Kyle Rittenhouse, the American, notoriously known for the Kenosha man shooting, finds his place again in the news as he calls out two venues for calling off his program events.
Rittenhouse spoke out that the Southern Star Brewing Company and a Las Vegas resort have made last-minute cancellations of events where he was supposed to appear at.
Rittenhouse was set for the “Rally Against Censorship” event at the Southern Star Brewing Company, a beer brewer in Conroe, Texas, and for a private reception in the Oak Room at the Venetian Resort in relation to the ShotShow convention.
His event at the resort was scheduled for 6 pm to 8 pm on January 18. He had posted a tweet, promoting the event, on his official Twitter handle that the audience would not want to miss out on the event and this resulted in the resort calling off the event at the last minute.
Rittenhouse’s event at the Oak Room was sponsored by the National Association for Gun Rights. A spokesperson representing Grand Canal Shoppes, a shopping mall in Las Vegas told the media that they were not speaking on behalf of their tenants, but they wanted to emphasize that the event did not align with the core event guidelines of the property.
The explanation given by the brewer on the cancellation of the program said that the event did not reflect their values and continued that what they did do was make beer for people who like beer and not doing rallies. The particular event was rescheduled to be conducted at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe.
This response from the brewery made Rittenhouse reply that he was supposed to give a speech event at Southern Star Brewery with Defiance Press and accused the company of sacking his event in connection with the call of the woke mob.
The term woke mob is used typically to refer to an outraged group of society whose activities can cause the loss of a job or social standing for an individual because of a statement or an action made by the individual.
Rittenhouse continued that he tried to promote the event by tweeting so that more people would come and hear about the censorship and the Second Amendment and the company did not like that.
He added that all the companies and groups do say that they have an apolitical position but when he took a dive into their social media he was able to see that they did have hosted Pride parades, outdoor events celebrating LGBTQ ( Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer) acceptance, pride, and legal rights; and has had political events there.
Rittenhouse viewed that this particular event was canceled because of his name and he had the feeling of having been treated in a biased and unfair way.
The Kenosha Unrest Shooting
The 20-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse topped the headlines in 2020 for opening fire on 3 men during the civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The group was protesting against the police murder of a black man named Jacob Blake.
A series of riots, protests, and civil unrest were going on in connection with the Black Lives Matter movement as an attitude of white supremacy that existed in the police force that had been attacking and murdering men of color for no genuine reason.
What Exactly Did Kyle Rittenhouse Do?
Kyle Howard Rittenhouse, then a 17-year-old, carried an AR-15-style rifle and fatally shot two men and severely wounded another who was in the act of protesting. Kyle a native of Antioch, Illinois, had driven to Kenosha to stay with Dominick Black, his friend. The semi-automatic AR-15-style rifle was purchased by Black three months prior to the shooting incident.
Reportedly Black purchased the rifle as Rittenhouse was at that time, illegally undergae to make the purchase of any weapon. The gun was stored in a locked safe at the residence of Black’s stepfather.
The day before the murder incident, the 24th of August 2021, the second day of the Kenosha unrest, the city had faced serious vehicle and building damages.
An evening curfew was imposed as a result and more than 250 members of the state-based military force National Guard were deployed to the city.
On the morning time of August 25, the city witnessed peaceful and unarmed protests and the unrest began with the passing of time. On coming face to face with demonstrators and armed civilians the police had to use armored personnel carriers to drive away the attackers. The shootings took place between 11:48 pm and 11:59 pm.
Who Were Made The Victims Of Rittenhouse’s Shooting?
A 36-year-old Kenosha man, Joseph Rosenbaum, had spotted Rittenhouse with the weapon and had chased him into a parking space and grabbed the barrel of the rifle. Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum, shot him four times from a close range, and fled from the spot.
He was surrounded by the crowd of protestors and was struck with a skateboard by Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old man from Silver Lake, a neighboring village of Kenosha. Huber proceeded to grab away the gun from Rittenhouse and was shot in the chest by the latter.
As Rittenhouse attempted to run away from the crime scene he was pointed a handgun by Gaige Grosskreutz, a 26-year-old man from West Allis, a city in a Wisconsin county. He was also shot by Rittenhouse in the right arm and he managed to survive with injuries.
The Controversial Verdict On The Kenosha Shooting
The young attacker was charged by the prosecutors of Kenosha County with multiple charges.
The charges imposed on him were one count of first degree intentional homicide, and one count of first-degree reckless homicide, making up two counts of first-degree homicides; one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide; 2 counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety; one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18; and one count of failure to comply with an emergency order from state or local government.
His trial commenced on the first of November 2021 and extended for 19 days and ended on the 19th of November 2021.
The Kenosha County prosecutors argued to him in prison and portrayed him as a criminal gunman while the defense attorney made the counter-argument that Rittenhouse opened fire as an act of self-defense.
They proceeded to argue that Rittenhouse was challenged by the violent protestors of the mob who attacked him in the street like an animal and he was forced to use the gun to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself.
The last two counts of the unlawful possession of the firearm and the curfew violation were dismissed by Judge Bruce Schroeder, the trial judge. The verdict of the case angered the public as it stated Rittenhouse was not guilty of the accused charges.
Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America paid respect to the verdict of the jury. Although he stated that the verdict had left many Americans with feelings of anger and concern and that he was a part of those civilians.
The national public was divided into two following the verdict. The right-wing politicians took a position in support of the verdict and welcomed it by uprooting that the murders were in self-defense.
Meanwhile, the left-wing politicians despised the verdict and viewed it as a miscarriage of justice by reminding them that the decision of letting the guilty slip away was symbolic of the existence of a racial double standard existing in the American justice system.
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