A fundraiser started by Candace Owens has raised more than $230,000 for a police lieutenant who was fired after a data leak showed he donated $25 to support teenager Kyle Rittenhouse.

Owens set a goal Sunday of $100,000, but quickly surpassed it — more than doubling the benchmark and still climbing.

Norfolk, Virginia, Police Lt. William Kelly was fired in April after The Guardian leaked the names of police officers and public officials who donated to a defense fund for Rittenhouse, The Blaze reported. Kelly reportedly donated $25, using his department-issued email address when making the donation anonymously.

“God bless,” Kelly wrote to accompany his donation. “Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong. Every rank and file police officer supports you. Don’t be discouraged by actions of the political class of law enforcement leadership.”

“By now you know there is nothing I hate more than media lies and its corresponding mob justice,” Owens posted to the fundraiser, hosted on GiveSendGo. “Perhaps some of the greatest media lies over this last year, were pertaining to the Kyle Rittenhouse case.”

“Former Lieutenant William Kelly” was “punished for siding with the truth,” the BLACKOUT founder said. “When left-wing hackers released the details of those who anonymously donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund last year—Lt. Kelly’s name was among them.”

The lieutenant’s “spineless police chief, Larry Boone, a radical BLM supporter who attended BLM rallies in uniform— allowed the double standard of his firing to occur because to Boone, delivering mob justice mattered more than siding with truth,” Owens wrote.

Kelly has been “surviving on his savings and his wife’s teacher salary” since his firing, Owens said. “This is unacceptable. The routine threats, lies, and duress that our police officers nationwide are made to face to satisfy the black lives matter radical narrative cannot continue.”

“Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent. So is Lieutenant Kelly,” the “Candace” host closed the post. “Please support him.”

Since Rittenhouse’s not guilty verdict on all counts, Kelly has said he wants his job back.

On Tuesday’s episode of “Candace,” Kelly will make an appearance on the show, and be presented with the check from the funds raised.

Read the full message from Owens, below:

Hey guys— it’s Candace Owens. By now you know there is nothing I hate more than media lies and its corresponding mob justice. Perhaps some of the greatest media lies over this last year, were pertaining to the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

Ruthlessly smeared and libeled as a White Supremacist, the media became obsessed with pushing their lies about what happened in Kenosha that night he ran for his life— so obsessed, that they even stalked, harassed, and punished those who supported the truth. 

Former Lieutenant William Kelly was one such man who was punished for siding with the truth. When left-wing hackers released the details of those who anonymously donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund last year—Lt. Kelly’s name was among them. 

The Guardian—the despicable left wing rag of a publication— released his name to the public which led to Lieutenant Kelly being fired and publicly humiliated by the Norfolk Police Department in April of this year. He donated just 25 dollars, anonymously. 

Kelly is a 19 year veteran and a father of three. That did not matter. He made the contribution anonymously so as not to draw attention or association to the police force. That also did not matter. His spineless police chief, Larry Boone, a radical BLM supporter who attended BLM rallies in uniform— allowed the double standard of his firing to occur because to Boone, delivering mob justice mattered more than siding with truth. 

Since his dismissal, William “Bill” Kelly has been surviving on his savings and his wife’s teacher salary. 

This is unacceptable. The routine threats, lies, and duress that our police officers nationwide are made to face to satisfy the black lives matter radical narrative cannot continue.

All police officers have a right to privately support issues and causes they care about in their off-duty time. In this particular circumstance, Lt. Kelly was supporting the truth. 

Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent. So is Lieutenant Kelly.

Please support him. 

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