A data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that serving police officers and public officials have donated money to fundraisers for accused vigilante murderers, far-right activists, and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans.
In many of these cases, the donations were attached to their official email addresses, raising questions about the use of public resources in supporting such campaigns.
The breach, shared with journalists by transparency group Distributed Denial of Secrets, revealed the details of some donors who had previously attempted to conceal their identities using GiveSendGo’s anonymity feature, but whose identifying details the website preserved.
The beneficiaries of donations from public officials include Kyle Rittenhouse, who stands accused of murdering two leftwing protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August. Rittenhouse traveled from neighboring Illinois to, by his own account, offer armed protection to businesses during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Rittenhouse, who became a cause célèbre across conservative media throughout late 2020, and was even supported by then president Donald Trump, held a fundraiser on GiveSendGo billed as a contribution to his legal defense. According to data from the site, he raised $586,940 between 27 August last year and 7 January .
Among the donors were several associated with email addresses traceable to police and other public officials.
One donation for $25, made on 3 September last year, was made anonymously, but associated with the official email address for Sgt William Kelly, who currently serves as the executive officer of internal affairs in the Norfolk police department in Virginia.
“Data breach” is a fancy way of saying “hacked.”
Sgt. Kelly is currently being investigated for donating his own money to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund. A cop in Virginia is being investigated for making a donation to the legal defense fund of a kid in Wisconsin.
The Left is pissed off. They are pissed that Kyle Rittenhouse stood up to them. They are pissed off that Kyle Rittenhouse shot three of their street thugs. They are pissed off that Kyle Rittenhouse was released on bail. They are pissed off that their attempts to get his bail revoked failed.
But right now what they are really pissed off about is that people have donated money to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund.
People on the Right have no rights.
I’m not sure when the first crowdfunding website opened for business. But I bet it took less than 24 hours after that moment for people on the Left to try getting some conservative Republican(s) banned.
Only Leftists are entitled to free speech. Only Leftists are entitled to representation by an attorney. Only Leftists are entitled to due process and the presumption of innocence.
Somebody should remind the Left that what comes around goes around and Karma is a bitch.