New details have emerged in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
To begin, Rittenhouse will not be facing any charges for possessing an illegal firearm in Illinois as confirmed by Illinois prosecutors. This puts the argument to rest that he “traveled across state lines to murder black people.” The Western Journal reports:
The Smith & Wesson .223 caliber rifle Rittenhouse carried during a night of violent protests in the Wisconsin community “was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin,” according to a statement from the office of Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim.
An investigation turned up no evidence that Rittenhouse “physically possessed” the gun in Illinois.
Rittenhouse’s political opponents have labeled him as a white supremacist, insisting that he only wanted to kill black people. The fact that none of the people shot in Kenosha by Rittenhouse were people of color. Continuing these allegations can be costly, as the warnings of defamation come from attorney Lin Wood.
When you start manufacturing facts to support false accusations, you get into trouble under the law of defamation. Kyle did not carry a gun across state lines. The gun belonged to his friend, a Wisconsin resident. The gun never left the State of Wisconsin.— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) August 28, 2020
Truth always prevails. https://t.co/iDbsykaVvY
Furthermore, a second arrest has been made as a result to shots fired that night in Kenosha. Charges of disorderly conduct as well as use of a dangerous weapon have been brought against 35 year old Joshua Ziminski. ABC WISN reports:
According to the criminal complaint, Ziminski and his wife later both admitted to police that Ziminiski had fired off a “warning shot” into the air during the night of Aug. 25 near 63rd Street and Sheridan Road.
A detective reported that in reviewing multiple videos, he was able to see Ziminski and his wife in and around multiple other people on the streets, and the defendant was seen holding the handgun down at his side in said videos, the complaint says.
Tucker Carlson on Fox News provides video and an update on the details of what had happened that night.
Rosenbaum, the first person who was killed, was shot 8 times after Ziminski fired his warning shots. A mob armed with blunt objects was closing in on Rittenhouse who was attempting to put out fires that had been started. Of the 8 shots that struck Rosenbaum only 4 were fired from Rittenhouse, leaving the question open as to where the other bullets originated.
This effectively settles the dispute as to where the aggression originated, and it’s all on video. The shooting of Rosenbaum has been the sole defense for the actions of attackers who chased Rittenhouse afterwards, and it is now a clear cut case of self defense.
The Rittenhouse case should never have happened. This reporter believes that it was negligent parenting to take him to the area to begin with. We also believe that police brutality is a legitimate problem that needs to be dealt with. However, poor parenting decisions are not illegal, rioting is not a protest, and Rittenhouse acted with a type of integrity most could not achieve on their best day.
You can review the footage discussed by Carlson below as provided by the Rittenhouse defense.