Tony Evers mourns Kyle’s assailants!
Kenosha will be calm tonight precisely because Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted this morning in Kenosha WI.
Defense attorney Mark Richards told the news media, “The people who want to cause trouble don’t want to hear from Kyle Rittenhouse.”
A lot of very not-nice persons were burning down Kenosha that August night in 2020. Tell the police to stand down, refuse to send reinforcements (as Gov. Tony Evers did), bash the cops and see what slithers out in the vacuum. So thank you Mr. Richards for saying what you could not in court: “Mr. Rosenbaum was not a nice person.”
Mark Richards said the turning point in the case was liberating it from publicity whores (our words) like Lin Wood (a Trump stolen-election nut).
One of the worst media offenders, MSNBC host Chuck Todd, tried hard to pump his experts to denounce the verdict. His NBC legal analyst refused to bite. Analyst Danny Cevallos thought the verdict justified by the evidence. But former prosecutor Joyce Vance obliged by likening Kyle’s acquittal to a bank robber shooting his way out of the bank lobby and claiming self-defense. WTF!
Rittenhouse broke no law
Even the Werkes thought a 17-year-old ought not to be carrying a firearm. (That is was an AR-15 is immaterial.) But the judge (we think, convincingly) ruled that a quirk in the statute allows a 16-year-old to wield a rifle, as long as its barrel is not “short.” (However that is ill-defined.)
On Joe Biden’s rush to judgment, defense attorney Richards was generous to allow that, today, the President urged acceptance of the verdict. A President who called the young Rittenhouse a militia terrorist. Media malpractice in libeling Kyle as a chaos tourist with no connection to Kenosha. Uber-progressive John Nichols impugned the integrity of Judge Schroeder by his smartphone ring tone! No mention of the prosecution violating the defendant’s right to avoid self-incrimination.
This was not a rush to judgment
The jury deliberated for 25 hours+ over three days, sought print-outs of the jury instructions, asked to review key video. You want inflection points: either lawful government keeps order — which it did or could not — or the citizenry will. Tony Evers should be indicted; his jury will render its verdict a year from now.
Tony Evers sides with aggressors!
“No verdict will be able to bring back the lives of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or heal Gaige Grosskreutz’s injuries, just as no verdict can heal the wounds or trauma experienced by Jacob Blake and his family. No ruling today changes our reality in Wisconsin that we have work to do toward equity, accountability, and justice that communities across our state are demanding and deserve.” — WI Governor Tony Evers.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Mark Richards says he’s attending the Badger game Saturday. “I want to see ‘em beat Nebraska.” So do we — but only in self-defense!