Kyle Rittenhouse (born January 3, 2003) also known as the Kenosha Kid was a teenage lifeguard during the 2020 BLM riots and Leftwing insurrection in Kenosha, Wisconsin who volunteered to guard businesses during a violent Marxist insurrection and to render first aid to injured participants. Rittenhouse became the target of multiple attempts to murder him by communist insurrectionists and assorted leftwing criminals. Rittenhouse then was the victim of malicious prosecution by a liberal Democrat assistant district attorney and career opportunist wanting to run for District Attorney, as well as racist and defamatory attacks by Democrat socialist leader Joe Biden in a paid political advertisement during the 2020 presidential election. Alleged journalist Chris Wallace also defamed Rittenhouse during a presidential debate, among dozens of other mainstream media figures over an extended period lasting nearly a year and half and throughout the trial.
Rittenhouse was acquitted in the self-defense shooting of 3 white criminal leftwing activists. Two of the leftwing activists died, one was a 5-time convicted child rapist and the other convicted on multiple counts of domestic abuse and violence against women. A third criminal assailant, affiliated with the Marxist Our Revolution organization, was illegally in possession of a handgun after being convicted on a firearms charge, which he pointed at the victim's head and was shot in self-defense. During the trial, the Democrat prosecutor referred to the convicted pedophile and other convicted felons attempting to kill Rittenhouse as "heroes".
- 1 Background
- 2 Kenosha riot
- 3 Rush to judgement
- 4 Defamation attacks
- 5 Trial
- 5.1 Anarcho-tyranny
- 5.2 The gun
- 5.3 Doctored evidence
- 5.4 Prosecutor push witness to lie to police
- 5.5 NBC jury tampering and intimidation
- 5.6 Threatening the judge
- 5.7 Youtube cernsorship
- 5.8 Acquittal
- 5.9 Aftermath
- 5.10 Conservatives embrace
- 6 International reaction
- 7 In popular culture
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Rittenhouse urged friends on Facebook in December 2018 to donate to the charity Humanizing the Badge for his 16th birthday, the Washington Post reported. Using Facebook’s fundraiser feature, the teen wrote that the group seeks to “forge stronger relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.”
During the 2020 Marxist uprising Rittenhouse was employed as a community lifeguard in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After finishing his work on August 25, 2020, he wanted to help clean up some of the damage caused by leftwing rioters the previous evening. Many of the rioters came from as far away as Minnesota and Oregon. Rittenhouse and a friend went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters. Later in the day, they received information about a call for help from a local business owner, whose downtown Kenosha auto dealership was largely destroyed by mob violence. The business owner needed help to protect what he had left of his life’s work, including two nearby mechanic’s shops. Kyle and a friend were given rifles due to the deadly violence gripping Kenosha (and many other American cities) and headed to the business premises. The weapons were in Wisconsin and never crossed state lines. Wisconsin's open carry law has an exemption for 16 and 17 year olds.
When Rittenhouse arrived at the mechanics shop, he and others stood guard to prevent further destruction. Journalist Mark Dice presented a short video on his Twitter account of Rittenhouse that night offering services as an EMT and beginning to aid a woman with a minor wound. Later that night, long after the 8 p.m. curfew had passed, the police began to disperse a group of rioters. While dispersing the mob, police maneuvered a mass of individuals down the street towards the auto shops. Rittenhouse and the others were threatened and taunted, but he did not react. Rittenhouse's lawyer John M. Pierce explains “His intent was not to incite violence, but simply to deter property damage and use his training to provide first aid to injured community members.” At 11:44 p.m., police reported three or four people trying to light vehicles on fire at a car lot on 63rd Street and Sheridan Road.
As Kyle proceeded towards the second mechanic’s shop, he had obtained a fire extinguisher and ran along a driving area of a property bordering the nearby police-patrolled thoroughfare to pass it to someone else who was putting out auto fires started by the rioters. This conspicuous effort to quell the effects of the violence attracted the notice of rioters among the mass jealous of being upstaged by his participation in the (though largely-unwatched) prestigious type of act.
Soon he was accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy. This outraged the rioters and created a mob now determined to hurt Kyle. They began chasing him down. A YouTube video shows the closest pursuer, attacker Joseph Rosenbaum, tossed an object at Kyle as he ran. Kyle attempted to get away, but he could not do so quickly enough. Upon hearing the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with Rosenbaum lunging towards him and grabbed his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking him. Rittenhouse stopped to render aid for his attacker.
Faced with a growing mob, Kyle fled for his safety and his survival. Another attacker struck Kyle from behind as he fled. Kyle turned as the mob pressed in on him, and he fell to the ground with people shouting "get him!" One attacker kicked Kyle in the head while he was on the ground. Another bashed him over the head with a skateboard. In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or use his own weapon against him, Kyle fired at his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed with a Glock.
Rittenhouse got up and continued down the street in the direction of police with his hands in the air. He attempted to contact multiple police officers, but they told him to keep moving. He fully cooperated and turned himself in to the police in his hometown, Antioch, Illinois later that evening.
According to Robert Barnes of Barnes Law, if an assailant grabs the gun of a person holding a gun, that makes the assailant no longer unarmed and can be interpreted as a lethal threat. Both assailants shot dead grabbed for Rittenhouse's weapon.
The common thread among the three BLM terrorists shot by Rittenhouse, all with extensive criminal backgrounds, is their anti-police sentiment for participating in leftist riots rather than any anti-racist motivations.
Joseph ‘JoJo’ Rosenbaum was id’d as the first fatality. Rosenbaum was a racist registered sex offender for a sex crime involving a minor under the age of twelve. Rosenbaum spent 12.5 years in the Arizona penal system, compiling an extensive record while in prison. According to the terms of his probation, even approaching a minor like Rittenhouse without a designated legal supervisor was grounds for its revocation.
The second punk, Anthony Huber (who ineffectually wielded a skateboard as a weapon against Rittenhouse), also had a lengthy criminal record. In 2012, Huber pleaded guilty to two felony domestic abuse charges: strangulation and suffocation, and false imprisonment, use of a dangerous weapon.
People's Revolution Movement member and career criminal Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, had part of his arm blown off. Grosskreutz, who considered himself an EMT, had a tattoo reading "Do Know Harm" that was vaporized. He has a criminal record that includes being intoxicated & armed with a firearm. At the time of the shooting Grosskreutz was a felon in possession of a handgun. His mask had a pentagram from the church of Satan. Social media posts by a friend of Grosskreutz named Jacob Marshall said that Grosskreutz’s “only regret was not killing the kid and hesitating to pull the gun before emptying the entire mag into him,” contradicting mainstream fake news media reports of "peaceful protests."
Joshua Ziminski, the man who fired the first shots from behind Rittenhouse during the fatal incident was charged with disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon for firing his weapon during the incident on August 25, 2020 Casandra Fairbanks of the Gateway Pundit reported. According to the charging document, Kenosha detectives obtained videos in which Ziminski
|“was holding a black handgun, which he was holding in his left hand, pointing downward. Detective Howard reports that in reviewing multiple other videos, he was able to see the defendant and [his wife] Kelly Ziminski, in and around multiple other people on the streets, and the defendant was seen holding the handgun down at his side in said videos.
In another video, the defendant and Kelly are seen walking near a fire in the area of the Ultimate Gas Station lot. In later video, the defendant’s right arm is seen on the video, which is taken near 63rd Street and Sheridan Road, in the City and County of Kenosha, State of Wisconsin. Detective Howard reports the defendant’s arm pointing the gun upward towards the sky. Detective Howard observed a muzzle flash emit from the handgun, and heard a gunshot at the same time. In another video, the defendant is clearly seen at that same location. The defendant is seen walking in the same area, holding his right arm upwards, and firing off one shot from his handgun. The defendant and his wife are then seen leaving the area. Several other people are in the nearby vicinity when the defendant fires the handgun.”
The police went on to report that when speaking to Ziminski, and his wife who was present at the time, both admitted that he had fired off a “warning shot” into the air. This strengthened the case that Rittenhouse had reason to fear for his life and was acting in self defense.
A New York Times timeline of events of the shooting states,
|“while Mr. Rittenhouse is being pursued by the group, an unknown gunman fires into the air, though it’s unclear why. The weapon’s muzzle flash appears in footage filmed at the scene.
Mr. Rittenhouse turns toward the sound of gunfire as another pursuer lunges toward him from the same direction. Mr. Rittenhouse then fires four times, and appears to shoot the man in the head."
In a previous statement from Rittenhouse’s defense team, they explained that he was acting in self defense.
|“Kyle stopped to ensure care for the wounded attacker but faced a growing mob gesturing towards him. He realized he needed to flee for his safety and his survival. Another attacker struck Kyle from behind as he fled down the street. Kyle turned as the mob pressed in on him and he fell to the ground,” his legal team says. “One attacker kicked Kyle on the ground while he was on the ground. Yet another bashed him over the head with a skateboard. Several rioters tried to disarm Kyle. In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or even use his own weapon against him, Kyle had no choice but to fire multiple rounds towards his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed attacker. The rest of the mob began to disperse upon hearing the additional gunshots.”|
Joshua Ziminski used the pseudonym Alex Blaine on Facebook and other social media. Ziminski is a longtime veteran community organizer for the Antifa domestic terrorism organization. Ziminski has an extensive criminal background and sports a tatoo of an upside cross on his forehead and the word "SIN". On the night of the of the deadly assaults on Kyle Rittenhouse, Ziminski was out of jail on $1,000 bond for illegally discharging a weapon. Ziminski, as was Gaige Grosskreuz, illegally in possession of a firearm the second night of the riot. Ziminski's wife, Kelly Ziminski was returned to jail on a probation violation for being in attendance at the riot. Joshua Ziminski was charged with arson by assistant district attorney Thomas Binger.
Ziminski is heard and seen in multiple videos shouting, "Get him!" to Anthony Huber, Gaige Grosskreuz, and Maurice Freeland, who was referred to as "jump kick man" in the trial. The trio were among several Antifa/Black Lives Matter terrorists who assaulted Rittenhouse with intent to cause grave bodily injury or harm shortly after Rittenhouse told Grosskreuz he was running to the police to surrender himself after the self-defense shooting of JoJo Rosenbaum. Ziminski, a key conspirator in the incitement of the Kenosha riots and a material fact witness, was never called to testify in the Rittenhouse trial. It was Ziminski who fired the first shot behind Rittenhouse seconds before Rittenhouse turned to see JoJo Rosenbaum lunging for his weapon. Several witnesses, as well as video tape evidence, show Ziminski and Rosenbaum working together to commit multiple felonious acts of arson to private property throughout the evening.
Kenosha Police recommended charging Ziminski with: felony 2nd degree reckless engendering safety; disorderly conduct; obstructing/resisting officer; and bail jumping. The Kenosha DA dropped the most serious charges which could have carried a 20 year sentence upon conviction, and only charged Ziminski with disorderly conductj The bail-jumping charge would have been the easiest to prove. He was currently out on a $500 cash bond in Racine for domestic battery after hitting his wife in the face in a moving vehicle with his two children in the backseat. According to Ziminski's 31-page rap-sheet he has multiple arrests for each of the following : reckless endangering safety, robbery-use of force, bail jumping, violate restraining order, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of switchblade, domestic battery, hit and run, and much more.
Just prior to Ziminski's January 31, 2022 trial date for jury selection, Ziminski was arrested and jailed for witness intimidation while walking into the court house. The trial was delayed until March 2022, and Ziminski was remanded to custody with an increase in bail.
On September 15, 2022 the Kenosha Eye reported Ziminski and his wife Kelly were being held in the Kenosha County jail on a fresh round of six felonies.
Rush to judgement
Marquette Law School in Wisconsin conducted a poll just days prior to the Kenosha riots. In June 2020 the same poll saw strong support for the BLM protests, with a 61%-34% approval over disapproval rate. By August just before the Kenosha riots that support fell to parity at 48%-48%. Those results turned heads at DNC and Biden headquarters. Just as Democrats and the mainstream fake news media they learned of this loss of support as a result of leftist riots, the Kenosha riot broke out at nearly the same moment. At the RNC convention the Marxist elite witnessed Republican messaging that called for support of police and the call to bring law and order back to the cities. Biden, Democrats, the liberal media went into panic mode.
All of a sudden the permissiveness and encouragement to rioters were taken down. CNN and Don Lemon called for a change in tactics. The cheerleaders suddenly began waving for the crowds to disperse, and pleading with Kamala Harris and Joe Biden to adopt the very opposite language that has been labeled as "racist" all summer long. For months anyone calling to curtail violence, destruction, attacks on police, and the threats to communities were deemed intolerant. Only now, when it looked like a bad prospect for the Democrats, did the sophisticates in the mainstream media consider rioting to be condemnable. When it was politically expedient the burning of cities and violence visited on citizens was an acceptable result.Noted on MSNBC's Joy Reid:
Joy Reid is a racist sociopath. How else to explain her reaction to Kyle Rittenhouse breaking down in the witness box during his murder trial last week?
“White crocodile tears,” said the hate-mongering MSNBC prime-time anchor.
The former CNN anchor, turned liberal in recent years, Chris Cuomo, added "... too many other kids get in trouble for way less." And that he has a problem with the current definition of self-defense. Said the hypocrite at least once threatened to beat up. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg declared Kyle Rittenhouse guilty of "mass murder," silencing his defense in the court of public opinion.
In September 2020, Yamiche Alcindor at PBS described those who defended Kyle Rittenhouse as “the part of his [Trump’s] base that think that it’s okay for a 17-year-old to shoot people in the street who are unarmed, who are at a protest, who are upset about the way that the federal government is treating African-Americans.”
On the rebound a month after his acquittal on murder charges, Kyle indicated, he is not likely to forget the way media outlets trashed him. "There's going to be some media accountability coming soon," Rittenhouse said, while he was in Phoenix for the AmericaFest conference hosted by the conservative group Turning Point USA.
Twitter censorship and agitprop
Gateway Pundit reporter Cassandra Fairbanks’ Twitter account was suspended for tweeting “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong.” Twitter claims that this statement is “glorifying violence.” Fairbanks told Breitbart News:
|“The fact that you can no longer defend someone on social media who has not been convicted of any crime should shock and terrify everyone. They want to control all narratives… and we are letting them get away with it. KYLE RITTENHOUSE DID NOTHING WRONG.”|
John Pierce, attorney for Rittenhouse, condemned Twitter:
|“A journalist just got banned from Twitter for simply posting ‘Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong. Twitter and other Big Tech companies are now engaged in brazen and outright censorship of political speech.
“They can no longer pretend to be neutral ‘internet computer service’ providers protected from defamation claims by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. They have now stepped in the arena and are publishers. Myself and Lin Wood intend to hold Twitter fully liable to Nicholas Sandmann, Kyle Rittenhouse, and every other person whose life it has tried to destroy simply because it disagrees with their political viewpoints.”
Rittenhouse was initially represented by John Pierce, with help from Nicholas Sandmann’s lawyer Lin Wood.
The legal team said that “in a reactionary rush to appease the divisive, destructive forces currently roiling this country, prosecutors in Kenosha did not engage in any meaningful analysis of the facts, or any in-depth review of available video footage (some of which shows that a critical state’s witness was not even at the area where the shots were fired); this was not a serious investigation. Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government’s abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens. Within 24-36 hours, he was charged with multiple homicide counts.”
Pierce and Wood set up a fund at the #FightBack Foundation Inc., a Texas 501(c)(4) foundation, Pierce said,
|“A 17-year old child should not have to take up arms in America to protect life and property. That is the job of state and local governments. However, those governments have failed, and law-abiding citizens have no choice but to protect their own communities as their forefathers did at Lexington and Concord in 1775. Kyle is not a racist or a white supremacist. He is a brave, patriotic, compassionate law-abiding American who loves his country and his community. He did nothing wrong. He defended himself, which is a fundamental right of all Americans given by God and protected by law. He is now in the crosshairs of institutional forces that are much more powerful than him. But he will stand up to them and fight not only for himself, but for all Americans and their beloved Constitution. We will never leave his side until he is victorious in that fight.”|
Pierce and Wood were fired before years end when the Rittenhouse family discovered that Kyle could have been bailed out months earlier, but Pierce was holding Kyle in an Illinois jail by fighting an extradition request from Wisconsin and using Kyle's detention as a fundraising scheme for political purposes.
The team of Mark Short, Corey Chirafasi, and Natali Wisco took over Kyle's defense.
- See also: Biden Putsch
Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden ran a heavily edited campaign ad after the first presidential debate that showing a montage of clips and photos from the Biden supporting Richard Spencer rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. An image of Rittenhouse holding a rifle while on the ground in Kenosha as also included. The ad capitalized on a wholly dishonest assessment by Biden and his allies in the media that President Trump refused to condemn white supremacy.
Lin Wood, the attorney representing Rittenhouse took to social media to announce a lawsuit was filed.
|“In addition to suing Facebook for being falsely accused of being mass murderer, Kyle Rittenhouse has defamation claim against Joe Biden for falsely accusing him of being white supremacist & militia member responsible for violence in Kenosha.”|
|“Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia group and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland.”|
Even though the president said on two occasions that he would, when he did not say precisely what Wallace asked him to say, the corrupt liberal media ran with the false narrative that he “refused” to condemn the hate groups.
Lin Wood also represented Nick Sandmann of the Covington Catholic kids, the Kentucky high school students maligned by the media after an incident in Washington, D.C., with a native American activist. Sandmann sued CNN for $275 million, and the network settled the libel suit for an undisclosed amount.
|“||The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.||”|
Kenosha county assistant district attorney Thomas Clare Binger (aka "flufferboy2004") was tasked with prosecuting the case. Binger was involved in a domestic disturbance in September 2020 a few weeks after the shooting. Binger lives with his domestic partner, Kenosha county judge Chad Kerkman. Murder charges were filed against Rittenhouse 48 hours after the incident, before any investigation was completed, inspired the creation of a new word added to the Urban Dictionary, "binger", defined as (1) a soy-filled authority figure who abuses his position to demonize others; (2) an idiotic, irrelevant, or malicious person who often believes they are the smartest person in the room; (3) a person who is unable to present themselves in the manner in which they wish to be viewed due to a lack of competence, skill, and mental capacity, often with humiliating results.
Binger described the mob of predominantly white rioters, looters, and arsonists as a "crowd full of heroes". Joseph Rosenbaum was the first BLM rioter to attack Rittenhouse. According to documents obtained from the Pima County, Arizona Clerk of Courts by Wisconsin Right Now, Joseph Rosenbaum was charged by a grand jury with 11 counts of child molestation and inappropriate sexual activity around children, including anal rape. The victims were five boys ranging in age from nine to 11 years old. Rosenbaum was on lifetime probation and forbidden to have any contact with minors. Binger claimed that a person had to wait until they were shot to act in self-defense. At another point, Binger pointed an AR-15 at courtroom spectators and the jury with his finger on the trigger, a possible Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin.
The prosecution lied to the court when it said it could not identify a man who kicked Rittenhouse in the face, when in fact the career criminal was in custody in the Kenosha county jail during the trial.
- See also: Anarcho-tyranny
Anarcho-tyranny is a when the government suppresses the innocent (tyranny) yet refuses to take any action whatsoever against people who are actually guilty (anarchy). A good example of anarcho-tyranny would be Kyle Rittenhouse's arrest and trial. Samuel T. Francis described it as the following,
|“||This condition, which in some of my columns I have called "anarcho-tyranny," is essentially a kind of Hegelian synthesis of what appear to be dialectical opposites: the combination of oppressive government power against the innocent and the law-abiding and, simultaneously, a grotesque paralysis of the ability or the will to use that power to carry out basic public duties such as protection or public safety. And, it is characteristic of anarcho-tyranny that it not only fails to punish criminals and enforce legitimate order but also criminalizes the innocent.||”|
The gun itself, an AR-15 was purchased in Ladysmith, Wisconsin months before the shooting by Dominick Black, a friend of Kyle's who was dating his sister. The gun had never left the state of Wisconsin. Kyle had given the money to Black to purchase the gun, with the agreement that Black would hold the gun in his house in Kenosha until Kyle was 18 years old and a sale to Kyle as an adult could be completed. The two went on certain occasions to shooting ranges together for target practice.
Wisconsin is an open carry state with no restrictions for carrying a long gun, which an A-15 qualifies as, to anyone above the age of 16. For more than one year, Binger and the national fake news media had tried to create the impression in the public's mind that Kyle had crossed state lines with an "automatic weapon" which would have been a federal offense. Binger filed felony accessory charges against Dominck Black which could have carried 12 years imprisonment. Eventually the charges were pled down to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a non-criminal city ordinance similar to a traffic citation which usually is applied against adults who give a beer to a minor in Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse vowed to have the weapon destroyed so that it would not have an afterlife as a trophy or souvenir among collectors.
The prosecution provided a copy of a drone video to the defense that was 1/16th the resolution of the version that was shown to the jury during the trial. The drone video was the only evidence offered by the State to support their argument that Kyle Rittenhouse provoked the attacks upon himself. The prosecution had a Constitutional obligation to provide the defense with the evidence to be used against the defendant in court and failed to substantively meet this obligation by providing the defense with only a low-resolution version of this video, rather than the high-resolution version actually used as evidence before the jury. The defense would have shaped their legal arguments differently had they been given the actual evidence.
The claim of provocation – specifically, that Rittenhouse pointed his rifle at others, provoking Joseph Rosenbaum to chase him across a parking lot – is not supported by any other evidence but this drone video. Without the video, there is no act of provocation, and the prosecution would have the task of attacking Rittenhouse’s claims of self-defense directly. Assistant District Attorney James Kraus (aka "lunchbox") had a laundry list of excuses for why the defense received only a lower-resolution, smaller file size, with a different file name including blaming Assistant DA Binger and the detectives. The judge was unconvinced by these excuses and suggested the possibility of putting the prosecution on the witness stand themselves to testify under oath as to why the defense did not receive the proper video before it was presented to the jury.
A photo of ADA Kraus’ laptop screen being projected onto the large 4k TV screen in the courtroom showed the presence of a software app named Handbrake, a program used to generate low-definition versions of high-definition videos. Apparently, the provision of the low-resolution video to the defense was not an accident at all, but rather an intentional act of the prosecution. If so, it would constitute prosecutorial misconduct sufficiently grievous to not only warrant a mistrial with prejudice but certainly misconduct, perhaps even malicious prosecution charges.
Prosecutor push witness to lie to police
A witness in the trial, Amateur photographer Nathan DeBruin, testified that prosecutors pushed him to change his statement to the police. Acciording to The Daily Wire,
|"A witness in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse testified Tuesday that prosecutors pushed him to change his statement to the police.
Amateur photographer Nathan DeBruin took the stand on Tuesday as one of four defense witnesses called that day. During his testimony, DeBruin recounted an earlier, uncomfortable meeting with prosecutors in which DeBruin said they pushed him to change a statement he gave to police regarding another man, Joshua Ziminski, whom prosecutors have charged with arson.
During the defense examination of the witness, defense attorney Mark Richards asked DeBruin to describe the meeting he had had with Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger and Assistant District Attorney James Kraus.
“I was called down to the district attorney’s office. I met with Mr. Binger and [Kraus] … I was called into a room, sat at a table, handed my police statement, got to read over my police statement, and then I was asked if I would like to add anything to the police statement, and I said I would not,” DeBruin began.
“Mr. Binger pulled out a cell phone and showed me a video and also a photo – which was actually one photo that I brought today – and asked me if I knew who a gentleman was in that photo, and I said I did not. … He said, ‘This is Joshua Ziminski.’ Mr. Binger also has a case with him, and I am subpoenaed for that case also,” he continued. “He says, ‘Well, that’s who that is.’ He put the phone down. He picked the phone back up and says, ‘Who is this?’ And I confusingly said, like, Joshua Ziminski, and he said, ‘Would you like to add that to your statement?’ and I just felt I didn’t want to change my statement.”
NBC jury tampering and intimidation
Radical "progressive" liberal MSNBC was accused of jury tampering during deliberations, and was banned from Kyle Rittenhouse trial after the producer was found to be following jurors on their way home. CNN in covering media regarding the trial, conveniently ignored MSNBC scandalous misconduct.
Members of the jury had just wrapped up their second full day of deliberations and were being transported by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in an unmarked van. The NBC producer ran a red light while following the van. When stopped, the NBC producer told police, "I was trying to see, I was being called by New York going, maybe these people you need to follow, but I don't know. It was discreet, I wasn't like going to talk to anybody, just trying to find a location."
The producer called his boss in New York, and an NBC producer in New York told police, "We just were, um, trying to see like where, where key players in the trial may be at."
The following morning Judge Schroeder barred NBC News from the courthouse.
Threatening the judge
Incited by the woke mob and biased media, Rittenhouse trial judge Schroeder received threatening messages. The threats have included some aimed at the judge’s family members.
YouTube censored the livestreams of a number of independent law groups who were streaming the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, briefly suspending their videos after Judge Bruce Schroeder dropped the charge of illegal possession of a firearm. YouTube suspended at least four different channels for a 20-minute period over what the company called 'policy violations' for using copyrighted audio – despite trial footage being in the public domain.
Rekieta Law, Law and Crime, Odysee and The Amazing Lucas had their streams suspended. Fake news channels such as CBS and PBS appeared to have no issues with their streams of the trial. In a livestream featuring eight lawyers, Nick Rekieta said, ‘I got a warning that says, heads up, we’ve detected copyrighted audio in your stream, your stream might be temporarily blocked.’
Reketia Law tweeted once the issue was resolved and their stream was back up, ‘We're BACK UP. @TeamYouTube dropped us by FORTY THOUSAND viewers over a BS copyright claim because they are literally paid for by the Media … THERE IS NO COPYRIGHT ISSUE HERE, Youtube is just shutting down independent creators.’ Shortly after, Rekieta shared another tweet which read, ‘Today, @TeamYouTube is pushing down independent creators in favor of BOGUS copyright from Media Partners YT consistently shows that creators who actually build their platform are disfavored to media. Hey YouTube. We have a contract, you're breaking it.'
In October 2022 Nick Reketia was banned from YouTube and his channel deleted. Reketia insists he did nothing to violate YouTube's terms of service.
In Arizona, Judge Jeanine Pirro led a crowd of thousands in prayer for justice for Kyle Rittenhouse. As she began, “Dear God…”, at that moment, somebody in the crowd shouted the verdict in real-time. Rittenhouse was found not guilty by the jury, and the auditorium erupted in praise. For his selfless service to the community, Rittenhouse was nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal, and a job as a congressional intern by multiple members of Congress. The Congressional Gold medal is the highest honor the legislature can bestow upon an individual. George Washington, Winston Churchill, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. have received the recognition. Many alleged institutions of “higher learning” offered counseling and therapy to students traumatized by the verdict after more than one year of Marxist brainwashing.
Many liberals including AOC and Rashida Tlaib claimed that if Rittenhouse was black, he will not get this verdict!, to make racist hoaxes they ignore news of Andrew Coffee IV not guilty verdict a Black man from Florida on the same day of the Rittenhouse verdict.
In a subsequent interview with Elijah Schaffer and Sara Gonzalas, the 18-year-old youth was asked about his career ambitions after his acquittal. Rittenhouse proclaimed, "I want to be a lawyer. I want to go to law school...I want to go against corrupt piece of s*** prosecutors like Thomas Binger and put them in their place and make sure they never practice law again.”
In Kenosha, pro and anti-Rittenhouse protesters outside the courthouse shared pizza together. Democrat leaders across the nation however took to Twitter to incite violence. In Portland a riot was declared.  Incendiary language to fuel racial tension was employed by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, New York mayor Bill De Blasio, disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ABC News, and DCCC chair Sean Patrick Maloney. ABC News reporter Terry Moran, fourteen months after the fact, continued the false claim that Kenosha police "killed a black man," inflaming passions once again. The ACLU continued to peddle long-discredited false narratives about carrying a gun across state lines. Foreign English language media continued to report the fake news that Rittenhouse had killed Black protesters.
While initially endorsing the jury verdict at the same time refusing to walk back his false claim that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist, hours later, after consulting with White House advisors, Biden issued a written statement claiming to be angry over the verdict of self-defense from violent convicted criminals who threaten and attempt murder:
|"While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included....The White House and Federal authorities have been in contact with Governor Evers’s office to prepare for any outcome in this case, and I have spoken with the Governor this afternoon and offered support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety.|
Despite his acquittal, radical Socialists at ASU, branded him a "racist" (without a shred of evidence for it) and protested him, calling to ban him from campus. Groups include: Students for Socialism, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, MECHA. Joined them was the pro -terror bigoted (always happy to jump on the wagon) Students for Justice in Palestine.
Hamas, Hezbollah linked Islamic lobby CAIR , as usual, trying to sow divisions in the West, gave its "input" that it's supposedly: "Hard to imagine ‘black or Muslim defendant in the same circumstances being found not guilty.’" Deceitfully, conveniently linking black and Muslim. As if all Muslims are supposedly linked to/with race issue in America.
(Related: The Black Lives Matter protests have triggered discussions on racism toward Blacks in the Arab and Muslim world. Activists are looking to change attitudes around skin color in their societies. In Apr 2022, racist Arab Jamal Idrissi was arrested in NYC for hate crimes, two assaults on Black men in Midtown on October 16, 2021 and October 18, 2021 while saying anti-Black slurs. (Age 33 at time of arrest).)
Binger refused interviews with Good Morning America, CNN, NBC and other mainstream media outlets. Binger was so devasted after losing the Rittenhouse case, he began to emotionally regress. One of the few public interviews he gave was two-hours with a childhood friend from kindergarten. Binger whined in the interview that people mailed him human feces after the Rittenhouse case.
The following week, Binger and Kraus went 0-2 before another jury in a rape case, the first sexual assault case Binger ever lost which Binger blamed on a loss of confidence in him from public exposure in the Rittenhouse trial. Defense attorney Mark Richards told Court TV he thought it was outrageous for Binger to put on the witness stand people whom Binger knew to be lying.
Martin Fey, View from the right:
Not swayed by the tumult, the jury carefully examined all the evidence, deliberated for three days, and scrupulously followed the law with not-guilty verdicts on all counts – first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless endangerment, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under age 18.
Christmas parade massacre
- See also: Waukesha parade attack
An African American accused suspect, BLM supporter Darrell Edward Brooks Jr., with a long criminal history, a sex offender, was incited by the false information emanating from the liberal media in the immediate aftermath and drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Waukesha county is considered one of the deepest Red counties in the United States.
On Nov 21, 2021, Darrel Brooks murdered six people, including young Jackson Sparks, and left 62 people injured. including 6 children at a Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade by ramming an SUV into the crowd, including kids. He was trying to hit as many people as possible. Earlier, Brooks posted about the verdict of the trial.
In a Facebook page belonging to Brooks, he wrote about the three-week headline-grabbing Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which had taken place about an hour away from where he lived. His Facebook page was also filled with religious sayings. 
Tony Evers also issued an inflammatory statement questioning the verdict:
|"No verdict will be able to bring back the lives of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or heal Gaige Grosskreutz’s injuries, just as no verdict can heal the wounds or trauma experienced by Jacob Blake and his family. No ruling today changes our reality in Wisconsin that we have work to do toward equity, accountability, and justice that communities across our state are demanding and deserve....I’ve seen the pain and the frustration of so many, and we must remain steadfast in our commitment to ending violence in our communities, supporting victims and survivors as they heal from trauma, and rooting out the disparities that are so often inextricably linked to that violence and trauma."|
The same day when Darrell Brooks rammed the Christmas parade, CNN published a humiliating front page article under the title “There’s Nothing More Frightening Today Than an Angry White Man,” following the Rittenhouse’s acquittal.
Brooks who performed Rap music under the name MathBoi Fly, shared songs about killing on his YouTube channel and SoundCloud pages. One of his songs includes the lyrics: "They gonna need a cleaner for the s*** we did, all my killers Gacey where them bodies hid." Another song from his SoundCloud page says: "Sliding through the city with no safety on." Other lyrics include "f*** Donald Trump" and "f*** the pigs."
BLM activist Vaun L. Mayes at the scene of the Waukesha parade attack said, "the revolution has started," and the word on the street was that Darrell Brooks was motivated by the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Leftists on Twitter called the murders of children and old women "self-defense."Editor:
After spending months falsely insisting that Kyle Rittenhouse was the face of racist evil, here they have someone whose views online are actually racist and actually evil, and who allegedly mowed down innocent men, women, and children with his SUV. But this apparently violent, racist, anti-semitic, BLM-supporting suspect just doesn't fit the mainstream media's mold.
In September 2022 Brooks insanity plea was rejected.
Attacking the judge
The MSM has been attacking the judge. Fox News slammed them.
Kara Cooney, an author with the National Geographic, falsely claimed Kyle Rittenhouse killed "two black men" with a semiautomatic weapon in her new book The Good Kings, which covers how ancient Egyptian history manages to get political and discusses Rittenhouse's trial.
Law of self-defense
Attorney Andrew Branca, conducts a 10-hour Zoom seminar every year to eighteen months covering the law of self-defense in all 50 states. The Zoom seminar is open to professionals and laypeople alike. Branca has also proposed Kyle's Law to stop political prosecutions in response to the George Zimmerman and Kyle Rittenhouse cases. Branca is the author of the popular book, Law of Self-Defense.
Attorney Nick Rekeita gifted two certificates for Thomas Binger and James Kraus to participate in the seminar.
A month after his acquittal on murder charges, Kyle Rittenhouse was given a standing ovation at a conservative group’s conference in Phoenix where panelists discussed the 2020 incident.
Most of the comments during discussion were made by other panelists, Rittenhouse reflected on how the trial had matured him and about his decision to take the stand to provide his account of the shootings.
It wasn't long before Kyle Rittenhouse came to the attention of the global anti-communist movement. Soccer fans in Bulgaria expressed thier admiration of Rittenhouse by posing with a huge banner in support of him. Bulgaria had suffered under Marxist-Leninist enslavement - with no right to bear arms - between 1945 and 1992.
In popular culture
- A popular internet joke was Q. What's the difference between Dr. Fauci and Kyle Rittenhouse? A. Dr. Fauci killed innocent people.
- What's the difference between Kyle Rittenhouse and Jacob Blake? Kyle Rittenhouse walked.
- Clifton Hicks - Ballad of Kyle Rittenhouse
- Kenosha Kid
- Emily Schrader, Not everything is about Palestine - opinion, JPost, Nov 22, 2021
- USA Today
- Mark Dice, August 29, 2020
- "Can 17-year-old Rittenhouse beat the homicide charges? Quite possibly, here's why. (Op-ed)" (August 29, 2020). Law Enforcement Today website.
- HL-31: Kyle Rittenhouse JUSTIFIED? Lawyers Explain - Viva & Barnes Live Stream HIGHLIGHT, 49:10, Aug 31, 2020.
- “Shoot Me, N**ga!” – Kenosha Man Shot in the Head Seen on Video Confronting Armed Men – Was Also a Registered Sex Offender For Crime Involving a Minor at the Gateway Pundit
- Andy Ngo: "Anthony Huber, 26, was shot & killed in Kenosha, Wisc. at the BLM riot. He was filmed chasing down the armed teen and hitting him when he was on the ground with a skateboard. He has a criminal history that includes charges of battery & repeat domestic abuse" at Twitter
- Andy Ngo: "The third who was shot (& survived) is Gaige Grosskreutz, 26. He's a member of the People’s Revolution Movement. He was filmed chasing after the teen w/a pistol. He was shot at close-range in the upper arm. He has a criminal record that includes being intoxicated & armed w/a gun" at Twitter (Warning: contains some graphic images)
- Miranda Devine,MSNBC anchor Joy Reid’s crying shame: Devine, November 14, 2021.
- Facebook declared Kyle Rittenhouse guilty of "mass murder," silencing his defense in the court of public opinion, Post Editorial Board, Nov 25, 2021.
- Isaac Schorr, Remembering Yamiche Alcindor’s Greatest Hits, NRO, December 7, 2021
- Jack Davis, Kyle Rittenhouse issues warning to news media that disparaged him, The Western Journal, December 21, 2021.
On the rebound a month after his acquittal on murder charges, Kyle Rittenhouse indicated Monday night he is not likely to forget the way media outlets trashed him. "There's going to be some media accountability coming soon," Rittenhouse said told Fox News in an interview Monday while he was in Phoenix for the AmericaFest conference hosted by the conservative group Turning Point USA.It was a one-sentence warning that should have mainstream news organizations scrambling.
- Adam Sabes, FLASHBACK: Biden compared Kyle Rittenhouse to White supremacists in 2020, Fox News, Nov 19, 2021.
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges filed against him
- Tim Pearce, Rittenhouse Trial Witness Says Prosecutors Asked Him To ‘Change’ His Statement To Police, DailyWire.com, Nov 10, 2021.
- Jackie Salo, MSNBC banned from Kyle Rittenhouse trial after a producer accused of following jurors, NYPost, November 18, 2021
- Brian Flood, CNN’s Brian Stelter ignores MSNBC getting banned from Rittenhouse trial on show that claims to cover media, Fox News, Nov 22, 2021.
‘Reliable Sources’ host continued tradition of downplaying, dismissing stories that are harmful to fellow liberals
Dom Calicchio, Rittenhouse trial judge receiving threatening messages, reports say, Fox News, Nov 12, 2021.
The threats have included some aimed at the judge’s family members, a report said.
- AOC Whines over Rittenhouse Verdict: ‘A System Functioning as Designed and Protecting Those It Was Designed For’
- Andrew Coffee IV NOT GUILTY: Florida verdict sparks comparisons with Kyle Rittenhouse
- Adam Sabes, Arizona university students demand administration to 'withdraw' Kyle Rittenhouse: 'killer off our campus', Fox News, Nov 28, 2021
I. Chernick, Ilhan Omar to speak at banquet for group known for terrorist group support, JPost, Feb 19, 2019.
CAIR has a long history of affiliation with Hamas and Hezbollah. It was reportedly a co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in US history, which went unindicted.
- CAIR Says ‘Nearly Impossible to Imagine Acquittal of a Black or Muslim Defendant’ Engaged in Same Conduct as Kyle Rittenhouse,” by Ismail Allison, CAIR, November 19, 2021
- Debating racism in the Arab world, DW, July 6, 2020
- D.A. Bragg Announces Hate Crime Charges Against Jamal Idrissi For Two Anti-Black Attacks, Manhattan DA, Apr 14, 2022.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg today announced the indictment of JAMAL IDRISSI, 33, for two assaults on Black men in Midtown on October 16, 2021 and October 18, 2021 while saying anti-Black slurs. IDRISSI is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of Assault in the Third Degree as a Hate Crime and Attempted Assault in the Third Degree as a Hate Crime, and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor hate crime.
“This egregious hate incident against two Black men further demonstrates the hate crimes epidemic we are facing in our City, and highlights the need for urgent action to address the trauma many communities are facing,” said DA Bragg. “If you have been a victim or witness to a hate crime or bias incident, please call our Hate Crimes Hotline at 212-335-3100.” According to the indictment and statements made on the record in court, on October 16, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., IDRISSI was arguing with an individual outside an apartment building on West 57th Street. The defendant observed the victim, a Black man, nearby and ran toward him while yelling anti-Black slurs. IDRISSI then punched the victim multiple times while continuing to say anti-Black slurs. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered substantial pain and swelling. On October 18, 2021, two days later, at approximately 7:30 p.m., IDRISSI was yelling at an individual on the corner of West 51st Street and Broadway when the second victim, another Black man, walked by, observed the altercation, and told the defendant to stop. IDRISSI advanced toward him while stating in substance, “Are you trying to be a hero” along with anti-Black slurs. Then, the defendant kicked the victim multiple times in his leg. Subsequently, the victim reported the assault to police officers in the vicinity of the incident. During his arrest, IDRISSI continued to direct anti-Black slurs at the victim. The Manhattan D.A.’s Office currently has 11 open hate crime cases related to anti-Black hate crimes.
- Martin Fey, View from the Right: Justice prevails in Rittenhouse trial Norwich Bulletin, Dec 26, 2021
- K. Walker, BLM Supporter Plows Through Christmas Parade Killing 5 — Is That A ‘Hate Crime’?, CD, November 22, 2021
- Ed Pearce, Waukesha suspect, a registered sex offender in Nevada, KOLO, Nov 22, 2021
- Cohn, Nate. "The Curious Case of Milwaukee's Suburban Voters", May 6, 2014.
- Yasmin Tinwala, Who is Darrell Brooks' mother? 'Traumatized' mom called 911 seeing red SUV on news, Meaww, Nov 23, 2021
- Emily Crane, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Suspect in Waukesha Christmas parade attack charged with intentional homicide, NY Post, Nov 22, 2021,
- Megan Sheets, Io Dodds, Stuti Mishra, Eleanor Sly, Graeme Massie, Charlene Rodrigues, Wisconsin parade news – latest: Darrell Brooks ‘wanted to hit as many people as possible’ in Waukesha attack, Independent (UK), Nov 24, 2021
- Tariq Tahir, Lauren Fruen, TROUBLING PAST Darrell Brooks fled domestic dispute before Waukesha parade horror and was on bail for ‘running over mom of his baby’, The Sun, Nov 22, 2021.
It was also reported that Brooks posted on social media after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder over the death of three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer.
Rittenhouse broke down in tears on Friday as he was cleared of five criminal charges after a dramatic trial.
Brooks posted that he was "not surprised" by the outcome of the case though police have so far not said if the rampage had anything to do with the verdict.
And the playlist on Brooks’ YouTube channel and SoundCloud page includes songs about killing.
In one of his music videos the rapper uses an SUV that appears to the one that mowed down people in Waukesha.
Cops opened fire Sunday after an SUV plowed through a barrier and sped off after the horror incident.
Officers later swooped at an address in Milwaukee where the SUV was pictured.
The front of the vehicle was crumpled right up to the windscreen with the bumper and license plate hanging off.In a video on his YouTube channel, the same car that plowed into the parade appears to be used.
- Barnini Chakraborty, Christmas parade massacre suspect ID'd as felon Darrell Brooks Jr. bailed two days earlier, Washington Examiner, Nov 22, 2021
- Spencer Brown, Darrell Brooks Shared Pro-Hitler and Violent Anti-White Posts on Social Media, Townhall, Nov 24, 2021
- 'The Five' rips media for attacking Kyle Rittenhouse judge, Fox, Nov 17, 2021
- Associated Press, Kyle Rittenhouse receives standing ovation at glitzy Turning Point USA event in Phoenix, MarketWatch, Dec. 22, 2021.
Acquitted Kenosha, Wis., teen shooter participates in panel discussion at event hosted by Turning Point USA, which organizes young conservative activists.
Kyle Rittenhouse waves to cheering fans as he arrives on stage for a panel discussion at the Turning Point USA America Fest 2021 event on Monday.
A month after his acquittal on murder charges, Kyle Rittenhouse was given a standing ovation at a conservative group’s conference in Phoenix where panelists discussed the 2020 deadly shootings in Kenosha, Wis.Most of the comments during Monday’s discussion were made by other panelists, but the 18-year-old Rittenhouse reflected on how the trial had matured him and about his decision to take the stand to provide his account of the shootings.
- Lionel Du Cane, Bulgarian Soccer Fans Hold 'Kyle Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong' Banner, National File, September 24, 2020
- The Kyle Rittenhouse Incident... A Documentary (2nd Edition), • Jun 25, 2021 • V-RADIO. YouTube
- Kyle Rittenhouse, Elijah Schaffer, BlazeTV, Aug. 28, 2020
- The Truth About Kyle Rittenhouse, Mark Dice, Sep 1, 2020
- Kyle Rittenhouse - The Truth in 11 Minutes, #FightBack, Sep 22, 2020
- Actual WITNESS To Kenosha Kid Shooting Tells The INSANE Story About How It All Went Down, Timcast IRL, Oct 2, 2020
- Rittenhouse Case Explodes: A 2 Minute Summary