Video evidence from the incident, which has since gone viral all over social media, shows Rittenhouse running into a parking lot because a violent rioter was chasing after him, even throwing an unknown projectile weapon at him. As the rioter got closer, Rittenhouse turned around and fired his rifle in self-defense.
In response, a group of violent rioters chased after Rittenhouse. As he was running down the street, he fell to the ground and was savagely attacked by a man with a skateboard. Another Black Lives Matter rioter even got close enough to whip out his handgun. Fortunately, Rittenhouse was able to once again defend himself by firing his rifle at the assailants.
Rittenhouse killed two of the Black Lives Matter rioters and injured another. (Related: FIGHT for your LIFE: Stunning video shows moment armed security man had to shoot multiple rioters from the ground or be beaten to death by Black Lives Matter thugs.)
The Black Lives Matter domestic terrorist movement is also armed and dangerous. Listen to this episode of the Health Ranger Report, a podcast by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, as he talks about how the communist-run People's Republic of China is smuggling illegal firearms into the United States in order to equip Black Lives Matter. These weapons are now in the hands of rioters in cities like Portland, Seattle and Kenosha. The ultimate goal of China is to cause so much chaos that the country will descend into another civil war.
Unfortunately, this heroic act of self-defense has been wrongly depicted by many mainstream media outlets, all of whom want to vilify Rittenhouse and exonerate the Black Lives Matter rioters that attacked him.
According to ABC correspondent Alex Perez, who talked about the incident on World News Tonight, Rittenhouse “opened fire on a crowd.”
“A video showing a man running down the street with a firearm,” said Perez while playing the video of Rittenhouse. “A crowd chasing behind him. That man falls to the ground and begins shooting,” he said, with no mention of the fact that he was being attacked, even though it can be clearly seen on the footage he played, and no mention of the fact that the rioter Rittenhouse injured was brandishing a handgun.
Mola Lenghi, speaking on CBS Evening News, took a similar approach to Perez by painting Rittenhouse similar to a mass shooter, while leaving out key details regarding the incident, such as the motives of both the violent mob and of Rittenhouse.
Meanwhile, Gabe Gutierrez from NBC took the approach of painting the event as vaguely as possible in order to obscure the heroism shown by Rittenhouse in the face of the assault. “It is unclear what happened before or after this video,” he told his viewers, despite the fact that many reputable journalists were on the ground when Rittenhouse defended himself from the rioters.
Richie McGinniss, chief video director for the Daily Caller, was even inches away from Rittenhouse when the first shooting incident occurred and the young man fired at a rioter. McGinniss even provided first aid to the rioter and helped carry him to the hospital.
McGinniss also interviewed Rittenhouse before the incident occurred, and the young man told the reporter that he was there to protect a local business. Rittenhouse recognized the danger he faced for standing up in defense of private property, which is why he brought his firearm.
This interview is backed up by Elijah Schaffer of Blaze TV, who also spoke with Rittenhouse, wherein all the young man said was that he was there to protect private property. Rittenhouse even had to cut the interview short because he ran off to provide aid for somebody who was injured during the rioting.
There is even evidence that suggests that Rittenhouse himself is against police violence and a supporter of the peaceful protests, but that he is not in favor of rioting and property destruction. Many of the other armed property defenders with Rittenhouse were people of color.
Rittenhouse was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, which is around 15 miles southwest of Kenosha, by the Antioch Police Department. Lake County, Illinois is charging him as a fugitive from justice.
In order for Rittenhouse to be transferred to the custody of Kenosha County, the state of Wisconsin must file the appropriate documents in order to have him extradited to face charges of first-degree intentional homicide.
Under Wisconsin law, people aged 17 and older can be treated as adults in the criminal system. A public defender, who refused to comment on the case, has already been assigned to Rittenhouse. His first hearing will be on Friday.
In response to the rampant violence, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, once again doubled the size of the National Guard contingent in Kenosha up to 500, and President Donald Trump authorized sending in National Guard troops from other states to aid Wisconsin should they need it.
As a concession to the Black Lives Matter rioters, the Wisconsin Department of Justice even released the name of the officer who shot Jacob Blake.
Mainstream media will continue lying about the riots so long as they stand to gain from their coverage. Fortunately, independent news outlets are trying to hold them to account. Learn about their work exposing mainstream media at MediaFactWatch.news.