Last week I wrote a blog about the Kyle Rittenhouse testimony immediately after he finished testifying.
I was nervous the jury was going to return a verdict before the blog went out the following Wednesday. As it turns out that was not something I needed to be worried about.
I am writing this blog post on Friday, November 19th at 10:45. Minutes ago the jury finally reached a verdict, after three plus days of deliberation. Of the five counts levied against Rittenhouse, the jury found him NOT GUILTY on all five.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a free man.
The MAJ and I discussed the ongoing jury deliberations during the week with deep concern.
From reading my blog, or having talked to me in person, you all should be aware that both the MAJ and I felt that Kyle Rittenhouse was completely justified in using deadly force against each of the individuals he shot, or shot at.
Evidently the jury agreed with our assessment.
Though, they sure took their sweet time coming to that conclusion! (Or perhaps they didn’t. We will never know at what point the jury realized they were in unanimity when it came to Rittenhouse’s use of force. It may have happened early on, and they knew that the magnitude of a verdict reached “too soon” might be problematic. Or, perhaps, they analyzed everything on a granular level… ultimately coming to the correct conclusion.)
Regardless, it was a nail biter.
When I got the alert on my phone that the jury had reached a verdict, I tuned into my court watcher app and saw the verdict was already being read. Count one had already been stated and I had no idea what it was. I simply saw Rittenhouse standing at the defense table with a stoic look on his face. Then came count two: not guilty; count three: not guilty; count four: not guilty; count five: not guilty. That is when Rittenhouse literally bowled over sobbing. I knew at that moment he had been completely exonerated.
This was confirmed by the many notifications that immediately started popping up on my screen showing he was acquitted of all charges.
This trial has stood for many things, and for that, there has been a massive vested interest on the part of the Collectivists for Rittenhouse to go down. Like the victory in Virginia, the “almost” victory in New Jersey, the trouncing of the New Jersey Senate leader, the collapsing confidence in the Biden Administration, and the wave of retirements among House and Senate Democratic Congressmen… the Rittenhouse verdict is another nail in the coffin.
The biggest winner: Well, clearly, Rittenhouse himself, and to a very, very limited extent the American judicial system.
The two biggest losers: The Assistant District Attorney… and the media.
The media had to hold water for the Administration. During the election, the Democrats praised the rioters. (Vice President Harris set up a bail fund for those who were arrested.) Cities burned and people died. The Democrats had their own Brownshirts essentially recreating Kristallnacht… and we were all told this was completely acceptable. To disagree meant you were a racist!
Then Rittenhouse did the unthinkable: He defended himself against the rioters with: Gasp… an AR-15!!! With a 20-round magazine!!! Loaded with FULL METAL JACKET BULLETS!!! (Good Lord… don’t get me started!)
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To the Collectivists, this could not stand! First off, a few of their own comrades had fallen to this kid, this “White / Republican / Militia / Racist / Christian / QAnon nut job”.
At least that is what they called him… needed him to be. Like the Covington kid, the truth was irrelevant. They needed a villain, and they were going to control his origin story to create their narrative.
The legacy media (the propaganda division of the Democratic Party) ran with it. They libeled Rittenhouse without any evidence to support their conclusions. Not that that matters, this is not an empirical study! It is a normative one. They couldn’t care less what “is”, they only cared what “it should be”.
Worse… he used a God Damn AR-15, people!!!!
No one NEEDS an AR-15!
The prosecutor wanted to know why Rittenhouse didn’t just have a pistol!
“I could not legally have a pistol. I could only legally have a rifle for my protection.”
(Legal tip: Don’t ask a question of a witness unless you know the answer. And for God’s sake… know the law if you are a prosecutor! Better to not ask the question than to be schooled on firearms jurisprudence by an 18-year-old boy!)
The Collectivists needed to have Rittenhouse found guilty to show their support for their Brownshirts.
The anti-gun crowd needed Rittenhouse to be guilty because of his choice of weapon.
The jury apparently would have none of that.
Will this cause the Mandarines to pivot? Will they look at the crumbling edifice before them and think perhaps their agenda is not working out as planned?
Doubtful. Insanity is the act of doing the same thing that hasn’t worked repeatedly, hoping for a different result. Our betters in office… all offices, federal, state, and local… are filled with the certifiably insane.
Fortunately, their claws could not permanently sink into Kyle.