What one cop just testified to is the good news Kyle Rittenhouse was waiting for
Democrats and the corporate media demanded Kyle Rittenhouse stand trial in order to make an example out of him.
But that may have just backfired.
And what one cop just testified to is the good news Kyle Rittenhouse was waiting for.
17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for allegedly shooting and killing two Black Lives Matter rioters and wounding a third on August 25, 2020 during a BLM riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse faces life in prison if convicted of the murder charges.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers argued Rittenhouse only fired in self-defense.
That defense received a boost when one of the men Rittenhouse shot – Gaige Grosskreutz – admitted Rittenhouse only shot him when he pointed his gun at Rittenhouse first.
Kenosha Police Department Detective Ben Antaramian also undermined the prosecution’s case when under cross examination from Rittenhouse’s attorney Corey Chirafisi, Antaramian admitted that the only three people Rittenhouse shot either chased Rittenhouse, hit and kicked Rittenhouse, or pulled a gun on Rittenhouse.
Chirafisi: You saw other people that were kind of — it wasn’t a two or three-person chase, there were multiple people kind of around Mr. Rittenhouse, some of them brandishing weapons, correct?
Antaramian: There were people — and there were people that were armed, absolutely.
Chirafisi: And those people who didn’t attack him — he didn’t fire at them, did he?
Chirafisi: The only people that he fired at were people that had either kicked him, hit him with something, or pulled a gun on him when he’s running down Sheridan Road, right?
Antaramian: I would agree with that statement.
Prosecutors in Wisconsin brought these charges against Rittenhouse after online mobs demanded cops throw Rittenhouse in jail.
All the available evidence suggests Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when a BLM mob attacked him on the night of August 25.
But now Rittenhouse’s fate is in the hands of 12 strangers and the teenager is hoping the jury is absorbing the testimony about how police and even the other rioters admit Rittenhouse did not just randomly lash out and shoot people, but that Rittenhouse felt threatened.