The Kenosha District Attorney is going to have a hard time making Kyle Rittenhouse look like a bad guy. From Cassandra Fairbanks at thegatewaypundit.com:
Kyle Rittenhouse is a community lifeguard who was working in Kenosha the day of the shooting.
This simple fact destroys the narrative being peddled by the mainstream media that he had “crossed state lines” to harm the rioters.
In a statement by Rittenhouse’s legal team at Pierce Bainbridge, provided to the Gateway Pundit, they explained that “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.”
Additionally, the weapon Rittenhouse was using to protect himself and others never crossed state lines.
“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 statement continues. “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.”
When Rittenhouse arrived at the mechanics shop, he and others stood
guard to prevent further destruction. Later that night, long after the 8
p.m. curfew had passed, the police began to disperse a group of
rioters. His lawyer, John M. Pierce, explains that while dispersing the
mob, they maneuvered a mass of individuals down the street towards the
auto shops. Rittenhouse and the others were threatened and taunted, but
he did not react. “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,” Pierce says.
After the situation seemed to be diffused, Rittenhouse became
increasingly concerned about people who were injured at the gas station,
so he went in that direction with his first aid kit. He helped those he
could find who were injured, either by administering aid or directing
them which way to go for help beyond what he could offer.