In full disclosure, the above Youtube video, entitled, “Kyle Rittenhouse: The Truth in 11 Minutes” was produced by individuals who are sympathetic to the 17-year-old, who now faces multiple felony charges for killing two people and wounding a third with an AR-15 during riots in Kenosha Wisconsin last month.
Links at the bottom of the video on Youtube ask viewers to donate to Kyle’s legal defense fund at FightBack.law.
That said, the video makes a very convincing argument that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense the night of the shootings.
Based on the evidence presented, including raw footage recorded by onlookers, eye-witness acounts of how the events unfolded, and Rittenhouse’s own words the night of, it’s safe to say that those prosecuting Kyle for first-degree intentional homicide, reckless homicide, and attempted intentional homicide, among other charges, have their work cut out for them.
It’s also clear that those politicians and media pundits who initially characterized the young man as “white supremacist” and a “domestic terrorist” were way off base. There’s zero evidence that Rittenhouse acted in the manner he did because he hates black people or that he hates America.
A 17 year old white supremacist domestic terrorist drove across state lines, armed with an AR 15.— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 27, 2020
He shot and killed 2 people who had assembled to affirm the value, dignity, and worth of Black lives.
Fix your damn headlines.