Police have charged 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse with first degree murder in relation to the shooting of three people, two of whom died.
But the facts seem to indicate that Rittenhouse may have been operating from self defense after being chased, with an unknown person firing a gun first in the first incident and Rittenhouse being chased and attacked in the second incident. In the second incident, at least one of the men had a gun.
At 23:19, Rittenhouse is seen in this YouTube livestream. He's being chased into a parking lot. While he is being pursued, an unknown gunman fires the first shot into the air. pic.twitter.com/BSD8rd6ARN
— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) August 27, 2020
As we reported, Rittenhouse came to Kenosha to help defend the businesses from rioters and had previously offered medic aid to BLM protesters, according to Elijah Schaefer who was reporting from the scene.
I interviewed the alleged shooter before the violence started.
Full video coming soon: pic.twitter.com/G3dVOJozN7
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) August 26, 2020
So the whole premise that he was a white supremacist or the shooting took place due to political disagreements become more difficult to prove
Also, he stated why he was armed and there https://t.co/ThS1B0Royo
— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) August 26, 2020
But that hasn’t stopped Democrats and a lot of folks on the left from immediately trying to paint Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist” and use the shooting to attack President Donald Trump. Because somehow Trump is responsible in their benighted minds. This from the same folks who have ignored months of violence from folks on the left.
Here’s attack dog Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT):
I wonder why a deranged white nationalist Trump supporter would show up to a protest with a rifle and start shooting people. https://t.co/gL1zpgj8J2
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 26, 2020
Far left Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) makes it even worse.
A 17 year old white supremacist domestic terrorist drove across state lines, armed with an AR 15.
He shot and killed 2 people who had assembled to affirm the value, dignity, and worth of Black lives.
Fix your damn headlines.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 27, 2020
This was the same person who actually called for unrest in the streets.
Congresswoman .@AyannaPressley said the unrest caused by anti-police protests should continue in major cities across the country "as long as there’s unrest in our lives." And @amjoyshow offers her full endorsement to the mayhem. https://t.co/3M0spV1HwL pic.twitter.com/JyW7YUeEbr
— Chaskel Bennett (@ChaskelBennett) August 17, 2020
Was this “affirming” the dignity of black lives when one of the BLM people shot, Joseph Rosenbaum, said “shoot me, n***a?”
Warning for language.
Now that it is confirmed Joseph Rosenbaum was one of the people shot and killed by alleged gunman Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, I filmed him earlier in the night taunting the armed civilians, saying, “Shoot me, n***a.” pic.twitter.com/Nn2encm78Y
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 27, 2020
There is absolutely no evidence that he’s a “white supremacist” or doing anything other than trying to defend himself and property. But it’s all about pushing a narrative and it distracts from the months of violence by leftists that they not only have ignored or termed peaceful but in the case of Pressley even seemed to encourage.
While they’ll somehow blame Trump for this when he has nothing to do with it and isn’t encouraging unrest, they wouldn’t blame Pressley who was encouraging unrest in the streets for any of the actions of the rioters.
It’s all about getting that narrative out there. There are people who still believe that any violence at the riots is being committed by secret white nationalists, that the BLM is somehow all just peaceful protesters. It’s why they put out straight up lies like this.