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1st victim of Kyle Rittenhouse was shot in the back (Original Post) progressive nobody Sep 2020 OP
When I first saw the video Wellstone ruled Sep 2020 #1
That shoots the self-defense claim in the face. lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #2
execellent write up beachbumbob Sep 2020 #3
Interesting ScratchCat Sep 2020 #4
I doubt it was self defense JonLP24 Sep 2020 #5
When you carry an AR-15 style assault rifle drmeow Sep 2020 #6

ScratchCat

(1,975 posts)
4. Interesting
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 01:49 PM
Sep 2020

Because the previous witness statements indicated he was shot in the head. Doesn't make sense that KR could have shot someone in the back who was "lunging" at him. I wonder if he shot at someone lunging at him and hit someone else? Will wait for more facts.

JonLP24

(29,322 posts)
5. I doubt it was self defense
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 01:58 PM
Sep 2020

Alleged Kenosha Killer Loved Cops, Guns, Trump, and 'Triggering the Libs,' Former Classmates Say

Kyle Rittenhouse loved cops, guns, President Trump, and “triggering the libs,” according to some of his former classmates at Lakes Community High School in Lake County, Illinois. His clothes were often branded with pro-police slogans, and he carried a Blue Lives Matter phone case, one student said.

Some of his classmates joked that he’d be a mass shooter one day. “I personally believe he went to Wisconsin with the intent to kill,” said one former classmate, who asked not to be identified out of fear for their safety.

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Rittenhouse was also known as a “ride or die” Trump supporter. “If you said anything bad about Trump, he’d threaten you,” Joe said. In January, Rittenhouse even traveled to Iowa, where he had front row seats at a Trump rally, Buzzfeed reported. “Kyle was the type of kid to wear a MAGA hat or other apparel just for attention, or to “trigger” people,” Joe added.

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“He went to middle school with my little sister and she said that everyone always thought of him to be a possible future shooter,” said Joe, “and so did I when I met him in high school.”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kpj4b/alleged-kenosha-killer-loved-cops-guns-trump-and-triggering-the-libs-classmates-say?

drmeow

(5,009 posts)
6. When you carry an AR-15 style assault rifle
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 02:04 PM
Sep 2020

across state lines and openly carry it among a group of unarmed people it is not self defense, it is incitement.

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