Kyle Rittenhouse

Y Fan Wen

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Anyone else disgusted over this acquittal? For a 17 year old to be walking the streets equipped as shown in the photos is totally unacceptable never mind being found innocent after shooting 2 (black) people and injuring a 3rd. Black lives don't matter do they, whatever platitudes the lawmakers spout in front of the cameras.
I don't have any backup for this but some time ago I read that on Independence Day, 4th July 2021, out of more than 400 shooting incidents there were 140 fatalities. You can understand why I am a bit doubtful over the truth of this.

 

Tomo23

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What I read, black, so I really don't know.
That make it alright then?

I never said it was alright.
You read 'black lives matter protestors'. The reports chose to hide the fact the victims were white.
 

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robs1

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Anyone else disgusted over this acquittal? For a 17 year old to be walking the streets equipped as shown in the photos is totally unacceptable never mind being found innocent after shooting 2 (black) people and injuring a 3rd. Black lives don't matter do they, whatever platitudes the lawmakers spout in front of the cameras.
I don't have any backup for this but some time ago I read that on Independence Day, 4th July 2021, out of more than 400 shooting incidents there were 140 fatalities. You can understand why I am a bit doubtful over the truth of this.

Just as well the jury had the facts to make their decision, a bit or research might help
 

tje

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Anyone else disgusted over this acquittal? For a 17 year old to be walking the streets equipped as shown in the photos is totally unacceptable never mind being found innocent after shooting 2 (black) people and injuring a 3rd. Black lives don't matter do they, whatever platitudes the lawmakers spout in front of the cameras.
I don't have any backup for this but some time ago I read that on Independence Day, 4th July 2021, out of more than 400 shooting incidents there were 140 fatalities. You can understand why I am a bit doubtful over the truth of this.


Change your source of information ...
 

Vader

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He was part of a group of vigilantes who felt they had to behave thus since the police were doing little or nothing against the rioters (not protesters, N.B.)
Behave thus..?
You mean defend himself?
The 3rd guy he shot even admitted he pointed his pistol at Kyle before Kyle raised his gun and shot him first.

2 killed were chasing/attacking Kyle before they were shot.

Jury made right choice.
 
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Frankzy

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Anyone else disgusted over this acquittal? For a 17 year old to be walking the streets equipped as shown in the photos is totally unacceptable never mind being found innocent after shooting 2 (black) people and injuring a 3rd. Black lives don't matter do they, whatever platitudes the lawmakers spout in front of the cameras.
I don't have any backup for this but some time ago I read that on Independence Day, 4th July 2021, out of more than 400 shooting incidents there were 140 fatalities. You can understand why I am a bit doubtful over the truth of this.

f**ks sake the least you could do if you're going to be "disgusted over his acquittal" is spend more than 5 seconds when reading about it. I mean come on!

First of all it is not unacceptable in most states for a 17 year old to walk the streets carrying a firearm, it is in fact very much legal to do so. And anytime something like this happens it is a fair bet to assume there are a lot of armed people around.
You've already been corrected about the skin colour issue but I just want to say thank you. It's so satisfying to see someone be so self-assured in their opinion while it is blatantly obvious that they haven't the foggiest clue what happened! :ROFLMAO:

So let me spell out the whole complete timeline for you. (mostly copied cause no way am I writing out all this by hand)
In the hours leading up to the shooting, Rittenhouse appeared in multiple videos taken by protesters and bystanders and was interviewed twice: first by a livestreamer at the car dealership where he and a number of other armed men had stationed themselves, second by Richie McGinniss, a reporter for The Daily Caller. Rittenhouse was seen talking with police officers, and offering medical aid to those who were injured. When McGinniss asked Rittenhouse why he was at the car dealership, he responded: "So, people are getting injured, and our job is to protect this business. Part of my job is also to help people. If there is somebody hurt, I'm running into harm's way. That's why I have my rifle, because I have to protect myself, obviously. I also have my med kit." At some point, Rittenhouse left the dealership, was prevented by police from returning, and then headed to the Car Source lot farthest to the South.
First confrontation:
Part of the first confrontation between Rittenhouse and Rosenbaum was witnessed by McGinniss to whom it seemed that Rosenbaum and other protesters were moving toward Rittenhouse, who was in turn trying to evade them, Rosenbaum tried to engage Rittenhouse but he sidestepped Rosenbaum and started to run away. Aerial footage shows Rittenhouse being pursued across a parking lot by a group of people. Rosenbaum threw a plastic bag containing socks, underwear, and deodorant at Rittenhouse. A bystander named Joshua Ziminski then fired a shot into the air, Rittenhouse then stopped running and turned towards the sound of the shot. Rittenhouse testified at trial that prior to being chased by Rosenbaum, he heard another man tell Rosenbaum to "get him and kill him," but also knew that Rosenbaum was unarmed. Rittenhouse testified that he aimed his gun at Rosenbaum to deter him from pursuing him further.

Witnesses testified that Rosenbaum engaged Rittenhouse and tried to take his rifle from him. Rittenhouse then fired four rounds at Rosenbaum, McGinniss (one of the aforementioned witnesses) began administering first aid to Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse stood over McGinniss for half of a minute before fleeing, and was heard saying "I just killed somebody" on his cell phone to his friend Dominick Black as he sprinted out of the parking lot. Rosenbaum died shortly afterwards. Rittenhouse then ran down the street towards police vehicles pursued by a few protesters.
Second Confrontation:
Gaige Grosskreutz was filming the protest for the ACLU on a Facebook livestream. Shortly before midnight he said he heard gunshots to the south and observed Rittenhouse running in his direction on Sheridan Road. Grosskreutz said he ran alongside Rittenhouse and asked "Hey, what are you doing?" and "You shoot somebody?"

Protesters were heard on two different videos yelling "Beat him up!", "Hey he shot him!" and "Get him! Get that dude!" One individual struck Rittenhouse, knocking off his cap, shortly after which Rittenhouse tripped and fell to the ground. Others shouted "What'd he do?", "Just shot someone!" and "Get his ass!" While he was on the ground, one of the men in pursuit jump kicked Rittenhouse who fired twice but missed the man.

Another protester, Anthony Huber, made contact with Rittenhouse's left shoulder with a skateboard as the pair struggled for control of the gun. As Huber was pulling on the rifle, Rittenhouse fired once, hitting Huber in the chest, perforating his heart and right lung, causing his rapid death.

Grosskreutz testified he believed Rittenhouse was an active shooter. Grosskreutz had an expired concealed carry permit for a handgun and was carrying a Glock pistol. He approached Rittenhouse, who was on the ground, but stopped and put his hands up after Huber was shot. Grosskreutz then pointed his handgun at, and advanced, on Rittenhouse, who then shot Grosskreutz in the arm, severing most of his right biceps muscle.
At least 16 gunshots from other sources were heard on video during the time that Rittenhouse was on the ground.
After the shooting Rittenhouse got back to his feet and walked towards police with his hands up and the rifle strapped across his chest.
 
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br jones

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Joseph Rosenbaum, who was the first man who was shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse, was one of the most controversial characters in the trial.https://heavy.com/news/joseph-rosenbaum/
 
Anyone else disgusted over this acquittal? For a 17 year old to be walking the streets equipped as shown in the photos is totally unacceptable never mind being found innocent after shooting 2 (black) people and injuring a 3rd. Black lives don't matter do they, whatever platitudes the lawmakers spout in front of the cameras.
I don't have any backup for this but some time ago I read that on Independence Day, 4th July 2021, out of more than 400 shooting incidents there were 140 fatalities. You can understand why I am a bit doubtful over the truth of this.



In a court of law in the USA is was deemed within the law to be carrying the weapon and using it in self defence.

During a riot Rittenhouse, with others, attempted to protect property from rioters and looters. One of the people killed pointed a loaded gun at Rittenhouse, the other attempted to club Rittenhouse with a skateboard.

I'd also mention that the "Black Lives Matter Protesters" wanted to "Defund the Police", destroyed and looted property. Rioting and violence is what you get when you defund the Police. Not a very intelligent thing to have done IMHO.
 

mwj

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In a court of law in the USA is was deemed within the law to be carrying the weapon and using it in self defence.

During a riot Rittenhouse, with others, attempted to protect property from rioters and looters. One of the people killed pointed a loaded gun at Rittenhouse, the other attempted to club Rittenhouse with a skateboard.

I'd also mention that the "Black Lives Matter Protesters" wanted to "Defund the Police", destroyed and looted property. Rioting and violence is what you get when you defund the Police. Not a very intelligent thing to have done IMHO.


Could it be said that both of those people were also defending themselves from someone with a visible weapon?:scratchhead:
 

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