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Kid Rock added his name near the top of the donor list for ex-Marine Daniel Penny's legal defense fund after the vet was charged with manslaughter following the chokehold of a homeless man who later died. The list of donors already featured prominent journalist Tim Pool and presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.
Penny turned himself in to authorities May 12, 2023, with his lawyer stating afterward that his client surrendered "voluntarily and with the sort of dignity and integrity that is characteristic of his history of service to this grateful nation."
A fundraiser for Penny's legal defense was started, surpassing over $2.1 million at the time of this publication.
"Mr. Penny is a hero. Alvin Bragg is a POS. Kid Rock," a message read alongside a $5,000 donation. A representative for the rocker confirmed to Fox News that he did indeed donate the money.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave the campaign a push the day Penny turned himself in, stating on Twitter that "we must defeat the Soros-Funded DAs, stop the Left's pro-criminal agenda, and take back the streets for law abiding citizens. We stand with Good Samaritans like Daniel Penny."
This spawned a response from Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who donated $10,000.
"I agree with this. Just donated. More of us should. We must restore the rule of law in America," Ramaswamy said on Twitter.
\u201cI agree with this. Just donated. More of us should. We must restore the rule of law in America.\u201d— Vivek Ramaswamy (@Vivek Ramaswamy) 1684101382
Topping the list however is journalist and podcaster Tim Pool, who donated a whopping $20,000 to the total under the name "Timothy Pool."
"Just donated $20,000 to Daniel Penny's Defense fund," Pool confirmed. "Penny is the Subway Good Samaritan and we are lucky to have brave souls like him who are willing to do the right thing," he continued.
"I had previously held what I now view as a defeatist position on the issue several people made good arguments to me about fighting the culture war to win and winning in the cities," the broadcaster explained.
\u201ci had previously held what i now view as a defeatist position on the issue\n\nseveral people made good arguments to me about fighting the culture war to win and winning in the cities.\n\nTheres a lot more I talk about on youtube and can talk about more tonight on timcast IRL\u201d— Tim Pool (@Tim Pool) 1684156117
Penny was released after turning himself in on a $100,000 bond. His court date was set for July 17, 2023.
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