Kenosha AG makes Bizarre Charge Against Kyle Rittenhouse Friend

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Kenosha AG makes Bizarre Charge Against Kyle Rittenhouse Friend

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Dominick Black, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been charged by the Kenosha AG with a non-existent crime, for what appears to be political purposes. The crime is supposedly giving a gun to a person under the age of 18, which resulted in a death.

Fortunately for Dominick Black, there are clear exceptions to the law. One of them is any person who is at least 16 years old, as long as they are not violating any of the three other laws, none of which apply in this case. From wisn.com:

Dominick Black, of Kenosha, was charged with two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18, causing death.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with illegally buying a gun used to kill two protesters in Kenosha.

Dominick Black, of Kenosha, was charged with two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18, causing death.

According to a criminal complaint, Black bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle on May 1 at Ladysmith Ace Home Center in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Ladysmith is more than 300 miles from Kenosha.

Prosecutors said Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois, gave Black the money used to buy the gun.

The complaint said Black knew Rittenhouse was not legally able to buy the gun because he was not 18 years old.

Black and Rittenhouse agreed to keep the gun at Black’s stepfather’s house in Kenosha, the complaint said.

Screenshot from Wisconsin Court system, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten

Black purchased the rifle on 1 May 2020. Kyle Rittenhouse will not reach 18 years of age until 3 January 2021.

Another issue is whether Black violated federal law in purchasing a gun for someone else. It is illegal to purchase a gun for another person if you lie about it. But the gun was never transferred to Kyle Rittenhouse, because it was kept in Wisconsin, at Black’s residence.

It was legal for Kyle to possess the rifle. He could have purchased the rifle from a private seller in Wisconsin. He was not allowed to purchase a rifle from a Federal Firearms licensee until he reached the age of 18.

There is no federal law prohibiting minors from possessing or owning long guns, only handguns.

What is the basis for the Kenosha AG charges? There does not seem to be any. Kyle was not a prohibited possessor. The rifle was kept in Wisconsin, at the residence of the person who legally purchased it. What follows is speculation.

Why charge a teenager with a non-crime in a spectacularly political case?

One obvious reason is to apply pressure against that person in order for them to “co-operate” in the prosecution of another person. It is common practice in plea deals. It appears to be a favorite tactic of the Left, as seen in several recent cases in the Russian collusion investigation run by Robber Muller. Consider the non-crimes of General Flynn.

Prosecutors have accumulated enormous power over the last several decades.

The Supreme Court granted prosecutors absolute immunity for their actions. More and more prosecutors are abusing their power, often for political reasons.

A person may be completely innocent, yet suffer enormous punishment, without ever being convicted of a crime. It appears to be happening in Kenosha.

Michael Gravely, the Kenosha County District Attorney (an elected position), has been shown to have ties with Whitney Cabal, AKA Billy Violent. She is a known violence-inciting Black Lives Matter activist.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Dean Weingarten

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Dub
Dub
14 days ago

I have pored through the Wisconsin state statues regarding minor in possession, and I don’t think the state will agree with your stance. Even an appeals court will likely maintain that Kyle broke the law by being in possession of the rifle. I have a Youtube channel devoted mostly to the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings. (For the record, I am certain he’s innocent of any shooting-related charges). One of my videos focuses on the minor-in–possession charge: https://youtu.be/Z5zN_HUShmg Is it a big deal for Kyle? No. Is it a big deal for Dominick? Probably. Dominick faces a more serious charge than Kyle… Read more »

Sixgun_Symphony
Sixgun_Symphony
2 months ago

The felon that pointed a pistol at Kyle Ritterhouse has still not been charged.

Dub
Dub
13 days ago

I have a video explaining why Gaige Grosskreutz won’t be charged. https://youtu.be/GR1EUBYu4M4 Although he was arrested for felony robbery, I don’t think he was convicted of it. Most likely he plea bargained down to a misdemeanor. In my video, I go over the entire police report on the matter where Gaige admits he participated in the burglary and his two compadres fingered him, but nowadays prosecutors are so quick to plea bargain. (Gaige really comes off as a real numbskull in the police report.) Also, I’m not sure the state will consider his actions unlawful in light of all that… Read more »

Raconteur
Raconteur
2 months ago

Looks like “Civil Rights violations under color of the law”.

unclejack
unclejack
2 months ago

I hope he sues Wisconsin for deformation of character. Like that high school kid did to those news papers

RoyD
RoyD
2 months ago
Reply to  unclejack

It is “defamation.” Fame; defame; defamation. Or maybe you were just playing.

hoss
hoss
2 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Save us from the grammar police. You knew what he meant!

RoyD
RoyD
2 months ago
Reply to  hoss

Oh, I had a pretty good idea what he was trying to say; but, it was apparent that his execution of that effort was sorely lacking. And then, as pointed out by Will, he may have used deformation on purpose. A language will only remain useful as long as we use it correctly. Or, as more than one English teacher has said in my presence, words have meanings.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
2 months ago

“The Supreme Court granted prosecutors absolute immunity for their actions. More and more prosecutors are abusing their power, often for political reasons.” Hmmmm…I wonder if the “supreme court” gave them absolute immunity from the REASON the 2nd amendment exists? I wonder if those black robbed baal priests have considered what can happen if someone out there takes issue with their out right tyrannical decisions and visits a PA like this one from oh say…300 yards? I’ll say it and say it again… There are countless articles and commentators and pundits who fence and tangle, who tumble and roll the slogans… Read more »

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CourageousLion
CourageousLion
2 months ago

“The Supreme Court granted prosecutors absolute immunity for their actions. More and more prosecutors are abusing their power, often for political reasons.” Hmmmm…I wonder if the “supreme court” gave them absolute immunity from the REASON the 2nd amendment exists? I wonder if those black robbed baal priests have considered what can happen if someone out there takes issue with their out right tyrannical decisions and visits a PA like this one from oh say…300 yards? I’ll say it and say it again… There are countless articles and commentators and pundits who fence and tangle, who tumble and roll the slogans… Read more »

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Stone
Stone
2 months ago

What I do not see if how the DA knows this was a straw purchase. Did Black tell them? Did they back track bank accounts? Did Rittenhouse tell them? Did Rittenhouse lend the money to Black so Black could purchase the gun for own private use? There seems to be some speculation on the part of intent of the purchase unless they have more info.

RoyD
RoyD
2 months ago
Reply to  Stone

The Devil is always in the details isn’t it.

Don
Don
2 months ago
Reply to  Stone

ATF did a forward trace and found this guy bought the gun. Then the kid spilled his guts to the police, resulting in the charges.

Dub
Dub
13 days ago
Reply to  Don

Never talk to the police. Saying anything to the cops without consulting a lawyer can never help you. Dominick is going to pay a price for not demanding the services of a lawyer immediately.

cav2108
cav2108
2 months ago

Yes, it is a favorite tactic of leftist prosecutors to persuade someone to testify against someone else. Another tactic they use to increase their conviction rates (for re-election) is to allow pleading-down to claim a conviction – like this – arresting for sodomy of a child and allowing to plead-down to a traffic fine for following too close. Then claiming an increased conviction-rate.

Buster
Buster
2 months ago

It’s too bad our prosecutors are not so fervent in their efforts to prosecute real criminals – such as [for example] those who bald-faced lied to the courts in an attempted coup of a sitting President?

Tionico
Tionico
2 months ago
Reply to  Buster

I was more thinking of the other violent rioters who were destroying and burning and assaulting Kyle as he tried to evade them after he (Kyle) put out the dumpster fire they had started. NOT ONE of those known felons has seen a nanogramme of justice.

RoyD
RoyD
2 months ago

Mike teaches CRMJ 316 Criminal Procedure, CRMJ 380 Criminal Law and CRMJ 490 Special Topics: The Jury Trial. Mr. Graveley attended the University of California Berkeley and UW-Madison Law School. He is currently an Assistant District Attorney in Kenosha County.”

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
2 months ago

TYRANNY in the news. Some day soon that tree that Jefferson talked about is going to be refreshed. When that business starts, their evil will be repaid. This particular a.g. is known to be funded by g. soros. Soros is a man who somehow became rich as a death camp guard for nazi germany. He has said many times how he hates the U.S.A. and his children have been corrupting our politicians for years. Evil is as evil does. Picking on the innocent is a trademark of evil. Making rights and freedoms that are gifts from the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY… Read more »

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Correct !!!

Don
Don
2 months ago

Soros wasn’t a death camp guard. He was a NAZI sympathizer.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
2 months ago
Reply to  Don

Don,
Actually I don’t think that he was a sympathizer. As I remember, he was a collaborator. What the Jews called a moser, birddogged other Jews.

RoyD
RoyD
2 months ago

Whatever Soros was, we know what he is. From Wiki: “When Soros was asked in 2006 about his statement in The Age of Fallibility that “the main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States”, he responded that “it happens to coincide with the prevailing opinion in the world. And I think that’s rather shocking for Americans to hear. The United States sets the agenda for the world. And the rest of the world has to respond to that agenda. By declaring a ‘war on terror’ after September 11, we set the wrong agenda for the world …… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
2 months ago

This is a one sided prosecution as they haven’t filed charges against the guy with the handgun that got his arm shot by Rittenhouse, looks like more democrat BS.

Arny
Arny
2 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Didn’t they say he was also a felon ?

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Anything the DEMO-RATS say is BS !!

Don
Don
2 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

That man was a CWP holder and not a convicted felon.