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On this, day four of deliberations, the Defense told Judge Schroeder what I’ve been reporting for several days—the SMM Rittenhouse archive is here—that the Prosecution has known the identity of “Jump Kick Man” all along and withheld it from the Defense:
Fox News reported that the man is named Maurice Freeland, and that he has a lengthy criminal record. According to Fox, citing defense attorneys, he told prosecutors he would testify in exchange for immunity, but they refused the deal:
‘The man known as ‘jump kick man’ during the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is 39-year-old Maurice Freeland of Wisconsin, defense attorneys revealed to Fox News Thursday
Freeland approached the prosecution to testify in exchange for immunity for other charges, including a DUI, but they rejected the offer, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Wisconsin arrest records show that Freeland has a lengthy criminal history, including charges for battery, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and other offenses this year.’
They also apparently withheld his name from the defense, preventing Rittenhouse’s attorneys from calling him as a witness. That could prompt the defense to file a new motion for a mistrial, in addition to the two that are already pending with the judge.
Prosecutors have also faced criticism for charging Joshua Ziminski with arson. Ziminski allegedly fired the first shots that night, before Rittenhouse fired at his first assailant, but his pending testimony in his arson trial means that he could not be compelled to testify in the Rittenhouse trial because that might violate his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
Gee, you don’t suppose the Prosecution did that, you know, like on purpose?
It’s tempting to suggest all of this is now moot because the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty on all counts. It couldn’t happen to a worse pair of prosecutors.
I’ve so often, gentle readers, explained D/S/Cs invent their own reality and try to force everyone else to live in it. Their reality is based not on the rule of law, not on the Constitution, which is the basis for our representative republic, not even on reason or logic, but on “social justice,” and what ought to be. It’s no coincidence that what ought to be is invariably ultimate power for a Marxist government and no liberty for Americans. They constantly speak of “democracy,” when what they really mean is the tyranny of the majority, which is what a democracy is. In such a polity, 50.00000001% get to decide everything, including the continuing existence, or lack thereof, of the minority. As I said, Marxism, “fundamental transformation” of America from a constitutional, representative republic into a Communist hell.
So it is in the Rittenhouse case. From the beginning, the media and D/S/C politicians, including Temporary President Biden, have screamed the narrative: Kyle is a white supremacist, he carried an illegal gun, he crossed state lines(?!), the entire incident is racist, racist, racist! None of that was remotely true. In fact, as I’ve explained in the last several articles, the only black person involved was “Jump Kick Man,” a black criminal who tried to kill Kyle and was lucky to escape unharmed. This of course will be twisted into additional faux evidence of racist white supremacy.
I’ll have much more to say about all of this later tonight, and certainly, in the coming weeks. Now, it’s up to Wisconsin’s politicians and police to maintain law and order, or to abandon the law-abiding to the D/S/C encouraged, approved and protected mob. The same is so in many other cities across America. It is interesting to note—it takes no psychic abilities to make this forecast—there will be few, if any incidences of civil unrest in red states, which don’t put up with that sort of thing, and actually prosecute people for rioting. For the time being, let’s sample a bit of D/S/C reaction, and perhaps provide a bit of perspective, keeping in mind my commentary it based not only on the law, but on the trial record–the actual evidence:
Well, other than the fact Kyle did not act as a vigilante—the jury confirmed that—did not carry an “assault weapon,” did not carry any firearm across state lines, which would not have been a crime or in any way nefarious if he had, and the fact multiple witnesses established Kyle was the very opposite of threatening that night, Robinson is right.
Right, except he didn’t break any law, didn’t carry any weapon illegally, nor was the weapon he carried illegal, and crying on the stand establishes no legal presumption of self-defense. But other than that…
Not quite, Huber and Rosembaum were violent criminals engaging in a riot. They attacked the wrong person and died in the commission of attempted murder. To call Bill de Blasio a pox on the face of humanity is an understatement.
Uh-huh. And no black person has ever been exonerated via self-defense? It’s an odd “active shooter” who walks abroad in a riot for hours offering medical aid and shooting no one until he is attacked, in the space of seconds, by four people trying to murder him, and only then does he shoot, and only at his attackers. And no, only self-defense has been affirmed.
It’s refreshing to see even Joy Reid admit that even 17-year old kids have the right to self-defense in America (Yes, I’m kidding about her recognition of reality).
Ida Bae Wells–AKA Nikole Hannah-Jones–gentle readers, is the woman responsible for the 1619 Project. Just as in that ahistorical abomination, she lies about the Martin case. The SMM Martin archive is here, but for the record, it was Martin who was the aggressor, the trial of George Zimmerman was a political prosecution, just as the Rittenhouse trial was, and when he was shot, in lawful self-defense, Martin was beating Zimmerman’s head into a concrete sidewalk. But other than that, and her recent embarrassingly idiotic comments about America’s use of nuclear weapons to end WWII, Wells is as accurate as ever…
One would expect a congressman to show a bit of dignity and restraint, right? Right? Self-defense is not, by definition, murder, but again, D/S/C reality rather than real reality…
Hold onto your hats. It’s going to be a rough ride.
UPDATE, 11-19-21, 2120 MT: As I noted, it’s now up to Wisconsin politicians and police. This tweet by Wisconsin’s Attorney General may offer insight into why Kenosha burned in the first place:
Hmmm. Perhaps it might have been useful to assure potential rioters, looter, arsonists, serial child molester and murderers that such things are, you know, illegal, and Wisconsin authorities, you know, like the Attorney General, are actually doing to do something about it this time? One would think the AG would understand that self-defense does not qualify as vigilantism, but obviously not. This tweet also explains a great deal.
Golly Lt. Governor Barnes, thanks for that vote of confidence in the justice system! And thanks for lifting up the voices of “organizers and activists.” They’re our best and brightest, particularly when they’re committing arson. And of course we must honor “Jacob, Anthony, JoJo…” who should be praised daily in classrooms as role models for children, though we shouldn’t let people like them get too close to children, particularly from behind.
I particularly loved this: “We all have the power to heal Kenosha and our nation. Sure, as long as we define “healing” as arson, looting, destruction of property, and deadly violence. And here’s the Governor. All he has to do is not be insane. Surely he can do that?
And he begins by bemoaning the indescribable loss to mankind, to pedophiles and criminal everywhere, of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, and the pitiable, entirely self-inflicted plight of Gaige Grosskreutz and Jacob Blake. Enter “jacob blake” into the SMM homepage search bar to find relevant articles. At least the Governor very politely asked D/S/C thugs to be nice. It certainly wouldn’t do to inform them the law exists and they might pay a price for violating it. Certainly such people don’t want to be “sewing division,” or “hinder that healing.” And he’s all about “ending violence in our communities,” but not so much for stopping violent people from actually doing violence.
God help the people of Wisconsin. The socialist morons they elected certainly won’t. Perhaps there’s an electoral lesson there? If so, there’s no evidence D/S/Cs are learning it:
I’m certain of one thing: Joe Biden didn’t write this. He can probably barely read it. I’m also sure the federal DOJ will be trying to prosecute Kyle any way it can, though it’s hard to imagine how that would be possible under the law. Perhaps he violated the civil rights of the thugs that tried to kill him? The civil rights of the mob in general?
See what I mean? Apparently it’s now illegal to cross state lines in America such that it requires the attention of the DOJ. Of course, if they’re after Suzy Soccermom at school board meetings, why not send the FBI after state line crossers too? Even one of the primary organs of the D/S/C Party had to get in on the act:
Uh, Jacob Blake was not only armed, he admitted that, because he wasn’t killed. This is the “ought to be,” alternate reality about which I spoke, the reality that not only doesn’t need facts, it actively rejects them in favor of the narrative. As to facing no consequences—more on that shortly.
And we hear from one of the most evil organizations in America, the ACLU. Notice who they think needs protection.
And notice how very far outside the realm of actual reality these equally evil people are.
These Marxists just want to destroy America. And what would any discussion of alternate realities be without AOC?
“Those it was designed for”? Yes. American citizens. As always, The Babylon Bee is firmly grounded:
Notice what happened to a former NYT reporter who tried to file an accurate story on the 2020 Kenosha riots:
We can only hope:
And in the “can they really be this dense?” category:
“Aurelia Cotta,” by the way, was Julius Caesar’s mother. “Dense” in that the Prosecution gets only one try. If they lose there’s no appeal. It’s that whole double jeopardy/Constitution thing.
Finally, let’s end with a bit of rationality:
That’s the point: D/S/Cs don’t want Normal Americans to be able to defend themselves against D/S/Cs and their agents.
Leave it to a Navy SEAL for common sense:
Incredible, but absolutely predictable. Yes:
I’ll be writing about exactly this in the near future.
More to come soon, I’m sure, gentle readers.
Will they riot?
Mike McDaniel said:
It’s hard to tell. Oh, many will want to–what says “social justice” more than the theft of expensive consumer electronics?–but there may not be all that much appetite for it this time around. We’ll know soon enough.
We’re right on the edge, I think.
Bye the way, has anybody noticed that
all four of the characters who attacked
Rittenhouse were felons? What are the
odds that the only four felons in the BLM
protest were these? I almost begin to
think that BLM has a cadre–‘shocktroops’–
that is shipped from one location to another.
I am sure the FBI is seriously researching the
Mike McDaniel said:
Nah. They’re too busy chasing Suzy Soccermom at school board meetings. You have to have priorities!
I’m sure they are right on top of it.
Open carry did this… plain and simple. There’s gonna be more.
Mike McDaniel said:
Uh huh. Then how do we explain the millions who open carry without experiencing the least violence? Cause and effect is hard.
I’d be hard pressed to presume there are millions in this country at any given time prancing around with an exposed long gun. But I’d not worry too much… mental stability in humans, or maturity brought on by age, is not a universal condition. You and other gun supporters can celebrate the justice of self-defense. KR will not have a normal rest-of-his-life.
Open carry did this . . . plain and simple.
(insert picture of burning cars and stores
during “mostly peaceful” BLM riot.)
You really that needy in finding a villain to vindicate your political angst, Samuel. that everything is all about BLM, or the benign Antifa?
The other Phil said:
Yes, the first shot was fired by Ziminski from behind Rittenhouse’s back, while the child molester was in pursuit. So, yes, Ziminski’s gun definitely precipitated the deaths.
And Gage Groskreutz was only shot after he pointed a handgun at Rittenhouse’s head, so once again, you’re right, he made it worse by bringing a gun to a protest.
And it’s interesting that neither Ziminski or Groskreutz have been charged with illegal possession of a gun or numerous other charges. Hmmmm?
In all seriousness, none of those people should have been there that night. The police failed to do their job, to keep the peace. This was a failure of government.
So were the 60’s. Your point, Phil?
The other Phil said:
That a fool could think this event was triggered by Rittenhouse open carrying? I’ve got more, but that seems like the most relevant one.
Antifa is “benign”?! Ha. Why do you think the the other two people who were illegally carrying arms were not charged and the one kid who was legally carrying was targeted for destruction by the full weight if the state? Because, obviously, Antifa is government approved. They are the new brown shirts, available to create death and destruction where and when it’s needed. And since you’ll deny it, I only offer this small proof: notice that the rioting magically stopped when Biden took office.
And here I thought it was on orders sent down from the mother ship.
Doug, let’s try it again for you:
Doug: Open carry did this . . .plain and simple.
(Insert photo of retired officer David Dorn, dead
in a pool of his blood in front of a store during
a mostly peaceful demonstration of citizens protesting
the murder of a totally unarmed citizen commited
wantonly by racist police)
I must be missing something in the translation here. I’m saying liberal public gun laws in the form of things like open carry have distinct ramifications well beyond the chest-thumping rhetoric of “I need a gun for self-defense no matter where I go”.. and Rittenhouse is a perfect example. Then you cite some poor fellow who got killed in front of a store somewhere during a riot… and, uh… you throw into it sarcasm… sorry.. I missed your point here… much less how it might relate to the point I am making.
The other Phil said:
Doug, by saying that Rittenhouse’s legally carried gun caused the violence is just like saying that a woman’s short skirt caused her to be raped.
“And here I thought it was on orders sent
down from the mother ship.”
And you lecture me on snark?
One more example of why “elections” have to be manipulated by fraudulent ballots. Given a perfect opportunity, the “people” will not do the “right thing” and convict a man who had the nerve to resist the “righteous” demonstration of Democratic anger. [S/]
Kenosha had been a Democratic area, which is why there was a Democratic Prosecutor. The area swung to President Trump, which is why they had to be “punished” by the riots and looting. The Prosecutor was just doing his “job” for the “Party”.
I think that the Democratic Governor called in the National Guard, since he had a feeling that the local police, and the residents, might actively defend “their” town from the imported “looters”, leaving the rioters and their hired transportation to fend for themselves. The Guard was called to protect the Democrats.
Mike McDaniel said:
It’s often forgotten that the criminal justice system, and particularly prisons, exist in part to protect criminals from us. Forced to uphold the law without the help of our hired hands, politicians and police, people will tend to rather more final solutions because they’re forced to take things more personally.
To.. The Other Phil….
It’s interesting you brought up that rape example.. (you from Wisconsin?) Back in 1977 Dane County Judge Archie Simonson was removed from his position for stating during a rape trial of a high school girl raped by some high school guys.. and the schlump said… “given the way women dress, rape is a normal reaction.” I vividly recall that affair since at the time I owned an electronics retail store in Beloit, WI.
To your point… the two are entirely different social and legal constructs. All three (non)victims in Kenosha were individually reacting to what they perceived was a real threat in KR strolling around with a long gun on display. After all, in this day and age we simply do not assume anyone brandishing weapons in public is a good thing.. correct? I mean it’s not like I might see someone strolling down my street carrying a “military-style” weapon and I am going to run up to him to shake his hand, call out my family to spread flowers at his feet for devoting his time to the heroic act of protecting my neighborhood… hailing his efforts as if he was the vanguard of more on the way to liberate my town from Fascist or Communist.. or dare I say this.. Socialist hordes.
Gimmie a break.
The other Phil said:
The jury looked at all the facts and said otherwise, inspire of tremendous outside pressure and prosecutorial misconduct. Doesn’t that give you even a moments pause?
My “moment’s pause”, Phil, is not what the anyone thinks the jury was thinking. I personally thought the kid would be found not guilty for at least one charge, and I was not surprised he got off completely. Wisconsin law was on his side. The same or similar laws exists in other states, hence those other states should expect similar results, if not worse, as time goes on.
You open carry supporters wanna turn your communities into Mogadishu arms bazaars, then go to Mogadishu.
“ All three (non)victims in Kenosha were individually reacting to what they perceived was a real threat in KR strolling around with a long gun on display.”
Why Rittenhouse? Many others had long guns as well. Further, the three did not react individually, but were part of a mob. Why would someone attack someone if he were perceived as a real threat? Aren’t you supposed to avoid such people?
Strolling, prancing; you really like to paint a fake picture to support your weak positions.
Actually I used “sauntering” the other day, and I had “promenading” on the agenda to use.
Because the entire reason people want to carry is to present themselves as being an intimidating threat to others. It’s portraying an image to give oneself a visual importance of power over others. Wearing a “Don’t Tread On Me.” hat is patriotic. Wearing a “Don’t Tread On Me” hat and carrying a long gun carries a different message. (Wearing a MAGA hat and carrying a military-style weapon… well, that’s truly an image to behold.) Like Capone once said… “You can get more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word.”
You said “ Because the entire reason people want to carry is to present themselves as being an intimidating threat to others. It’s portraying an image to give oneself a visual importance of power over others.”
I have a License to Carry issued by the State of Texas. I have never brandished my weapon and few would even know when I carry. I know a lot of people who carry. None would agree with your statement. None. Nor is that a factor. You are a very pompous person to make such a statement as though you had some magical insight to determine “the entire reason” people carry.
I’m not talking conceal & carry, Allyn. I’m talking open carry of long guns.. That statement you cited to me is correct as it relates to open carry.
Now if you are saying that Texas issues a permit for open carry of long guns then my statement still stands.
One key element in the laws around self defense is that a person can re-establish a right to self defense even after being the initial aggressor by obviously displaying benign behavior such as retreating or apologizing, etc. In other words, even if KR caused actual alarm and provocation in the minds of some people by showing up armed, the more time that went by wherein he did nothing else that should have caused alarm or seemed threatening the more he established a self defense claim in that setting.
He was on the scene for hours before J. Rosenbaum rushed at him. JR himself had known for hours that KR had an AR and yet had done nothing harmful with it.
I’m not questioning KR’s guilt or innocence (although I am questioning his misguided judgement to decide to go to Kenosha… but that’s irrelevant to my point). I am saying bringing his weapon to the riot, perfectly legal as it was, led to the deaths. How all the riot players meandered about and interacted or not with KR is also irrelevant to my point.
I realize no one from this blog would normally read anything on my blog.. but I made this post three days ago that helps to explain where I am coming from
You might want to get your vaccine before going there.
The other Phil said:
“…bringing his weapon to the riot…led to the deaths”. Where’s your anger at Ziminiski and Groskreutz, who both brought guns to a riot? It’s clear that Ziminski’s unlawful shot in the air contributed to the first shooting of the child rapist.
And where’s your anger at the bipolar child rapist, who was released from a mental hospital that very day, setting fires? Is arson okay in your book, as long as you don’t have a gun?
Here’s a novel idea: don’t riot. Oh, and here’s another one: if there is a riot, maybe the police should do something about it, before someone gets hurt.
If the government allows people to riot, then expect the citizens to get involved.
What about that Korean guy on the roof defending his business during that riot? That had NOTHING to do with open carry. Yet he defended his place. You’re confusing (or deflecting) the real point I am making.
The other Phil said:
You keep changing your point, but I’ll play along for now. One of your points was that KR’s mere presence with the openly-carried rifle created a dangerous situation that resulted in needless death. Is that about right?
But you completely forgive or ignore the greater contribution of the rioters themselves to creating the dangerous conditions, many of whom were also armed. Arson is apparently okay in your book. Police being kept from doing their job to further a political agenda? Death threats? Illegal possession of firearms by felons? Nothing to see here, according to Doug. No the real problem is one guy with a rifle, a medical bag, and a fire extinguisher, who spent the day cleaning graffiti, putting out fires, dissuading rioters from burning a private business, and treating the injuries of random strangers. He’s the real villain in Doug’s twisted world.
Let me repeat… the “villian” is the law created to indulge Right Wing gun supporters that allows for open carry without any thought given to social repercussions… like people owning guns making foolish decisions on when and where and for what reason(s) they might choose to open carry.
Mike McDaniel said:
The “law” to which you refer is the unalienable right to self-defense. That’s not subject to the whims of men.
The other Phil said:
Open carry is a natural right that is granted by our creator to every free citizen. It predates the constitution and any modern incarnation of a “right wing gun supporter”.
I must thank you, Doug, for that rare moment of honesty. It makes it clear that your real problem is not open carry per se but that you have “a lack of belief in freedom itself.”
“Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others.” – St Augustine
Perhaps we should all spend a little less time ranting on the web and a little more time trying to improve, however slightly, our own tiny corner of the world.
How wonderfully condescending of you.
I’m impressed that you have life all worked out to your advantage.
Mike McDaniel said:
Dear The other Phil:
What you said.
The other Phil said:
Yes, it is to my advantage if we focus more on our own sins than the sins of others. But it’s to your advantage as well, and to all mankind. That’s the beauty of Liberty, that there’s an unlimited quantity available to everyone, unlike the quest for power, which are a finite resource, that inevitably leads to conflict.
I’m sorry that you think that message is condescending.
Wait.. I’m a sinner because I have an opinion that differs from you?
The other Phil said:
I believe that all humans are sinners. Your mileage may vary.
Christians seems to have an affinity to be judgmental when it’s expedient to their cause.
Ok, the jig is up. How much do you
pay Doug to play to class clown?
Seems the only time this blog livens up is when I express opinion that sparks discourse. As we speak some gun-totting nutjob at Atlanta airport apparently tried to get on a plane with a loaded gun.. TSA held him up.. somehow the gun discharged.. and he took off.
I’m not the clown, buddy. This crap is going to get far worse before it gets any better.
How does buffoonery work to one’s advantage?
Like how prosecutor Kraus tried to persuade
the jury that sometimes “you just have to take
the beating.” The simple truth in America is “No,
you don’t.” In mainland China, on the other hand,
you do have to take the beating, if the right people
are beating you.
Now, why would prosecutor Kraus make such an
obviously stupid claim? For the same reason that
many mainstream media talking heads say the
non-sense that they very often say: to sway the low-
informationed in the audience–read in this case, jury.
It’s the Hail Mary Pass, a straw to grasp as the case
sinks beneath the waves. I am sure the jury discussed
that claim, which they obviously saw through and
Yet, that does not mean that claims of that same type
are ineffective–they can be very effective, if made
often enough and by enough people, as they are in
MSM America. To be effective, two things must be
accomplished: they must be made frequently by a
number of voices, and counter-arguments must be
silenced, which is done through a variety of means
(such as Facebook and Twitter ‘fact-checkers’ and
censors) or demonized. Thinking people realize
that a bizzaro world has been intentionally created.
It seems that the country has gone mad.
You, Doug, do not have the benefit of numbers in
Mike’s “dull” (as you suggest) blog, but you do have
persistence. Probably no one would think you
unintelligent; you are frequently absurd at times,
but occassionaly thoughtful. However, you are not
Lear’s fool. There is a method to your foolery, but it
is not intended to enlighten. Your parting shot, intended
to include all such who participate in Mike’s blog, with
your exception, is intended both to “clinch” an “argument”
and to demonize a group of people, but it also captures
the nature of your argument. The “gun toting nutjob”
asperses a class–those who carry a weapon with them
legally. Rittenhouse was determined to be one, but also
most of the readers of Mike’s blog, and Mike himself, are
included in your characterization. Sounds good to the
low-informationed. But upon better information, we find
that the “nutjob” was a felon who carried and attemped
to conceal the weapon against the law to take it on the
plane. Felons are sometimes “nutjobs” but not always.
They are sometimes stupid but not always. We don’t
know how to classify him, but we certainly know that
he attempted to flee when fortunately discovered. When
one understands the truth of the situation, your intended
purpose falls short.
That is the nature of your argument, Doug. It’s absurd,
but not enlightening.
“You, Doug, do not have the benefit of numbers in
Mike’s “dull” (as you suggest) blog,”
Nicely skewed! I never implied this blog is “dull”. Facts speak for themselves. Mike’s followers perk up when I come in with an alternative opinion. Look back yourself. The vast majority of Mile’s posts I do not comment on as he is spreading is expertise from his past careers and I read to learn… and when I might dispute something.. it really is not a priority. As I’ve stated often enough before.. I exist here at the pleasure of Mike and until such time as he doesn’t want me here. I come here to keep aware of current ideology and challenge to understand response. When I actually engage… that’s my weakness for caring about the country.
“…you are frequently absurd at times,”
That pretty much makes me one of the bunch here. Thanks. Is there a secret handshake?
“The “gun toting nutjob” asperses a class–those who carry a weapon with them
Yeah.. that “nutjob” thing… I wrestled with using that as I am not prone to blurt out emotional judgmental epithets. But given I apply the moniker to people who flat out fail to use common sense (as obviously I define that).. along the line of “just because it’s legal doesn’t mean you dump your common sense in order to do it” kinda thing. If I were you, I’d only take offense if it applied to you… because then you got the message.
In the real world there are, in fact, real people with real inabilities to make sound decisions because of real mental challenges that go undetected or undiagnosed… and many of these people DO have guns legally. By “many” I mean millions. Need I go further?
The other Phil said:
Once again, Doug shows us that in his world, only he is smart enough to have freedom, but everyone else cannot be trusted with such responsibility. The totalitarianism is strong with this one.
Thank gawd I exist only in my own world!
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