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Maryland Official Fired After Facebook Posts Showed Support For Kenosha Shooting Suspect Kyle Rittenhouse

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A Maryland state official was fired on Saturday after sharing social media posts supporting Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse. Arthur “Mac” Love IV served as deputy director for the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, which is responsible for outreach to diverse ethnic groups and faith communities.

Many people drew attention to Love’s Facebook posts last week. One of the images he reposted showed a picture of Rittenhouse cleaning graffiti with a caption, written by the original poster, that said: “I’m grateful that conservatives are rallying behind this kid. He genuinely seems like a good person.” According to the Baltimore Sun, Love made this and several other posts in a Facebook group called Inside Maryland Politics.

Rittenhouse, 17, is charged with killing two protesters and wounding another when he opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night. He has been charged as an adult with two counts of first degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide, and also faces charges of recklessly endangering the safety of two other victims and possessing a weapon while under the age of 18.

On Saturday, Governor Larry Hogan’s office confirmed to the Associated Press that Love was fired. “These posts are obviou… (Read more)

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