UPDATE 19/11/2021: KYLE RITTENHOUSE CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES AS CNN SIMULTANEOUSLY BACKTRACKS ON MANY LIES.
I used to volunteer in Kenosha.
The riots, this scenario, it hit my heart pretty bad.
Here you have a kid who if we look at the entire story, he was volunteering to help when few would – when the police did nothing but watch it burn, and yet now he faces punishment for what appears to be legal self-defense.
The prosecutor is maliciously making up evidence and being caught in it via the full trial feed, hours long videos that I suggest anyone confused watch in full.
I’ve been following the #RittenhouseTrial since it’s been on the news. Regardless of ruling or whether we individually believe it was legal self defense, there is something else very alarming.
CNN, MSNBC, and ABC all LIED when reporting on this.
We need to be careful who is sent to prison over self-defense claims, it will affect how everyone can be affected in self defense legal cases. Trust me when I say, we don’t want the precedent in case law that someone cannot injure an attacker before they harm the victim – it is a cruel ‘eye for an eye’ law which some locations, such as the State of New York, already enforce.
Injuring an attacker further than they have injured you is usually still punishable there in New York – with imprisonment.
In that situation, good luck.
We should not want corrupt police, judges, prosecutors, politicians, FBI, NSA, corporations, or anyone else, taking advantage of our smallness and stealing away our freedoms in a system designed to seize everything from us.
Back to the Kenosha Cowboy…
Regarding the assailants not being referred to as victims by prosecution.
In any trial where self-defense is claimed by the accused, it is common practice to disallow possible attackers from also being known as victims - it is a manipulative way of saying someone is already guilty, when they may not be.
Allowing the prosecution to use this term continually can absolutely implant a belief in someone's head and guide them in the wrong direction. This is also a tactic of Social Engineering, e.g brain hacking.
Gaige Grosskreutz admitted to have no evidence to believe Rittenhouse was a threat, knew Kyle Rittenhouse was going to police (in conversation with Kyle), and still came ran after him at the behest of others. He drew a firearm (handgun carried illegally) and attempted to fire upon Rittenhouse – at which point (kyle) Rittenhouse fired quicker and shot Grosskreutz in his gun-hand’s forearm which destroyed Gaige’s bicep.
To be clear, Gaige is not a paramedic – he was in the past trained to be one but hasn’t been one for years. This same scenario applies to his CCL (Conceal Carry License) – which was expired for over a year. In most states if your license is expired and you are carrying a handgun, you will go to prison if police catch you.
Gaige openly admits in court he lied to police, and lied to the court on a number of occasions.
The prosecutor maliciously concocts evidence, rekindling even the theory that War Games (First Person Shooter Video games) inspire gun violence and essentially blames call of duty for Kyle being blood thirsty or similar language.
It’s been a wild ride.
The prosecutor should have been placed under arrest for maliciously trying to convict someone who, given the evidence, even the judge admits none of it points toward guilt. All of the evidence provided by the prosecution (when it is not a proven lie), pushes over the top that Kyle was in fact the victim of multiple attackers.
The Judge and overall procedure has been mostly by the book for Self-Defense cases.
On the other hand, the prosecutor shows how evil government can be – and the judge reveals how naive those of kind hearts will remain, even in the face of overwhelming and brazen lies.
It is sickening.
Regardless of beliefs on if Kyle Rittenhouse is Guilty or Innocent, we cannot allow legal precedent itself to be smeared as that can affect anyone else in a self-defense case. Someone on trial shouldn’t worry if proved innocent that a mob will show up and hang them along with the jury.
The fact that the judge has been told about an occasion where people tried to film the jury when they went into the courtroom, for the sake of recording identities – is alarming and shows how the trial is only a show to appease would-be-rioters.
As is mentioned in this cited opinion piece, many criticize Kyle Rittenhouse for the open carrying of an AR-15 Semi-Automatic Hunting Rifle. While I agree, that was not the optimal decision – one must consider the law.
Wisconsin and Illinois law forbids anyone underage from carrying or possessing a concealed handgun, which ironically, would have been safer because it would prevent visually others from seeing him with a gun that they believed they could steal from him – and do who knows what with.
That in of itself is a conundrum if one is not permitted to carry a safer and more effective method of self-defense, instead Kyle was forced to abide by both state’s laws and only carry a provided Hunting Rifle (AR-15) which anyone over the age of 16 is legally allowed to carry openly in most circumstances (even outside of hunting.)
(note: this is reported erroneously in the opinion piece below from MSNBC, and the judge already provided the jury written commands on the illegal carrying of a weapon – that it was not so and will not be allowed a conviction.)
Prosecution went on to argue that someone ‘pulling a gun and aiming it point blank at another individual’ did not meet the requirements for someone to shoot in self-defense. This is alarming because, if this is true, that means virtually no one has the right to defend themselves in anyway from anyone!
The reason self-defense law exists is so that, one is not prosecuted or held for murder, in the event that someone else tries to harm you in ways that could result up to and including death. Generally, almost any state’s self-defense law dictates that if one is afraid the action another takes on them will result in death, they may resort to likened measures.
Some states go even further and have either a Castle doctrine (allowing the self-defense shooting of home invaders or car break-ins while you one is inside), allow the defense of another if they are in mortal danger, or even laws specific to property theft.
The law matters.
Prosecutors and Federal Agents, Police, none of them should be allowed to lie and not be held personally liable – or better yet, charged – when they maliciously try to lock another human being away without cause or evidence.
Given Kyle Rittenhouse was attacked at least in once circumstance by multiple assailants with weapons, it would be laughable to say he was not concerned of great bodily harm. To be clear, it is a crime to point a gun at anyone unless you intend to shoot. This means, even if Gaige Grosskreutz believed Kyle Rittenhouse was a threat – when he claims he was not going to shoot the young man who had not shot anyone visibly in Gaige’s line of sight, Gaige violated the law by threatening him with a handgun.
Gaige unfortunately listened to the mob and with the other man who is now dead, a skater who slammed his board into Kyle’s head, they attacked Kyle on the basis of what others told them – rather than actual evidence of wrongdoing by Kyle Rittenhouse. This unfortunately is a crime as well, as only one party can be privy to self-defense law; and it isn’t Grosskreutz and the skateboard-man who was shot and killed (after hitting Kyle in the face with a skateboard).
I highly recommend watching the Trial in its entirety to see what the News Companies have been lying to you about.
It is shocking.
This is not how the government should be treating it’s people.
Note: other useful links below: self-defense law information worth reading.
(720 ILCS 5/Art. 7 heading)ARTICLE 7. JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE; EXONERATION