GoFundMe pulls page aimed at raising $5 million bail for Waukesha Christmas parade suspect
A GoFundMe page aimed at raising $5 million bail for the Wisconsin man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha has been pulled from the platform. Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide following the holiday event on Sunday. Five people were pronounced dead on the scene while a sixth victim, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died ...news.yahoo.com
Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced a bill on Tuesday to award Kyle Rittenhouse the Congressional Gold Medal for "protecting the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020."The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award an individual or institution. It is highly unlikely the bill will go anywhere in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, and it has no co-...news.yahoo.com
Rittenhouse stops at Mar-a-Lago for meeting with Trump
Since his acquittal last week on all charges stemming from the deadly 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wis., Kyle Rittenhouse has made several public appearances, granting cable interviews and meeting with the former president at his Palm Beach, Fla., resort.news.yahoo.com
Capitol Police officer rips the right-wing's 'hypocrisy' of calling Kyle Rittenhouse a 'hero' while ignoring and insulting those who defended the Capitol
"Hypocrisy reeks," Harry Dunn tweeted, adding that Kyle Rittenhouse's emotions were praised while Capitol Police officers' emotions were mocked.news.yahoo.com
Rittenhouse Photo Reveals Where Trump Keeps Bizarre Rushmore Sculpture
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettySIOUX FALLS—The “Mount Trumpmore” statue that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gave to then-President Donald Trump—grafting him onto the iconic monument—was not mothballed.The bronze—which has not been seen since it was presented—made a surprise appearance in a photo Trump released Tuesday showing him meeting Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago. The sculpture, created by South Dakota artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby can be seen below a table at the Trump rnews.yahoo.com
Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse in front of a framed picture of the former president shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Trump's friendly dynamic with Kim Jong Un, widely considered one of the world's most repressive rulers, has faced bipartisan criticism in Washington.news.yahoo.com
Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty of All Charges
The jury considered five charges against the now 18-year-old: First-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon – or that Rittenhouse recklessly caused the death of Rosenbaum under circumstances that showed utter disregard for human life. First-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon – or that Rittenhouse recklessly endangered the safety of Richard McGinniss — a journalist with the conservative Daily Caller — under circumstances that show utter disregard for human life. First-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon – or that Rittenhouse did cause the death of Huber, with intent to kill him. First-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon – or that Rittenhouse did recklessly endanger the safety of an unknown male, referred to as “jump kick man” in court, under circumstances that show utter disregard for human life. Attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a weapon – or that Rittenhouse attempted to cause the death of Grosskreutz, with intent to kill him.thewestsidegazette.com
The American Justice System is on Trial as it Breaks Your Heart
By Roger CaldwellAs America struggles with justice, fundamentally the system is flawed, and is designed to protect White men. We must remember that capitalism was set up with systemic racism, and White men are still in control of the legal system, and every other system. This is the way the legal system was created, and the majority of White people make deals with each other. The legal system in 2021 is on trial, and don’t be surprised if the 3 White men are found innocent for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. We must never stop fighting because the legal system is broken, and fighting, protesting, and demonstrating are the only way we will win.thewestsidegazette.com
Rittenhouse Violated Anti Vigilante Law,Yet Acquitted of Double Murders
Jessica Levinson, MSNBC Opinion Columnist, writes that, “Judges Schroeder’s behavior was controversial- but it wasn’t unfair.” Sadly, Judge Schroeder’s behavior was excusable. Let’s turn our attention to Wisconsin’s Law regarding vigilantism and 939.48 Self – Defense and defense of others. Rittenhouse clearly violated Wisconsin’s Law which prohibits citizens from acting as vigilantes. Vigilante (A) is confronted in a parking lot by protester (1) who attempts to chase the menacing armed vigilante away. They provided a Wisconsin’s law that allowed youths under eighteen to carry a long-barreled rifle (18 in.thewestsidegazette.com
A Black Man Is Facing Murder Charges After Shooting At White Teens He Said Attacked Him
For Kyle Rittenhouse, George Zimmerman, and others in high-profile homicide cases, claims of self-defense led to acquittals. Will the same be true for a young Black man who killed a white teen in Georgia?View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Welcome to Florida, Kyle Rittenhouse! It’s a great state for vigilantes | Editorial
Kyle Rittenhouse chose the right state to let his hair down after his acquittal last week. It’s not because he gets to enjoy Florida’s 70-degree fall weather while Kenosha, Wisconsin — where he shot three men, two to death — sees freezing temperatures. It’s not because of Florida’s party scene, which the average teenager is more interested in than semi-automatic rifles.news.yahoo.com
Kyle Rittenhouse Rips Lawyers as They Feud Over His $2M Bail
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/Photos Getty ImagesKyle Rittenhouse’s high-profile murder trial came to an end Friday with an acquittal, but the legal fight over the fate of his $2 million bail money is just beginning.Immediately after the jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, ruled Rittenhouse not guilty, his defense team filed to have the Illinois teen receive the bail money that was raised on his behalf. But a nonprofit led by controversial defamation lawyer and QAnon conspiracy theorist Lin Woodnews.yahoo.com
Fox News Host Urges ‘No Victory Lap’ for Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘He’s Not a Hero’
Fox NewsFox News correspondent Gillian Turner on Monday told the conservative network’s viewers that even though Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder, he’s “not a hero.” Additionally, she noted, there’s “no victory lap for Kyle or anybody else to take.”Following Rittenhouse’s acquittal last week, right-wing media figures and MAGA politicians fell over each other to praise the 18-year-old who shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisc., last summer. At least three pro-Trump congressmen onews.yahoo.com
Battle of Kyle Rittenhouse bail refund likely next
With the ink barely dry on his acquittals, Kyle Rittenhouse is expected to face another legal battle soon over the $2 million bail posted after his arrest. The Fightback Foundation — an organization run by right-wing lawyer Lin Wood — filed a motion shortly after the verdict Friday asking that the money be refunded to that group. The seven-figure amount, however, was posted by Rittenhouse’s ...news.yahoo.com
Biden's approval takes a hit amid rising costs
As inflation rises, President Biden's approval rating continues to sink. The White House argues Congress must pass the "Build Back Better" act to help reverse rising costs, but opponents of the plan say it will have the opposite effect. Christinia Ruffini reports.news.yahoo.com
Israeli police hail fast response of security forces in Jerusalem attack
TO COMPLETE VIDI9T37RN_EN AND VIDI9T37HU_EN Israeli police commander Doron Turjeman hails the "sharp" reaction of the Jerusalem district police after a gunman opened fire in the Old City of Jerusalem, killing one person and wounding three others.news.yahoo.com
Rittenhouse verdict comes amid a fraught gun landscape
The upcoming verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial for shooting three men during street unrest in Wisconsin comes against a backdrop of deep political divisions and expanded access to guns in the United States – factors that some fear could lead to more dangerous encounters.
No verdict after daylong deliberations by Rittenhouse jury
The jury deliberated a full day on Tuesday without reaching a verdict at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial after two weeks of testimony in which they were given starkly different portrayals of his actions the night he shot three men on the streets of Kenosha.
EXPLAINER: Did Rittenhouse lawyers do enough to prevail?
When Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand to testify about his actions the night he shot three men on the streets of Kenosha — sobbing and seemingly unable to continue as he approached the critical moment where he shot the first man — it was one of the most compelling moments in his two-week murder trial.
Pathologist: Rittenhouse shot first man at close range
A forensic pathologist says the first man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a night of turbulent protests in Kenosha was shot at close range of just a few feet and had soot injuries that could indicate he had his hand over the barrel of Rittenhouse’s gun.
EXPLAINER: Prosecutors play up Rittenhouse inexperience
Prosecutors trying to convict Kyle Rittenhouse of murder are trying to paint the Illinois man as an inexperienced teen who misrepresented his age and medical training to other armed civilians in his group on the night he shot three men during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year.
Witnesses: Threat, lunge for gun from 1st Rittenhouse victim
Witnesses at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial say the first man shot on the streets of Kenosha was “hyperaggressive," threatened to kill Rittenhouse and another man who were patrolling with guns, and later lunged for Rittenhouse’s gun in an attempt to take it away.
EXPLAINER: Rittenhouse plane part of widespread surveillance
The FBI surveillance plane that captured footage of the night Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year was part of a wider government strategy to keep tabs on demonstrations against racial injustice.
Prosecutors show Rittenhouse trial jurors video of shootings
The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial over shootings on the streets of Kenosha watched one of the central pieces of video evidence Wednesday — footage of a man chasing Rittenhouse and throwing a plastic bag at him just before the man was gunned down.