L. Lin Wood, the attorney who represented Nick Sandmann in his defamation suits against major media outlets like CNN, has offered to represent Kyle Rittenhouse pro bono.
Rittenhouse is the 17 year-old who shot and killed two people during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was arrested by Illinois police and charged with six felonies including 1st degree reckless homicide, 1st degree intentional homicide, and attempted 1st degree intentional homicide.
However, videos show that he was not the first to shoot and he was attacked by a man who hit him with a skateboard and another man carrying a gun.
Christiaan Triebert, of the NYT, posted a series of videos that show the events leading up to the shootings.
A teenager faces charges in shootings that left 2 people dead in Kenosha, WI. The @nytimes Visual Investigations team reviewed hours of livestreams to track 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s movements during and leading up to the shootings. [THREAD] https://t.co/FRCYlS5wgH
— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) August 27, 2020
L. Lin Wood announced the formation of the #FightBack Foundation "to promote social welfare and protect civil liberties of individuals" and also said their team is willing to defend Rittenhouse an was ready to "fly out tonight".
My colleague at #FightBack Foundation John Pierce has assembled legal team to defend Kyle Rittenhouse. They need to be retained by Rittenhouse family so we need family contact info. They are prepared to fly out tonight. Please DM contact info to me or John at @CaliKidJMP.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) August 27, 2020