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RITTENHOUSE VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ALL COUNTS!

RITTENHOUSE VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ALL COUNTS!

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UPDATE: Rittenhouse Post-Verdict Analysis Online Event – Sunday, November 21, 7 p.m. Eastern

First count Rosenbaum: NOT GUILTY

Second count: McGinnis: NOT GUILTY

Third count: Unknown male NOT GUILTY

Fourth count: Huber: NOT GUILTY

Fifth count: Grosskreutz: NOT GUILTY

Andrew Branca:  Hey folks, this post is a kind of collaborative event, so here’s my brief contribution.  This was, of course, the only verdict consistent with the evidence, with the law, and with justice.

The State never had anything even close to disproving self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt, no case that a reasonable jury could possibly convict on, and despite that they brutalized this poor kid for a second time in this trial, after the initial series of murderous attacks on Kyle Rittenhouse.

For the last 14 months not only did Kyle have to deal with the PTSD of the physical attacks he miraculously survived the night of August 25, 2020, he had to worry whether this trial would end in a life sentence + five years with no possibility of early release. Then add in the contemptible conduct of the prosecution in preparing for and arguing this trial, with misrepresented evidence, mid-trial evidentiary gifts from the evidence fairy, and outright misrepresentations of the law, and from the perspective of this small-town lawyer, this entire affair was a legal horror show.

Then, after both parties had rested, and a fair and impartial jury ought to have returned verdicts of not guilty in the morning of the first day of deliberations, the defendant had to suffer through four days of uncertainty until the justice finally delivered mid-day on the fourth day.

We can only thank God that the jury ultimately delivered to Kyle Rittenhouse the justice and acquittals he so richly deserved.

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Anonymous Bosh | November 19, 2021 at 2:51 pm

Has anyone gone back to the live feed to listen to the PBS verdict analysis? Apparently, justice was impossible because of systemic racism, so of course he was going to get away with murder. I had to turn it off.

    I’ve honestly stopped listening and watching these talking heads. At this point either you believe everything is determined mostly by race or you don’t. It’s amazing to me anyone could believe one element outweighs all other values and bias. But there are people who believe. People love simple answers. We evolved to make quick decisions with very little information. That is still hardwired and a major factor in lots of us.

    henrybowman in reply to Anonymous Bosh. | November 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Why would anybody voluntarily tune in a government propaganda channel?
    It’s like Winston Smith going to ElectronicWorld to upgrade his videoscreen.

PBS, are we EVER going to defund that piece of crap

    Anonymous Bosh in reply to gonzotx. | November 19, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    It was a monotone panel of non-dissension, so, I guess if they (5) had been the jury, the vote would have been unanimous for conviction based on… ? I guess we can no longer have debates with varying points of view. Ah, Bill Buckley, where be your Firing Line now?

    This is big defeat for Yamiche Alcindor, who sees racism everywhere.

I’m very happy for Kyle and thank everyone here for their insights and articles.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to r2468. | November 19, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    I was so worried that they were going to hang him, The news brought a tear to my eye. Lets not forget that there are others sent to jail or who have had their lives destroyed. Zimmerman an Officer Wilson still deserve justice, as do people persecuted them.

How long will it be before, if ever, we hear an acknowledgement and/or even an apology from ‘Brandon the Uniter’ for the “white supremacist” biased remark made early on?

    The closest you’re going to get to that is SloJoe’s:
    “I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it.”
    as he tries to provide hisself some CYA for opening wide and inserting both feet.

    I truly hope he’s the first person served with a defamation of character suit

    henrybowman in reply to Another Voice. | November 19, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    During his trial for libel would be extra nice,

    Seems he is already getting DOJ/Merrick Garland involved.
    Sick, twisted, evil.

    God bless and protect Kyle Rittenhouse!

    It depends on how long the defamation suit will take. Brandon was a private citizen when he made that statement, he can’t hide behind the office, and the Clinton v Jones decision allows Kyle to bring the suit while Brandon is still in office.

Long time lurker, first time poster. Had to finally register in the wake of this verdict.

The 2A and self-defense were preserved today. But, due process is still very much in jeopardy. My thoughts are with Kyle and family, may they continue to heal. The days ahead are not going to be easy for them.

Many thanks to the LI team.

    amwick in reply to Tpopz. | November 19, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    What a great day for a first post.. Ya did great Tpopz!!! LI et al, they are the best!!

      Tpopz in reply to amwick. | November 19, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks

      LI has been one of the few sources of hope in recent years. I started frequenting the site during the Zimmerman trial and have looked here for insight ever since.

      I just cant imagine what kind of world the “other” side lives in. There are MANY folks in deep despair today. In deep despair because the Constitution was upheld? I just cant imagine that, and don’t want to even try.

    CuriousJustice in reply to Tpopz. | November 20, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Grand Jurys need to be restored to their former power, and every state should be constitutionally required to bring every felony charge before a Grand Jury.

Now I just can’t wait to see the first fame hungry juror on the news

Black Rifle Coffee needs to apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse. Hire him as a spokesperson now.

    DanInMN in reply to jhkrischel. | November 19, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Nah, they need to FOAD. Too late for them.

    gonzotx in reply to jhkrischel. | November 19, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I know, I can’t remember what they did exactly, what was it? They I remember sold their souls to go public

      Chewbacca in reply to gonzotx. | November 19, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      All they did was correct reports or stories that they sponsored Kyle.

        AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Chewbacca. | November 19, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        Liar!

        They didn’t correct anything. Here’s the comment:

        “It’s such a repugnant group of people. It’s like the worst of American society, and I got to flush the toilet of some of those people that kind of hijacked portions of the brand.”

        So, conservatives supporting Rittenhouse, who was found NOT GUILTY on all counts, are the worst of American Society.

        I gladly flushed their shit down the toilet. I don’t need their fucked up pussified brand.

        Fuck Joe Biden and Fuck Black Rifle Coffee.

        caseoftheblues in reply to Chewbacca. | November 19, 2021 at 6:09 pm

        This is what the CEO said about anyone supporting Kyle…
        “It’s such a repugnant group of people … It’s like the worst of American society, and I got to flush the toilet of some of those people that kind of hijacked portions of the brand.”
        ….
        Yah sure just keep telling yourself they were just clearing up sponsorship confusion….are you lying to us or yourself…just wondering

      jhkrischel in reply to gonzotx. | November 19, 2021 at 5:23 pm

      They sold themselves as the politically incorrect coffee unwilling to be muzzled, but when it came to Kyle, they explicitly distanced themselves from him when he was caught wearing a BRCC tshirt. They should have been one of the loudest voices supporting him, instead, they kept trying to assure their corporate masters that they were good little boys, and would never sponsor such a bad, bad person who acted in self-defense.

      I cancelled my BRCC subscription of over 6 years and moved to Minutemen Coffee, who made perfectly clear that they were 100% behind Kyle and lawful self-defense.

federal criminal indictment incoming !

Has anyone noticed that in many parts of the media as well as the throughout the prosecutor’s argument and his post-verdict statement, the phrase of ‘privilege of self-defense’ is being used. What?

I may be very wrong, but I thought the case law on this subject uses the phrase ‘RIGHT of self-defense.’ Is that not correct?

    Edward in reply to TargaGTS. | November 19, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    You are correct that defense of self and family is a right which is only abrogated under unique circumstances.

    Colonel Travis in reply to TargaGTS. | November 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    He is referencing the way Wisconsin law is written. For example:
    939.48  Self-defense and defense of others.
    “A person is privileged to threaten or intentionally use force against another…”

    I’m with you, I don’t like that wording and prefer “right.” Some states say in their statutes it is a right of self-defense. Some, like Texas where I am, the law refers to one being justified in the use of deadly force.

      The way it is written is old fashioned usage- and clearly establishes self-defense and defense of others as a right. As opposed to having to call 911 and see if the police- who have no duty to protect you- show up. Also a less clumsy construction, IMHO, then saying “a person has the right”. Two less words.

      Thanks. I was afraid they were trying to pull some kind of fast one.

      TX-rifraph in reply to Colonel Travis. | November 20, 2021 at 5:10 am

      I think the law is written that way so the State can control or even remove the privilege which is not so easy to do if it is a right.

    henrybowman in reply to TargaGTS. | November 19, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    You’re surprised that the Kenosha prosecutor lies about self-defense?
    “You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun.”
    How much more blatant can the lies be?

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to henrybowman. | November 19, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      Yep.

      According to the prosecutor’s logic, a woman loses the right to self defense against rape when she decided to wear revealing clothes.

The prosecution needs to be in the UNEMPLOYMENT LINE & the poor house for the , If a GOOD lawyer will take it on. WRONG they have done this young man. Time to regain your funds man

    Sally MJ in reply to willford2. | November 20, 2021 at 2:47 am

    I hope Binger is disbarred. I’m mean Nifonged . Is what he did so much different from what Nifong did? I don’t think so.

I am SO HAPPY for young Kyle! Justice prevailed! Today is a good day!

    JohnSmith100 in reply to M Eliza. | November 19, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Justice should have prevailed within hours, not 4 days.

    Hollymon in reply to M Eliza. | November 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Young Kyle may or may not turn his ordeal into a payday. I sure hope he does, BUT, the price of his freedom is that he has to leave his home forever. He can’t live in that little corner of the Midwest anymore. Way, way, too many nut jobs. They’ve got guns too.

Andrew is another blogger who deserves many thanks from readers for keeping us informed so much better than readers of the Democrats Propaganda Ministry outlets.
Fantastic job, doubt there is anyone who did it better.

I want suits on malicious prosecution and defamation and LOTS of them!

    henrybowman in reply to ex-leftist. | November 19, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    I just sent Kyle another donation (he still has bills to pay) with a note:

    “And now begins the long period of healing… and selecting the private island Kyle will buy with the libel awards from five news networks, every member of the Democrat “Squad,” GoFundMe, DiscoverCard… and President Brandon. Congratulations!”

      henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | November 19, 2021 at 10:16 pm

      Damn, I should have warned him NOT to take a Hunter painting as reparations.

      RandomCrank in reply to henrybowman. | November 20, 2021 at 11:08 am

      How did you do that? What are mechanics of reaching him? I will soon have a spare AR-15, milspec quality shot <100 rounds, and would like to give it to him. I am familiar with the transfer regulations. It would be legal, and at my expense. But I have no idea how to reach the young fella.

I hope at some point Kyle can get on with a reasonably normal life. I’m glad to see the jury members weren’t too intimidated to acquit, a nice win against more mob rule. I hope they can also get on with their lives and are not attacked and tormented for their service. Let’s hope the professional rioters realize that burning down Kenosha (or anywhere else at this point) will not serve their cause. That is if they actually have a cause beyond simple mayhem and destruction.

The Friendly Grizzly | November 19, 2021 at 4:37 pm

I know this is buried among several hundred comments, but I want to thank all of the Legsl Insurrection staff for the great work that they have done here.

1) Get in touch with Mr. Sandmann and retain his attorneys. Go after everyone in the MSM that smeared him.

2) Go after the prosecution. They had nothing, always had nothing and their conduct in prosecuting this case anyways was abhorrent.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to diver64. | November 19, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    I know very little about the convolutions of various laws. Don’t the prosecution have some sort of an immunity?

      Violation of civil rights under color of authority.
      It might be a viable lawsuit.

      Then there’s the misconduct allegations that will have to be dealt with by the bar and the courts, I think.

    amwick in reply to diver64. | November 19, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Sandmann has kinda reached out to Kyle… interesting.

    henrybowman in reply to diver64. | November 19, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Ironically, Kyle started out with Sandmann’s attorney (Lin Wood), but fired him after mom claimed he was more interested in using Kyle as a prop to support his run for South Carolina GOP chair than i actually defending him.

    caseoftheblues in reply to diver64. | November 19, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    I saw that Nick Sandman had already reached out to Kyle stating he was there for him for anything or anyway he might be helpful

    Keith_ in reply to diver64. | November 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Sandmann’s attorney was that nut-case Lin Wood. I doubt that Sandman got much more than a “nuisance” settlement amount from CNN. Probably less than $100K. Richard Jewell never got much money after Lin Wood represented him. He died broke. The $$ he got just broke even on legal expenses. I really hope Kyle gets the best defamation attorney’s available – not scam artists.

Andrew, you forgot to mention the blatant violations of Kyles 5th Amendment rights by the persecution prosecution.

Benjamin Crump should be served a defamation lawsuit for this insane rant.

https://twitter.com/BenCrumpLaw/status/1461771214976962562

I am extremely grateful that I was dead wrong about what this jury would do, and am very glad to admit I was wrong and try to be less black pilled in the future.

Democrats will lie, even when the truth is good enough.

    henrybowman in reply to Philip. | November 19, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I once joked that if there were a game show where lying and cheating were an encouraged part of the strategy, and Hillary was a contestant, she’d still find a new way to break those rules.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 19, 2021 at 5:29 pm

Today is the day that defenders of their cities and towns were protected from the mobs of Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

If Rittenhouse was found guilty on even 1 count, citizens would forever fear that if they protected their families, they would spend the rest of their lives in jail or dead.

It was a great day when Rittenhouse sent those scumbags to their graves. GrossAss will forever have a reminder of how much he deserved to have his arm permanently disabled.

    Guadalcanal has been overcome and secured by General Rittenhouse. This is just the start of a long campaign to liberate the USA. Just the end of the beginning so to say. The enemy is now desperate and their time is running out. Godspeed Kyle.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Elzorro. | November 20, 2021 at 9:03 am

      After 30 years of military service in the Combat Arms, I can say that Kyle Rittenhouse showed the same level headedness under pressure as many longtime combat vets.

      His trigger control, grace under pressure, and situational awareness were phenomenal.

      He will be remembered as the pioneer who stood up to the modern day Brown Shirts and refused to bend. The boy who in a 30 minute time span became a man.

A buffoonish hot take from Colin Kapernick

https://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/1461781712275443721

Rosenbaum:
He was 5’3″ and his registered weight was 165 lbs.
He went to McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona, USA.
On December 16, 2002, he was convicted in Arizona and was sentenced to 12 and a half years for two counts of sexual conduct with a minor. He racked up 42 disciplinary infractions while serving his sentence at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence, Arizona.
He was found guilty of disobeying order in Arizona on August 6, 2003, on April 28, 2004, on August 8, 2005 and on April 10, 2009.
In Arizona, he was found guilty of assault with weapon on January 22, 2007, possession or manufacture of weapon on May 15, 2008, tampering with security or safety development on April 10, 2009 and arson and possession of drugs or narcotics on October 23, 2009.
In Arizona, he was found guilty of assault on staff on March 16, 2009, on April 10, 2009, on March 3, 2010 and on March 31, 2010 and of obstructing staff on August 17, 2010.
From 2011 to 2014, he attended Pima Community College in Pima County, Arizona.
On August 15, 2017, he was included in the Wisconsin sex offender registry. He was removed from the registry after his death.
He has a daughter born in 2018.
On August 27, 2019, he was engaged to Kariann Sue Swart.
From Arizona, he moved to Kenosha in 2019. He started working at a Wendy’s restaurant in Kenosha on October 7, 2019.
He had an open case for misdemeanor bail jumping, which was filed on July 30, 2020. The conditions of bond prohibited him from possessing or consuming alcohol and controlled substances without a prescription and from having contact with Swart including her residence, electronic or third party. While he was on medication for bipolar disorder and depression, he did not fill his prescriptions because the local pharmacy was boarded up as a result of the unrest on August 25, 2020, Swart said when she testified in court on November 5, 2021.
He died at the age of 37. He was shot four times on August 25, 2020 by someone who was within four feet of him based on the autopsy report, Dr. Doug Kelley, a forensic pathologist with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, said during the murder trial of Rittenhouse on November 9, 2021.

This is the hero Binger referred to…….

    Rosenbaum was likely there and met his death due to mental illness. I am sure that the COVID lockdowns ordered by the DNC and carried out by D Governor exascerbated his illness. The second factor was the D Governor not calling in the National Guard, again on orders of DNC to sow division and elect the sock puppet Biden.

    This mayhem attracted Rosenbaum types, and the utter chaos allowed bad things to happen. The true victims are those involved in this horrible event, both Kyle and the mentally I’ll Rosenbaum. The blood is on the hands of Evers, Crump, the DNC, and their puppets, the MSM.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to E_Wyggyn. | November 20, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Binger is clearly a bottom of the class law school graduate.

I don’t wanna encourage boorish behavior but I hope under his dress shirt Kyle is wearing his “Free as F**k” t-shirt and that he’s going to soon gain legal possession of his rifle.

    murkyv in reply to WillS68. | November 19, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I wouldn’t want that gun after Binger had his slimy little piss-stained fingers on it

      henrybowman in reply to murkyv. | November 19, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      Brake cleaner covers a multitude of sins.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to murkyv. | November 20, 2021 at 9:22 am

      Headline (fictional story)

      In an unusual turn of events, the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used during the Kenosha Riots of 2020 was found to be used in another homicide of BLM and Antifa rioters after the verdict of Not Guilty on all counts was issued.

      The rifle had the fingerprints of Rittenhouse prosecutor Thomas Binger on the trigger, trigger guard, and barrel shroud. No other fingerprints were found on the weapon.

      Thomas Binger is now a person of interest in the killing of Muhammad Zulu, Kitty “Greenhair” Thompson, DeQuariois Jackson, and Beck Volk, alleged to be the sister of Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded by Kyle Rittenhouse previously.

      When asked about his finger prints on the weapon, Binger stated that he had never handled an automatic assault weapon in his life.

      /s

I hope Kyle goes to his safe house, has a couple of brewskis and gets to sleep for the next 24 hours

Mom needs to, too

Question: Under Wisconsin state law, is Kyle protected from civil lawsuits for defending himself from the mostly peaceful protesters that were trying to murder him?

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Drang. | November 20, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Well, to be honest, two of the “victims” can’t testify in court, and the third admitted to pointing a gun at him before having his arm vaporized.

    I am also sure that Drop Kick Man would prefer to stay out of the fray, since he got a free pass on testifying the first time.

    All of the other peaceful protesters were too busy jumping on cars, lighting fires, and helping themselves to free stuff at the local CVS.

      True enough, but the question is, can the families of the dead thugs still sue?

        AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Drang. | November 20, 2021 at 2:53 pm

        Oh, they could probably sue due to the loss of the welfare checks their progeny brought in.

        Uh, never mind. They were rapists, criminals, and shitbags who couldn’t keep a job at Wendy’s.

        But I can’t imagine what they could sue for. They were violating the law. You could make a case for wrongful death, but KR was found NG on charges.

          James B. Shearer in reply to AF_Chief_Master_Sgt. | November 21, 2021 at 1:02 am

          “But I can’t imagine what they could sue for. They were violating the law. You could make a case for wrongful death, but KR was found NG on charges.”

          You can still lose a civil case (where the standard of proof is less) after being found not guilty in a criminal case. For example OJ was found liable in a civil case.

The second best thing about the verdicts is we will never have to see or hear Littlefinger Binger again.

“We can only thank God that the jury ultimately delivered to Kyle Rittenhouse the justice and acquittals he so richly deserved.”

Hear! Hear!

carolinaandbaby | November 19, 2021 at 10:38 pm

Love seeing Braca on Laura. Thank you LI for the awesome coverage.

WOOHOO!!!! JUROR 54!!!!

The jury got it right—finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges. The fact that charges were brought before any serious investigation is evidence that the government was motivated by politics, which itself should be considered criminal. See the hard proof for yousel at Whatfinger News ( middle column near the top)

Left is going to give up on personal self defense and go back to Gun Control and Society Defense. In their world Riots, Looting and Arson are protected by the 1st Amendment right to peacefully assemble. Hence the ‘Mostly Peaceful Protest’ scheme.

Outstanding. Can’t wait for the televised proceedings for JKM’s assault and battery as well as Ziminsky’s brandishing, illegal discharge, and arson.

The jury ruled 12 to 0 on motive. I can’t think of a federal or civil infraction that Rittenhouse could be charged with that wouldn’t have to overturn this finding.

    James B. Shearer in reply to Petrushka. | November 21, 2021 at 1:05 am

    “… I can’t think of a federal or civil infraction that Rittenhouse could be charged with that wouldn’t have to overturn this finding.”

    IANAL but it seems like there might be a federal straw purchase violation regarding having his friend buy the gun for him.

      Nope. The friend bought the rifle and retained osnwership and possession of it. They did take it shooting one afternoon, but the real owner took it hoome and put it back into his safe. It was LOANED (legal in Wisconsin) t Kyle for the night he went to stand watch at his friend’s car dealerhip, which had v=been severely vandalised the night before and owner was expecting a rematch. So no “straw purchase” ever occurred, It was agreed that when Kyle rached the age to be able to BUY a long gun that he would buy it from his frined, going throghthe legal process whatever WI law dictates. I think private a=sales without BGC are still legal in Wisconsin. If not FFL here we come. Once the current owner gets it back and scrubs all of BInger’s cooties off of it.


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