Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:
Right-wing political operatives Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl say they have created a fund, supposedly seeded with $25,000, to pay the legal defense fees of Derek Chauvin, the white police officer who killed George Floyd, a black man whose death has set off protests in Minneapolis and cities around the country.
While Burkman called Chauvin, who was arrested Friday, “a good and honorable man,” the press release appears aimed at casting doubt on Floyd, stating, “The duo expects much more to become known about the alleged victim.”
It also attacks the mostly black protesters as “thugs” and suggests the video, which showed Floyd’s death over nearly 8 minutes, was inconclusive. “Left wing activists and local thugs have participated in violent riots following the release of low-quality video showing part of the arrest,” the press release states.