Good News–Tough Day for Prosecutors of Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse trial jury dismissed for practical joke ...

The feckless Wisconsin prosecutors, who are claiming that Kyle Rittenhouse murdered two men and wounded a third, started the first day of hearing from witnesses by figuratively shooting themselves in the foot. Testimony from the  three witnesses–an FBI agent, Richie McGinniss and Ryan Balch–clearly helped defendant Rittenhouse, who insists he acted in self-defense.

Richie McGinniss, a reporter for the Daily Caller, was the first on the stand today:

McGinniss, who was running behind Joseph Rosenbaum when Kyle Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum, testified in court on Nov. 4, 2021, that Rosenbaum “lunged” for Rittenhouse’s gun and “threw his momentum toward the weapon,” bolstering the defendant’s self-defense argument and blowing a major hole in the state’s case.

“It was very clear to me that he (Rosenbaum) was reaching specifically for the weapon because that’s where his hands went,” McGinniss testified. He then stood up in the courtroom, putting both of his hands out, and demonstrated the lunge. He said Rosenbaum was in an “athletic position” as if he was “running as fast as he could.” The rifle was aimed lower than Rosenbaum’s hands, which were also going lower. Rittenhouse “dodged around it,” and then leveled the weapon and fired, he testified.

“It appeared he was lunging for the front portion of the weapon,” McGinniss said, adding that Rosenbaum yelled f*** you, sounding “very angry.”

Two important points–Rittenhouse was not pointing the rifle at Rosenbaum until Rosenbaum “lunged” at the kid and tried to grab the AR-15. Prosecutors tried desperately to get McGinniss to blame Rittenhouse, but the Daily Caller video editor held firm. What in the hell were the prosecutors thinking by putting McGinniss on the stand? I am sure they had deposed him and knew what he would say. McGinniss’ testimony creates an enormous amount of reasonable doubt on behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Have you heard the aphorism, “When you’re in a hole, stop digging?” Well, the prosecutors kept digging. Next up, Ryan Balch:

Ryan Balch, who was at the chaotic protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin with Rittenhouse last year, told prosecutors they had a dust up with Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, after spotting him allegedly trying to light a fire.

“Rosenbaum was right there in front of my face,” Balch testified on the second day of Rittenhouse’s homicide trial. “He said, ‘If I catch you guys alone tonight I’m gonna f–king kill you.’”

“He threatened me and the defendant,” Balch said.

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9 Responses to Good News–Tough Day for Prosecutors of Kyle Rittenhouse

  1. EEngineer says:

    The prosecution *wants* to loose. If they wanted to convict they would have gone for manslaughter. The whole point of this exercise is to stir up the next round of woke mayhem at the “injustice” of Rittenhouse being found not guilty.

    • Stueeeeeeeee says:

      No. The punishment for Kyle’s righteous actions is the trial. Putting him on trial is a warning to anyone else with similar inclinations to intervene in a sponsored riot….just like the couple who dared to brandish a gun at “protesters”. The prosecutors have no case because the events were captured on video. A rational judge should have dismissed the case prima facie. This a punitive show trial…like the Arbuery? case in Georgia…other cases. Revolution isn’t coming, it is here. We cannot see it because we are living in it.

  2. Fred says:

    It is beginning to be clear that this is a malicious prosecution, remeniscent of the Duke Lacrosse case that eventually found the prosecutor charged, jailed, and disbarred. Duke Lacrosse is still known for the “rapes” and not the hoax perpetrated on the innocent. Given the who’s who of Kenosha politicians, and the disasterous election results for Democrats Tuesday, the last thing left should want is more ‘mostly peaceful rioting for Christmas. Or the election that is coming is less than a year.

  3. Eric Newhill says:

    Interesting. Here in Arizona, preventing arson is a legal reason for a civilian to use deadly force. Arizona no longer requires a permit to carry concealed, but years ago, when the state did, the required two day permitting course even specifaly listed arson prevention. SWMBO (an inveterate pack rat) still has the course manual from when she went through it and there it is.

    The emphasis is always on Rittenhouse defending himself, which I concur he was legitimately doing, but I’ve wondered since day 1 why the arson prevention isn’t another point in the defense’s playbook. Maybe arson prevention isn’t in WI law. Still it seems reasonable. It would help sway a sane jury.

    And – once again we see the FBI as politicized scum bags interested in winning whatever it is they want as opposed to conforming to the highest ideals of justice.

  4. Babeltuap says:

    In the late 90’s I had a National Guard buddy who shot and killed a man trying to car jack him. No video but a couple witnesses told the police what happen. No charges and that was that. I think he shot him several times in the face.

    Unfortunately today he would be on trial just like Kyle. We are 100% in a war right now. It’s so bad that instead of arresting shoplifters the stores just close.

  5. Vince Turner says:

    We are in a war, this is a Gen4 war. It is no longer the Treaty of Westphalian state vs. state it is now state vs. subjects. I say subjects because we are no longer citizens, or rather the distinction of ‘citizen’ vs. ‘illegal immigrant’ no longer exists. We have a ‘ruling’ class that exempts themselves from the laws they impose on their subjects. (Vaccine Mandate – which is not even a law any representative voted on). We have been subjugated by unelected bureaucrats (Fauci & Walensky). People who loot businesses, commit arson, assault and murder people, throw Molotov cocktails at LEOs, burn their retinas with lasers, and vandalize Federal and State property are released from jail often with no charges, but go to DC and protest a VERY sketchy election and trespass in the Capitol and you are locked up for 10 months? The sleeping GIANT out here in flyover country is starting to get VERY pissed off.

    • Lysias says:

      The Fifth Circuit just issued a stay against enforcement of the vaccine mandate. This issue is probably going to the Supreme Court.

  6. plantman says:

    We had a similar situation in my town as in Kenosha…

    The difference was that, after the demonstrations were announced, roughly twenty guys fully-armed showed up to protect the town by standing guard in front of the many stores and restaurants.

    The protestors were pissed off and called them “racists” etc, but they didn’t take it any further. There was no damage.

    The defenders were very disciplined and never pointed their guns at anyone or made any threats of any kind, but I’m confident that if the crowd started breaking windows and looting stores, they would have left feet-first.

    The threat of retaliation is sometimes necessary to keep people from going crazy.

  7. Fred says:

    “Prosecutorial facepalm” would be a great band name, but not something to do in front of the jury when your own prosecution witness admits the defendant on trial acted in self-defense.

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