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‘Kyle did nothing wrong’: Attorneys for teen Kenosha shooter say he acted in self-defense

Peter Hasson on August 29, 2020

Attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people and wounding another during a riot on Tuesday, said the teenager “did nothing wrong” and only pulled the trigger to defend himself from harm.

“Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory right to self defense,” Pierce Bainbridge, the law firm representing Rittenhouse, said in a press release Friday evening.

Rittenhouse is facing six charges from the shooting, including first degree intentional homicide and attempted intentional homicide.

Video from the incident shows a group of people chasing after Rittenhouse, someone other than Rittenhouse firing a shot into the air, and then Rittenhouse turning around and shooting one of the men chasing him. As Rittenhouse fled from the scene of the first shooting, he tripped and was set upon by several other individuals who were chasing him, videos show.

Rittenhouse shot two of the men as they lunged at him while he was on the ground, according to video from the scene. All three of the shooting victims were convicted criminals with crimes ranging from sexual conduct with a minor to felony strangulation, court documents reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation show.

“A 17-year-old child should not have to take up arms in America to protect life and property. That is the job of state and local governments,” John Pierce, the law firm’s founder, said in a press release Friday.

“However, those governments have failed, and law-abiding citizens have no choice but to protect their own communities as their forefathers did at Lexington and Concord in 1775. Kyle is not a racist or a white supremacist,” Pierce added.

“He is a brave, patriotic, compassionate law-abiding American who loves his country and his community,” he said.

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4 Comments

  1. Sam R August 30, 2020

    Kyle had every right to go there and to be armed. But, it was very poor judgement. Using poor judgement is not illegal. Just stupid. If it really went down the way his lawyers said, then he should not even be charged.

  2. Paulbunyan1980 August 30, 2020

    Give the Medal of Honor! He defended himself, freedom, his country and most likely other people from a bunch of legalized leftist losers

  3. Jane Stacy August 31, 2020

    set him free ,rioters are terrorist criminals who stormed area like enemies all the residents should have shot

  4. Randy Staller August 31, 2020

    AMEN

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