Milwaukee, Wisconsin – It’s been a year since the prosecutor in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Charged Kyle Rittenhouse Two people were killed and a third injured in anxiety following a shooting by Jacob Blake’s police.
Since then, the incident and its characters have provided a constant stream of conspiracy, anger, and publicity, both in the mainstream and in the conservative media of the niche. The boy next door.
Rittenhouse, now 18 years old Faced with 5 felony, misdemeanor and curfew From the event on August 25, 2020. He killed using an AR-15 type rifle Joseph Rosenbaum (36 years old), Anthony Hoover (26 years old), injured Gaiji Grosskreutz.. His lawyer says he acted in legal self-defense.
Rittenhaus also endangered the safety of a Daily Caller reporter who was recording nearby when Rosenbaum was shot, and was charged with being shot when an unidentified man Rittenhaus tried to kick him. I am.
At that time and now: A state of Kenosha one year after the damage caused by protests and anxiety
What happened in the incident? The final result is still a few months away, but there are many.
The trial is scheduled to begin on November 1st in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse paid $ 2 million on bail when “Free Kyle” money was poured
Ritten House Arrested after turning to local police in Antioch, Illinois, where he lived at the time.. He spent the first few months at a juvenile training school in Illinois while a lawyer tried to fight his delivery to Wisconsin.
It didn’t work, And the Rittenhaus was transferred to Kinosha County Prison on October 30.
Immediately after he was charged on August 27, his legal team and others began soliciting donations for his defense through social media. Money was poured from all over the country.The lawyer spent a significant portion of it in the failed hand-over battle, but still managed. Invest $ 2 million to secure the release of Rittenhouse from prison on November 20, 2020.
Since then, Rittenhaus has lived in private residences in Indiana and Wisconsin. Prosecutor tried to arrest him Although he did not list his specific address in the trial record, The judge agreed that it was a safety risk and agreed to keep it sealed., Known only to a few officials.
After a rocky startProponents of the Rittenhouse still sell products under the brand “Free Kyle” to raise more money for his defense.
How did he have an assault-style rifle? Was it legal for him to carry it in Kenosha?
Prosecutor says Dominique Black bought a rifle at a hardware store in Wisconsin in May when he was 18 years old, but his friend Rittenhaus was 17 years old and was too young to legally buy weapons. Rittenhaus, who worked as a lifeguard in Kenosha, told The Washington Post that he used the increased unemployment funds during the pandemic to buy rifles. The Smith & Wesson M & P 15 retails for around $ 800.
Rittenhouse and Black said they are protecting the car business from vandalism. Rittenhaus also said it provides first aid to those injured during protests.
Wisconsin, on the other hand, explicitly prohibits “arming” people under the age of 18, but a lawyer at Rittenhaus said: Legal wording that seems to open up a 17-year-old exception if the rifles they carry do not have an illegally short barrel.. The judge will rule in September on a defense campaign to dismiss allegations of possessing a gun as a minor.
The Chief Justice denied the defense’s allegations in this regard at a preliminary hearing in December.
I expect dramatic videos to be a central part of the trial
Both prosecution and defense say that many videos of shooting are played strongly in their favor. However, as many other cases have shown, even video evidence can be decomposed and interpreted in various ways by the jury.
The video shows that he shot the victim — and Rittenhaus admitted — but Rittenhaus raised his self-defense. His former lawyer said the prosecution was a political prosecution because the defense was so obvious.
Wisconsin law reasonably believes that someone can legally use deadly forces “to prevent imminent death or great physical harm to themselves. Only if you are.
In determining the need, the jury may consider whether the Rittenhouse has withdrawn or may have withdrawn further. He was clearly fleeing Rosenbaum before shooting him. Proponents of the Rittenhouse say that when Rosenbaum tried to get the rifle, he was trapped in some cars by other protesters and had to fire.
He was walking towards the police after shooting Rosenbaum when attacked by others. After killing Anthony Hoover and shooting Gaiji Grosskreutz with his arms, Rittenhaus stood up and raised his arms toward the police, but they told him to get out of the street.
Black took him home Antioch, Illinois, He lived with his mother and sister. He later left himself to the local police.
It is up to the prosecutor to prove that Rittenhaus’s belief that if self-defense was raised, he would be killed or seriously injured, beyond reasonable doubt, was not rational in that situation.
Rittenhouse lawyers claimed he was particularly afraid during his encounter with Rosenbaum because someone fired nearby shortly before Rittenhaus decided to shoot. That person is Joshua Jiminsky, who stood with Rosenbaum just before chasing the Rittenhaus. He has been facing his own accusations since that night.
The state’s longest-serving active judge is hearing the case
Judge Bruce Schrader of the Circuit Court of Kinosha County presides over the Rittenhaus case and Black, who is responsible for providing the rifle to the Rittenhouse.
He has been on the bench since 1983 and has been the state’s longest-serving active circuit judge.
Schroeder has arrested Rittenhaus and declined the prosecutor’s request to raise his $ 2 million bail.Judge ignored An activist’s call for him to resign his bail decision.
Defendant lawyer carousel turned into a side show
From the beginning, the story of the Rittenhouse legal team was a sideshow of the case.
Atlanta’s defamation lawyer, L. Lin Wood, first captured his family and brought John Pierce, who filed a civil suit from Los Angeles, with a large amount of personal luggage. According to Kyle’s mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, the pair whipped social media and conservative means to raise money, some of which were paid on Rittenhouse’s bail, but some were explained. It remains untouched.
Wood bows from the Rittenhouse case, and Family fired piercings in February..
Los Angeles lawyer Robert Burns claims to have taken over Rittenhouse’s public relations efforts.
Mark Richards Corey Chirafisi, an experienced criminal defense counsel in Wisconsin, will handle hearings and motions and will be on the side of Rittenhaus in the trial.
So far, the case has been dealt with by Thomas Binger and Jason Zap, District Attorneys of Kinosha County. However, Zapf has recently left the office, so another prosecutor may team up with Binger in the future.
Prosecutors asked for evidence that Rittenhaus had lunch with several Proud Boys after a court hearing in January and later went to Miami. Report by New Yorker — He was picked up at the airport by group leader Enrique Tario.
Proponents of the Rittenhouse say he had nothing to do with the Proud Boys or the militia group and went to Kenosha with his friends just to protect the car business from further vandalism.
As a minor, Schroeder must also decide on a defense to dismiss the allegations that Rittenhaus had illegally possessed a rifle on August 25, 2021.
Did Rittenhaus act in self-defense?
Proponents of the Rittenhouse point to the video as evidence that he acted explicitly for self-defense and that he should not have been prosecuted. A former lawyer described the case as being of paramount importance to self-defense and constitutional amendment Article 2 in British and American legal history.
However, prosecutors saw the same video as clear evidence of a reckless murder and even attempted a deliberate murder and succeeded.
Joseph Rosenbaum, the first victim of the Rittenhouse, was chasing the Rittenhouse but was unarmed. His second victim, Anthony Hoover, attacked and attacked the Rittenhouse on a skateboard, and his third victim, Gaiji Grosskreutz, was armed with a pistol as he approached the Rittenhouse.
The prosecutor needs to convince the jury that he was not reasonably afraid of his life when Rittenhaus shot the man.
In Wisconsin, one can generally use force to stop “reasonably believing that it is illegal interference with one’s own.”
Deadly power can only be used if the Rittenhaus “reasonably believed” to be the only way to prevent his own death or major physical harm.
If the prosecutor convinces the jury that Rittenhaus walks around with a rifle and shoots Rosenbaum to cause other attacks, he is at risk of being killed or seriously injured. You will have to show your belief. He has exhausted all other rational means to avoid or avoid the danger.
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This article was originally published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kyle Rittenhouse Case: Kenosha Shooting Trial Date Approaching