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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Rittenhouse On Trial

by John Hinderaker in Leftism, Liberals

Kyle Rittenhouse is the then-17 year old boy who showed up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the violent riots, looting and arson that occurred last year. Rittenhouse, armed with a rifle, wanted to help maintain order and protect private property, but it was a misguided mission to say the least. He ran afoul of extreme leftists, most likely Antifa members, and, coming under attack, shot three of them, two fatally. Viewing the videos that were circulating at the time, it seemed pretty clear to me that the kid acted in self-defense.

Now Rittenhouse is being prosecuted for murder. To sum up his life-destroying experience, I can’t improve on Jim Treacher, via Instapundit:

Kyle Rittenhouse is neither a hero nor a murderer. He’s a kid who got in over his head and defended his own life when things went wrong. If he hadn’t shot those guys, they would’ve killed him. And all the people screaming at him right now would’ve just shrugged, because they only care about human life when it serves their political ends.

I’m sorry those guys are dead, but they shouldn’t have chased down a heavily armed man they had just threatened to kill. If you don’t like it, send your complaints to the Darwin Awards.

Rittenhouse is now on trial for murder in Wisconsin. Multiple cell phone videos show that the second and third leftists whom Rittenhouse shot, as he attempted to flee to safety, were attacking him. He pretty obviously was acting in self-defense. So the prosecution, trying to put away the now-18 year old for murder, concentrates on his original encounter with a violent leftist named Rosenbaum who allegedly didn’t pose an imminent threat of death to Rittenhouse............To Read More....

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