Jury Finds Kyle Rittenhouse, Not Guilty On All Charges!
Kyle Rittenhouse verdict is in, and really as no surprise, the jury found the 17-year old not guilty on all charges. The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse wrapped up in Kenosha, Wisconsin 4 days ago. The 17-year teenager killed two people, and seriously injured another after traveling across state to “allegedly help people keep their property safe.” Did he actually break the law though? Under Wisconsin gun law anyone under 18 who "goes armed" with any deadly weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor,
This minor, had an AR-15-style rifle and used it to kill 26-year old Anthony Huber and 36-year old Joseph Rosenbaum and seriously injured 27-year old Gaige Grosskreutz. Lucky for him, under the law, he was only guilty of a misdemeanor! Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the gun charges, citing confusion about how the state law was written. It is jacked-up if you take a look. Which, is why it was really not a surprise that the jury would come to the conclusion in finding Rittenhouse not guilty. The gun charge was the entire case for the defense. Without it, there is not much to charge the teenager with.
Everyone is going to have an opinion on this case. That is normal. Maybe more work will go into making the gun law in Wisconsin and elsewhere for that matter clear and easier to understand. As Judge Schroeder explained, “I think it ought to have been mighty clear that I had big problems with this statute.” Tell us what you think.
Was this the right call? Was this self-defense? Is it okay for everyone to take the law into their own hands now? Is that really what Kyle did though? What else could he have done if anything? Would you try and stop someone walking down the street with an AR-15 Assault Rifle? Would that be a good idea? Should his mother face any charges? If not Rittenhouse who is responsible for the deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum?