It’s not over yet: DOJ to review Rittenhouse case for possible federal charges (to appease radical leftists)


WASHINGTON, DC — Despite Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted of all charges against him on Nov. 19 and President Joe Biden saying he stood by the jury’s decision, Democrats and radical leftists are dissatisfied with the outcome and want it changed.

One way to change the outcome is to pursue potential federal charges against Rittenhouse, who is currently a free man after a jury of his peers determined he was “not guilty” of any of the charges against him.

Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) now wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review Rittenhouse’s case for potential federal charges. In a Nov. 19 post, Nadler tweeted:

“This heartbreaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice and sets a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by DOJ.

“Justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in First Amendment-protected protest.”

Potential charges could be levied if federal officials determine there are hate crimes or civil rights violations involved.

Initially, President Joe Biden said on Nov. 19 that he stood by the jury system while also confirming he did not watch the Rittenhouse trial.

He told reporters:

“I didn’t watch the trial. I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it.”

However, grumblings about the verdict by Democrats, radicals and even social media bots were getting louder.

Vice President Kamala Harris expressed her thoughts about the verdict with reporters and did not seem happy about Biden’s initial comments.

Harris said:

“The verdict really speaks for itself. As many of you know, I spent a majority of my career working to make the criminal justice system more equitable, and clearly there is a lot more work to do. Thanks.”

Clearly, many were not happy about the verdict, including “legacy” media.

Then in a possible move to assuage the anger of Democrats and left-wing groups, the White House released a formal statement later in the day on Nov. 19 that noted the president was now “angry and concerned” about the Rittenhouse trial.

President Biden’s brief statement read:

“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.

“I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us.

“I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.

“I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.

“The White House and Federal authorities have been in contact with Governor Evers’s office to prepare for any outcome in this case, and I have spoken with the Governor this afternoon and offered support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety.”

Despite Biden’s updated mood change about the Rittenhouse trial, leftists are pushing their quest to continue persecuting Rittenhouse and do not appear to be willing to stop until they get their pound of flesh.

Black Lives Matter activist Troy Gaston told Breitbart News that the federal government should get involved and file murder charges against Rittenhouse.

Gaston’s comments to Breitbart followed a speech at a “Stop White Supremacy!” rally in Chicago last week.

On Nov. 20, Gaston told the audience of protesters that the acquittal in the Rittenhouse case sent a message “telling us to be silent under the threat of complete violence,” according to Breitbart. Continuing, he also said:

“Today we come out here simply to be recognized as people who deserve to live and be treated with [equality] and respect. I ask that everybody come out here today and let your f**king voices be heard.”

After his speech, Gaston spoke with Breitbart and said:

“I guess the verdict was, basically, push back on protesters who come out there to protest and to have the respect of the city to have their voices heard.”

Gaston also labeled people as two types — those who support doing harm and those who presumably only protest peacefully:

“Rittenhouse, coming out there for whatever reason, came out there and did harm. The jury has spoken. Our court system has resolved. So, we gotta ask ourselves, ‘Do you support doing harm?’ or ‘Do you support voices being heard?”

However, peace can quickly be tossed aside and replaced with violence in order to force a wanted outcome.

When asked about peace after the verdict, Gaston admitted to Breitbart that it depends on one’s perspective in determining what constitutes an injustice. He also said he wanted a new trial and verdict for Rittenhouse:

“How could it be peace, when there’s no justice? There could be no peace without justice.

“We are waiting for the federal government to charge Rittenhouse with first-degree murder.”

According to a report by Yahoo News, Gaston was arrested by Chicago police during a protest:

“During a May 28 protest over George Floyd’s killing, Gaston was arrested by Chicago police.

“An online petition calling for State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Mayor Lori Lightfoot to release him went out on social media.”

According to Yahoo News’ report, Gaston’s charges were reduced to resisting arrest.

While a federal prosecution is possible in the Rittenhouse case, it would likely be an unsuccessful one. Lawyer Scott D. Cosenza, who analyzed Nadler’s claims, noted that a jury trial cannot set a legal precedent:

“Nadler makes two claims that he says justify a federal review: one, there was a miscarriage of justice; two, this case has set a dangerous precedent.

“Nadler has a law degree from Fordham, where he undoubtedly learned how precedent works, and he must know this case sets none.

“That’s because no jury trial results in a legal precedent; a precedent refers only to appellate decisions, which are then binding on the courts below.”

Cosenza further notes:

“So, that leaves the verdict being a miscarriage of justice. We’re left to wonder why, however, because Nadler doesn’t say.

“If he gets his news from The New York Times/CNN/MSNBC and doesn’t allow himself to hear other voices, he probably thinks all people of good conscience must understand the miscarriage and don’t need it stated.

“That understanding, likely based on falsehoods repeated early and often about the case, from how Rittenhouse got to Kenosha (his mom didn’t drop him off), to where the gun was (it never left Wisconsin), to what happened after the shootings (Rittenhouse tried to turn himself in to police immediately).”

There are also other issues that can hurt a potential federal case, according to Cosenza.

One is the original high-definition aerial footage that was allegedly lost by the FBI.

According to a report by Daily Caller, Rittenhouse’s defense team had received a blurry copy of the footage of shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which the FBI had taken with a surveillance drone.

However, media group Human Events obtained the high-definition footage that the defense team did not get. Daily Caller reported:

“The FBI footage was shown to the jury during the testimony of one of the agents who captured the footage with the drone, FBI agent Brandon Craimin.

“However, the FBI allegedly testified, in private, that they were in possession of another version of the video in HD that they did not supply the members of the defense, according to Human Events.

“When asked for a copy of the tape, the FBI allegedly denied the defense’s request, saying that the video no longer existed, according to the report.”

Another issue is the “jump-kick man” suspect who was filmed kicking Rittenhouse in the head.

According to a report by Wisconsin Right Now, prosecutors conveniently informed the Rittenhouse defense team, as the trial came to an end, that a man came forward claiming to be the suspect who kicked Rittenhouse.

The report identified Maurice Freeland as the suspect. According to the same report, Freeland is a felon with a long criminal history and an open domestic violence charge:

“Freeland is listed as being in the custody of the Kenosha County Jail as of Nov. 16, 2021. His most recent booking is listed as a probation hold with no bond.”

According to Cosenza, Freeland would be a “dream witness” for the defense. He also noted that Freeland’s wife, Melody Price Freeland, alleged her husband talked about killing a “white boy”:

“Maurice Freeland’s wife Melody is quoted as saying, ‘He was talking about a group of men and guys, saying he was going to kill those white f—-ers, and then I’m going to kill that white boy.’”

Cosenza concludes that while federal charges are definitely possible, “the evidence suggests they would meet the same fate as the state ones, and it would be a much easier lift for the defense.”

Perhaps liberals need to prepare for a second fail.

‘Enough already’: Sig Sauer announces major backing of national ‘re-fund the police’ campaign

Editor note: For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

NEWINGTON, NH – Law Enforcement Today is pleased to share that Sig Sauer, highly respected and immensely popular leader in the firearms industry, has joined us as a corporate sponsor in our campaign to “Re-Fund the Police.”

As a Law Enforcement Today reader, you know that we have put forth a campaign to back the blue and support re-funding efforts, while calling attention to both the adverse effects of defunding the police, and the positive effects that our dedicated protectors in law enforcement create every single day.

In this campaign, we put out a call for individual and corporate sponsors to join us in this mission.

Sig Sauer, with its honorable and lengthy history of supporting law enforcement, answered that call with a generous donation, standing with us and with our brothers and sisters in blue.

From its humble beginnings as a German gun company in 1751 and a Swiss wagon factory in 1853 who merged in 1875 to its current status as a firearms industry leader, Sig Sauer has remained synonymous with expert, state-of-the art craftsmanship and reliability. 

Sig Sauer has also cultivated a close working relationship with law enforcement over the decades of its existence, marrying its expertise with the needs of those who serve.

As the Sig Sauer website states:

“It is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany.

This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide.”

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Sig Sauer Academy. Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer.

In addition to state-of-the art equipment such as firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors, and air guns, Sig also provides top-of-the line training for law enforcement officers and others.

Sig Sauer Academy, located in Epping, NH, offers firearms and tactics training to everyone from first-time gun owners to the most elite levels of law enforcement and military.  This facility “features state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor ranges, tactical training areas, urban environments, a shoot house, a maritime training area, and a force-on-force village.”

We recently sat down with Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive VP of Commercial Sales, to learn more about Sig Sauer’s decision to back our campaign to “Re-fund the Police.”

Taylor told us:

“The minute we heard the concept, it resonated with us here at Sig Sauer, because it’s so disgusting to us, the whole “defund the police” mentality….

“The police were already shorthanded, there’s never enough training, there’s never enough equipment, there’s never enough people, there’s never enough resources.  

“And then you throw at them this ‘defund the police’ mess, to put it politely.” 

He added:

“It just disgusts us, when we see specific incidents of police agencies like Austin, who have gone so all-in to this concept of taking resources away from an operation that is already underfunded. 

“Who is going to help save lives when they’re needed?  It’s harder and harder to get police officers where they’re needed, on time, because of a lack of resources….

“You hear the 911 calls where people are calling in the middle of a riot in Atlanta, and they say, we’re really sorry but there are no police officers to send to your aid right now.  

“It’s disgusting.”

Taylor explained further that raising money is itself important, but the plans to raise awareness and share the truth with the public are equally significant.

He continued:

“I think it’s important to educate the public that there’s a problem….

“No matter how much money we raise in this effort, it’s also very important that we let the world know that the police need resources and they need money.”

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Sig Sauer Academy. Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer.

Taylor added that a further advantage to educating the public would be to improve the reputation of law enforcement as a career.

He told us:

“We also need to try to re-engage young people to be police officers, because that used to be such a noble and admirable thing, and now it’s becoming so difficult to be a police officer, and to have young people aspire to be in law enforcement.

“We want to communicate to the world that it’s ok to be a cop.”

Taylor expanded further upon Sig Sauer’s ties with law enforcement, saying:

“It’s in our DNA…. We work closely [at Sig Sauer Academy] with military and law enforcement…. 

“It’s a big part of who our Academy personnel are; they are all current or former military and cops… and so they are such thought leaders for our company for both training and equipment and importantly, mindset. 

“When we are developing a new product, we go talk to them.”

He added:

“Our CEO [Ron Cohen] served in the Israeli military for five years, and our dedication to supporting law enforcement and military runs so deep in this company…. The moment I mentioned the ‘refunding the police’ concept to our CEO, he immediately wanted to support this cause.”

Taylor concluded:

“We absolutely want to let the world know how much we support the thousands of police agencies and hundreds of thousands of officers who carry our products, and those who don’t….

“It doesn’t matter what product they use, they need our support.

“We are doing this because we have so much respect for our police officers, and it is very disappointing that a part of our society allowed something called ‘defund the police’ to become part of our culture, truly sad.”

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Sig Sauer Academy. Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer.

In addition to its generous financial support, Sig Sauer will also be throwing its own marketing efforts behind the “Re-Fund the Police” campaign, amplifying the message on their social networks.

To learn more about Sig Sauer products and training, visit Sig Sauer at their website,  

You can also follow Sig Sauer on their Facebook page, their Twitter feed, their Instagram account, and their LinkedIn account.

Law Enforcement Today is immensely grateful for Sig Sauer’s strong stand to support all those who protect and serve, and we look forward to working together with Sig to “Re-Fund Our Police” and expand public understanding of the the daily good deeds of our protectors in blue, as well as the adverse effects of defunding the police.

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“Re-Fund the Police”: Law Enforcement Today launches nationwide campaign for Americans to back the blue


Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – You back the Blue.  You support the police.  You quietly buy an officer a cup of coffee at your local coffeehouse.  You bring homemade cookies to your local police station.  You make it a point to thank an officer when you see one out in public.  

You watch the news, aghast to see crowds of anti-police protesters and rioters committing acts of violence and massive property damage.  You pray daily for the Blue family.

And yet, you may feel quite alone.

Politicians and the mainstream news media would have you think that police support is at an all-time low.

Some of you may have found it necessary to take down your Thin Blue Line flags from your house, or to scrape off the Thin Blue Line sticker from your vehicles, due to the potential for violent retaliation by those who hate the police.

Yes, it is the loudest voices that are the ugliest.  They revile and attack those who back the Blue.  They call, “Defund the Police!” at every turn, fueled by the lie that police officers are racists who are out to kill.

But you are actually in excellent company in your support of the blue family.

According to a Gallup poll, 85% of Americans support law enforcement.  That means supporters of the Thin Blue Line are 285 million strong.

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85% of Americans support Law Enforcement

That would be 285 million who, like you, refuse join in the calls to defund the police.

And that means you are in the company of those who have logic and reason on their side.

After all, we at Law Enforcement Today bring you stories daily of exploding crime in police-defunded areas such as Austin, Portland,  New York City, or Los Angeles.

Homicide rates since defunding are up 58% in Atlanta, up 533% in Portland, and up 37% in Philadelphia.

Shootings in post-defunded New York City are up 64%, and they are up 51% in Los Angeles and up 18% in Chicago.

In addition, you have also followed our disturbing and often tragic stories of attacks on police officers in the era of police defunding.

Felonious attacks on police are on the rise, as documented by the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Data Collection.  

According to LEOKA:

“The 50 law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the first 8 months of 2021 represent a 51.5 percent increase compared to the 33 officers killed during the same period in 2020.”

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370 officers gave their lives in the line of duty in 2020

Also thanks to defunding, police departments across the country now lack training, resources, and equipment.  Ironically, calls for additional training in cultural awareness, de-escalation, and use of force often have to go unheeded due to the lack of financial resources.

Another irony is that the push to do away with less-lethal options such as Tasers and tear gas will simply lead to more fatal police shootings.

These alarming stories and statistics indicate beyond a doubt that defunding the police is absolutely the wrong move for this great country.  You know this, yet you and 285 million other voices are all too often silenced by social pressures as well as physical threats of violence.  

You are even told, “Silence is violence,” when it comes to refusing to stand against law enforcement.

Your voice matters, and you need to be heard.

As Law Enforcement Today National Spokesman Kyle Reyes points out:

“Americans have stood by in disbelief as this ‘defund the police’ movement has spread across America and ravaged our communities.  

“We’ve watched our cities burn, our officers be attacked and violence skyrocket.  

“It’s time to come out of the twilight zone.  It’s time to fight back.”

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Law Enforcement Today, the nation’s largest police-owned media outlet, has developed a way to make your voice heard and oppose those who would seek to remove funding from those who protect and serve.

It’s called the “Re-Fund the Police” campaign.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make the “Re-fund the Police” campaign something that everyone- whether you can spare $1 or $1 million – can be a part of.

“People will donate to politicians all day long in hopes that person will get elected and possibly make a difference.

“We are asking for people to come forward and support those who make a difference and save lives every single day.”

Through your generous donations, Law Enforcement today will direct a media and advertising blitz to rally other Americans who, like you, are done with attacks on law enforcement, both physical and financial.  

Here’s what the funds go towards:

  1. We’ve assembled a “strike team” of researchers and reporters who will delve deeply into the devastating impact that defunding the police has on communities and families.  They’re going after not just the “leaders” in Congress who are pushing to defund the police… but they’re exposing everyone from the local politicians and city councils who are behind it.  They’re also tracing the money of exactly who is funding this “defund the police” movement.
  2.  We will focus on publicizing all the negative effects of defunding police while expressing support for our brothers and sisters in blue.  The advertising blitz will be a show of support for police officers all across America.

In addition, we will be sending a team of reporters into our communities to share positive stories of law enforcement, stories which are consistently ignored by the mainstream media.

As a thank-you for your generosity in standing strong for the blue family, we are offering access codes for Law Enforcement Today’s Wounded Officer documentary and Border Crisis documentary.  In addition, we offer additional perks such as stickers and Thin Blue Line face masks or yard signs.

Donors are also able to honor or memorialize a member of the blue family.

For those who cannot afford to contribute, we invite you to be a part of a nationwide chain of prayer warriors.  

You can join our prayer chain along with other supporters who are willing to pray for our brothers and sisters in blue.  

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We support those who protect and serve.

Also, when you sign up for our newsletter, we will keep you informed on how we are continuing to back the Blue, and bring you the stories the mainstream media will not touch.

Now to small businesses who are sick and tired of watching our cities burn as the “defund the police” movement spreads.

For business donors, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to make a difference in police departments across the country.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make sure small businesses could get in the fight, so we are rolling out the ‘adopt a police department’ program.”

Your business donation will be used to cover stories in the community of your choice, and expose those who are attempting to defund the police.  Those stories, if you choose, will also include a thank you to your business and a link back to your business website.  

In addition, your generous business donation will go toward advertising campaigns that highlight the negative effects of demonizing and defunding the police.

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We’ve got your 6.

This will give you the opportunity to show to millions of Americans that, unlike “woke” anti-police organizations, you support and appreciate law enforcement.

Reyes points out:

“Corporate America rallied around the Black Lives Matter movement, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to a campaign that brought widespread looting and destruction in our cities.  

“This is an opportunity for businesses to show America that law and order and keeping people safe still means something to them.”

Please join your voice with Law Enforcement Today in this campaign to support all those who protect and serve us.

We invite you to visit the Re-Fund the Police website for further information.

If you have questions, or you want to start your own fundraising team, feel free to email us at [email protected]

It’s time to get in the fight.


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