On September 21, 2021, I was served a subpoena for the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. After meeting with the District Attorney’s in the case on October 26, 2021. I felt that it was in my best interest to hire an attorney. At which, I hired Terry Rose of Rose & Rose attorneys. On November 9, 2021, I had to take the stand. I brought photos to court to help show my side of what happened. Those photos costed me a few hundreds dollars to print at which I didn’t get back. As a result of the trial, I missed many hours at my actual job. Then I had to take unpaid leave from work after people started recognizing me and would begin chanting inappropriate things at me and I became scared for my safety. I also had to reach out and get some therapy because this whole situation.
Sadly, I had to halt my dreams and use the money that was saved for lenses, accessories and money to travel to places to cover all of costs associated with the trial. As all of this has costed me dearly and will continue to for awhile. All for stepping up and doing the right thing for my community of Kenosha, WI.
If your able to and willing to donate to help out a amateur photographer/photo journalist that is trying to recover his dreams and to continue them I truly appreciate it and thank you from the bottom of my heart.