Reblogged from Vox Popoli:
Consider criminal backgrounds of the three “victims” who were shot, two of them fatally, after attacking an armed teenager in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week:
- Joseph Rosenbaum, convicted pedophile. Served 12.5 years for sexual contact with a minor.
- Gaige Grosskreutz, a convicted burglar who was illegally carrying a gun.
- Anthony Huber, convicted domestic abuser. Convicted of multiple domestic abuse counts, ADW, battery, false imprisonment, and “strangulation and suffocation”.
The Wisconsin government shouldn’t be charging Kyle Rittenhouse with murder, they should be giving him a medal! And these “protests” are about as genuine as the astroturf in the Superdome. Meanwhile, a commenter at Instapundit makes a very pertinent observation about the Kenosha riots.
Joseph Rosenbaum appears in another video, and I can’t find it now, where he is face to face with armed militia. Rosenbaum is a short guy who goes up against big guys to prove that he, a short guy, is more of a badass than the bigger guy.. You can see it in that other video. But the problem is, the armed militia KEEP BACKING UP. while the protesters keep advancing and closing the distance until the protesters are again face to face with the armed militia. The (apparent) leader of the armed militia keeps grabbing his militiamen and pulling them back from the confrontation. The protesters are not afraid of the militiamen who have guns, because the militiamen have demonstrated that they WILL NOT SHOOT, and will back up. If you are going to a riot with a firearm, and will not shoot, then don’t go armed to a riot. If you are going to a riot to protect property, then don’t back up. If you are not going to fight, then don’t go to the riot.
Carrying a weapon you are afraid to use is worse than no weapon at all. Showing up for a battle you are unwilling to fight is worse than not showing up at all.
UPDATE: It occurs to me if Trump wants to take another five points from Biden, he should issue a Federal pardon to Kyle Rittenhouse, invite him to the White House, and give him a medal.
While RT reports:
Gaige Grosskreutz was armed with a pistol when 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse blew his bicep apart with a semi-automatic rifle in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In a Facebook post that’s gone viral, Grosskreutz regrets not killing the teen.
Rittenhouse has been arrested and charged with murder after he shot three people during the rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night. Two died, and a third, Grosskreutz, has had surgery to repair a massive bullet wound to his bicep.
Grosskreutz was one of two men caught on video attacking Rittenhouse, who was apparently fleeing the scene of the first shooting. As gunshots rang out from an unknown source, Grosskreutz moved in on Rittenhouse, who at this point was lying on his back after shooting the second man. When Rittenhouse aimed his rifle at Grosskreutz, the man backed off. However, when Grosskreutz moved in again, this time apparently with a pistol drawn, Rittenhouse unloaded a round into his arm.
With the public divided over whether Rittenhouse acted in self-defense, a series of Facebook posts by Grosskreutz’s friend, Jacob Marshall, went viral on Thursday. In comments under a photo of Grosskreutz after surgery, Marshall described how Gaige had his gun drawn at the time of the shooting.