Kenosha Update: Kyle Rittenhouse – Murder or Self Defense?

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The story we’ve heard on the mainstream media regarding the shooting deaths in Kenosha, Wisconsin, may not be exactly correct, so we’re going to try and balance it here with viewpoints from others. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide. He has already been pronounced guilty by the media without the facts on what actually happened. Ask yourself what you would do in these situations: would you fire your weapon?

Update: A new video has surfaced showing more clearly that Kyle may have definitely acted in Self-defense. You can see that video at the DailyWire. New information says that his weapon was NOT transported across state lines- the guns were in Kenosha already.

Kyle crossed from Illinois into Wisconsin, regardless of the firearms laws in that state. What he did was illegal. His patriot’s heart wanted to help his fellow Americans, but he didn’t think it through. The situations he found himself in are self-defense in nature, but he has already been tried in the court of public opinion. Now he is in serious legal trouble and being charged as an adult. His Fundly account for legal expenses is at this link.  Below are two viewpoints from two different people.

Viewpoint #1:

Kyle Rittenhouse of Illinois, 17, has been charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide. Kyle is the man in the viral videos out of Kenosha who shot and killed 2 of 3 attackers. Kyle crossed into Wisconsin and took up a rifle to patrol the streets. During this patrol, Kyle was pursued by someone who threw a Molotov Cocktail (an incendiary device) that missed. The attacker still chased Kyle until he was cornered. Kyle fired and killed the man.

Later, Kyle is seen on video running from a mob. Someone punches him from behind which causes him to fall. A second subject attacks him with a skateboard and is subsequently shot in the chest. This man goes down and eventually dies. A third man tries to take Kyle’s gun and pulls a handgun. Kyle shoots and blows of [sic] the guy’s bicep. Kyle gets up and continues away from the crowd.

1) First and foremost – all three shootings (2 incidents) appear to be self defense. Klye [sic] was provoked to act.

It is unknown if police had this footage prior to the arrest warrant.

2) Secondly, Kyle has a right to be on the street just as any other protestor – mind you ALL were in violation of curfew.

3) Shooting and killing someone merely to protect property is not a valid claim of self defense in MOST cases. Kyle’s shootings were not in defense of property but rather himself.

4) That said, Kyle is his own worst enemy. As in martial arts, CCW holders and gun owners are taught to refrain from using their weapons if possible – never go looking for the fight. Kyle crossed state lines to act like a vigilante. He placed himself in harms way. This was avoidable.

5) Kyle’s decision to be there does not – IN ANY WAY – condone nor dismiss the action of rioters. But you must be smart about your battles. Now he finds himself in legal trouble.

6) Since laws differ by state (though they should not regarding the 2A) many on the Left state the fact that Kyle had an illegal weapon on the street means he does not have a right to self defense claims… THIS IS FALSE if not MISLEADING at best. Case law (from District courts) show that illegally possessed weapons do not dismiss someone’s right to self defense. Keep in mind, District Case Law is not national… Facts exist even if you don’t like them.

Kyle helping to wash off graffiti from the courthouse earlier in the day- photo provided

Viewpoint #2

Kyle Rittenhouse shot 3 attackers last night, killing two, permanently disabling one. He has been charged with murder in the first degree for defending his life. He was pepper sprayed and didn’t fire. He had a fire bomb thrown at him, raised his weapon, fired one shot, killing the attacker. The “protestors” then charged him, Kyle turned and fled for his life, and the “protestors” pursued him. Kyle tripped and fell as he fled the “protestors” began to kick him and hit him with skateboards, he picked his weapon up and shot one of the attackers, killing him instantly.

Kyle, again, gets up and begins to cover his retreat backwards to safety with his weapon at a low-ready (aimed at the dirt, but ready to be brought to aim). He’s approached aggressively by another “protestor” who chose to identify himself with a “Paramedic” hat (ironically, he screamed for a medic after what happened next), this man had a Glock 26 in his hand. Kyle shoots him in the arm, critically wounding him.

Kyle tried to turn himself into authorities on scene, they refuse. Kyle then drives to his town of residence and turns himself in. This 17 year old was kicked, beaten, pepper sprayed, and almost lit on fire. He showed unimaginable restraint, and he is now facing life imprisonment for defending himself and a fellow American’s livelihood.

Does a kid belong at a riot? Absolutely not, but what kind of country do we live in where he felt like he had to take action. When our police budgets are nearly triple the local educational systems budget, what kind of country do we live in? One where this should never, ever happen. #FreeKyleRittenhouse

One final thought from a third person:

If you can’t defend yourself with a firearm when a violent mob is attacking you….Then when can you defend yourself?

Featured photo: screenshot collage via Andalou agency. Andalou is a Turkish media.

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Showing 12 comments
  • Sandy Hitz
    Reply

    The 17 year old boy is innocent those that are mobsters and rioters are they ones that should be behind bars

  • Fredrick K White
    Reply

    SELF DEFENSE!

    • Micki Parker
      Reply

      They have deleted any GoFundMe pages set up for this young man…but Everyone can raise money for rioters, looter, that are attacking everyone that are just trying to run a business in the area… People have been killed, raped and severely injured due to these animals running around! I think a discrimination lawsuit should be brought against GoFundMe! My prayers for this young….man who had the right for self-defense! I hope that his defense lawyer….is a good and strong person…who can save this young man’s life.

  • kit.
    Reply

    this is kid a hero and the militia our 2A talks about. these politicians delibertely made the cops stand down for months in hopes to make trump look bad, it was only a matter of time before someone took matters into their own hands. weren’t two kids shot in portland by “protesters” did they every get charged? if not, then this is clearly a political charge. fuck our politicians they represent no american and have not ever since 1964.

  • Doug
    Reply

    No one wins in this incident make the money the kids should not be charged in any way for anything

  • Chris
    Reply

    You should free him if in fact it was self defense and he can’t defend his self while in harms way when can you? especially while being attacked! Isn’t that what the men and we on do over seas and they are the same age the only difference is they are ran by our government

  • Rocco
    Reply

    The protesters got what was coming to them. Come to my city and best believe im emptying the whole mag on ya bitch asses.

    • Joe
      Reply

      I can NEVER go to any of these liberal run rioting cities because I would not have the restraint that Kyle showed!

  • Brian
    Reply

    in the aftermath, the police and prosecutors are picking and choosing when, where, and to whom laws apply too. this prosecutorial choice is not too different than high profile former SOS purposely breaking many federal statutes and not getting charged. HAVE NO DOUBT that there are two sets of laws in this country and those that are doing the both right and wrong things for the RIGHT reasons will be persecuted by those that desire to crush individual liberty and freedom. A few more well documented incidents like this where a person is arrested, charged and prosecuted for doing the wrong thing for the right reasons will hopefully wake up the rest of us to what is really going on and force us to begin doing what is necessary to re-assert God’s law. 17 year olds dont make decisions and lack the experience to truly think about the fluid cause/effect of actions. There are a lot of us that need to start thinking like 17 year olds again.

  • LM
    Reply

    All three times were self defense. He should not be charged for anything other than maybe having a gun in that state. Is it run by dems or scared repubs that are charging him? Ridiculous! Trump needs to pardon him if this goes on.

  • Jerry Baustian
    Reply

    The charging documents issued by the Kenosha County attorney actually contain many statements, based on eyewitness testimony and cellphone video, which suggest that Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. So while serious charges were filed, it is possible that the prosecutors do not think he is guilty of the crimes with which he was charged.

    Even on the lesser charges with which he has been or could be charged, it appears that he is innocent. He was under 18, but Wisconsin law makes an exception for possession of a weapon by a minor if it is a rifle or shotgun and the minor is 16 or 17. Also, the rifle belonged to a resident of Wisconsin and Rittenhouse did not transport it over the state line.

    The only crime he actually committed was a violation of the curfew in effect, and there were maybe a thousand others also breaking the curfew.

  • William Guy
    Reply

    After viewing the video this man is not guilty. Everything was done in self-defense he was running. He threw a bottle at him he tripped and fell. The next guy try to hit him in the head with a skateboard trying to do bodily harm. Which he defending himself. Then the last man that got shot in the arm he clearly had a gun and I am positive he was going to kill the young man that was on the ground that was defending himself.

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