Joseph Rosenbaum

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Kyle Rittenhouse, Both Right and Righteous

In judging the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, set aside for the moment Wisconsin law under which he is being tried, and consider the natural law, the moral law, the higher law written on the human heart. In terms of values demonstrated and the deeds done that night that Rittenhouse shot the three men who attacked

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Prosecutor: Rittenhouse provoked the bloodshed in Kenosha

Kyle Rittenhouse provoked bloodshed on the streets of Kenosha by bringing a semi-automatic rifle to a protest and menacing others, and when the shooting stopped, he walked off like a “hero in a Western,” a prosecutor said in closing arguments Monday at Rittenhouse’s murder trial. But Rittenhouse’s lawyer countered that the shooting started after the

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The Rittenhouse Defense Rests

The defense in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial rested on Thursday, November 11. Just a few witnesses testified after Wednesday’s dramatic day in court when the defendant took the stand. Dr. John Black, a use-of-force expert, analyzed audio-visual evidence to give the jury an idea of how much time Mr. Rittenhouse had to make decisions on

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Rittenhouse: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself’

Kyle Rittenhouse testified Wednesday he was under attack when he killed two men and wounded a third with his rifle during a chaotic night of protests in Kenosha, saying: “I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself.” In a high-stakes gamble, the 18-year-old took the stand at his murder trial to tell his side of

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Pathologist: Rittenhouse shot first man at close range

The first man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was shot at a range of just a few feet and had soot injuries that could indicate he had his hand over the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle, a pathologist testified Tuesday. But it was unclear from video footage whether Joseph Rosenbaum was grabbing

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Starkly different portrayals of Rittenhouse in Kenosha trial

Jurors heard starkly different portrayals of Kyle Rittenhouse — instigator or victim — in opening statements at his trial Tuesday on charges of shooting three people on the streets of Kenosha during a turbulent protest against racial injustice. A prosecutor said Rittenhouse set the bloodshed in motion when he triggered a confrontation with a man

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