BREAKING: Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty (See Video)

A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murder Friday afternoon for fatally shooting two men and injuring a third last year during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, marking the end of a contentious trial that pitted the prosecution against the judge.

Rittenhouse, who is now 18, lives in Antioch, a northern suburb of Chicago about 15 miles from Kenosha. On August 25 of last year when he was 17, Rittenhouse decided to patrol the downtown Kenosha area alongside other armed men in order to protect a used car dealership from looting and vandalism. The city had devolved into rioting over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man, by a white Kenosha police officer.

Rittenhouse took a medical kit and armed himself with a Smith & Wesson M&P15, which is an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle that police say his friend illegally bought for him.

While guarding the used car dealership, he was chased by protesters and ended up fatally shooting two people, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injuring a third, Gaige Grosskreutz. The defendant and the three men he shot are all white.

He was arrested and charged with five felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. The most serious charge was intentional homicide, Wisconsin’s top murder charge, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. The others were reckless homicide, attempted homicide, two counts of reckless endangerment, and being a minor illegally in possession of a firearm.

On Monday, the judge dismissed the misdemeanor firearm charge, which was considered the easiest charge for the state to prove. Previously, Rittenhouse was also charged with violating curfew, but that charge was dismissed last week by the judge as well.

Rittenhouse pled not guilty to all charges. His attorneys argued that he acted in self-defense.

The murder trial began on Nov. 1 and lasted two weeks and a day. The jury was out for — days.

The prosecution and the defense made their closing arguments on Monday, prosecutors arguing that Rittenhouse was an “active shooter” who threatened those around him illegally.

“You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun, when you are the one creating the danger, when you’re the one provoking other people,” the lead prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said.

Binger also called Rittenhouse’s character into question, asking whether it is “heroic or honorable” to shoot unarmed people. Rosenbaum and Huber were indeed unarmed, but the man Rittenhouse injured, Grosskreutz, was pointing a handgun at Rittenhouse when he was shot.

“That crowd was full of heroes,” Binger told the jury.

The defense offered a starkly different characertization of Rittenhouse and the events of the night of the shootings.

Rosenbaum was a threat, a “bad man,” and a “rioter,” and Rittenhouse “had to deal with him that night, alone,” lead defense attorney Mark Richards said in his closing arguments to the jury.

Richards argued that Huber attempted to seriously harm Rittenhouse by hitting him with a skateboard, and that Grosskreutz was attempting to shoot him.

“This case is not a game, this is my client’s life,” Richards said. “Every person who was shot was attacking Kyle.”

The trial has been closely watched nationally and has highlighted a stark divide between Americans who supported what they viewed as Rittenhouse’s right to defend himself and those who viewed him as a vigilante looking for trouble.

Over the course of the trial, the judge clashed with Binger, resulting in several acrimonious exchanges last week.

Even before the trial began, the judge ruled against the prosecution that the men Rittenhouse shot may not be referred to as “victims,” but they may be referred to as rioters, looters, or arsonists if the defense team provides evidence to support those characterizations.

Last week, the judge raised his voice at Binger repeatedly as he reprimanded him for several lines of questioning, including bringing up evidence the judge had already banned and quizzing Rittenhouse about why he remained silent after his arrest.

“Don’t get brazen with me!” Schroeder shouted at Binger. “I don’t want to have another issue as long as this case continues. Is that clear?”

In another emotional moment from last week, Rittenhouse defended his actions from the witness stand, breaking down at one point and sobbing as he attempted to describe the moments leading up to the first shooting.

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The media should be indicted for their role in trying to destroy and harm this man and divide our society resulting in others being put in harm’s way. If riots break out after trial the media is 100% accountable. Look at this video and watch the damage to this young man as the verdict is read…

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"The simple step of a courageous individual is to not take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I was born and raised in the enigma known as "The Big Easy." There, rooted along the banks of the great Mississippi River between the creeping bayou and Lake Pontchartrain, I was conscripted on all things pertaining to human nature.  I am the quintessential southern woman, that is to say, I defy most could never accurately define what that label truly represents.  Brined below sea level where one respects; the haunts lingering about, the force of storm surge, the ethos of Mardi Gras, and the sanctity of generational family-I know what it is to belong to an organically diverse culture.

Early on in life, my career path serpentined and led to brief stints of living varied experiences as I indulged my passions for painting, musical theater, and the culinary arts. My young experiences evolved my purpose and honed my intuitive skills and I became a Medical Professional specializing in mental health with a focus on child/adolescent needs. After living decades in NOLA, and after hurricane  Katrina unearthed the realities of modern-day inner cities, I made the pivotal decision to relocate to where my family and I spent our summers in a quest to find security and civility in my life.

High up on one of the "grandfather mountains" I now perch in a Smoky mountain community in East Tennessee. Although, I would not trade my formative years in Louisiana, unfortunately,  that era of  America  is  no longer obtainable in the times we live - changing course was the best decision "Evah!"

I am a warrior  for freedom and truth , steeped in my ancestral history ,I am constantly reminded that stillness and introspection expands the mind and heart to possess a more nuanced understanding of all things in our internal and external world. We are all destined to bash ourselves against the rotted cultural rocks of humanity's unraveling until we recognize that a shared moral tone is essential for a free society. A healthy culture is one comprised of many unique people who offer shading and depth to the experience of living, yet all choose to accept basic truths that bind us all together-a societal moral tone. Intolerance  , censorship, intersectionality, cancel culture, apathy ,and ignorance will only groom oppression and tyranny.  Critical thought, differentiation, and dissent is your individual right granted not by government -and must always be protected, championed, and defended.

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  1. We still have hope in the USA! Self defense still lives in the USA! Awesome!!! God Bless Kyle and The jury for standing up to mob rule and did the right thing! LET FREEDOM RING ACROSS AMERICA!

  2. My faith in the Judicial system was somewhat restored. But after the comment by the Prosecutor about losing your right to self defense has be wondering what kind of ppl are running the system.

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