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Kyle Rittenhouse, the young Illinois man who’s being railroaded by left-wing prosecutors for defending himself against three left-wing extremists who’d been out to kill him during the Kenosha riots last summer, is back in the spotlight again, this time for reportedly violating his bond.
“Prosecutors are urging the Kenosha County Court to issue a warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse’s arrest and hike his bond by $200,000 after they allege the 18-year-old violated his bond agreement by not informing the court when he moved from his listed home address,” Milwaukee station WTMJ reported Wednesday.
Prosecutors with the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office claim that Rittenhouse relocated to a residence different than the one he’d provided to the court.
“Prosecutors state in their motion that Rittenhouse’s initial bond listed his address in Antioch, Illinois, and required him to give written notice to the court within 48 hours of any change of address or telephone number,” according to WTMJ.
“But it appears Rittenhouse no longer lives there, prosecutors allege, after a notice from the court sent to that address was returned as unclaimed, on Jan. 28. Kenosha police detectives visited the address and spoke with a resident there, who told them he hasn’t resided at the house as a renter since Dec. 14. The man said that Rittenhouse no longer lived there, according to prosecutors,” the report said.
The young man’s defense attorney, Mark Richards, reportedly filed a counter-motion Wednesday arguing that Rittenhouse and his family relocated secretly to a “safe house” because of all of the death threats they’ve received from left-wing extremists.
Despite all the evidence pointing to Rittenhouse having acted in self-defense when he opened fired on three Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists who’d been chasing him during the Aug. 25th riots in Kenosha, leftists remain convinced — in part because of propaganda from the left-wing press — that he’s some sort of murderer. They also believe he’s a Nazi who’d specifically traveled to Kenosha to murder left-wing activists.
The actual evidence, as documented by copious amounts of video footage and testimonials, shows the exact opposite.
For instance, prior to the riots, he spent his day working as a community lifeguard and later cleaning graffiti from a local public high school that’d been targeted by the city’s rioting left-wing extremists earlier in the week.
Rittenhouse was not the aggressor, worked in Kenosha as a lifeguard – that day – was cleaning graffiti from a public school, was administering first aid, and was attacked after being separated from his group when police moved through. pic.twitter.com/EIaERv87P9
— Dee Shirodkar (@DeeShirodkar) September 4, 2020
He then traveled to Kenosha that evening, but not to cause trouble — rather, to prevent it.
“So people are getting injured. And our job is to protect this business. And part of my job is also to help people. If somebody’s hurt, I’m running into harm’s way. That’s why I have my rifle, because I can protect myself obviously. But I also have my med kit,” a video recording from the scene that was highlighted on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in September showed him saying:
New 11-min Kyle Rittenhouse video reveals powerful evidence refuting murder charge https://t.co/GXb2O8Evj9
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 23, 2020
There’s also video footage showing multiple left-wing extremists chasing Rittenhouse, forcing him to open fire, injuring one and killing two.
The one survivor, convicted felon Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, later told his friends that his only regret was “not killing the kid.”
GRAPHIC: A friend of the man who rushed at the #Kenosha teen with a pistol and was shot in the arm has posted an update about his status. Doctors were able to save Gaige Grosskreutz’s right arm. The friend says Gaige regrets not being able to kill the teen. pic.twitter.com/2gJmnnroTF
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 27, 2020
Even in the face of all this evidence, prosecutors have sought to railroad Rittenhouse and smear him as a white supremacist.
Their latest ploy involves the multiracial, pro-free-speech, pro-liberty fraternity known as the Proud Boys. Prosecutors say that Ritttenhoue was photographed last month hanging out with Proud Boys members while flashing the “OK” symbol.
This is true:
Kyle Rittenhouse flashing the white power sign while drinking with the Proud Boys Jan. 5 at Wisconsin bar. pic.twitter.com/0CoFU8KeOX
— Marty & mom 🐶😺❄️☃️🌨 (@colleengrott) January 17, 2021
What’s not true is the claim that the Proud Boys, which is led by a black Cuban, is a white supremacist group, and that the “OK” symbol denotes white supremacy.
For if the “OK” symbol does denote white supremacy, then former President Barack Hussein Obama and current President Joe Biden have some explaining to do.
Joe Biden just flashed the white power symbol too! Shit is getting crazy. First obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, AOC and even Trump! The whole damn government is racist!
Or maybe it’s just the ok symbol and some of you people are really stupid. 😉 pic.twitter.com/bmKqfAHrVH
— Gentry (@FusRohDah) January 16, 2021
I can see where your suspicion is coming from bud, but it’s not true. It’s not a white supremecist symbol, It’s used as an ok sign or as a meme. 😂 I don’t think Obama was a white supremecist. pic.twitter.com/ALzwoap25D
— Nick LaKose (@NinjaNick112HD) March 18, 2019
But once again, the truth doesn’t appear to matter.
In their request filed Wednesday, prosecutors asked the judge presiding over the young man’s case “to forbid [him] from drinking alcohol or entering bars, flashing ‘white supremacist signs’ and spending time with Proud Boys members while on release on a $2 million bond,” Fox News reported.
John Pierce, the high-profile attorney reportedly leading Rittenhouse’s defense team, wasn’t pleased.
“If Kenosha prosecutors think they are protecting the State of Wisconsin by preventing 18 year-olds from legally drinking beer with their parents present, we are in very strange times indeed. And if multibillion [dollar] corporations want to continue to defame Kyle Rittenhouse as a white supremacist, they will pay dearly,” he said to Fox.
“Other than that, just another day in the Orwellian cancel culture we find ourselves in right now. We look forward to Kyle’s acquittal at trial, and to then holding accountable those who have engaged in the most brazen campaign of defamation in history in a vicious attempt to destroy an innocent young man’s life for clicks and political gain,” he added.
The last time leftists smeared a young teen as a white supremacist, they paid dearly indeed.
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