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Kyle Rittenhouse

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Dear Steele,

Rittenhouse had no business owning or possessing his
Smith & Wesson M & P 15 or being in Kenosha that night.
A friend bought the gun which Rittenhouse paid for using
a government stimulus check because he was too young to
purchase an assault rifle. Rittenhouse put himself in
harm's way. He was the only one who pulled a trigger that
night. He also had a reputation for violence which the
judge ruled out.

Prosecutor Thomas Binger said in his closing argument
at Rittenhouse's murder trial:

"You can't claim self-defense for a danger that you create."

It turns out you can - in Wisconsin!

But as an article in The Washington points in its opinion
piece points out - being found not guilty on all 5 charges
does not mean he's morally innocent.

The guy showed no remorse for what he did. And he got
rewarded for it.

Not only is it pathetic. It's sick!
Posted by Foxy, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:05:34 AM
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Foxy,
Why should the lad shew remorse, he performed a public service.
No comment on the wounded felon pointing an illegally held pistol at Rittenhouse with obvious intent to harm him?
The Prosecutor was a beauty, he picked up a gun in court, put it to his shoulder and aimed it with his finger on the trigger, and didnít check to see if it was loaded,.
Now thatís demonstrating a regard for safety.
Posted by Is Mise, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:42:58 AM
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cont'd ...

The article in The Washington Post tells us that
Rittenhouse's behaviour was needlessly provocative.
He crossed state lines from his home in Illinois
and foolishly put himself in harm's way.

Rittenhouse was the only person to pull a trigger that night.
He broke dopwn sobbing during his testimony not because of
what he did but because he claimed he felt he was in danger
in a place where he should not have been in the first place.

The Post tells us not to under estimate the power of
Rittenhouse's tears or the audible sobbing of his mother in
the court room. It had an effect on the jury of 7 women and
5 men.

Also a series of decisions by Judge Bruce E. Schroeder tipped
the scales in Rittenhouse's favour. The Judge forbade the
prosecution from calling the men Rittenhouse shot as "victims."

The Post says that more significantly the Judge blocked
the prosecutors from introducing 3 pieces of evidence that
illustrated the trigger-happy defendent's propensity for
violence.

The jury should have been given the chance to decide for
themselves Rittenhouse's state of mind - which would have shown
he was looking for trouble.

The Judge also dismissed the 6th charge against Rittenhouse -
the possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 -
which Rittenhouse was at the time of purchase.

The whole trial was a farce. Had Rittenhouse been black -
the verdict would have been entirely different. That is the sad
state of affairs in the "land of the free and the brave."

We should all be grateful we live in this country.
Posted by Foxy, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:46:11 AM
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Foxy,
WOW1!
The continuation of your post breaks your record for unfounded assumptions; still I must admit that I seem to have read them before; do you ever do any original thinking?
Posted by Is Mise, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 10:08:03 AM
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"Rittenhouse was the only person to pull a trigger that night."

That is simply, laughably wrong. Wrong as in not even close to the truth. Wrong in the same way that saying the sun rises in the west is wrong. Wrong as in hiding the facts of the matter.

A 'protestor' (really they were arsonists and looters) named Ziminski fired the first shot while Rittenhouse was running away, making Rittenhouse think he was being targeted. Seconds later Rosenbaum caught him and tried to grab the gun.

So wrong.

Foxy also thinks the law was wrong to not allow supposed evidence of prior violent acts by Ritternhouse. I assume, because Foxy is strenuously even-handed, that she also thinks its wrong that evidence of previous sexual activity by a 'victim' can't be used in a rape trial.

I'm trying hard these days to not pile on with Foxy and SR when they make voluminous and egregious errors. So even though her posts on this are riddled with errors and half-truth as above, I'll leave it at that.
Posted by mhaze, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:52:46 PM
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I don't know too much about the circumstances arising out of this unfortunate event - What I do know, if it were up to me Mr RITTENHOUSE wouldn't be permitted within a mile of an F/A for 'any' reason. The whole gun culture in the United States makes me despair singularly.
Posted by o sung wu, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:59:10 PM
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