Why would any patriot fund President Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen or fired ex-FBI agents Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe? Cohen has pleaded guilty to two campaign finance felonies and his GoFundMe account has already raised $176,000. McCabe and Strzok’s GoFundMe pages have raised in excess of $1.1 million.
Why are we crowdfunding the bad guys and not the good guys?
Since December 2015, Chicago police officer Robert Rialmo has endured the slings and arrows of an unrelenting media for doing his job. The anti-police media only tell one side of the story – their side of the story.
It doesn’t matter if Officer Rialmo was defending his life. It doesn’t matter if he is a former Marine who saw combat in Afghanistan. It doesn’t matter if his reputation has been destroyed and his wife and children are put in the public crosshairs.
Without complaint, Rialmo has tried to defend himself, his job, and his reputation with only a GoFundMe campaign to help him fight back against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and dark forces in the Chicago media. To date, he has only raised $19,821 of a $50,000 goal.
Rahm Emanuel, who thankfully is not seeking a third term as Chicago Mayor, still wants Rialmo to be fired from his job after the shooting death of Quintonio LeGrier in 2015 and despite all of Rialmo’s courtroom victories, he could still lose his job and his livelihood.
Why should Rahm care that Rialmo was cleared by a Cook County court in the 2015 shooting death of LeGrier? In July, a jury found that Rialmo was justified in his use of force in the shooting after hearing testimony that LeGrier, who was out on bond pending felony aggravated battery indictment, attacked him with a metal bat.
Antonio LeGrier, LeGrier’s own father testified that he called 911 after his son tried to break into his room — which was barricaded with a two-by-four — with an aluminum baseball bat.
LeGrier was a bad guy, not a good guy and the jury learned that too.
LeGrier was arrested by the DeKalb Police Department on January 15, 2015. He was arrested on March 1, 2015, and charged with resisting arrest, obstruction and attempting to disarm an officer. On March 2, 2015, he was again arrested for obstruction. He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on May 6, 2015. On September 22, 2015, he was charged with disorderly conduct, assault, and resisting/obstructing an officer.
That’s why a Cook County judge reversed the jury’s initial decision to award $1 million dollars to LeGrier’s parents for wrongful death.
Despite all of this, Rahm Emanuel’s appointees to the Chicago Police Board will soon decide Officer Rialmo’s fate.
Will Rialmo be fired from his job as a Chicago police officer for defending himself? Will he ever be able to seek work in law enforcement ever again? Will his good name ever be restored?
Despite that Rialmo has been cleared in a court of law, the Chicago media want to make sure he doesn’t work, doesn’t have a livelihood, can’t show his face in public, and is happy to put Rialmo and his family in danger.
By Chicago media standards, Rialmo has committed the ultimate media sin: He’s a Chicago cop who defended himself in the line of duty. Unlike Commander Paul Bauer who never drew his weapon and was murdered, Rialmo defended himself and deserves to be punished.
If you want to stop Mayor Rahm Emanuel, if you believe in law and order and if you believe a police officer has the right to defend himself from a deadly attack, support Officer Rialmo and visit his GoFundMe page now.