Kyle Rittenhouse out on $2 Million Bail in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kyle Rittenhouse: Are People under the age of 18 Forbidden from Open Carry in WI?
Kyle Rittenhouse: Are People under the age of 18 Forbidden from Open Carry in WI?

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Kyle Rittenhouse, the young defender of lives and property during the Kenosha riots, who shot three mob members who attacked him as he ran from them, was released on bail from Kenosha County Jail, on Friday, 20 November 2020.

The Kenosha County Court Commissioner, Loren Keating, set bail at $2 million, after Rittenhouse’s attorney, Mark Richards, asked for bail to be set at $750,000.

In Wisconsin, no bail bond system is allowed. Therefore the entire $2 million bail was raised through donations to the #Fightback site. Kyle attempted to turn himself in shortly after the shootings but was told by police to “go home” in the chaos of the riot. From fox23.com:  

Rittenhouse appeared in court by video conference for his initial appearance Monday. He was extradited to Wisconsin last week after being held for weeks at a juvenile detention center in Lake County, Illinois.

The 17-year-old turned himself in to police in Antioch, Illinois, one day after the shooting. Records show he tired to surrender to a Kenosha police officer earlier, hours after the shooting, however, he was told to go home.

Kyle Supporters across the country have been outraged by what is considered a political prosecution, in spite of ample video evidence of self-defense. Included is a charge of “Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Person Under 18”. The charge does not even apply to Kyle, because it does not apply to people over 16, except in special circumstances, which were not germane to Kyle.

The persecution of Rittenhouse has become a popular cause on the Left, with unfounded charges of “White Supremacy”.  They claim Kyle provoked the attack by being armed. An example of the irrational argument comes from bloomberg.com:

The trouble begins when you start applying the legal rules to someone in Rittenhouse’s situation, namely, someone who has carried an AR-15-style weapon to what is intended to be a peaceful protest. In a commonsense universe, this act itself would appear to be a provocation.

Yet under Wisconsin law, adults are entitled to carry around their licensed firearms in public places. An open-carry law means that prosecutors would have a tough time convincing a jury that simply carrying an assault rifle counts as a provocation.

People on the Left claim a black person who did the same as Kyle would not be alive, or would not be given bail. But the facts show otherwise. Kyle’s attackers have not been charged. The one clear attacker who seems to have escaped unharmed is black and has not been identified, although there is enormous video evidence with clues that could be used to identify him.

Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was quickly freed and the charges against him dropped. Kenneth Walker is black.

Justice should be blind, not based on skin color.

If someone chases a person and tries to violently take their rifle, the rifle carrier is not obligated to wrestle for the firearm.  The rifle possessor can shoot the attacker to prevent them from taking the rifle and using it against them. From powersfirearmstraining.com:

Firearms and Unarmed Aggressors

As noted above, if the client used a deadly weapon, especially a firearm, to defend himself against an unarmed attack, the attorney will have a difficult time convincing the jury that the client acted in self-defense.

If the client is armed with a firearm, and the aggressor is aware of the firearm and tries to close in on the client, the client is justified in firing before the parties begin wrestling over the firearm. Many police officers are killed with their own firearms.27 Officers are trained in specific retention techniques to avoid having their service firearms taken away and used against them; a client will rarely have the benefit of this training. Police react to an effort to grab an officer’s handgun as an attempt to kill the officer with that handgun; the client should be able to do so too.

Police use-of-force doctrine also allows officers to shoot unarmed aggressors running towards them. As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit noted: “A reasonable officer would not be expected to take the risk of being assaulted by a fleeing man who was so close that he could grapple with him and seize the gun. Our recitation of these events is a discussion in slow motion of an incident that took place in a matter of seconds.[The officer] had no time for the calm, thoughtful deliberation typical of an academic setting.”28 Similar logic should apply to citizens as well.

There are many examples in the law. Someone who violently tries to illegally disarm you is considered a deadly threat by the justice system.

Those who have rallied to Kyle’s defense believe they are working against a corrupted political system.

Can anyone reasonably believe if Kyle were black, any charges would be brought against him?

Yes. Charges would be brought. It is not Kyle’s skin color that is deemed most important. Rather, he dared to assert his rights to be armed and to defend self and property against a Leftist mob. Justice Clarence Thomas is not considered to be “authentically black” by the Left.

Those who stand for Kyle and the rule of law have been vilified by the left.  Actor Ricky Schroder has already been threatened.


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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BigMikeU
BigMikeU
11 months ago

they are railing to his defense because the left wing media and politicians “are” Corrupt! They are all TRAITORS and should be identified by the police/National Guard and other agencies and shot on sight as terrorists!!!

Get Out
Get Out
11 months ago

IMOA, Rittenhouse is being used as the scapegoat and as an example if you defend yourself this is what’ll happen to you as well. The video evidence should exonerate Rittenhouse in the courts of any wrongdoing. Doesn’t take long to realize Rittenhouse is running from these violent looter thugs and was in fear for his life.
Taylors death and many like hers should be a wakeup call that ERPO’s and no knock warrants should be struck down. There are too many examples of the mistakes and misinformation due to these ERPO’s and NKWs turning deadly.

Cruiser
Cruiser
11 months ago

Bail seems awfully high for a simple possession of a firearm by a minor.

Dee
Dee
11 months ago

Lies!! If Kyle was black, there’s no way the right donate $2M for his justice. And Breonna Taylor died in defense of her boyfriend! Had he gone to jail along with her death, protest would have been double the size until he was freed. He was charged and jailed initially! Skin color has always lead in this country in our judicial system. That’s why my home state NEEDS the 2 Democratic senators to come out victorious!! Screw my guns. I want total equal or even better justice for people of color!!

hippybiker
hippybiker
11 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee. The old Chinese saying applies here. “Be careful what you wish for.” Someone else once made the observation…”You can vote your way into Socialism but you have to shoot your way out!” Please apply the first quote!

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
11 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee, You show a remarkable lack of understanding when it comes to Blacks and gun laws. Gun laws have historically been used to ensure that Blacks wouldn’t be armed. Strangely enough it’s been the Dems who pushed those laws and the anti-black groups like the Klan. Remember what LBJ said about getting Black voters…he still has his hooks into YOU. Your willingness to vote Dem, as well as give up your guns, shows that you have bought the Dem lies hook, line and sinker. I’m sure that you slept through history class, so take the time now to learn what… Read more »

Last edited 11 months ago by Dave in Fairfax
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
11 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee, Regarding Kyle, his bond was extremely high, even if the government thought he committed murder (which there was plenty of evidence at the time to suggest that he did not). His bail was much higher than the bail set for almost all Blacks who are arrested for murder. Yes, a lot of good people donated to post Kyle’s bail. The amount paled in comparison to the amount donated by Democrats/Socialists/Communists to bail-out many dozens of BLM/Antifa people arrested for arson, armed robbery, looting, terrorizing motorists, and vandalism. A portion of those arrested were black. Taylor’s boyfriend (the one that… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
11 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee, there is no need to bring color into it. Only people who have been fed b.s. all their lives would say such a thing. Keep to the FACTS. Know the truth and the truth will set you free. Before you start, I am in a mixed race marriage. My best friends are black. Justice must be equal for all mankind. If you want to complain about justice, look at the communist, socialist, progressive demoncrapic party. There is enough injustice there to last a lifetime.

Arm up and carry on

Larry
Larry
11 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee, I live in Louisville. Breonna was fired from her EMT job a couple of years ago for dealing drugs, She was awakened by the police banging on her door. The police had a NO KNOCK warrent but didn’e use it. She was standing in a hallway when the police broke in beside her boyfriend. He shot one of the officers and the fired 15-20 rounds down the hallway hitting her 5 times but not him. The only way that could have happened is he was hiding behind her-using her as a shield. That’s defending?

Finnky
Finnky
11 months ago
Reply to  Larry

Not saying it is the case, but if they were side by side with him to the right, AND he was left handed – in low light officers going by location of muzzle flash could have thought Brains was the one shooting. I’ve had very little low light/dark training, but do remember that if all you see is the flash assumption is target is to the right. Correct adjustment is inches, but at first I compensated off target to my right,. In scenario above, even if boyfriend was right handed it is plausible officers shot too far to right of… Read more »

Oldman
Oldman
11 months ago

“A corrupted political system” ya think? Elections? Abrams says she already has 800,000 votes for democratic senator candidates, and they will probably be counted twice. These asshats don’t even try to hide their illegal means of trying to topple the Republic. Hang em all and hang em high.

Bob
Bob
11 months ago

I was pro-police my whole life and during the riots this year, but that has all changed. The thin blue line is a criminal gang and that video is why. It is a visual indictment of police brutality and blueline thuggery. The tactic is to swarm a defenseless citizen while simultaneously screaming “you are under arrest stop resisting, stop resisting or I’m going to taze you”. Then they taze because they think witnesses will see it as justified when in reality the poor schmuck on the ground is pinned and can’t even breathe. I’ve seen drivers pulled over where the… Read more »

Ansel Hazen
11 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Don’t roll down that window either.

Camotim
Camotim
11 months ago

This young man is an American Hero. Those who prosecuted him need to removed from office, disbarred, sued into poverty, and made to do very long and hard time.

JPM
JPM
11 months ago

If you are a conservative, gun owner, Christian, hunter, White, heterosexual, male, carnivore/omnivore or anything other than a member of a PC “anointed” liberal group, you are not going to get any form of justice in this country any more and will be branded as a racist and terrorist.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
11 months ago

That kid did everything he could to get away from the aggressors. He had no choice but to shoot. Anybody would have been right doing the same thing, color be damned. It could be they held the kid to protect him. I doubt it. bet there’s a lot of left wing socialist, communist progressive demoncraps who would like to see him dead. If he needs a safe place to hide he is welcome here. This hate everything American stuff is not over. There’s going to be a lot more when they realize Trump actually won the election even if 152*… Read more »