Matthew Rupert grew up in Galesburg Illinois with his loving parents Linda and Michael, his oldest sister Kristy, Middle sister Kari, youngest sister Karen, and brother Christopher. His father became sick when Matthew was young. Michael had several medical conditions including bipolar disorder, manic depression, and had suffered several strokes. He passed away December 6, 2012 leaving Linda a widow.
"My name is Matthew White, I am 32 years old and a father of 4 boys. I am an enrolled member of a MN Chippewa tribe and was born and raised in the St. Paul Midway. I am not an out of town white man who come to destroy ethnic neighborhoods as the media has been portrayed me to be.
Chase is 24 years old, deaf, and is originally from Uzbekistan. He is facing charges of riot and malicious destruction of a building, as well as parole violations, for his alleged involvement in the uprising in Grand Rapids. He has been in jail for a year and a half awaiting trial and would appreciate letters and messages of support.
26 year old Kyree Robertson was sentenced in July 2021 to 23 months for riot charges from May 2020 in Grand Rapids. Kyree was held without bond and received a significantly different sentence than others convicted of riot charges, with his family commenting to media at the time of his sentencing that they had expected him to be sentenced to time served and to come home in July. Kyree would appreciate letters and messages of support.
Ellie Brett is currently being held without bond at Robert A Deyton Detention Facility.He was arrested on November 2nd 2020, in an inter-agency raid along with two others, John Wade and Vida Jones. They face charges related to a string of arson’s against government property and police cruisers.