Sen. Pushes 'Kyle's Law' to Stop Prosecution for 'Political Reasons' – Breitbart

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Senate Bill 1120 in Oklahoma is an attempt to put in place a financial penalty on the government (of Oklahoma) that puts them on the hook for damages caused by a ‘malicious’ prosecution. If the bill is passed and a complainant can show that the case against them was brought without cause (and proved likely to a lesser standard than criminal guilt) the state would have to pay out.
The aim is to rain in activist or political animal prosecutors who are just trying to wrack wins and send a message by making it cost the state when they lose.

I can respect the intent, I don’t know how well the structure holds up or the burden of proof a complainant like Rittenhouse would need.

More focus should, instead, be put on other claims of self defense and examine if other prosecutors put away justified persons just to add wins to their resumes.

From Breitbart,

Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm (R) filed “Kyle’s Law” last week to shield state residents from politically-driven prosecution in situations where they act in self-defense.

FOX23 reports the legislation, Senate Bill 1120, is designed to prevent residents from being forced to endure trials that are conducted for “political reasons.”

Sen. Dahm noted if SB1120 becomes law it would also guarantee that “victims of malicious prosecution would be able to receive compensation for expenses and damages.”

Dahm’s legislation is in response to the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the individual who two and killed two people–Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum–and wounded a third, Gaige Grosskreutz, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020. Rittenhouse claimed self-defense and the jury agree with him, acquitting him of all charges on November 19, 2021.

The trial was arduous on Rittenhouse, to say the least, and Sen. Dahm responded in a press release, saying, “Kyle Rittenhouse should never have been charged.”

He then transitioned to SB1120, adding, “It is our duty to protect the rights of the people we represent, and the right to self-defense is paramount. This bill will ensure that what happened to Kyle Rittenhouse cannot happen to the people of Oklahoma.”

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