Kyle Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty in Wisconsin Shooting Trial
By Tarra Snyder - January 5, 2021
OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen facing charges after leaving two dead and one seriously injured during the Kenosha Riots following the Death of Jacob Blake, has decided to plead not guilty during his arraignment today.
This comes after months of ridicule and speculation about Rittenhouses actions and intentions leading up to that night.
The charges Rittenhouse specifically faces include first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide.
Rittenhouse and his legal team argue that he behaved in self-defense after defending a local car dealership when the riots turned violent.
Currently, Rittenhouse is free on a two million dollar bail that was largely funded by independent donors.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a good kid who was caught in a difficult spot by people who were intent on doing him great bodily harm, even to the point of death. He acted in self defense. Even Grosskreutz who was seriously injured admitted on social media that he "intended to kill that little SOB". And that statement is exculpatory evidence.