Fox News reports:
The high-profile attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with fatally shooting two people in Kenosha, said he was locked out of his Twitter account Tuesday after posting about raising money for Rittenhouse’s legal defense. L. Lin Wood argued the action against his account is the latest example of Twitter censorship of conservative voices and he intends to file a lawsuit against the social media giant and its CEO Jack Dorsey.
“I’m going to take Jack Dorsey’s ass down,” Wood told Fox News. “He has been abusing the First Amendment of this country for his own agenda.” Wood was blocked from tweeting for several hours on Tuesday for violating Twitter rules. Wood said he’s been careful to abide by Twitter’s terms of service. But he got a notice that his account was locked for “glorifying violence.” Hours after the account had been suspended, Twitter said it made a mistake in a statement to Fox News.
Kyle Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two people during a protest march in Kenosha Wisconsin over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, thanked supporters during a call made by one of his lawyers on Tuesday (Sept. 1). The video of the call was posted to Twitter.
“I just wanna thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart for the underlying support,” said Rittenhouse, whose voice was heard through a speaker, according to Fox News. “I just want to thank all of you for the mail I’ve been receiving. It’s been really helpful.”
The fundraiser Wood promotes below is separate from the one run by the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, which has raised $359,000 at this writing.
KYLE RITTENHOUSE SPEAKS!!!!!! THIS MUST BE THE TWEET HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD!!!!!! RETWEET AND DONATE TO THE #FIGHTBACK FOUNDATION RIGHT NOW!!!!! #PaulRevere @LLinWood @realDonaldTrump @TuckerCarlson @michellemalkin @PressSec pic.twitter.com/fOCzeLGkcm
— John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP) September 1, 2020
There will be total transparency on part of #FightBack Foundation.
To date, 11,254 donors have donated total of $605,550 toward the Foundation’s efforts to fund defense of Kyle Rittenhouse & help support & protect his family.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) September 1, 2020