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RITTENHOUSE VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ALL COUNTS!

RITTENHOUSE VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ALL COUNTS!

Free at last!

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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Comments


Colonel Travis | November 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

OMG I am so happy for him and the law.
God bless America.

Excuse the profanity

Acquitted on all counts you liberal motherfucking assholes….now go destroy your own cardboard box the next time you want space to destroy

    A nationwide run and shortage of Sour Grapes has been announced by the White House. Emergency supplies are being rushed in from all over the world on Air Force supply planes. Leftists nationwide are having their heads explode. Stand by for information on your Civil Defense radio.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Elzorro. | November 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm

      Sadly, the supply chain and erosion of the workforce has led to more and more delays of these much-needed liberal supplies, including security blankets and coloring books. How will Twitter ever function without these life-saving safety measures???

    Someone had to say it!!!! Thanks!

Now it’s Binger’s turn.

Yeah Baby!!!!!!

Justice prevails! Let’s go, Brandon.

You just saw an innocent man break down in tears of joy for a system that tried just about everything to railroad him that the worst parts of our country could muster.

Thank you to the common man for upholding the law!

    Glad to see justice prevail. Very emotional watching Rittenhouse reacting to the verdicts. One can only imagine what he has been through. What an unbelievable young man.

      Think38 in reply to Think38. | November 19, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      If you missed it live, you can re-watch on the video feed (around the 3:30 mark).

      Colonel Travis in reply to Think38. | November 19, 2021 at 2:04 pm

      It affected me, too. This could be any of us! That is why I paid full attention to this trial. I’m so used to watching the videos in slo-mo, blurred, freeze-frame. When you get one that shows it all in real-time, what he did that night was damn amazing. He kept his cool and stopped only the threats he needed to stop and did no more. No mag dump, no bullet spraying. Controlled fire on the threat at the moment it was needed.

      He survived two fights. Physical and legal. The toll they must take, I cannot fathom.

      I hope he can get his life going. George Zimmerman to this day cannot live a normal life from what I understand.

      Godspeed, Kyle.

This is a HUGE win for those of us who’ve been looking for a reason to have faith in the system. Now let’s take care of what is sure to be heading our way.

    henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 19, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    JUST A MINOR EDIT…

    “What we have learned [today] is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something — for the first time [this year], I am really proud of my [countrymen]. And not just because [Kyle] has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I’ve seen people who are hungry to be [validated] around some basic common issues, and it’s made me proud.”
    —H/T to Michelle Obama

Pleasantly surprised. Good that the National Guard is standing by. They will be needed.

Hopefully, the libel and slander suits follow now. There needs to be a reckoning with the so-called press.

    guyjones in reply to Paddy M. | November 19, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I agree. Sue the daylights out of the execrable Joy Reid and the rest of the media lemmings/prostitutes/twits who slandered Mr. Rittenhouse as an alleged “domestic terrorist” and “white supremacist.” Blatantly false statements, made with obvious maliciousness.

    I hope Mr. Rittenhouse pockets lots of $$$ from the inevitable, generous settlements that he’s entitled to.

    scooterjay in reply to Paddy M. | November 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I’d thumbs up that comment 1000 times if I could. It’s time for the media’s game to bite them hard.

Did I hear that right? Did Schroeder just grant the motion to dismiss with prejudice after the verdict?

2A was on trial and it prevailed.

Great news. Now, I want to see Bar disciplinary proceedings for Binger and Krause, and, the local DA — this case never should have been brought to trial. Unethical and greasy prosecutors, brazenly shirking their ethical obligations as prosecutors, ignoring the factual and evidentiary record, charging a defendant based upon mob bloodlust and transparent political agitation/animus, and, putting this poor kid and his family through hell.

Thank you to Mr. Branca, once again, for his peerless and superb trial analysis and insights.

    Harry_the_Horrible in reply to guyjones. | November 19, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Neah.
    I want them to continue as ADAs.
    Think of all the damage they will do the Democrat cause before they come up for re-election.
    Kraus and Binger are famous now and not in a good way.

      Do realize that Kraus was never elected.
      He ran for DA as a Democrat and lost.
      The winner, having an assistant opening, hired him.
      All this while, there was no Republican opposing candidate for DA.
      Tells you everything you need to know about Kenosha right there.

    tbonesays in reply to guyjones. | November 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I think the withholding of evidence, if true, is more ‘ripe’ for a State Bar Ethics charge. I do not think they can be found ethical for filing charges when the Court allowed it to go to trial.

    And every case they ever touch in the DA’s Office now needs to be reviewed. … Both should be in jail, but for qualified or absolute immunity. … Perhaps that will be a benefit “immunity” will be legislated to a minimum or out of existence.

    BLSinSC in reply to guyjones. | November 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    The Judge had already said that there would be some hearings about evidence tampering and prosecutors’ misconduct! I hope THOSE are televised! I know “liberal tears” is just an expression, but if the Judge comes down hard on those two you’ll probably see some REAL LIBER TEARS!

      If the defense lawyers of people “successfully” prosecuted by these two isn’t already getting ready to file for mistrials because of the amount of misconduct seen in this trial, they’re not doing their job.

        henrybowman in reply to Miles Fortis. | November 19, 2021 at 10:41 pm

        I don’t see how this would be an effective use of energy.
        If these clowns committed misconduct, it would/should have come up in the form of defense objections or bench rulings.
        If it went un-noticed then, it’s probably not worth reinvestigating now.

Wow….judge just also dismissed WITH prejudice.

Eff you, shady lawyers. They didn’t even try to defend themselves.

There is justice , the 2A is alive and well, and there will be peace in the US

    CapeBuffalo in reply to Steven Brizel. | November 19, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Hopefully there will be peace but I think just a battle was won, a big one, but the war against our way of life is still in full tilt.
    A lot more to do , but enjoy the W !

The system worked now go after the RIOTERS

    Well, I dissent slightly, inasmuch as I would point out that if the system had truly worked, these charges never would have been brought against Mr. Rittenhouse, in the first place.

    This trial — like the Zimmerman show trial, years before it — is evidence that the vile Dhimmi-crats’ are bringing their obnoxious and cancerous totalitarianism to bear to corrupt DA’s offices and to corrupt what should ideally be apolitical, fact-based and evidence-based charging decisions.

      henrybowman in reply to guyjones. | November 19, 2021 at 10:46 pm

      Q: “Why has communism never worked?”
      Marxist: “Because the right people have never been in charge.”
      Q: “Why is the American system failing?”
      Patriot: …

      “Loocie, you gotta lotta introspection to do…”

How appropriate, that Joe Biden*, who slandered this innocent kid, is getting fucked in the ass by his doctor right now.

There is still justice in America.

Harry_the_Horrible | November 19, 2021 at 1:21 pm

This is great!
I thought the best he could get would be a mistrial!

Justice! He should never have been charged!

oh- and aside from being absolutely ecstatic that KR is free.

I cannot wait for Brandon Herrera’s emergency gun meme review.

Branca’s coverage has been dinner, Brandon’s coverage is dessert.

OK Mr. Jacobson, ’bout time you folks put a ‘like’ button on these pages! 🙂

Free Kyle!!!*
(*With purchase of Kyle at regular price)

I think Chirafisi just got a bunch of new clients.

Another example of how people are duped, especially progressives, to believe the slop thrown at them.

Re-watched and Kraus looks like someone just stole his lunch. I think Binger might slide off and blames this all on the less likeable fat guy. He definitely turned on him quickly regarding the drone video hearing during deliberations and held up his hands like “I had nothing to do with that”

Many thanks to all those who supported Kyle and contributed to his defense. More thanks to those who will stand up for truth.

smalltownoklahoman | November 19, 2021 at 1:25 pm

Thank goodness! Really can I say anymore than that?

Today is a beautiful day in America.

We were all on trial, and at least this time over justice prevailed.

MynameisallthatIhave | November 19, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Rittenhouse NOT guilty, MSNBC, NBC, AP, PBS and their readers/watchers hardest hit

    Are you kidding? They will get ratings booms from this for all of their wailing and gnashing of teeth coverage and liberals will lop it up like trumporn all over again.

    They’ve been waiting for this, but I hope all of the lawsuits are worth it because I expect them to keep coming.

    I’d also like to see gofundme sued into oblivion too.

Yes!

Rittenhouse is free and self-defense as a concept for all of us in the country is still safe.

Perhaps Juror 54 wanted to just go over the jury instructions one last time to satisfy herself that she was making the right verdict.

I hope that the prosecutors are dealt with for their garbage stunts they pulled during the trial.

Gaige Grosskreutz can kiss any hope of a $10 million dollar settlement goodbye.

I do hope Kenosha doesn’t suffer for this verdict from the left throwing a tantrum.

    healthguyfsu in reply to TheOldZombie. | November 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I hope Kenosha has or will elect leaders that will reflect the stones that a jury of their peers just showed by standing up to a bunch of loony bin jackholes with no positive contribution to society.

    SeiteiSouther in reply to TheOldZombie. | November 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    The settlement went poof when he made certain admissions on the stand.

Good answer.

Sad it came to an actual trial and glad the young man was vindicated in his actions (legally – morally he’s been in the clear from the word “go”).

Now let’s refer Curly and Barney to the bar for some sorely needed discipline

The judge clearly said he was dismissed with prejudice. Does that mean that the feds cannot go after him on some BS charges? Maybe that is just standard?

    great unknown in reply to amwick. | November 19, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    unfortunately, the judge has no power over the feds. expect the DOJ to go after him on domestic terrorism charges fortwith.

    Bruce Hayden in reply to amwick. | November 19, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Nope. Separate sovereigns. But unlikely, I think. Because the three assailants/victims were all white.

I have family contacting me from across the country with this news. So, so happy for Kyle!!! Justice was served!

Now get the prosecution.

Now, pray for the innocent folks in Kenosha who will have to suffer further at the deranged minds of Antifa, BLM and others who will flock to the protests of this just and correct verdice.

    NavyMustang in reply to jagibbons. | November 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    If riots happen again, they all deserve a good ass whuppin’. Didn’t Binger say that we all have to expect a good beatdown once in a while?

    henrybowman in reply to jagibbons. | November 19, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    TOUGH.

    Unless they get their armed asses out there where Kyle was, en masse, they deserve everything they voted for.

    There’s a word for people who always expect others to do all the heavy lifting.
    In fact, several.

Binger, the tyrannical liar who tried to railroad a great teenager. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.

This is such a clear case of self defense that this should never have gotten to this point, but thank God anyway that the jury reached the correct verdict.

I sincerely hope that Kyle will be able to put this behind him and that, as has happened to others, he will not be hounded by the mob. All peace to you, Kyle and your family!

    If we had protected the 2a like we have the 5a, we wouldn’t be here. So we must continue to fight, to get all of the Amendments the same status as 5a, but especially 1a and 2a!

Tremendous Justice for this fine young man!
God Bless the 2nd Amendment!

A question for the lawyers here, can Garland charge Kyle with anything after his acquittal and the dismissal with prejudice?

    jagibbons in reply to MarkS. | November 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    He can, but it shouldn’t go very far. The 7th circuit is largely conservative. And, it’s a tough case to say that Kyle infringed on anyone’s civil rights when he was cleared of all charges due to a self defense claim. Attacking someone while taking part in a riot is not really a protected civil right.

      Bruce Hayden in reply to jagibbons. | November 19, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Besides all of his assailants/victims were white. That makes it difficult to bring under other Civil Rights Act. The feds can’t bring murder charges, because that is mostly a state power, and a general murder statute would not be justifiable under the Commerce Clause. Killing a federal agent, etc, is a different question (but that didn’t happen).

    mbecker908 in reply to MarkS. | November 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t know the answer, but given that Obama’s AG didn’t go after Zimmerman or the cop that killed Michael Brown in self-defense, I can’t imagine they could make a case out of this.

From my cold, dead hands!

When do the disbarrment proceedings begin against these two prosecutors? Because that can’t happen soon enough–they are an absolute menace and a threat to the criminal justice system.

Thank you Lord Jesus

Thankfully, logical and obvious justice prevailed!

Is the “unknown male” the one known as JumpKick Guy? My understanding is that he is a criminal who is known to the prosecution. Supposedly, he offerred to testify and the prosecution declined.

Now then: the National Guard and the Kenosha police absolutely cannot put up with any nonsense tonight. True peaceful protest — sure, no problem. Violence of any kind? Arrest the perpetrators, every one, hold them, high amounts (think January 6th) of bail, and get them into court.

We either have the rule of law or we don’t. Now is a good time to find out.

HALLELUJAH! Next steps: 1) Give the prosecutors what they deserve for their disgraceful behavior 2) go after the jury intimidators. I hope they’ve got security for the jury members whose lives are all in danger now.

Sweeeeeeeeet!!

And, remember, in a criminal case, only the guilty get a fair trial.

Karen lost… FJB&K

What wonderful news! In light of the political sentencing of a “mostly peaceful” protestor to 41 mo. in prison, I was starting to think a fair trial was no longer possible. While this was also a political prosecution, the jury was able to see completely through it to the facts!

AnAdultInDiapers | November 19, 2021 at 1:36 pm

A comment on the judge: He’s taken a lot of flak throughout the trial, with people unhappy at his deferral of many decisions and motions.

He made two important points during the trial. At the very start he pointed out that the eyes of the country (and the world) were on this trial, and that people expected to see justice.

Throughout the trial he put his faith in the jury, and repeatedly avoided making decisions that they should be trusted with, and said explicitly that this was what he was doing.

He left open multiple options for intervening in the result of the case, but was always waiting for the jury to reach a verdict.

Now they have. They’ve reached a verdict of not guilty on all charges. They’ve done this despite the Brady violations, despite the prosecutors’ behaviour leading to the judge telling them he believed they did not act in good faith, despite the prosecutor gravely violating the defendant’s constitutional rights, despite the miraculously found evidence, despite the inexplicably fuzzy picture, despite the prosecutors changing their arguments mid-case, despite all the shenanigans and nonsense, and despite the obvious risks to which this exposes them, their city and their families.

Despite all of that, not guilty. It’s hard to see how the judge could’ve assured a more thorough and indisputable verdict. Give him credit for that.

That last comment, K represents the Karen juror, not Kyle…

    henrybowman in reply to stl. | November 19, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Actually, Karen the juror came through. She could have thrown all sorts of shoes into the works, but she chose not to.

I told everyone here in the last couple of days that everyone was being too much of a negative Debbie Downer. I had full confidence in the defense. Contrary to Legal Insurrection’s opinion, I think the defense did a very good job

    healthguyfsu in reply to Mercyneal. | November 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Going to give a pass and not call shots….this is a good day.

    I think we were all a little beaten and had developed a heightened sense of dread after the quick rush to a guilty judgment in the Chauvin trial.

      healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 19, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      By the way, those people are cowards and Minnesota deserves every piece of garbage it has reaped and will be coming its way, including Omar the illegal!

    henrybowman in reply to Mercyneal. | November 19, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    In our defense, some of us felt outlandishly burned by the Chauvin jury, whose defense did an even slightly better job.

Wonderful News! I
am so happy for Kyle, his family….and America!!

Biden will pardon the prosecution instead of turkeys next week

Now, the fun begins.

1. Tune into MSNBC and all the other lib MFM outlets who now have to explain to their audiences how this could happen since they’ve been telling them for over a year this was clear cut murder committed by a MAGA hat wearing white supremacist. I hope it approaches the hilarity of the disbelief when Scott Walker won in WI.

2. Watch the squad implode, particularly the angry black chicks.

3. Gun Owners of America should ask Antifa/#BLM where they plan to rampage next. Sort of like asking a band for their tour schedule. No reason, really, just curious.

4. L.A. Times just printed an op-ed saying that Schroeder chose the wrong solution for bad coverage of the trial. They’re trying to keep their comatose readership sedated by lying to them that Schroeder banned MSNBC because he didn’t like their coverage, as opposed to the fact that MSNBC/NBC attempted to dox/intimidate the jurors by exposing their identities. Thanks, L.A. Times, for reminding me of all the deliberate lies the MFM told about Rittenhouse. So, when does Rittenhouse kick off lawsuitpalooza? There’s no amount of money those bastards don’t owe this guy. Hopefully, they’ll have to pay more than what they’re insured for and at least some will be bankrupted.

4. Cherry on top? Defamation suit against Biden. Sure, he probably can’t be sued while in office. But look at the doddering, drooling, old soulless ghoul. How long can it be until he’s out of office?

I’m sure there are more upsides I can think of but that’ll do for now.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Arminius. | November 19, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    He has speech writers that basically make his brain work for him. I’m sure they have executive privilege but even prying up a name from the cabal currently in the WH would be a useful exercise of exposing the illegal deeds going on in the nation’s capital right now.

      Actually, Slow Joe called him a White Supremasist during the campaign last year and taunted DJT for not doing the same.
      Doubt he has executive privilege to hide behind since it was said on the campaign trail before he was elected.

    alaskabob in reply to Arminius. | November 19, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Lawsuits must go forward for defamation …

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | November 19, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Yes. I can count to five. But upon finding out KR has been fully vindicated I was as giddy as a 6 y.o. on Christmas morning finding out I got a BB gun, a puppy, AND a pony.

    rochf in reply to Arminius. | November 19, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Just waiting for the potted plant in the White House to come out with yet another defamatory comment about the injustice of this, or some other nonsense.

    November 2022 can’t come soon enough for the red wave.

Ron Coleman, legal insurrections lawyer, is on Rikieta law on YouTube right now.

Thanks to Legal Insurrection for …once again… doing a superb job. I started with you with the Zimmerman case and it’s been a great time ever since.

If any jurors get demonstrations publicly against them or their house, I volunteer to stand guard and help protect them (only if the state won’t do its job with police protection). Anyone with me??

What despicable people the prosecutors are, to have put Rittenhouse through this–the video of him hearing the verdict is hard to watch

    Morning Sunshine in reply to rochf. | November 19, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    so hard. you could see when his strength started going, and hope started entering his heart. And then to see the complete loss of muscle function. He is going to be a physical wreck for a few days after that.

Fox has a ticker up”waiting for WH statement”
F-kers

Wher sis the video of him hearing the verdict?

A good day for Kyle Rittenhouse and the criminal justice system. Let no one forget the stage was set in Kenosha when the governor refused to use the National Guard in sufficient numbers to restore order when local and state police could not or would not. Wisconsin failed last year in fulfilling the basic role of government: the maintenance of order and the protection of lives and property. When order breaks down and the crazies come out, the people will protect themselves by whatever means necessary.

Thanks to the folks at legal insurrection for telling the truth about this case from the beginning.

    NavyMustang in reply to tk. | November 19, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Yes! And a HUGE THANK YOU to Andrew for his no nonsense, clear coverage of all these trials.

    I don’t even consider going to any other source when trials like this are in the offing.

    Well done, sir!

Beautiful! Thank you Lord!

Now:

1) Indict all those at the riots, including Grosskreutz and Mr. “Known” Male…apparently the FBI has HD video and can find out who like they did to the 500 arrested for wandering around the Capitol.
2) Sanction the Prosecution.
3) KR needs to file lawsuits against everyone from the prosecution/DA, the WI governor, the MSM…and all the way up to Mr. MAGU (Make America Grovel and Useless).

How’s that 70’s show go?

“Thank you Wisconsin “

I hope they have police protection for Kyle, his family, the defense lawyers and the jury.

Voters in Virginia…jurors in Wisconsin…the counterrevolution continues.

caseoftheblues | November 19, 2021 at 1:53 pm

Literally cried seeing Kyle’s collapse and reaction to verdict….the utter hell he has been thru conveyed in 7 seconds. Any after hearing the evidence and seeing that reaction that still want that kid thrown into the social justice meatgrinder for their own profit and power gains…are far far worse and more truly evil then we previously believed them to be.

The jury bailed out the judge, and thumbed their noses at the ethically-challenged prosecutors.

Unfortunately the war is not over. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Feds make threatening noises – or even cook up some bogus charges of their own.

    AnAdultInDiapers in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | November 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    No, the judge gave Rittenhouse the best possible result: Not Guilty despite everything.

    Oh, and then the charges were dismissed with prejudice. Is that normal following a Not Guilty verdict?

Hearing the first not guilty, and the next and the next and the next… I honestly started crying tears of joy, and I’m a grown-ass manly man.

So congratulations Kyle. Very sorry that you will have to deal with this the rest of your (hopefully) long and fulfilling life.

What a relief. I knew what a just result would be, but I also know an intimidated jury can go awry.

FYI, a quick tour of the MFM sites indicate that they plan on dealing with this news by continuing to lie to the morons who think they are getting real news. For instance The Hill is reporting that KR was acquitted of killing and wounding protesters at demonstrations.

As if that is what happened.

Hopefully KR can make bank by teaching these @$$holes that, yes, Virginia, there is a downside to lying.

civisamericanus | November 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm

Now it’s time for more trials… of the social media companies and others who called Rittenhouse a mass murderer. I believe that is known as libel per se.

Midfiaudiophile | November 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm

I’m so glad the jury came to the right conclusion here, but I hope that Binger and Kraus get some feedback from the Bar for their conduct in this case.

Can’t improve on the comments above but must note my relief. Stay vigilant. The evil Left does not give up. They must be crushed. This bullet may have been dodged but the sniper is still out there.

Justice served, thank goodness this was done in the open, without the filters on the mainstream media to paint the narrative

I’m loving that Kraus and Binger jeopardized their law licenses when they cheated during this trial: suborning perjury, denying the defense evidence, hiding witnesses, etc, and got nothing for it in the end. Now, I’m hoping Judge Schroeder’s “there will be a reckoning” comment will be fulfilled.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Ann in L.A.. | November 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    There is no way these two jackasses haven’t behaved in court that way before. This was just the first time they were caught doing it in front of lots of people.

    Very skeptical anything will happen to them, I want to be so wrong. What they did is criminal in my eyes.

Wonder what the line is in Vegas for rioting after dark tonight in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis? Or perhaps that is a given occurrence. Perhaps an over/under on total damages in each city?

I hereby nominate Kyle Rittenhouse as the Director of the FBI!

Kudos again on your superlative coverage

that one picture of Roberts looking relieved tells you that he was over his head. Attorney on over at Rekeita law just said, the defense won is spite of itself… Wow

Dear Legal Insurrection,

Can you please provide the same coverage for the persecution of the McMichaels and Bryan?

It is another attempt to force mob justice on Normals protecting their community.

Thanks.

    Colonel Travis in reply to kentclizbe. | November 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Not so sure about their innocence, now that we have the case going. From the Rekeita panel, Nate has been following this closely and it sounds like the McMichaels didn’t adhere to the law and are screwed. I don’t know about Bryan.

      The state’s whole arguement in the McMichaels case is that they didn’t have a right to make a citizens arrest because its not reasonable to suspect that a prowler has the intent to steal something, and there is no right to arrest someone who commits a crime in your presence if they make an escape and it takes you 10 days to catch them. About as rediculious as Binger’s agruement that you can use a weapon to defend yourself from an attempted murder if the murder is armed as well as you are.

        bigo in reply to bigo. | November 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm

        About as rediculious as Binger’s agruement that you can use a weapon to defend yourself from an attempted murder if the murder is armed as well as you are.Need to proof read before I post. lol

          bigo in reply to bigo. | November 19, 2021 at 2:50 pm

          About as rediculious as Binger’s agruement that you can’t use a weapon to defend yourself from an attempted murder unless the murder is armed as well as you are. Third time is charm.

        Colonel Travis in reply to bigo. | November 19, 2021 at 3:56 pm

        This is from Nate just a few minutes ago:

        “Court rules Defendants must have either witnessed the crime OR it occurred in the defendants presence for a lawful citizen arrest.

        Defendant already conceded that they did not. ”

        Sorry, the defendants screwed up. This is not like the BS Binger was peddling. They’re going to jail and it sounds like the defense might be looking for a deal to keep that jail time lower than if it went to a jury.

        Colonel Travis in reply to bigo. | November 19, 2021 at 3:56 pm

        I got what you were saying, I wish this site had an edit button.

    c_programmer in reply to kentclizbe. | November 19, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    I’m sure Branca will go back to covering the case on his LOSD blog, he only stopped covering it for this trial. Although it will probably be behind the normal paywall his blog has.

Trump-DeSantis in 2024!!!!

Ole’ for 54. Ole for the Judge. Ole’ for Kenosha, Ole’ Ole’

Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

Too bad about those settlements for the famblys.

Black Friday sales come a week early!!!

Now: justice for Derrick Chauvin.

MSNBC is doubling down that he was guilty but it couldn’t be proven. Dirt bags!!

“Not Guilty…and now would representatives for the media please follow the bailiff to the waiting area in the parking lot where the tigers and crockadiles are arriving so that you can be torn apart and consumed on national television”

Bravo Kyle. You’ve been through hell.. twice.

Andrew, I caught you on Rekieta Law just after the verdict was announced. Your comment on Kyle Rittenhouse engraved AR-15 Lowers coming soon was priceless! But why not full rifles? I can see it now, “Four Doors, More Whores” engraved on the barrel, and engrave the safety selector “Safe” and “Havvvvockk!” You could also advertise shipping that is “Free As F*ck! when you buy the Kenosha Model with the Gaige Grosskreutz Commenmorative Arm Brace.”

Kidding aside, I am genuinely surprised at this verdict, in a good way. I was convinced that the current tide of wokeness in this country would force a hung jury. I’m so happy to be wrong, and my faith is partially restored in my fellow citizens.

For those envisioning massive payouts to Kyle for defamation by media outlets, I hate to be a wet blanket, but officials of the State of Wisconsin had so thoroughly defamed Kyle in the months prior to trial, it would be difficult for Rittenhouse to show he was primarily damaged by media reports. Unfair, but probably the reality.

His lawyer Richards is being interviewed right now

He said Kyle is in counseling for PTSD

HIPPA?

The Friendly Grizzly | November 19, 2021 at 2:46 pm

I am pleased.

Richards is dissing the “first 2 lawyers” for Kyle

    jhkrischel in reply to gonzotx. | November 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Richards can say whatever he wants now – he gets a pass, because he got the acquittals. Might have been messy, unprofessional, and lucky as fu_k, but he took the shot, and hit the target.

    He took a lot of flak during the trial, and he’s allowed to cash in however many “i told you sos” he wants.

    Congratulations to the defense.