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So can Lt. William Kelly have his job back now? [Virginia police officer fired after donating to Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund: Lt. William Kelly, who worked in internal affairs for the Norfolk Police Department, was fired after donating \$25 to Rittenhouse’s defense fund., NBC News, April 11, 2021]:

A police officer in Virginia who donated money to support homicide suspect Kyle Rittenhouse was fired, authorities said Tuesday.

Lt. William Kelly, who worked in internal affairs for the Norfolk Police Department, was terminated after he expressed support for Rittenhouse and made an anonymous \$25 donation to his defense fund. The officer’s message at the time read, in part: “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.”

Norfolk police said Kelly was initially placed on administrative leave last Friday while officials conducted an investigation into the former officer’s actions.

“Chief Larry Boone and I have concluded Lt. Kelly’s actions are in violation of City and departmental policies,” Chip Filer, the city manager of Norfolk, said in a statement. “His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve. The City of Norfolk has a standard of behavior for all employees, and we will hold staff accountable.”

Rittenhouse, who is charged with shooting two men during protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has become a cause célèbre among conservative activists who believe the teen was within his rights to open fire in self-defense on Aug. 25.

In November, he was released from Kenosha County Jail on a \$2 million bond, which was mostly raised by conservatives. MyPillow Inc. founder Mike Lindell and former “Silver Spoons” child actor Ricky Schroder played key roles in “putting us over the top” in coming up with bail money, Rittenhouse’s defense attorney, Lin Wood, said at the time.

Other donors appeared to include a paramedic in Utah and an engineer from the famed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near San Francisco.

“A police department cannot do its job when the public loses trust with those whose duty is to serve and protect them,” Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone said in a statement announcing Kelly’s firing. “We do not want perceptions of any individual officer to undermine the relations between the Norfolk Police Department and the community.”

Police said Kelly can file a grievance and appeal the city’s decision. He has not publicly commented on the donation or the termination.

Efforts to reach Kelly by phone were unsuccessful Wednesday.

In post-Kyle Rittenhouse verdict America, Lt. William Kelly should get his job back immediately. And sue the department that fired him.

Any American who donated to Rittenhouse’s legal defense fund should be celebrated as a hero, just like Rittenhouse himself.

 

 
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  1. Another defamation/discrimination lawsuit in the works.

  2. loren says:

    I hope he sues and wins. f the job

  3. Franz says:

    Ah. Norfolk.

    Lived there in my teens and saw the good, the bad and the downright surreal. In all, if you add points for the fact they have all those navy bases to put up with, it was an okay town. There was a black section and a white section and most stayed with their own.

    Visiting the place some years back I see that part’s changed . So the dumb firing of a private citizen who works for the police does not surprise me. Race mixing degrades both the races and the whole area the mixing takes place in.

    Now that the whole country is turning into an Unwilling Diversity Zone, expect more insane meddling in personal affairs like this.

    • Agree: Pirate999
    • Replies: @Pirate999
  4. Politically-correct cops passed judgment on Rittenhouse before trial, which is their right.

    For punishing others who disagreed with them, it’s the PC cops who should’ve been fired!

  5. usNthem says:

    “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.” So, those few sentences are now egregious comments and erode trust between NPD and those they are sworn to serve? As determined by a boon and a (((filer?))). This (former) country is becoming more worthless by the day.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  6. Why do we need a verdict to determine whether his actions were justified or not? The fact is 3 pieces of garbage were in Kenosha trying to burn, loot, and intimidate the people of the city; Kyle was there to protect it. This is about as clear cut of a story of good vs evil as you’re going to find.

    I think people have had enough time to digest the riots and protests of last year, and have started preparing accordingly. During the next round of them, and there will be more, I wouldn’t be surprised to see IED’s starting to be laid out on the protesters planned path; it’s bad to say, but I think it’s reality. The protests are a target rich environment, and nothing would make a rioter think twice about picking up that random brick if he just watched his buddy do the same and had his arm blown off.

    • Agree: Augustus
    • Replies: @Rooster1111
  7. magilla says:

    Can he? Maybe. Should he? Hell no. Sue for backpay and go to a decent department.

    If he goes back, he’ll have a target on his back and will be punished for something else. Besides, Norfolk has plenty of obese American-African females who I’m sure can do a better job than Whitey did. /sarc

    Atlas needs to shrug–forcing progressive agencies to use diversity to actually perform critical jobs is a huge part of it. Think of it like a car engine that is forced to use heating oil instead of gasoline.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Carey Allison
  8. So the Chief of POlice, Larry Baboon, decides who and where a person can donate money to…….anonymously. If the donation was anonymous, who knew about it? How did they find out? Was the donation in any way connected to the lieutenants job with the PD? Firing someone from a job they’ve held for years because of a donation that the chief does agree with is certainly not going to end well for the city, the chief or the department. Good luck lieutenant, spends the millions you get in the law suit with a smile on your face. As for Chief BaBoon, go back to your tire swing because that’s where you belong.

    • Agree: loren, Non PC Infidel
    • Thanks: magilla
  9. magilla says:

    Another thing–the ultimate HNIC of the Norfolk PD, Chief Larry Boone, is mentally retarded. Do not go back to his department.

    Sue for backpay and walk, LT. Norfolk needs to get what it deserves, good and hard.

    • Agree: Unit472
  10. No.

    It’s the thought that counts.

    It’s not the money, and it’s not about right or wrong. This was a thoughtcrime, and though Kyle Rittenhouse was not found guilty, former officer Kelly is still guilty of ThoughtCrime. Case closed with prejudice.

    (That’s how the ctrl-left Establishment rolls, Mr. Kersey.)

    *******************

    Yes, he ought to sue the hell out of them. Lawfare should be one of our weapons. The most important piece of advice the right ought to get in their thick heads is that there is great power in numbers. The left knew this back in the 1960s. The right had better understand this before it’s too late.

  11. NY Girl says:

    I hope this cop sues the ever-loving shit out of that department. Like someone is gonna call 9-1–1 and say, “my boyfriend’s beating the crap outta me, please send someone over! But not the guy who gave a \$25 donation to that kid’s defense fund!”

    Even I donated to this poor kid, who showed more courage before he turned voting age than many 50-year-plus career politicians.

    • Agree: Listener
    • LOL: Augustus
    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  12. Listener says:

    Think about that; A police officer, but 1st a private citizen, donates to the defense of another private citizen, who in our system is innocent until proven guilty.

    And after he does this he gets fired.

    This is the very essence of fascism. the word they love to throw around, but don’t even know it’s meaning.

    We’ve seen this many times before, from the cultural revolution in China to the Khmer rouge
    in Cambodia. The result is always the same.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  13. HT says:

    Stories like this remind me of the article the other day, America Must Die So the People Can Live. If punishing people who donate to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal fund is what America is now all about, then it should die, because it is evil.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  14. Piglet says:

    Besides the racial angle of Chief Larry Baboon firing the lieutenant, there’s the embarrassing fact that Kyle Rittenhouse, as a young kid, was standing up alone to do what the local police department failed to do. During last summer’s massive riots, arson and looting, most of us can recall pictures of policemen and National Guardsmen in various locations around the country kneeling in sympathy and support of the violent criminals! By bravely taking action, Kyle inadvertently embarrassed those who would not do what they were trained and paid to do.

    • Replies: @Piglet
  15. Bite Moi says:
    @NY Girl

    NY Girl———-I just saw an excellent meme————-Politicians are like sperm.Only one in a million ever turn into a human being.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  16. It’s like a bad dream–all of it. Support only those companies, businesses and people you know to be normal, if you can. Because this stuff is obviously abnormal and totally planned, no debate needed. Just believe your eyes, ears and most of all mind. There is nothing normal about a guy getting fired because of a kid who defended himself, as shown by every video available and even the testimony of one of the “victims”.

  17. Definitely don’t go back. Just enjoy your lawsuit proceeds which will probably be enough to retire.

  18. Larry Baboon (the police chief) babbles that the police can’t do their job when the public loses trust……’ Yet, this asshole attended a BLM protest carrying a BLM sign. Hypocrisy much? Shouldn’t he be fired himself for engaging in supporting such a divisive organization and marching with them?

    Oh….wait. He’s black so he gets a pass.

  19. Anonymous[464] • Disclaimer says:

    I would argue that the cop’s donation to Kyle Rittenhouse is a form of speech. Thus the cop getting fired by the government is a violation of his First Amendment rights.

    The cop should take up Florida governor Ron DeDantis’ offer for cops to move to Florida. Florida has a better political environment and better weather too.

  20. Augustus says:
    @HT

    The death/breakup can’t come soon enough. Hopefully it will be peaceful and along the lines of multiple secessions. The sooner this happens, the sooner the free states can organize and join to conquer the regressive areas and reclaim that which is theirs.

    • Agree: HT
  21. Unit472 says:

    Filing a suit against the City of Norfolk seems the better option for Lt. Kelly. As an internal affairs officer he, no doubt, wasn’t very popular with the corrupt BIPOC rank and file. He’s got other options too. Florida is recruiting and offering signing and relocation bonuses.

    Once in a Florida PD he can keep an eye on Chief Baboon in case this pink palmed bigot vacations in the state. Humiliate him during a traffic stop with a full body search of his person and vehicle. I’m sure other officers would help and find it amusing to give the Norfolk Police Chief the ‘business’.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  22. @Listener

    We’ve seen this many times before, from the cultural revolution in China to the Khmer rouge in Cambodia. The result is always the same.

    I agreed with you till what I put in bold, Listener.

    Not this time around. Kyle Rittenhouse showed us why. God bless the Founders/writers of the US Constitution!

    • Replies: @Listener
  23. Ragno says:

    The very worst part was how they decided, willy-nilly and after the fact, to take away his pension – 18 years into the job.

    Don’t be so sure lawsuits like this one – they will be legion soon enough – isn’t why that Talmudic turd Jerry (‘antifa’s a myth’) Nadler began banging the drum for the DOJ to vacate the verdict and Jakegardner the kid, tout suite.

    Will America realize that any nation run by soulless hollowmen like Biden & Nadler, and administered by an untouchable kritarchy ruling from the shadows, is about as “free” and “great” as Oceania or Everytown? Or will we cross our fingers and hold our breath, determined to forget all the Bad Stuff just so long as Biden & Pelosi pass on the idea of torturing the kid further – purely for political pragmatism?

    Good Lord, how I wish we had a President Putin, and our enemies were stuck with the Democans and Republicrats plaguing us. But of course Putin would take one look at a nation with thirty million illegal cucarachas – and forty million hopelessly stupid & violent drains on the tax base determined never to kick in dime one to that base, or make any contribution to society not involving the use of a large orange ball – and pass on the whole deal with a hearty “Spasibo, no net!” (Yet another reason to wish he was in charge here.)

  24. The Waukesha WI Christmas parade just had an SUV steamroll a few people. Early reports are 3 joggers, possibly firing into the crowd as well. I’ve seen this driving behavior up and close on Halloween, where the joggers drive fast and erratically through predominantly White neighborhoods. They literally have no respect for life, and don’t care if they hit someone, even a child, because “they jus’ rich White kidz anyways.”

    • Agree: magilla
    • Replies: @loren
    , @John Johnson
    , @Anon
  25. loren says:

    fatso speaks

    INSIDER
    ‘Imagine if that little boy was Black’: Jacob Blake’s father rebukes ‘unacceptable’ Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal

  26. @Rooster11111

    We just watched them run down our children and grandmas at a Christmas parade… but don’t worry, we’ll put out a strongly worded statement!! Meanwhile Jesse Jackson leads a protest down the street without a worry in the world.

    • Agree: Augustus
  27. I think he should have kept his opinion to himself. He’s a police officer. Paid by the public. Taking that stands the City of White Norfolk, Va has no confidence in him to be impartial. The public not media must have confidence that all people he come in contact or arrest are treated fair. Kyle Rittenhouse his been photography with the Proud Boys.

    • Disagree: usNthem
    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  28. @Bite Moi

    Q:  What’s the difference between a politician and a flying pig?

    A:  The letter “F”.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  29. There’s been talk that Rittenhouse should sue Biden and various media outlets for defamation. Seems like a long shot. But what about suing Facebook and GoFundMe? Facebook suppressed comments supporting him, and GoFundMe banned his account. It could be argued that they conspired to deprive a private citizen of his civil liberties. I wonder if it could be shown that GoFundMe did not similarly pull accounts of people who were accused of felonies.

  30. loren says:
    @Rooster1111

    breaking news.

    get us the names of the joggers.

    pay back for rittenhouse?

    if not Id guess muslims.

    news report

    A person of interest was in custody and police have not ruled out terrorism as a motive,[duh..sounds like racism] according to Police Chief Daniel Thompson.

  31. @Rooster1111

    MSM is still calling him an unidentified suspect in custody. Well we all know that means Black.

    So far only heavy.com is reporting his mug shot:
    https://heavy.com/news/waukesha-parade-shooting-car/

    Mug shot looks lightened. Look at this one:
    https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-suspect-in-waukesha-mass-casualty-incident-identified-as-career-criminal-darrell-e-brooks

  32. Listener says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Rittenhouse’s actions and subsequent exoneration are praiseworthy.

    Unfortunately a large segment of the population openly supports persecution of their political opponents and they don’t even believe in the Constitution. There doesn’t appear to be any end in sight.

    I hope I’m wrong.

  33. @Listener

    This is the very essence of fascism. the word they love to throw around, but don’t even know it’s meaning.

    They must. They practice it.

  34. Pirate999 says:
    @Franz

    Diversity in America had always been the goal of the NAACP, an organization that is run and funded by another ethnic group (now the ruling class in the USA) and they ain’t African American.

    • Agree: Franz
  35. Piglet says:
    @Piglet

    I take back the nice things I said about Rittenhouse:

    Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I support the BLM movement’
    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/582568-kyle-rittenhouse-i-support-the-blm-movement

  36. Art Deco says:

    The chief of police fancies it ‘egregious’ that one of his officers might endorse the idea that one has a right to defend oneself against attacks by Democratic Party muscle.

  37. Anon[403] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Rooster1111

    Definitely a bleep. Seems like fox News is the only one giving any coverage this morning. You’d think someone driving through a parade of mostly white people, killing at least 5 and injuring at least forty, would merit mention. Children and elderly among the fatalities but I guess they figured an on screen thumbnail was all it merited if the driver is melanated. I’m just wondering if he crossed state lines to get there and whether or not potato Joe is gonna serve up a ” black supremecist” tweet about the suspect

    • Replies: @loren
  38. He needs to sue to get his retirement reinstated and for the department/city need to retire him and eat the loss their damned selves.

  39. How many black police donated money to BLM?

    How many confused Whites did the same?

    Still working?

    Sue their balls off.

    • Agree: loren, Augustus
  40. @Piglet

    Yeah, what the hell inspired him to proclaim THAT? Maybe someone in his family thought (foolishly) that if he said that that blacks would stop wanting to harm them. After all he’s been through you’d think he’d know better.

    • Replies: @Tony massey
    , @Piglet
  41. The murdered victims of the Waukesha attack are 4 women between the ages of 52 to 79 years old and one 81 year old man, Members of the Dancing Grannies were among those killed. The disgusting pavement ape who committed this crime is being charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide. The Lamestream Leftist Media is still vomiting excuses for what he did.

    • Replies: @usNthem
    , @Sick 'n Tired
  42. @charilemac

    I think he should have kept his opinion to himself.

    He did, moron. Didn’t you read the post in which it was written that this was an anonymous \$25 donation?

    I can’t tell if are simply a non-native speaker of English, a retard, or a retarded non-native speaker of English.

    • Replies: @Augustus
    , @magilla
  43. loren says:
    @Anon

    5 children are in critical condition. I hope all will recover.

    • Agree: Tony massey
    • Replies: @Tony massey
  44. @charilemac

    Which part of “anonymous donation” needs explanation?

    • LOL: loren
    • Replies: @loren
  45. usNthem says:
    @Non PC Infidel

    At some point – hopefully in the not too distant future – vigilantism is going to make a grand comeback. And these jogger turds along with their white and not so (((white))) enabler turds are going to rue the day.

    • Thanks: Augustus
  46. loren says:
    @Jim in Jersey

    I didnt read article..who outed him?

  47. “Chief Larry Boone and I have concluded Lt. Kelly’s actions are in violation of City and departmental policies,” Chip Filer, the city manager of Norfolk, said in a statement.

    This statement is either true, or it isn’t. If it isn’t, the man ought to get his job back. If he did violate City and departmental policies, he cut his own throat.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  48. @AR in Illinois

    I’ve heard he said that and now i do an abrupt about face.
    But good luck to him.

  49. @loren

    Honestly tho… chances are at least a few of those kids use this as some pretext in their life to mend the unmendable by trying to overstand the savages that do this sorta thing over the last 4 plus centuries and…who knows…can’t wait to teach those children what love and forgiveness are all about.

    Hey i saw the city father speak and he said Waukesha was gonna come together over this tragedy that is also a nightmare and they were gonna help.
    If a few moar of those kids in icu get scratched for Turkey day why that should make them come together all the moar.
    He was vague on what help meant exactly but i do hope the one’s he’s planning to help have the option to say 👎.
    Much ado about nothing once you’ve counted your blessings says i.

  50. No more lawsuits against the taxpayers, e.g. PD & schools. We’ve paid enough already, thanks.

    Since > 96% of government workers are glorified welfare recipients (that’s right), they should be paid by credit on a GI debit card (e.g. EBT). That would provide the added benefit that the server could reject a bureaucrat’s attempt to make a prohibited expenditure, e.g. a political campaign donation.

    I’m all for the freedom of private citizens to support controversial ideas (I draw the line at calls for violence). But 99% of public bureaucrats vote the government line. Public workers using their “pay” to support big government candidates (is there another kind?) is not speech: It’s the government trying to conceal, i.e. money laundering, its obscene practice of spending tax dollars on buying more of itself.

    Those on the receiving end of government spending should not be allowed to participate in our political process.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  51. Bite Moi says:
    @charilemac

    charliemac————I had a black female supervisor who was “monitoring” my online social media.She threatened to write me up.I invited her to kiss my White ass.I had been recording some her the opinions on the White people she worked with. I provided a copy to HR and threatened to go public with it.Shazaam!!! The problem just went away. Don’t Give ’em An Inch.

  52. Piglet says:
    @AR in Illinois

    Yeah, what the hell inspired him to proclaim THAT?

    I had to do a double-take when I saw that headline. I don’t know what got into his head. Even as I type this, BLM is probably putting out a bounty on him and, until he’s murdered by some BLM or Antifa assailant, the leftist press is going to vilify him wherever he turns up. BLM is a domestic Marxist terror group and should be treated accordingly, not given sympathy.

  53. Bite Moi says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Mr. Rational——–Not bad. I have a couple of custom T-Shirts that read “Foolly Vaxxed”.

  54. @Non PC Infidel

    Hopefully he decides to take the Epstein way out.

  55. The police leadership lost the right to criticize the minute they condoned kneeling to BLM.

    If they want to make a point of being apolitical, that ship has sailed.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  56. Listener says:
    @Piglet

    Just watched the complete interview with Tucker Carlson. It was remarkable, Rittenhouse was incredibly poised, he’s highly intelligent and articulate.

    To hear him calmly describe how he noticed his ejection port was open (round not fully chambered) as Grosskreutz lowerd his pistol at him. He then forced the charging handle forward and fired. Only a very experienced AR user could have accomplished that so smoothly.

    As far as his comments about BLM, those were simply throw away lines for public consumption by the left. AND to tee up the lawsuits that are absolutely coming. Mr. Rittenhouse is going to be very wealthy and deservedly so.

    I hope his 1st target is that steaming pile of [email protected] Joe Scarborough.

  57. Augustus says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “Anonymous” has four syllables. Dat be a lot.

  58. magilla says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Why should he keep his opinion to himself? I’ve spent 50 years being quiet, and what has it gotten me? Or my people?

    I’ll tell you: drag queen story hour; a retarded Secretary of Defense who looks like Idi Amin; statues of flawed but great men torn down across the nation, only to be replaced by monuments to lesser men whose moral failings tower over our heroes from the past; excuse after excuse for obvious intellectual failures seen in people of color; school books that teach my kids and grandkids they are evil for belonging to the most successful, altruistic, and prosperous race and nation in world history.

    And so on. No more being quiet. No more hiding our candles under bushels.

  59. @beavertales

    Those who kneel are weak minded fools.
    I refuse to kneel before anyone.
    I refuse to kiss any boots.
    I refuse to yield.

  60. @Piglet

    Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I support the BLM movement’

    I might be tempted to say something like that if my (((lawyers))) said that it might be helpful in my upcoming slander and defamation suits.

  61. @Listener

    I hope his 1st target is that steaming pile of [email protected] Joe Scarborough

    .

    I hope that his first target is China Joe Biden, for the hateful slander that Biden made when he was a candidate; neither Vice President or President. Paula Jones got \$800k from Hillary & Bill for the horn dog in chief’s transgressions. A huge settlement / judgement against Sleepy Joe would set a precident that would crush all of the other scumbags.

  62. Art Deco says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Show me in black letters the ‘city and departmental policy’ that prevents public employees from offering condolence notes and making donations. Please recall that in calendar year 2021, 91 contributions from employees of the City of Norfolk have appeared in the Federal Elections Commission database of federal campaign contributors.

  63. Cops should strictly apolitical — even off duty!

    (Unless they’re genuflecting, on duty, to BurnLootMurder Negro thugs.)

    • Thanks: Mr. Rational
  64. @magilla

    Actually, if his lawsuit is successful he should have enough cash on hand never to need a job again!

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