In response to what happened in August, then-17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse — now age-18 — was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree intentional homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Dismissed charges included possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and failure to comply with an emergency order from state or local government.
If convicted on the most serious charges, Rittenhouse could have faced life imprisonment.
Wisconsin is one of a dozen US states without capital punishment.
It’s permitted under the US criminal (in)justice system.
It violates the Eight Amendment’s prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments.”
People of color and others most disadvantaged are harmed most, especially ones too poor to afford a proper defense.
Time and again in the US/West, injustice triumphs over the other way around.
Countless numbers of innocent victims of judicial unfairness are imprisoned or executed for offenses they didn’t commit.
In July 1853, Wisconsin’s Death Penalty Repeal Act was signed into law, making the state the first in the nation to eliminate the barbaric practice.
As expected, MSM slammed Rittenhouse’s acquittal. So did the Biden regime. See below.
The hang-em-high NYT called the incident and trial “another data point in the long history of some parts of the right valorizing white vigilantes who use violence against people of color and their white allies (sic).
An individual Rittenhouse wounded — in self-defense — was white. He responded defensively to a gun pointed at him.
Two others he lethally shot in self-defense were also white.
Paul Craig Roberts explained that one man killed was “Anthony Huber, a convicted domestic abuser (who) was bashing Rittenhouse in the head with a skateboard.”
Joseph Rosenbaum was the other fatality, a “convicted child molester with a long and violent criminal history.”
“Witnesses testified that (he) declared his intention to kill Rittenhouse and had his hand on (his) rifle when Rittenhouse fired.
His politicized prosecution shouldn’t have been initiated.
Pat Buchanan stressed that “Rittenhouse shot the three men who attacked him…”
Self-defense should have absolved him before gunslinger prosecutors went to trial to gain points for higher office or to further other career ambitions.
Buchanan added that Rittenhouse went “to Kenosha to protect property that embattled police had been unable to defend during (nights of) the riot(ing)” in the city.
“For protection, he picked up the AR-15 that he kept in Kenosha.”
He fatally shot Rosenbaum after the latter tried grabbing the barrel of his rifle, then “look(ed) for police to turn himself in with a mob in hot pursuit.”
Catching up, assaulting him followed.
One assailant pointed “a loaded pistol…at (his) face from a few feet away.”
Rittenhouse didn’t go to Kenosha with committing violence in mind.
Victimized by it, he acted in self-defense, what came out at trial — notably in testimonies from witnesses for the prosecution.
Acquitted after over three days of juror deliberations, they rejected the phony prosecutorial portrayal of him as a violent aggressor.
Following the verdict, Judge Bruce Schroeder said “charges against the defendant on all counts are dismissed with prejudice.”
It means that plaintiff(s) cannot refile the same charges against him in the same court.
Effectively it means case closed — unless prosecutors intend filing new charges.
Embarrassed once by their politicized process, they’re unlikely to risk an encore.
To its shame, MSNBC fake news falsely called Rittenhouse a “vigilante (with) white privilege on steroids” intentions (sic).
The same goes for The New Yorker — falsely reinventing him as an “American vigilante (sic).”
The imposter in the White House defied reality by falsely calling him a “white supremacist (sic)” — a label applying to himself and the real JB.
Former California junior senator, former state attorney general Kamala Harris’ prosecutorial/political history was pockmarked with serving privileged interests and her own exclusively at the expense of due process and equal justice under law.
As Alameda County CA assistant DA, San Francisco DA, and California state AG, she pursued injustice by blocking exculpatory evidence, defending unconstitutional practices, and preventing prosecution of wealthy individuals.
People who live in glass houses should refrain from throwing stones — how Harris irresponsibly responded to Rittenhouse’s acquittal, saying:
“My impressions about the verdict is that the verdict really speaks for itself (sic).”
“As many of you know (sic), I’ve spent a majority of my career working to make the criminal justice system more equitable (sic) and clearly there’s a lot more work to do (sic).
The above perversion of reality about her own extrajudicial record needs no further elaboration.
In response to the above slander, GOP National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called for a White House apology for the above “dangerous and inflammatory” remarks, adding:
Ignoring facts in the case, Rittenhouse was “smeared…to score political points (by) spreading lies about the case.”
According to Wisconsin law, deadly force is justified if “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.”
Jurors unanimously agreed that the above applies to Rittenhouse.
He defended himself in response to violence committed against him — his legal right.
A Final Comment
Following Friday’s acquittal, protests erupted in a number of US cities — because of MSM misinformation and disinformation about last August’s Kenosha incident and measure of Rittenhouse as an adolescent bordering on manhood.