring him, that wouldn’t have justified the Norfolk Police Department firing him for his opinion.
“Everything I’m saying is just my personal opinion … This is America. You can agree with your neighbors and other people in your community and you can disagree with them,” he said.
“Just because someone has a different opinion than you, it doesn’t mean you should destroy their lives, take their job away. My opinion on the self-defense claim of Mr. Rittenhouse has no impact on my ability to do my job as a police officer.”
And truth be told, it’s not like he even loudly broadcast his opinion the way leftists tend to do with theirs.
He anonymously donated to a Rittenhouse fundraiser at the Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo, where he left the following message for the since-acquitted man: “God Bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong. Every rank-and-file police officer supports you.”
But his donation soon became public knowledge thanks to this radical left-wing activist:
The leaking will continue until morality improves
— Emma Best 🏳️🌈🏴🏳️⚧️ (@NatSecGeek) March 8, 2021
Emma Best is the founder of Distributed Denial of Secrets, a left-wing group that hacked GiveSendGo’s website and then shared its findings with the establishment press.
In response, the establishment press rushed to publish the names of every police officer and public official who’d donated to Rittenhouse’s fundraiser, including Kelly, triggering massive backlash from the global left.
“Within a day of it coming out, the Norfolk Police Department was receiving widespread calls to fire Kelly from all over the world,” the Daily Mail reported.
“It wasn’t people local, it was people from all around the country who read an article and sent a nasty tweet. In the absence of that outcry, there would not have been any kind of disciplinary action against me, I’m confident,” Kelly told the outlet.
This promptly led to Norfolk Police Department chief Larry Boone vilifying him publicly and terminating his job only months before he would have qualified for pension.
This has left the 19-year police veteran and father of three subsisting off of savings alone and hoping that the official grievance he filed requesting his job back is approved in the court of law.
Check out the fundraiser linked to below if you’d like to help him:
20% raised already! Technically more since I publicly pledge 250$ from @JeremyDBoreing.
Not sure if it’s entirely legal to pledge someone else’s money— but in Joe Biden’s America, you worry about legality after the mandate. https://t.co/OIOsTbXU56
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 20, 2021
Remember, all this happened simply because he held the wrong opinion.
“If I had a different opinion and I donated to a fund for the victims and made comments about how Mr. Rittenhouse was a murderer, nobody would have cared or tried to get me fired,” Kelly told the Daily Mail.
And he appears to have proof. His official grievance reportedly notes that Boone himself attended a Black Lives Matter “protest” in May while on duty, while in uniform and while holding up a BLM sign.
A photo of Boone at the “protest” can be seen in the upper-right corner below:
In April, Norfolk, VA fired a police officer who was doxxed by The Guardian for anonymously donating $25, expressing support of Kyle Rittenhouse defense. So what happens now? https://t.co/oIB8l9daEY
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 20, 2021
“The hypocrisy is dumbfounding. For the leader of our organization to be able to advocate support for a movement that is, at the very least, divisive in America today, in uniform while on duty …,” Kelly said.
“He was holding carried the name of a person who had recently been shot by a Norfolk police officer. The sign demanded justice for that person, but that shooting was still under investigation to determine whether or not that officer should be charged criminally. It’s very inconsistent. Yet I cannot, off-duty, on my own time make a donation and some comments that are well within the realm of public, acceptable discourse?”
It seems not …
Kelly doesn’t believe “the discourse will change” even with Rittenhouse having been acquitted. And he worries for the future.
“[H]e says the censorship of right-wing political views is ‘chilling’ police officers all over the country. They feel ‘disposable’ unless they submit to a liberal ideology,” according to the Daily Mail.
It appears the media are right in their frequent assertion that America is an unfair and unjust country. They just have it backwards as to why it’s this way. Judging from what happened to Kelly, it seems very evident that it’s this way in large part because of THEM.
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