When a CNN panel of liberal talking heads admits that Kyle Rittenhouse has a “plausible case of self-defense,” it’s pretty much a slam dunk that the prosecution has lost their case.
Kyle Rittenhouse was the 17 year old who traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on a mission to provide aid to people hurt by the riots. While Kenosha authorities cowered in place and Antifa thugs burned down businesses, Kyle was determined to make a difference and help out those in need.
As one of the CNN panel members said, “you can’t go to jail for being an idiot,” and most would agree that jumping into the middle of leftist violence armed with a long gun was both idiotic, but the gun was indeed necessary. He ended up shooting a few rioters, one of whom attacked him with a drawn pistol.
During the prosecution’s incompetent presentation, the surviving leftist admitted that his gun was drawn. He intended to harm Kyle, and Kyle shot him. Self-defense, case closed.
During the trial, prosecutor Thomas Binger figured he could rattle Kyle, who, many believed, foolishly agreed to testify. As a criminal defense strategy, putting the defendant on the stand is considered a tactic of last resort—unless, as in Kyle’s case, the defendant has absolutely nothing to hide.
The most memorable moment were Kyle’s tears as he remembered the trauma that night. Then there was the judge’s outrage and angry comments directed at the prosecutor, who tried to violate Kyle’s Fifth Amendment rights. It was a classic smackdown.
Watch this Rob Schmidt Tonight video for an insightful analysis.