Judge dismisses weapons charge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial ahead of closing arguments – KAKE

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If you click through, you’ll notice a headline change, however the Judge dismissing the weapons charge on Kyle Rittenhouse is a major deal…
Why?
That was the only reasonable charge they could have hoped to sustain an argument on as the prosecution managed to prove over and over that, from a self defense perspective, Rittenhouse probably acted reasonably.
An argument can be made on whether or not it was wise of him to be in Kenosha to begin with, but the possession charge related to the AR-15 and Rittenhouse’s age were the firmest ground he had to stand upon.
The final Hail Mary of the prosecution is to convince the jury that Kyle was the original provocative agent, a hard sell given Rosenbaum’s own actions that day.
From KAKE,

By Eric Levenson, Carma Hassan and Brad Parks, CNN

Kyle Rittenhouse provoked the fatal shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year by pointing his AR-15-style weapon at Joseph Rosenbaum, prosecutors said Monday inĀ closing arguments of his homicide trial.

“That is what provokes this entire incident,” prosecutor Thomas Binger said. “When the defendant provokes this incident, he loses the right to self-defense. You cannot claim self-defense against a danger you create.”

The prosecutor dismissed Rittenhouse’s “cockamamie theory” that Rosenbaum — who did not have anything in his hands when he was shot — was going to take the teenager’s gun and kill other people.

“They have to convince you that Joseph Rosenbaum was going to take that gun and use it on the defendant because they know you can’t claim self-defense against an unarmed man like this,” he said. “You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun, when you’re the one creating the danger, when you’re the one provoking other people.”

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