Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Charges


Friday, a jury in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges.

The jury deliberated on five charges against Rittenhouse, all related to Rittenhouse’s activity in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020. He killed two and wounded a third during riots over the death of Jacob Blake at the hands of police.

Those charges included one count of first degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, one count of first-degree intentional homicide, and one charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Rittenhouse killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz during the riot.

The trial was mainly focused on whether Rittenhouse acted in self-defense, or whether he provoked the attacks that led to the shootings, thus nullifying his right to self-defense.

It took three and a half days for the 12 jurors, selected at random out of a group of 18 who heard the trial, to come to their decision.

There were reports of jury intimidation during the trial, and Thursday, MSNBC was barred from the courtroom after it was caught sending a freelancer to follow the jury bus Wednesday night.

Throughout the week, Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa protestors gathered outside the Kenosha County Courthouse. Other protestors, including some for advocating Rittenhouse’s freedom, were in the crowd.

Tempers flared a few times while the protestors awaited the verdict.

A 20-year-old man, against Rittenhouse, was arrested Wednesday after stealing a sign from a pro-Rittenhouse protestor, and subsequently body-slamming a member of the media who attempted to intervene.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who gained notoriety after pointing guns at BLM protestors who had gathered outside their St. Louis home, were also among the crowd on several days during jury deliberations.

During the week, Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys filed a motion for a mistrial after the state allegedly concealed evidence from the defense. It filed another motion for a mistrial without prejudice

Judge Bruce Schroeder did not rule on the motions.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Wisconsin Daily Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Kyle Rittenhouse” by Kenosha County Courthouse. 




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4 Thoughts to “Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Charges”

  1. Ms independent

    Not guilty. Correct verdict.

  2. John

    It’s great that Rittenhouse was found not guilty. The video evidence and the prosecution’s start witness’ testimony was overwhelming. That being said, what about charges against the two who are still living? At the very least, aggravated assault applies here.

    WTG Kyle. Stay strong brother. And thank you for ridding the world of another pedo.

    Let’s Go Brandon!

  3. Steve Allen

    As the left wing media screams for justice and labels KR a white supremacist, the felons who attacked him were white. As the donks have made complete fools of themselves as they continue with their plan to burn America to the ground, the only front they can put up is that anyone they disagree with is a white supremacist. How pathetic. It was no problem for the blm and antifa commies to assault people and destroy millions of dollars of property, but as soon as they attack someone who has the bravery to stand up and legally defend himself, OMG he’s a criminal. Pay no attention to the fact that the assailants were convicted felons and were the actual aggressors. KR had every right to do what he did. I am so glad that he was found not guilty; there is still hope for America.