from The Blaze:
Charging Kyle Rittenhouse with first-degree murder is facially absurd
The facts of the case simply don’t fit that charge
Kyle Rittenhouse should not have been patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday night. Whatever failures might have existed on the part of state and local government (and there appear to have been many), the idea of a 17-year-old with a loaded rifle being dropped into that powder keg can only happen when some horribly bad judgment has occurred.
I say this as a gun owner and Second Amendment supporter who took his son to the shooting range at that same age and taught him how to properly handle a firearm: I don’t know what Kyle Rittenhouse’s family or home situation is like, or how exactly he came to be where he was on that fateful night, but it’s disappointing (to say the least) that no one in his life prevented him from being there. I’m sure, at this point, that Rittenhouse himself would agree.
However, two narratives about the situation are emerging, neither of which appears to be supported by even a sliver of evidence: First, that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist, and second, that he is a murderer.
To the first point, the media began to paint Rittenhouse as a white supremacist almost immediately based on no evidence at all, and continued slandering him as one throughout the day.
I’d say, who radicalized him? But we know. https://t.co/KBKGwiGM1e
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 26, 2020