Today’s highly interesting read (11/05/21): The Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Murder or self defense?

Today’s read is from Douglas Andrews in The Patriot Post. Here’s an excerpt:

In another place and time, Kyle Rittenhouse wouldn’t be on trial. Instead, he’d be back in school like any other 18-year-old. Or in college, or working at his job. And he’d be hailed as a hero — as an American kid who took up arms on behalf of a desperate community, and took a stand against anarchy, mayhem, and wanton destruction of private property.

Today, though, Rittenhouse is on trial for his life in a Kenosha, Wisconsin, courtroom. He’s charged with six crimes related to the events of August 25, 2020, the third night of a Black Lives Matter protest-turned-riot that had already wrecked the city and its downtown businesses.

Those crimes? First-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, and misdemeanor possession of a weapon by a person under age 18. Cumulatively, they’re more than enough to put him away for life.

The trial is a litmus test for a deeply divided nation, and its outcome will have a monumental impact on those who believe they’re free to riot and destroy private property, and those who believe they have a right to protect that property and, if necessary, to defend themselves with deadly force.

Read the entire column here.

2 thoughts on “Today’s highly interesting read (11/05/21): The Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Murder or self defense?

  1. Pingback: Rittenhouse; Dems lose; Dems screw up everything; jabbing healthy kids; see you at Mass? | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

  2. You know the prosecution is losing and doing a terrible job when the judge tells the prosecutor off.
    The testimony from Rittenhouse moved me to tears as that kid regardless of how the trial goes has to live the rest of his life knowing what it is to take lives. Something many never really care to think about is that no matter what happens his life will never be the same again.

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