If so, you may be prosecuted in Kenosha County
How many criminal defendants are more sympathetic than Kyle Rittenhouse? Baby-baced, unshakeable in cross examination, sobbing as he related the events of 08-25-20 in Kenosha WI. A swimming pool life guard, junior EMT studying nursing. He put out fires started by rioters that August night in Kenosha, much to the chagrin of Joseph Rosenbaum, who lit some of those fires.
Videographer Drew Hernandez testified this morning that the first time he encountered Kyle “he actually de-escalated a situation.”
Is there a more annoying prosecutor than Thomas Binger? Great legal analysis of Kyle Rittenhouse testimony and cross-examination from Andrew Branca on Legal Insurrection:
Every facet of the cross-examination was dripping in contempt. The tone of the questioning was consistently snide, ridiculing, insulting, incredulous, and intended to provoke an angry outburst from Kyle …
Binger even tried to suggest that Kyle had shot three people on August 25, 2020, because after all isn’t that what you young kids do in your first-person shooter-games? Shoot weapons like AR-15s at anybody who comes at you? Isn’t that the whole point?
Kyle was obliged to point out that video games are not real life.
Can you remember any trial in which the case against a defendant was this weak? Prosecution witnesses made the case that the first man shot was chasing the defendant, not the other way around! That Rittenhouse was being whacked with a skateboard and a chunk of concrete. That the third man shot pointed his handgun directly at point-blank range? Where (oh where) is the elected Kenosha County district attorney, Michael Graveley? Hiding for cover! Wisconsin RightNow …
… wrote Graveley and asked him why he didn’t prosecute the case himself. He didn’t respond. We think the answer is clear: The case had loser written all over it from the start, so Graveley let his underling take the fall. The charges were NEVER justified by the facts of the investigation;
Or more political?
… were a bone tossed to the mob that had just burned down parts of Kenosha, and the media, which had already constructed a false narrative of Rittenhouse as a white supremacist card-carrying militia member (there is no evidence of that). It was appeasement, not justice.
Like Good Morning America, the liberal mainstream news media is invested in the myth that neo-nazi Klansmen are destroying America, not Antifa or BLM. Because who did that ABC news program invite as a guest but Gaige Grosskreutz, rioter.
Today’s Quote of the Trial, again courtesy of ADA Binger, to a videographer for the website DrewHLive: “The videos you produce, they’re very slanted against the rioters, right?”
Slanted … against … the rioters! ???
Or the most divisive since O.J.?
The Court TV commentator said Judge Bruce Schroeder “is very thoughtful with the law.” Sure enough, he has been inundated with hate e-mail. Has a trial ever had access to more video? Or more real-time commentary?
Can you think of less sympathetic “victims” than Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz? Testimony this Thursday morning from Hernandez that Rosenbaum led the charge into the gas station, pushing a flaming dumpster into police vehicles that were occupied by police officers. Rosenbaum, a convicted sex criminal. Off his meds. Huber, assaulted his own family, now battering Rittenhouse.
Gaige Grosskreutz on ABC’s Good Morning America saying he did not point his weapon at the defendant, contradicting his sworn testimony.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: These are the kinds of people who show up to burn and loot your town in the name of racial justice.