The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse began this week, and we are concerned with ensuring that you receive the FACTS as they SHOULD be reported, not the false and distorted information to which you are exposed on CNN, MSNBC, AND Italian news outlets rehashing the biased opinions already expressed on the programs and websites of their American counterparts.
THE EVENTS OF AUGUST 25TH, 2020
In order to better comprehend that which took place in Kenosha on August 25, 2020, it is necessary to review the sequence of events preceding it, which had led to two days of violence and destruction of private property, as BLM and Antifa raged through the town causing 50 million dollars in damage:
On Sunday, August 23, known sexual offender and spouse abuser Jacob Blake, was shot by police while lunging for a knife, as he persistently refused cooperation with them. The police had been called by Blake’s former girlfriend, as he refused to return the keys of her rental car, threatening to drive off with it and crash it, as he had done before. Blake was not killed by the police, but the coverage of the story was the usual race-baiting which led inevitably to the spontaneous organizing of riots let by BLM and Antifa. It should be noted that the staged insurrection organized by these two radical, racist, Marxist groups bailed out by none other than Kamala Harris, caused more than six billion dollars in damages across the United States during the summer of 2020, and resulted in more than thirty brutal homicides. SOURCE: NYPost
On Monday, Aug 24, Protestors staged a rally and march seeking the firing of the officer who had shot Jacob Blake, which resulted in the destruction of the downtown of Kenosha.
On the 25th of August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, a seventeen year old lifeguard in Kenosha, remained in Kenosha to assist in the public cleanup of a local highschool. Shortly afterwards, he was interviewed, at which time he displayed his first aid medical kit, explaining that he and others would be available to assist anyone wounded. SOURCE: NYTimes, Arlington Cardinal
Kyle had a gun – a hunting rifle- given to him by a friend in Wisconsin, to use in defense of a local auto dealership which had been nearly destroyed the previous day, and potentially to use in self-defense, if necessary. This request on the part of the owner of the dealership is the reason for which Rittenhouse and his companions left the highschool and entered into the epicenter of the riots.
Rioters-including Joseph Rosenbaum, child rapist and abuser- near the dealership were attempting to blow up a local gas station, at which point Rittenhouse and a group of other individuals ran to defend the gas station, carrying fire extinguishers SOURCE: YouTube, YouTube
In footage available online, Joseph Rosenbaum can be seen yelling racist epithets outside the gas station. Witnesses have also testified that Rosenbaum shouted that he would kill Rittenhouse and his companions that evening. SOURCE: Twitter
Immediately after this confrontation (which saved the gas station) Rittenhouse was hotly pursued by rioters, and one rioter fired into the air.SOURCE: NYTimes
Joshua Ziminski was charged with firing a shot right before Kyle shot Rosenbaum, as it is fortunately recorded on video, therefore we can establish that a) Kyle Rittenhouse did not fire the first shot and b) that he was being pursued by a group of violent antifa thugs intent upon killing him. SOURCE: NYPost
After disappearing between a group of parked cars, Rosenbaum reemerged and continued in pursuit of Rittenhouse, threw a large object at him, then lunged for his gun. Rittenhouse fired and shot him in the head. As he ran away, rioters followed him yelling “Get his ass!” right before he tripped and fell. SOURCE: NYTimes
As Rittenhouse fell to the ground, he was swarmed by rioters. One individual, by the name of Huber, beat him in the head with a skateboard, at which point Rittenhouse shot him, and then shot another individual, a certain Grosskreutz, in the bicep as he attempted to shoot Rittenhouse in the head with a Glock.
At this point Rittenhouse, who had exemplified extraordinary maturity and self- control, as well as concern for all individuals involved, ran over to the police with his hands in the air. NYTimes
Kyle Rittenhouse is now facing 6 charges, including two charges of homicide, endangering safety, attempted homicide, illegal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. SOURCE: Criminal Complaint Docs
The first claim on the part of the news and media is that the men shot by Rittenhouse were innocent, which is manifestly false, as they were a) taking part in riots involving arson, violence and looting of private properties and businesses and b) they had extensive criminal records. SOURCE: Snopes
Joseph Rosenbaum had been charged and imprisoned for sexually abusing five children, had been found guilty of anally raping a minor, showing pornography to a minor, had engaging in oral sex with a minor, masturbating in front of a minor, and had been released on the day of the shooting from a hospital after having attempted suicide. SOURCE: WisconsinRightNow, NYPost SOURCE: ABC
Anthony Huber had strangled and stabbed his brother and threatened his grandma with a knife.
Gaige Grosskreutz had a slew of misdemeanors, including misuse of a dangerous weapon. And Grosskreutz also had a gun when he attacked Rittenhouse. SOURCE: TheSun
Due to the above facts, the judge banned calling the men Rittenhouse had shot as “victims.” SOURCE: USAToday
The second claim is that Kyle Rittenhouse was a “white supremacist.” Joe Biden used Rittenhouse in a 2020 ad about white supremacy, and blue-checkmark leftists said he was a “white supremacist murderer.”SOURCES: Twitter, Twitter, Twitter
The truth of the matter is that there is no evidence of ties or affiliations to extremist groups: “Prosecutors have yet to produce evidence that Rittenhouse held extremist views or associations before the shootings.” SOURCE: NYTimes
Due to this fact, the Judge banned prosecution from linking Rittenhouse to the Proud Boys, as had been amply hypothesized by the mainstream media. SOURCE: ABC
The third claim without basis, parroted by Representative Ayana Pressley, claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse had transported a firearm across state lines, which was not the case, as he had received the gun from a friend in Wisconsin. It is to be remembered that the 17 year old was in Kenosha for his lifeguard shift, and therefore was already present in Kenosha. SOURCE: Twitter, SOURCE: NPR
Rittenhouse’s attorneys argue a Wisconsin hunting law allowed him to possess the gun. The law uses ambiguous language which seems to suggest minors can have long-barreled guns: “This section applies only to a person under 18 years of age who possesses or is armed with a rifle or a shotgun if the person is in violation of s. 941.28 or is not in compliance with ss. 29.304 and 29.593. This section applies only to an adult who transfers a firearm to a person under 18 years of age if the person under 18 years of age is not in compliance with ss. 29.304 and 29.593 or to an adult who is in violation of s. 941.28.” In the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, who demonstrated technical ability, self-control and exceptional skill, it would seem obvious that these sections permitting a juvenile’s possession of a firearm would apply.SOURCE: NBC
The fourth, and perhaps most important claim, is that Rittenhouse shot the men unprovoked, which requires only a brief exposure of the video footage in order to be dispelled, as he was obviously being pursued.
The video clearly illustrates the following sequence of events:
Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum after a shot had been fired by a rioter and while being chased. He had turned to verify the origin of the shot, Rosenbaum lunged for his rifle, then Rittenhouse shot him. SOURCE: Arlington Cardinal
Rittenhouse, while attempting to retreat, shot the other two men AFTER HE HAD FALLEN TO THE GROUND.
Huber first hit him with a skateboard and then tried to take his gun, at which point Rittenhouse shot him, and Grosskreutz HAD a gun. SOURCES: Snopes, WaPo
If Rittenhouse HADN’T defended himself, he would, BEYOND ALL CERTAINTY, BE DEAD. The providential video illustrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that Rittenhouse was forced to shoot in self -defence.
The fifth claim is that there was no reason for Rittenhouse to be in Kenosha defending businesses, private and public property and consequently himself. This claim is disputed by the fact that Kyle Rittenhouse was working as a lifeguard in Kenosha, his father lives in Kenosha, and he had recently finished his shift when he went to assist in the removal of graffiti from the local highschool. SOURCES: NYTimes, ArlingtonCardinal Incredibly, police were doing nothing, but rather were waiting on the outskirts of the downtown area when Rittenhouse ran to them. This is the direct consequence of police being recently punished and arrested for doing their duty. Rioters had already done millions of dollars in damage, and the estimated damage for the three days of rioting is estimated at over 50 million. SOURCES: YouTube, YouTube, YouTube, NYPost
With regards to the claim that Rittenhouse illegally possessed the gun AND it crossed state lines, this claim is disputed by the fact that a)the gun was received by a friend in Wisconsin. SOURCE: Washington Examiner; b)
The Kenosha Guard, founded in consideration of the 2nd Amendment, which permits both the carrying of a firearm and the societal obligation to form a militia, cited Rittenhouse as a supporter. SOURCE: Sun.UK
Further claims consist in the fact that at a certain point it appears that Grosskreutz had his hands up, and that therefore Rittenhouse shouldn’t have shot. Although Grosskreutz did appear to put his hands up for a moment, he did not drop the gun, after which he again charged Rittenhouse with the gun in his hand. SOURCE: The Sun