Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Lawsuit Against Whitmer Explained

 On today's show, David Kallman of Kallman Legal Group and The Great Lakes Justice Center explains the case before the Michigan Supreme hoping to stop Governess Gretchen Whitmer from judicial and legislative overreach. 

In the second half is a discussion of Kenosha, Kyle Rittenhouse and a response to the imported rioters and defense of property and self.

Listen here: Your American Heritage

And the statement from his legal team.:
https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/madison/news/2020/08/29/teen-s-attorneys-claim-self-defense-in-kenosha-shootings

VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS / August 28, 2020 / Pierce Bainbridge is honored to represent 17-year old Antioch, Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse, who has suddenly found himself at the center of a national firestorm and charged with murder after defending himself from a relentless, vicious and potentially deadly mob attack in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

On August 25th, 2020, Kenosha spiraled into chaos following the Jacob Blake shooting. The Kenosha Mayor and Wisconsin Governor failed to provide a basic degree of law and order to protect the citizens and community buildings in Kenosha. The city burned as mobs destroyed buildings and property, and looters stole whatever they wanted. Rioters defaced storefronts, the courthouse, and many other public and private locations across the city.

After Kyle finished his work that day as a community lifeguard in Kenosha, he wanted to help clean up some of the damage, so he and a friend went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters. Later in the day, they received information about a call for help from a local business owner, whose downtown Kenosha auto dealership was largely destroyed by mob violence. The business owner needed help to protect what he had left of his life’s work, including two nearby mechanic’s shops. Kyle and a friend armed themselves with rifles due to the deadly violence gripping Kenosha and many other American cities, and headed to the business premises. The weapons were in Wisconsin and never crossed state lines.

Upon arrival, Kyle and others stood guard at the mechanic’s shop across from the auto dealership to prevent further damage or destruction. Later that night, substantially after the city’s 8:00 p.m. curfew expired without consequence, the police finally started to attempt to disperse a group of rioters. In doing so, they maneuvered a mass of individuals down the street towards the auto shops. Kyle and others on the premises were verbally threatened and taunted multiple times as the rioters passed by, but Kyle never reacted. His intent was not to incite violence, but simply to deter property damage and use his training to provide first aid to injured community members.

After the crowd passed the premises and Kyle believed the threat of further destruction had passed, he became increasingly concerned with the injured protestors and bystanders congregating at a nearby gas station with no immediate access to medical assistance or help from law enforcement. Kyle headed in that direction with a first aid kit. He sought out injured persons, rendered aid, and tried to guide people to others who could assist to the extent he could do so amid the chaos. By the final time Kyle returned to 2 the gas station and confirmed there were no more injured individuals who needed assistance, police had advanced their formation and blocked what would have been his path back to the mechanic’s shop. Kyle then complied with the police instructions not to go back there. Kyle returned to the gas station until he learned of a need to help protect the second mechanic’s shop further down the street where property destruction was imminent with no police were nearby.

As Kyle proceeded towards the second mechanic’s shop, he was accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy. This outraged the rioters and created a mob now determined to hurt Kyle. They began chasing him down. Kyle attempted to get away, but he could not do so quickly enough. Upon the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with an attacker lunging towards him and reaching for his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking the attacker.

Kyle stopped to ensure care for the wounded attacker but faced a growing mob gesturing towards him. He realized he needed to flee for his safety and his survival. Another attacker struck Kyle from behind as he fled down the street. Kyle turned as the mob pressed in on him and he fell to the ground. One attacker kicked Kyle on the ground while he was on the ground. Yet another bashed him over the head with a skateboard. Several rioters tried to disarm Kyle. In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or even use his own weapon against him, Kyle had no choice but to fire multiple rounds towards his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed attacker. The rest of the mob began to disperse upon hearing the additional gunshots.

Kyle got up and continued down the street in the direction of police with his hands in the air. He attempted to contact multiple police officers, but they were more concerned with the wounded attackers. The police did not take Kyle into custody at that time, but instead they indicated he should keep moving. He fully cooperated, both then and later that night when he turned himself in to the police in his hometown, Antioch, Illinois.

Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.

However, in a reactionary rush to appease the divisive, destructive forces currently roiling this country, prosecutors in Kenosha did not engage in any meaningful analysis of the facts, or any in-depth review of available video footage (some of which shows that a critical state’s witness was not even at the area where the shots were fired); this was not a serious investigation. Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government’s abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens. Within 24-36 hours, he was charged with multiple homicide counts.

Kyle now has the best legal representation in the country. With help from Nicholas Sandmann attorney L. Lin Wood, Pierce Bainbridge and multiple top-tier criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin immediately offered representation to Kyle.

11 comments:

  1. Kyle will be exonerated. Even if the DA wants to pursue the charges, his pocketbook can't match that of an angry nation. If they are smart, they'll quietly whimper into the sunset.

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    1. His Gofundme was denied. But there are other avenues.

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  2. I hope he's exonerated....I did see the video of his walking on the street with his hands up. WHo does that when they know they're innocent? Thanks, Ed...I had heard his last name but hadn't caught his first name, that's why I asked on my blog. This fills in a lot of the info for me. I sure hope he's freed. But he may have to leave the state to survive now. These people are unrelenting and so ruthless :-( But, they're lazy, too, so...they don't really edven have evil integrity, if you know what I mean, so they may have forgotten the whole thing by now.

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    1. Kyle is one of the good guys.
      He'll be freed.
      Hopefully sooner than Michael Flynn.

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  3. Z, walking with your hands up where the police can see them is a de-escalating move so the police don't take you as an assailant. Very basic conduct in encountering law enforcement in a situation like this. I would do exactly the same thing.

    Ed, I saw another youngster piece together this scene with a chronology of publicly available videos. It's clear that he was NOT using his weapon offensively, but in defense. And prior public interview with him supports this version of the story. Stopping to aid an attacker? Supports his version of the story.

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    1. Exactly! A fine young man and an example to many of his elders.

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    2. Just another lost boy in Trump's America.

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    3. Baysider, of course! That's why I mentioned it..hands up is I AM INNOCENT...I AM NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING......I would have done that, too....

      He was a very fine young man and I'm hoping he finds solace in Trump's America, not this rotten destructive place the Left has created for our young people. SO SO sad.

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  4. I will not welcome the mob in my neighborhood either.

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