Report: Kenosha protester confesses he fired first shot, not Kyle Rittenhouse – this changes absolutely everything

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KENOSHA, WI – It has been widely reported that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is facing multiple felony charges, including first-degree intentional murder, in the shootings of three men during a Black Lives Matter riot.

What makes the charges against him sensational is that all the video evidence (which was readily available to the public almost immediately) indicates every shot he fired was in self-defense.

And now his attorneys are using one man’s confession to drive home Rittenhouse’s claim of self-defense, calling a shot fired prior to the teenager’s own a “pivotal moment.” 

All three men who were shot were convicted felons. One of the two men killed, Joseph Rosenbaum, was a registered sex offender and the other, Anthony Huber, was a domestic abuser who did time in prison for trying to strangle someone.  

Gaige Grosskreutz, the “protestor” who was wounded, was a convicted felon and had a firearm, but to our knowledge, he has not faced charges for his role in the events of that night.

Never mind the fact that he was a felon in possession of a firearm. 

While it is true that authorities in Illinois are not pursuing charges in their state, Rittenhouse still faces Wisconsin charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the two killings and attempted intentional homicide in the wounding.

He also faces a misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession. 

Now, according to the New York Post, Rittenhouse attorney Lin Wood called a gun fired allegedly as a warning by Joshua Ziminski a “pivotal moment” that left the teen fearing he had “no way out” as he was chased by protesters with “no way to know who fired that shot.”

Rittenhouse’s attorneys are claiming that he acted in self-defense. 

According to the Post

“A man has admitted being first to open fire at the Kenosha protests in the moments before accused teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed two people and seriously injured another, according to court documents.

“Joshua Ziminski, 35, and his wife ‘both admitted’ to detectives that he ‘fired off a warning shot into the air’ during the Aug. 25 protests in Wisconsin, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Post.

“Ziminski was booked last Wednesday on charges of disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon, online court records show.”

According to reports, Ziminski was unable to produce that gun, claiming it had been stolen from his home. 

He entered a not-guilty plea at a hearing last Friday, and was released later that day on $1,000 cash bond. He has been barred from having any weapons. He has also been warned not to discuss the case with his wife.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Dec. 4.

A photo of Ziminski shown in the Post article, taken on the night of the shooting, appears to show him standing behind Rosenbaum, the first man allegedly killed by Rittenhouse, as he chased the teen down the street. 

Is it possible that Rittenhouse heard Ziminski’s shot, assumed that it was actually Rosenbaum shooting at him, and turned to defend himself, shooting and killing Rosenbaum?

As reported by the Post:

“On-the-scene reporter Richie McGinniss has also said the sound of the shot was the moment Rittenhouse ‘went from running away to aiming his weapon’ in what the teen’s attorneys insist was self-defense.”

Rittenhouse’s legal team is currently contesting extradition from Illinois to Wisconsin. 

According to Chicago’s CBS affiliate:

“His attorneys have filed a petition arguing extradition would violate his constitutional rights, claiming video of the shooting clearly shows he was acting in self-defense, and that he would be in danger if he were held in an adult jail.

“They also argued Wisconsin prosecutors and Illinois authorities didn’t follow legal technicalities required for extradition. Angelina Gabriele, Kenosha County’s deputy district attorney, said Friday the county’s documents ‘are in compliance with all legal requirements and their other claims do not have any legal merit.’ “

The 17-year-old is still being held in a juvenile detention center without bail. 

Read that again. 

A 17-year-old, who appears to have defended himself against a handful of violent offenders is sitting in jail with no bond.

Meanwhile, the felon who brought a firearm with him to a “protest” walks free.

Not to mention, across this country, we have seen release after release of violent repeat offenders.  

And as he sits in juvenile detention, many in the media, along with Hollywood elites and athletes, have already tried and convicted Rittenhouse in the court of public opinion, labeling him a racist, a white supremacist, a militia member and a murderer.

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Sept. 7, 2020

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KENOSHA, WI – Lawyers representing 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse say that he acted in self-defense, plain and simple.

Multiple videos and eyewitness accounts appear to support that claim. The teen, who lives in Antioch, Illinois, reportedly works in Kenosha, and was in town helping defend the business where he works after it was allegedly vandalized during the protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. 

While we believe that the stories of Rittenhouse and Blake are well-known, here are some of the details.

Rittenhouse shot and killed two men and wounded one other after they appeared to try to attack him and take his gun during the evening of mayhem.

One of the men he shot reportedly had a handgun.

Another kicked Rittenhouse and hit him with a skateboard. The third threw something at Rittenhouse, who was running from the group that was attacking him. Reports say that the object thrown was either a Molotov cocktail or a brick in a plastic bag.

More than one of these men attempted to remove Rittenhouse’s weapon, according to witnesses, reported the New York Post

The events occurred two days after Kenosha police shot Blake, who had a warrant for his arrest, refused to comply with police direction, resisted arrest, shook off being tased twice, and reached into a car, even though officers say they told him he would be shot if he reached into the car.

Based on the first sentence in the above paragraph, you know what he chose to do. Most of the videos released only show Blake being shot. But video has also been released showing him fighting with officers prior to the shooting. 

As a result, NBA teams refused to play.

Major League Baseball teams took the field and then forfeited games in protest.

But far worse, the mainstream media and left-leaning politicians began spinning narratives of a racially motivated police shooting and an officer who pulled the trigger simply because he could and primarily because Blake was black. 

But here is what is missing from all of those false narratives that the media wants you to believe:

The three men who were shot in Kenosha had something in common. None of them were law-abiding citizens just out minding their own business at the time they were wounded or killed.  

We have detailed the circumstances around Blake’s shooting. He had an active warrant for his arrest stemming from charges of sexual assault and theft. More on that part of the story later. 

But what about the men who turned their aggression on the teenager a few nights later?

Joseph Rosenbaum, now deceased, was a registered sex offender, who was non-compliant at the time of his death. 

Ironically, Rosenbaum, who was white, just moments before he was shot was screaming “shoot me, n—-.”

And no one in the mainstream has a problem with that. They are all focusing on a 17-year-old who defended himself.  

And Anthony Huber, the other man killed by Rittenhouse? He was the one who appeared to have been swinging the skateboard at the teenager.  

While he had multiple misdemeanor and felony charges of domestic abuse “dismissed but read in,” he was convicted on two felony charges of domestic abuse. One was for strangulation and suffocation. The other, for false imprisonment with the use of a dangerous weapon. 

And possibly the most telling of all Rittenhouse’s claims of self-defense is this guy: Gaige Paul Grosskreutz. 

Grosskreutz was a felon (burglary conviction) in possession of a firearm. 

Here is what he allegedly told a friend while recovering in the hospital. 

“A friend of the man who rushed at the #Kenosha teen with a pistol and was shot in the arm has posted an update about his status. Doctors were able to save Gaige Grosskreutz’s right arm. The friend says Gaige regrets not being able to kill the teen.”

Another post took his comments a step further, saying: 

“. . . his only regret was not killing the kid and hesitating to pull the gun before emptying the entire mag into him. Coward.”

Right now, Kyle Rittenhouse is being charged with multiple counts of murder/homicide. As such, that is where all of the talking heads are keeping their attention.

If and when those charges are dropped, it will lead them to pivot and start the “we need stricter gun laws” diatribe all over again, when in fact, Rittenhouse is a prime example of why we cannot allow our 2nd Amendment rights to be stripped away.

Oh, by the way, no one on that side of the argument is saying a word about the convicted felon in possession of a gun. He doesn’t own it legally. Yet, no one is screaming about that aspect.

Did Rittenhouse fire his weapon in self defense? It looks like it. But I am not a prosecutor, the judge or a potential jury member, so we have to let this play out in court. 

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