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‘Kyle Did Nothing Wrong’: Attorneys For Teen Kenosha Shooter Say He Acted In Self-Defense

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Attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people and wounding another during a riot on Tuesday, said the teenager “did nothing wrong” and only pulled the trigger to defend himself from harm.

“Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory right to self-defense,” Pierce Bainbridge, the law firm representing Rittenhouse, said in a press release Friday evening.

Rittenhouse is facing six charges from the shooting, including first-degree intentional homicide and attempted intentional homicide.

Video from the incident shows a group of people chasing after Rittenhouse, someone other than Rittenhouse firing a shot into the air, and then Rittenhouse turning around and shooting one of the men chasing him. As Rittenhouse fled from the scene of the first shooting, he tripped and was set upon by several other individuals who were chasing him, videos show.

Rittenhouse shot two of the men as they lunged at him while he was on the ground, according to video from the scene. All three of the shooting victims were convicted criminals with crimes ranging from sexual conduct with a minor to felony strangulation, court documents reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation show.

“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,” John Pierce, the law firm’s founder, said in a press release Friday.

“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,” Pierce added.

“He is a brave, patriotic, compassionate law-abiding American who loves his country and his community,” he said.

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4 Comments

  1. It smells? First, Wisconsin laws that contradict Constitutionally protected Rights is what SMELLS!

    Second, Rittenhouse was there as a medical aid to the police (according to another account) and carried a medical bag to help those who might need it. He was part of an official team; according to that report! WHO the Hell are any of us to pass any judgment upon an American Patriot?!

    Finally, the people who attacked him were and are seditious TRAiTORS; I would have done the SAME thing to them!

    Get this – EVERYONE – the only true purpose of any government “…instituted among men…” IS to protect our God-given Natural Right to protect our own lives and property. Destroying MY city is my property!!!! I WILL protect it; FOOLS who think man’s laws to strip us of that right notwithstanding. I would rather be DEAD than believe ONE comma of their lies!

  2. According to Wisconsin Firearms Law, he commited a class A Misdemeanor by taking a firearm to a public gathering, him being only 17 years old. So, he illegally put himself in a position to “defend himself?”

    It smells, boys.

  3. While I support Self Defense and Stand Your Ground.
    I have to ask the underlying question…..

    How does a 17 year old come to have a firearm?

    Did he wrestle it from one of the thugs, use a looted store owners, or grab daddies and bring on to the Riot?

    BTW: I hope he gets off Scott-Free and is there a GO-FUND-FREEDOM set up for him, so we can donate?

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