A Wisconsin judge dropped the misdemeanor gun possession charge against accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse on Nov. 15. Rittenhouse admitted to killing 26-year-old Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 25, 2020.
Rittenhouse killed Huber and Rosenbaum during a Black Lives Matter protest after Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer on Aug. 23. in Kenosha. He claimed self-defense.
The 17-year-old killer traveled from Antioch, Ill., to confront Black Lives Matters protesters. The MAGA supporter killed the two men with his semiautomatic Smith & Wesson M&P 15 with a 16-inch barrel modeled after a military-style rifle at the protest. He also shot a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz, 28, who survived.
The Wisconsin judge allowed the defense to bar the prosecution from referring to the dead murder victims as “victims” but allowed for them to be referred to as “looters” and “rioters.” The defense argued self-defense because one of Rittenhouse’s murdered victims was armed with a skateboard.
Grosskreutz had a handgun but put his hands in the air when Rittenhouse shot Huber. Huber had hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard after the MAGA supporter shot and killed an unarmed Rosenbaum.
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) November 15, 2021
— Neo Jane (@NeoJane8) October 30, 2021
A cop was not held accountable for murdering Tamir Rice because the 12 year old Black boy was playing with a TOY GUN.
The judge in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial dismissed the charge of possession of a dangerous weapon when RITTENHOUSE had a loaded AR 15.
This is white supremacy.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) November 15, 2021
If #KyleRittenhouse was BLACK, he would’ve been shot and killed on site by police and y’all would be calling him a thug and an animal. No way would you hypocritical bigots be defending him.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) November 13, 2021
When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.
They never faced consequences.
If Kyle Rittenhouse gets acquitted, it tells them that even 7 years later they still can get away with it.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 15, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse went to the protest in Wisconsin with the intent to kill as his mother cheered him on.
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) November 15, 2021
MAGA supporters and Rittenhouse sympathizers have garnered sympathy by portraying Rittenhouse as a teenage do-gooder trying to stop rioters instead of a murdering MAGA supporter who killed innocent BLM protesters. The prosecutor told the jury that Rittenhouse was the one with the big gun and his self-defense claim was lunacy.
“You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun, when you are the one creating the danger, when you’re the one provoking other people.”
The underage weapons possession charge carried a jail sentence of up to nine months. Rittenhouse is still charged with first-degree intentional homicide and faces life in prison if he is convicted.