Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyers Share The Truth About What Happened To Their Client
(Tea Party 247) – Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot three, killing two during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is being defended by his attorneys who issued a lengthy statement on his behalf on Friday evening after they delayed his extradition from Illinois to face trial for murder.
“Kyle did nothing wrong,” attorney John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge wrote. “He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.”
On Thursday, Rittenhouse was charged with six criminal counts, including two counts of first-degree murder, for the incident which happened amid the chaos of the Kenosha riots.
One of these sentences carries a potential life sentence for the teen.
The charging document, however, indicates what social media video has confirmed: Rittenhouse was attacked first.
In the first case, a man had allegedly pursued him, thrown an object at him, and attempted to seize his weapon. In the second case, several people had allegedly chased him; one had allegedly struck him with a skateboard; and another had allegedly approached him with a firearm.
In his statement, Pierce claimed that Rittenhouse had been asked by a local auto dealer to protect the premises from rioters. He suggested that before the shooting incident, Rittenhouse had provided first aid to protesters who had been injured.
Later, Pierce wrote, Rittenhouse was “accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy.” That, he said, led to the violent confrontations that followed.
Pierce concluded in his statement:
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. 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.
He is a brave, patriotic, compassionate law-abiding American who loves his country and his community. He did nothing wrong. He defended himself, which is a fundamental right of all Americans given by God and protected by law. He is now in the crosshairs of institutional forces that are much more powerful than him. But he will stand up to them and fight not only for himself, but for all Americans and their beloved Constitution. We will never leave his side until he is victorious in that fight.
The statement did not address how Rittenhouse had come into possession of the rifle, but Pierce did indicate it had been obtained in Wisconsin and had not crossed state lines.
One of the six counts that Rittenhouse faces, perhaps the only really valid charge, is possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18.
Breitbart also notes:
Pierce indicated that the extradition hearing would be held Sep. 25. Other layers on Rittenhouse’s team include L. Lin Wood, who represented Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington, Kentucky, high school student who sued the Washington Post and CNN after being smeared as a racist for wearing a MAGA hat during a confrontation initiated by left-wing activists after the March for Life in Washington, DC, in 2019.