Opinion: 17-Year-Old Kyle Rittenhouse Was Arrested For Self-Defense

OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.

The outcome in the Kyle Rittenhouse case will have long-lasting effects on American gun policy and self-defense issues in America.

NBC reported:

“A 17-year-old Illinois resident, sought on a first-degree intentional murder charge in connection with a fatal shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at a protest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, was arrested Wednesday in his hometown.

The suspect, Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody Wednesday and was being held in the Lake County Judicial System pending an extradition hearing to transfer custody to Wisconsin, the Village of Antioch Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Authorities in Kenosha County had issued an arrest warrant for him earlier Wednesday on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, the department said. The Kenosha Police Department has not commented on the arrest.”

What is happening to Rittenhouse should frighten you. A 17-year-old boy had to watch as the town, 15 miles from his home, came under attack by domestic terrorists after the Jacob Blake shooting.

He decided he wasn’t going to be the type of American who cowered in his home.

He left the safety of his home in Illinois, packed with his rifle for protection, cleaning supplies for the destruction in the streets, and a medical kit to help others. He is a patriot.

The three men that he shot at are all convicted felons.

Below is a twitter thread by the NYTimes that includes video evidence proving Rittenhouse was being chased by multiple men carrying deadly weapons like guns, bricks, and Molotov cocktails.

Rittenhouse was seen on video throughout the day, scrubbing the sides of buildings and cleaning up glass and debris in parking lots.

It wasn’t a natural disaster that destroyed these buildings. Kenosha was attacked by domestic terrorists.

When Jacob Blake was shot, the entire town went up in flames before any investigation had come out. People jumped on the story to stoke racial division. Democrats know a divided nation is their only chance at winning in November.

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It doesn’t matter that Jacob Blake was armed with a knife. It doesn’t matter that he made the disastrous decision to fight with the police instead of being arrested. None of this matters because the cop shot a black man.

If you are black in America, it is now socially acceptable for you to commit any crime as long as the police shoot you in the process of resisting arrest.

Do you want a gold casket for your funeral? Take a fatal amount of fentanyl and attempt to commit fraud at a bodega.

Do you want spoiled NBA assholes to cancel an entire season for you? Sexually assault a minor (allegedly), beat up your kids and their mother, threaten the police with a knife, and resist arrest.

Do you want to go to jail for murder? Defend your life from lethal attackers and protect your neighbors and their property from damage while being white in America.

This kid was raised right. He cleaned up the destruction of others, he patched up wounded people regardless of their affiliation or intent to harm, and he protected his life with deadly force.

The kid will be vilified and painted as a white supremacist. Don’t fall for the bait.

If this can happen to a person clearly defending himself against an armed and vengeful mob, what is stopping it from happening to us?

What is stopping a liberal DA from pursuing charges against me for defending myself against an attacker?

More than whether this kid should have been arrested is at issue here. Our right to defend ourselves is at stake. The people responsible for murdering the five victims in CHAZ still have not been found. But don’t worry, the white patriot was arrested for defending the streets.

If the governor had taken President Trump up on his offer of national guardsmen or given the police in Kenosha what they needed, this 17-year-old wouldn’t have felt compelled to go and help.

What do wealthy elitists expect us to do? We can’t continue to sit in our homes while our neighborhoods burn down around us.

When you defund the police, you leave us with no protection. Real Americans don’t sit idle while their country needs them. We stand up to be counted.

Kyle Rittenhouse stood up to be counted. Will you stand up too?

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