On August 25, 2020, during Black Lives Matter riots in the small Midwestern city of Kenosha (WI), Rittenhouse and a group of armed volunteers were guarding a car dealership that had been torched the night before. After Rittenhouse put out a fire, he was chased by a rioter named James Rosenbaum, who reached for Rittenhouse’s AR-15-style rifle. Rittenhouse fired four times, hitting Rosenbaum and wounding him mortally. The shots also nearly hit Daily Caller journalist Richie McGinniss, who was covering the riots, though he was ultimately not wounded.
A crowd then gave chase as Rittenhouse attempted to flee toward police officers. He was struck in the head with a rock by an unknown assailant and kicked in the face by someone referred to as “Jump Kick Man,” whom Rittenhouse then shot at but missed. A rioter named Anthony Huber then hit Rittenhouse in the head and neck with a skateboard, and reached for the rifle; Rittenhouse fired one shot, killing him. Another rioter, Gaige Grosskreutz, who was armed with a pistol, raised his hands above his head, then charged Rittenhouse with his gun pointed at him. Rittenhouse fired, wounding Grosskreutz in the arm.
Rittenhouse broke down in tears as he shared how he was surrounded by BLM and Antifa rioters who were coming to kill him. Leftist Marxists like Lebron James and George Takei accused Rittenhouse of fake crying.
Suspected witness tampering was uncovered in the Rittenhouse case as star witness Gaige Grosskreutz, who aimed his gun at Rittenhouse, had charges dropped by the prosecutor only days before being a witness in the case. For some reason, Grosskreutz has not been charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and attempting to kill Kyle Rittenhouse, even though at the time of the event, Grosskreutz was a felon. In his long list of violations, Grosskreutz was arrested with his second OWI (operating while intoxicated) and a case was filed on January 21, 2021. This was only a couple of months after he attempted to kill Kyle Rittenhouse. Read more…
The prosecution in the trial called Rittenhouse an “active shooter” and argued that the mob, full of “heroes,” had been “entirely reasonable” to chase him. The defense argued that Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense, in reasonable fear of imminent death or grievous bodily harm.
In addition, the defense had repeatedly argued for a mistrial. During the trial itself, the defense said that the prosecution had infringed on Rittenhouse’s Fifth Amendment rights by commenting on his post-arrest silence. The prosecutor also mentioned evidence that the judge had specifically ruled out of the trial. Judge Bruce Schroeder agreed, and admonished the prosecutor, but allowed the trial to continue, saying he would rule on the motion to dismiss later. Later, after the trial, while the jury deliberated, the defense filed another motion to dismiss, after the prosecution used a high-definition version of a video of events that the defense had never seen; the defense had only had access to a lower-definition version (1/16th) of the same footage.1
When the left realized early on that the judge was not going to be bullied or allow the jury to be manipulated by the prosecutions attempts to label Rittenhouse in derogatory and unfair light and label the criminal rioters as ‘victims, the left resorted to intimidating the jury. With video evidence, MSNBC producer James J. Morrison was arrested after running a red light and admitting to the officer to following a jury vehicle during the Kyle Rittenhouse case at the behest of Irene Byon, a New York-based booking producer for NBC News.
Cortez Rice, who’s both a relative, close friend, and nephew of the deceased George Floyd, was arrested less than two weeks after the trial for intimidation of jurors assigned to Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial, having previously threatened to publicly identify jurors and expose them to violence and harassment.
Here are the charges Kyle Rittenhouse faced:
- First-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon – Not Guilty
— This felony charge is connected to the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, the first man Rittenhouse shot.
- First-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon – Not Guilty
— This felony charge is also connected to the Rosenbaum shooting. McGinnis told investigators he was in the line of fire when Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum.
- First-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon – Not Guilty
— This charge is connected to Anthony Huber’s death. Video shows Rittenhouse running down the street after shooting Rosenbaum when he falls to the street. Huber leaps at him and swings a skateboard at his head and neck and tries to grab Rittenhouse’s gun before Rittenhouse fires.
- Attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon – Not Guilty
— This is the charge for Rittenhouse shooting Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm seconds after he shot Huber, and as Grosskreutz came toward pointing a pistol at him.
- First-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon – Not Guilty
— Video shows an unknown man leaping at Rittenhouse and trying to kick him seconds before Huber moves his skateboard toward him. Rittenhouse appears to fire two rounds at the man.
- Possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 – Dropped
— This charge was dropped by the court.
- Failure to comply with an emergency order from state or local government – Dropped
— Kenosha officials imposed an 8 p.m. curfew the night of the shootings.
After having their entire case obliterated by video evidence and bombshell witness testimony all week – with some of the worst blows coming from their own ‘star’ witnesses – prosecutors for the state’s case against Kyle Rittenhouse finally came to the realization that their arguments had gotten them nowhere. Wisconsin’s Assistant District Attorney James Kraus acknowledged the slim prospects for a guilty verdict as he indicated the state’s intentions to switch out (move the goalpost) Rittenhouse’s current charges with “a multitude of lesser charges” for the jury to come to a decision on.
The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse reached a verdict earlier Friday.
In September 2020, Joe Biden defamed Kyle Rittenhouse and smeared him as a white supremacist.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense lawyer Mark Richards spoke to the press after the decision and blasted Joe Biden. Biden and the left-wing media made this trial about race – Rittenhouse, a white teen who fatally shot two white men in self-defense, was smeared as a ‘white supremacist.’
“Biden said some things that I think are so incorrect and untrue — he’s not a white supremacist,” Mr. Richards said defending Kyle Rittenhouse.
NOW – Rittenhouse defense attorney Mark Richards: “Biden said some things that I think are so incorrect and untrue.” pic.twitter.com/DLmHeKmHlW
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 19, 2021
The White House released a statement Friday afternoon from Joe Biden in which he says he is “angry and concerned” about the not guilty on all counts verdict. Biden avoided answering whether he stood by his calling Rittenhouse a “white supremacist” a year earlier, instead saying he stood by the jury verdict:
“Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it.”
- Alex Jones reaction to jury verdict watched live
- Steven Crowder and crew react to live jury verdict
- Kamala Harris Criticizes Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdict
- Democrat Rep on Rittenhouse Verdict: “The Judge, The Jury, The Defendant. It’s White Supremacy in Action”
- Democrat Rep Calls Kyle Rittenhouse a “Murderer” After Not Guilty Verdict
- Madison Cawthorn Joins Matt Gaetz in Offering Kyle Rittenhouse An Internship, Says People Should ‘Be Armed and Dangerous’
- Distressed Woman Yells “F*ck America!” Before Having a ‘Seizure’ on Kenosha Courthouse Steps After Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty (VIDEO)
- Blake Masters: We Need to Be a Country Where Heroes Like Kyle Rittenhouse Can Thrive – Not Where They Are Destroyed to Gratify a Mentally Ill, Malicious Mob and Media
- Nick Sandmann Encourages Kyle Rittenhouse to Sue the Hell Out of the Liberal Media and Leftist Smear Merchants
- Dirtbag House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler Calls for Federal Review of Kyle Rittenhouse Case
- President Trump Congratulates Kyle Rittenhouse on Not Guilty Verdict
- Alan Dershowitz on Media Attacks on Rittenhouse: “These Commentators Just Lied and Committed Defamation – I hope a Lawyer takes the case and Sues Them”
- MSNBC’s Joy Reid Melts Down Over Rittenhouse Verdict with Insane Rant About Slave-Catchers and ‘White Citizenship’ (VIDEO)
- Left Wing BLM Communists Come Unglued Over Rittenhouse Verdicts – These People Don’t Realize Their Massive Riots Caused the Event
- KAEPERNICK SEZ VERDICT ‘VALIDATES THE TERRORIST ACTS OF A WHITE SUPREMACIST’…
- FNC’S JUAN WILLIAMS: IF RITTENHOUSE WERE BLACK THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT…
- KYLE RITTENHOUSE NOT GUILTY VERDICT BREAKS HOLLYWOOD: ‘I WEEP FOR THIS COUNTRY’…
- MSNBC’s Johnson: Rittenhouse Verdict ‘Warning’ to White BLM Supporters — ‘Race Traitors’ Can Be Shot
- Sharpton: Rittenhouse Case Means Right-Wingers Can Infiltrate Protests to ‘Bait’ People Like Him to Act Violently – He Didn’t Trust Cops
- NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace: Rittenhouse Would Have Got Life if He Were Black
- Facebook and Twitter Silent on Whether Kyle Rittenhouse Support Is Still Banned
- Black Rifle Coffee — Who Disavowed Rittenhouse — Silent After Not Guilty Verdict
- AOC Whines over Rittenhouse Verdict: ‘A System Functioning as Designed and Protecting Those It Was Designed For’
- Ron Johnson: Justice Served in Rittenhouse Trial, Let Kenosha ‘Heal and Rebuild’
- Social Media Flooded with Memes Celebrating Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal
- Leftists Suffer Social Media Meltdown over Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdict
- Democrats Outraged After Kyle Rittenhouse Declared Innocent: ‘It’s Good to Be a White Murderer’
- NBC’s Cevallos: Rittenhouse Prosecution Had ‘Really Poor Facts’
- Chuck Todd: Gun Owners ‘May Feel Incentivized,’ ‘Emboldened’ After Rittenhouse Verdict
- Prominent Conservatives Celebrate Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdict on Social Media
- Jesse Jackson Leads Chicago March Against Rittenhouse Verdict – Protesters Chant for Communist Revolution (VIDEO)
- Riot Declared In Portland As Domestic Terrorists Throw Explosives At Police Over Rittenhouse Verdict
The 10 lies about the Case, that were debunked in Court, but which were repeated by those decrying this fair verdict:
- He killed two black BLM protesters. All three of the men he shot in self-defense during violent riots in Kenosha on Aug. 25 last year were white.
- He crossed state lines. He lived 20 miles from Kenosha in Antioch, Ill., with his mother and sisters. But his father, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins and best friend live in Kenosha. He had a job as a lifeguard in Kenosha and worked a shift on Aug. 25 before helping clean graffiti left by rioters at a local school. There, he and his friend were invited to join other adults who had been asked by the owners of a used car lot in Kenosha to guard the property after 100 cars had been torched the previous night, when police abandoned the town to rioters.
- Rittenhouse took an AR-15 across state lines. Esquire accused him of “terrorist tourism.” False. His rifle was kept in a safe at his best friend’s stepfather’s house in Kenosha, who prosecutors tried to indict for sharing a weapon with someone to commit a crime (which is now moot since the shooting was not a crime).
- The gun was illegal. Wrong. Under Wisconsin law, he was entitled to possess the AR-15 as a 17-year-old. The judge dismissed the gun charge, which the prosecution never should have brought.
- Rittenhouse’s mother drove him across state lines to the riot. Wendy Rittenhouse, 46, never went to Kenosha. Kyle had already gone to his job in Kenosha when she woke up.
- He was an “active shooter” who took his gun to a riot looking for trouble. “A 17-year-old kid just running around shooting and killing protesters,” said MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, “who drove across state lines with an AR-15 and started shooting people up.” On Friday, after evidence in court already had debunked his talking points, Scarborough called Rittenhouse a “self-appointed militia member … unloading 60 rounds.” When the defense called out the lie in closing arguments, Scarborough had the gall to tweet that he was “embarrassed” for the lawyer.
- Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist,” as then-candidate Joe Biden labeled him in a tweet showing the teenager’s photograph. When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked to explain why recently, she slyly slimed Rittenhouse again, without naming him, as a “vigilante.”The accusation has become holy writ, but there is zero evidence. The FBI scoured Kyle’s phone and found nothing about white supremacy or militias, the court heard. All they saw were pro-police,
- He “flashed white power signs” with Proud Boys. He posed for selfies with strangers at the bar, who the media say are Proud Boys, and was pictured making the OK sign with his thumb and forefinger. It was unwise to pose for the photo, but it does not mean Kyle is associated with white supremacists.
- He wore surgical gloves “to cover his fingerprints.” This pearl was spread by Matthew Modine, another celebrity big mouth. Kyle wore gloves because he was giving first aid to protesters. His face was bare, so he was hardly hiding.
- Judge Bruce Schroeder is a “Trumpy” racist biased toward the defense. This slur is based on the fact he would not let the prosecution use the term “victim” — common practice when the jury has not ruled on a case… his phone’s ring tone sounds like a 1980s ditty played at Trump rallies. Ridiculous. In fact, Schroeder is a Democrat, has run as a Democrat for the Wisconsin Senate and was first appointed by a Democratic governor.