Former Child Star Ricky Schroder Helps Bail Out Alleged Murderer

There must have been something in Hollywood's juice boxes in the 80s. First Scott Baio shows his true colors (they're mostly shades of beige) with his ultra right wing rhetoric, and now Ricky Schroder of Silver Spoons "fame" has just contributed to bail out a teenager who shot two protesters. Apparently white supremacists of a feather flock together.

After 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse was caught firing an illegally purchased assault weapon at protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he was understandably arrested and charged with all the stuff he did. While sitting in a jail cell, a judge declared bail at $2 million, a price many grifters were all too happy to pay. Along with others in the "rules don't apply if you have money and are white" crowd such as the My Pillow guy, Schroder added his own cash to the fund, putting that final nail in the coffin of accountability.

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Schroder was publicly praised by Rittenhouse's lawyer, Lin Wood, for contributing to the fund. Wood gained notoriety as the lawyer for figures such as Herman Cain and the parents of JonBenet Ramsey, 3 perfectly lovely people whose reputations were tarnished by facts and evidence. The lawyer has also recently filed lawsuits in Georgia on behalf of Donald Trump and currently features a hashtag from the Qanon conspiracy group in his Twitter bio. This is all presumably to quash any pesky suspicions of decency.

Speaking of Twitter, Schroder's own profile consists of a single tweet stating his intentions to move to Parler, the relatively recently launched right wing social media site. The self-styled "true free speech" site has been attracting many alt-right figures and groupies who are just too darn tired of hearing from people they disagree with. The irony is about as lost on them as all that evidence of voter fraud they keep alleging.

It's worth noting that, even though Rittenhouse was bailed out of jail, he still has to stand trial for the Baskin Robbins menu of homicide charges he faces. Rich white privilege hasn't taken that away from the justice system quite yet. So while people like Schroder will likely continue to attempt this sort of stunt, all the actual human beings out there with feelings and such can rest just a little easier knowing the system hasn't been as compromised as it sounds.

Really though, this story should provide an excellent moral for anyone reading: never trust a child star. Well, maybe trust Macaulay Culkin. He seems alright. The guy is in a Velvet Underground cover band called The Pizza Underground. That's got to count for something.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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