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Screenshot via Twitter Before the jury got the case to consider, Kenosha prosecutor Thomas Binger told them in closing arguments that by bringing a gun, Kyle Rittenhouse gave up his claim to self-defense and that the 17-year-old should have fired “ warning shots “ to back off the mob.
Both of those claims are untrue. One is illegal.
When he wasn’t taking bad firearms advice from Joe “Buy a Shotgun-And -Fire-Warning-Shots” Biden, prosecutor Binger tried to sell the jury on the notion that oh, come on, things weren’t all that bad during the Kenosha riots of August 25, 2020.
Well, things were bad enough that Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people because he thought he was going to die. And it’s his state of mind that actually matters in the trial because he’s the one on trial and he’s the one invoking his privilege of self-defense.
Rittenhouse shot and killed two men and wounded a third.
Closing arguments took more than five hours with both prosecution and defense taking turns summarizing the case. When the prosecution came back for a rebuttal argument, the last voice they heard was prosecutor James Kraus sternly lecturing the jury that Rittenhouse deserves to go to prison because the rioters and arsonists and those threatening his life and attacking him just weren’t that scary. Hasn’t everyone taken a beating before, he argued. Binger just said “I’m scared” is not a LEGAL JUSTIFICATION for self defense…but it LITERALLY IS THE LEGAL JUSTIFICATION. — Rekieta Media (@RekietaMedia) November 15, 2021 Binger took a treacly tone, cooing to jurors that the first man shot, Joseph Rosenbaum, didn’t really do anything all that bad that night. The fires he set were small , said Binger. The porta-potty he overturned wasn’t occupied. Death threats against Kyle and his buddies were no big deal. And his comments that he didn’t care if he went back to jail because he just got out were no biggie, the prosecutor assured the jury. The chain he carried as a weapon was really no big deal, certainly nothing that Kyle Rittenhouse should worry his pretty little 17-year-old head about. For […]
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