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    Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Illinois teen charged with shooting dead two protesters and injuring another in Kenosha, is fighting his extradition to Wisconsin. During an online court hearing in Illinois on Friday, the teenager's lawyer John Pierce told the judge he planned to fight the request by Kenosha prosecutors that Rittenhouse be transferred to Wisconsin to face charges.  Prosecutors say Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters and wounded a third on the streets of Kenosha on August 25. His attorneys have said Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and have portrayed him as a courageous patriot who was exercising his right to bear arms during unrest over the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse participated in the hearing at the...
    CHICAGO (AP/CBS) — Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse have launched a social media campaign depicting the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter as not just a scared teenager acting in self-defense, but an American hero akin to the Minutemen who fought at the nation’s founding. Rittenhouse, the Antioch, Illinois teen charged with killing two protesters amid unrest in Kenosha, will remain in custody in Illinois after a judge delayed his extradition hearing until Friday September 25. The dramatic rhetoric has helped raise nearly $2 million to pay for the 17-year-old’s defense against homicide charges in the killing of two protesters. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in Lake County, Illinois, in connection with a shooting in Kenosha that left two dead and one wounded. (Source: Twitter)...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A West Rogers Park man is facing charges in the fatal shooting of an Evanston Township High School senior on the city's North Side.According to police, 17-year-old Arturo Munoz was shot just before 3 a.m. Monday in an alley in the 6400-block of North Hamilton Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.Munoz was taken to St. Francis with a gunshot wound to the back, but he later died.Christopher Arrellano, 18, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor count for having a firearm without a valid FOID card, according to police.Arrellano was arrested Monday evening in the same area as the shooting, in the 6400-block of North Hamilton,...
    An attorney for suspected militia member Kyle Rittenhouse — who is accused of fatally shooting two protesters and wounding a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin — has released a video he insisted shows the teen acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois, faces six criminal counts, including first-degree intentional homicide and attempted homicide. A hearing is set for Sept. 25. He was allegedly part of a militia called to protect businesses being razed by rioting arsonists over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot in the back and left paralyzed. On Tuesday, Rittenhouse’s attorney Lin Wood released through his #FightBack Foundation a slickly produced video in which the defense...
    Attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse have released new footage of the shootings he carried out during protests and riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, arguing that they demonstrate a clear-cut case of self-defense. Rittenhouse, 17, is charged with intentional homicide and other charges for fatally shooting two and injuring one during a confrontation on August 25, the third night of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot in the back and paralyzed. On Tuesday, Rittenhouse's attorney Lin Wood released footage outlining the defense's version of events on the night of the shootings, in particular highlighting the events leading up to the first shooting, which was not captured on as widely-circulated video as the subsequent two shootings....
    Jake Gardner, the veteran and Nebraska bar owner charged in the fatal shooting of Black Lives Matter protester James Scurlock, is dead after committing suicide, his attorneys said. What are the details? In a Sunday statement, Gardner's attorney, Stu Dornan, said, "The family of Jake Gardner has asked [fellow attorney] Tom Monaghan and myself to share the news of his death today, at his own hand." Authorities charged Gardner, 38, with killing an unarmed Black Lives Matter protester during May protests in Omaha, Nebraska. He was due to turn himself in just hours before authorities discovered his lifeless body outside a medical clinic. Authorities are working to determine his cause of death. ...
    By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters People love to run their digital mouth on social media. As Sir Francis Bacon observed, discretion in speech is more than eloquence, as what you post may come back to haunt you in a self-defense case. Bear in mind that this isn’t legal advice. This is just a discussion of ideas using publicly available information. So talk to a lawyer if you need actual legal advice. Why is that? A component of criminal laws is the intent of the person who allegedly committed a crime. Certain crimes require a person to have the deliberate intention of committing a certain act. A murder charge, for instance, requires malice aforethought, premeditation; the accused meant to kill the...
    A Nebraska bar owner was charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a protester, months after prosecutors initially ruled the killing an act of self-defense, according to a local news outlet. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Jake Gardner, owner of The Hive bar in Omaha, on charges of manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, making terroristic threats and weapon use over the May 30 shooting of James Scurlock, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine initially determined that Gardner, 38, fired in self-defense and would not be charged, according to the New York Post. A bar owner named #JakeGardner is facing 95 years in prison for shooting a rioter who choked him for 18 seconds before he fired his weapon...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been approved for a former Omaha bar owner who shot and killed a protester during a confrontation outside his bar in May. Jake Gardner, 38, was charged Tuesday in the death of James Scurlock, 22, during a protest outside Gardner's bar during civil unrest in downtown Omaha. Gardner, who is white, was charged with manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, making terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot Scurlock, a Black man. Douglas County District Judge James Gleason approved the warrant on Friday. Gardner is believed to have gone to California shortly after the May 30 shooting, The Omaha World-Herald reported....
    A WHITE bar owner has been charged with killing black protester James Scurlock despite the initial "self defense" determination. The grand jury that reviewed the case had additional evidence about what happened before surveillance video showed Jake Gardner, 38, shooting James Scurlock, 22, on May 30 after the two scuffled. 3Jake Gardner, 38, has been charged with killing James ScurlockCredit: Linkedin In Omaha, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine initially decided Gardner, the bar owner, acted in self-defense after he reviewed video of the incident and witness statements in the days after the shooting, but he asked the grand jury to examine the case after his decision was criticized because he wanted people to have faith in the justice system. On...
    A Nebraska bar owner who fatally shot a protester in May was indicted by a grand jury this week. Jake Gardner, a white man, shot and killed James Scurlock, a 22-year-old black demonstrator, during a scuffle outside his bar in downtown Omaha on May 30 during protests that came in response to George Floyd dying in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. Douglas County District Attorney Don Kleine initially ruled that the killing had been justified as an act of self-defense. However, after backlash, he quickly requested a grand jury and special prosecutor to review the case. Gardner, 38, was charged with manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, terroristic threats, and use of a firearm in connection with a felony on Tuesday....
    James Scurlock Calls to end racial injustice continue across the country following the brutal murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by the police. Floyd’s death has sparked a global movement and brought awareness to other violent deaths. While protesting racial injustice in Omaha, Nebraska, a young Black man was killed by a white bar owner on May 30. While police took the bar owner, Jake Gardner, into custody for shooting and killing 22-year-old James Scurlock, Gardner did not face any charges. Prosecutors of the case argued that evidence depicted that Gardner was acting in self-defense, Daily Kos reported. On Tuesday, three months after the incident, a grand jury charged Gardner, a man with a...
    A white Nebraska bar owner who shot dead a black man during a chaotic night of protests has now been charged with manslaughter months after the shooting was initially deemed self-defense. Jake Gardner, an ex-Marine, was indicted by a grand jury this week for fatally shooting 22-year-old James Scurlock in Omaha back on May 30.  Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine had initially declined to file charges against Gardner, saying he had reviewed witness statements and video and believed the bar owner acted in self-defense.  Kleine, who was slammed for overlooking Gardner's alleged racist history, asked the grand jury to review the case after he was heavily criticized.  Special Prosecutor Frederick Franklin said the grand jury reviewed additional evidence that Kleine didn't have,...
    A Nebraska bar owner who fatally shot a man on a night of violent protests in Omaha in late May was indicted on manslaughter charges Tuesday by a grand jury -- months after the shooting was ruled self-defense, according to reports. Douglas County District Attorney Don Kleine last June originally ruled bar owner Jake Gardner’s actions in shooting protester James Scurlock, 22,  “were justified” after reviewing a video of the confrontation. Gardner is White and Scurlock was Black. The protests and shooting came soon after George Floyd’s May 25 police custody death in Minneapolis. Kleine soon after requested that a grand jury and special prosecutor review the case amid backlash against his decision. BONGINO ON SHOOTING OF LA DEPUTIES: SOME PROTESTERS PRACTICING 'PURE UNADULTERATED...
    (RNS) — Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God and guns in earnest following a 2017 shooting incident near his house. In February of that year, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both Indian, were enjoying after-work drinks at Austins Bar and Grill when a man named Adam Purinton began to yell and pepper them with questions about their immigration status. Purinton was tossed out of the bar but returned and opened fire, killing Kuchibhotla and...
    Instead of calling Tom Brady old, why not give the Saints defense some credit. Tom Brady’s debut with the Tampa Bay Buccanneers was either a sign of the quarterback’s age taking a toll or a strong showing by the New Orleans Saints defense. The second-quarter interception by Marcus Williams was made possible by apparent miscommunication between Brady and a receiver, but it still required an athletic play by the Saints’ safety. The game was on Brady’s shoulders in the first place because New Orleans shut down the Buccaneers running game, allowing 3.3 yards per carry. When Brady settles in with the Buccaneers and starts looking like his old self (not an old self), hopefully, people will look back at Week...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who shot and killed one teenager and injured another in Des Moines on Monday will not be charged after authorities determined he was acting in self-defense, police announced. Police said two 16-year-old males who both had handguns tried to rob a group of people in north Des Monies. An adult man in the group drew his gun and fired several times, hitting the teenagers, police said. The man had a concealed carry permit for his gun. Liem Deng, of Des Moines, died in the shooting. The other teenager remains hospitalized but is expected to survive. After an investigation and consultation with the Polk County Attorney's office, the shooting was ruled justified self-defense and...
    So what are we learning out of the overnight riots in the Democrat-run city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Two things: The first is that this whole idea of telling police to shoot to wound is absurd. Watch the body cam footage. You can’t aim for someone’s legs when they’re charging you like that with a knife. Cop even tried to run away. Had to shoot. Had to shoot to kill. Second thing is that when it comes to America’s woke, none of that matters. The domestic terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa are going to riot no matter how justified the shooting is, which delivers a pretty clear message that unless we want our cities and neighborhoods looted and burned,...
    For all the demands that former Vice President Joe Biden condemn rioting and looting, no serious observer actually thinks he supports violence in the streets. The most plausible criticism of Biden is that he’s a creature of the existing political system — a product of and adherent to the established institutional order. He doesn’t want violence and chaos to shake the foundations of society. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, really does relish chaos, and he cares little for any institutions that he doesn’t see as directly benefiting him. And in a new Fox News interview this weekend, he made clear that he’s not just a fan of violence — a view he has expressed repeatedly, even if he...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a first-degree premeditated murder conviction after finding that a Grant County judge erred in refusing to give jurors the requested instructions of self-defense and involuntary manslaughter. The court sent the case of Michael Alan Keyes back to Grant County District Court. In its ruling, the Supreme Court said whether Keyes used self-defense boils down to a “credibility question.” “Without the jury making this credibility determination, we cannot be sure that the court’s failure to instruct the jury on self-defense did not affect the outcome of this trial,” according to the ruling. Keyes was serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 50 years after his conviction...
    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike capability on enemy bases to defend against imminent attacks amid rising missile and nuclear threats in the region. Abe, who is stepping down next week for health reasons, said the ability to intercept missiles after they are launched may not be enough and Japan should seek greater deterrence. He said the new government will compile a revised defense policy by the end of the year. The ability to carry out preemptive strikes would be a significant shift in the defense policy Japan has followed since the end of World War II. Japan’s postwar constitution limits the...
    TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike capability on enemy bases to defend against imminent attacks amid rising missile and nuclear threats in the region. Abe, who is stepping down next week for health reasons, said the ability to intercept missiles after they are launched may not be enough and Japan should seek greater deterrence. He said the new government will compile a revised defense policy by the end of the year. The ability to carry out preemptive strikes would be a significant shift in the defense policy Japan has followed since the end of World War II. Japan’s postwar constitution limits the use...
    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike capability on enemy bases to defend against imminent attacks amid rising missile and nuclear threats in the region. Abe, who is stepping down next week for health reasons, said the ability to intercept missiles after they are launched may not be enough and Japan should seek greater deterrence. He said the new government will compile a revised defense policy by the end of the year. The ability to carry out preemptive strikes would be a significant shift in the defense policy Japan has followed since the end of World War II....
    Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) has been very active during the long 2020 campaign season.  First, in May of 2019, he jumped into the race to be the Democrat nominee to face off against President Donald Trump (R) this November.  After several months, however, and failing to break 1% of support in any national polls, he jumped back out of the race in December 2019. Then, after repeatedly stating for months that he would not challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R) this November, he reversed course in March of this year, and decided to enter that race.  This came, reportedly, after being pressured by New York Senator Charles Schumer (D) and former President Barack Obama (D).  These two anti-gun...
    An Oregon anti-fascist sought in the shooting of a protester killed at a pro-Trump rally in Portland was fatally shot by law enforcement officers who tried to arrest him on Thursday, authorities said. Officers from several agencies shot 48-year-old Michael Reinoehl after police reports said he “produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. Officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Reinoehl, a self-described anti-fascist, on a murder charge in the killing of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was killed at a pro-Trump protest last week. Reinoehl was identified as a potential suspect on social media hours after the shooting. Members of a U.S. Mashals task force tracked him down to an apartment complex in...
    Rep. Thomas Massie says the strongest evidence in support of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense is the video of the event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and that he would not convict the teenager on any of the charges he’s currently facing. "The strongest thing in his favor is actually the video of the event ... the video of him running down the street and falling,” the Kentucky Republican said on the Tom Roten Morning Show on Thursday. “He was fulfilling his obligation to retreat. ... He fell down. ... He responded in self-defense. ... I would not convict.” On Kyle Rittenhouse, "The strongest thing in his favor is actually the video of the event...the video of him running down the street...
     Vice News will air an interview with Michael Forest Reinoehl, a self-identified “security” member for Black Lives Matter, who admitted to shooting and killing a right-wing demonstrator this past weekend. According to a preview of the Vice News interview posted online, Reinoehl claims he shot Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a member of the “Patriot Prayer” right-wing group, this past Saturday in Portland out of self-defense. Reinoehl has not been arrested or charged with a crime, and Portland Police have not publicly identified him as a target of their investigation. The 48-year-old Reinoehl, an Army veteran, was interviewed by freelance journalist, Donovan Farley in an unknown outdoor location. “I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could...
    A 48-year-old Oregon man said he acted in self defense during the fatal shooting of a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland as he thought he and a friend would be stabbed, Vice News reported on Thursday. "I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn't going to do that," Michael Reinoehl said in a video interview published by Vice News about the Saturday shooting of Aaron Danielson, 39. Reinoehl did not say he shot Danielson in the fragment of video shown by Vice News before the full interview is aired on Thursday night. The Oregonian newspaper reported Reinoehl...
    Now that pointing firearms at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters is the magic ticket to a speaking slot at the GOP convention, and we have a president who defends an accused double-murderer, it is time to open our eyes to the irrational fear and racism behind Stand Your Ground laws and immediately repeal them. Unlike many of the other prominent and sobering examples of systemic racism in our country, Stand Your Ground laws aren’t the product of another century or the lasting vestige of our troubled past. They’re new, but their disparate impact on race is unmistakable and disturbing.  The Stand Your Ground laws are a product of the National Rifle Association and a shadowy right-wing organization called ALEC. The...
    A spokesman for the Gun Owners of America told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the organization believes Kyle Rittenhouse was “forced to fire in self defense” the night he was accused of shooting three people, killing two of them, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Rice said Rittenhouse appeared to have been trained and handled the situation with discipline and precision.  The spokesman and teenager’s lawyer decry the claim that Rittenhouse was a vigilante or that he was in possession of an illegal firearm. A spokesperson for the Gun Owners of America, a prominent Second Amendment group, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Kyle Rittenhouse’s actions in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week were justified in the context of self...
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old facing murder charges after reportedly killing two people and wounding a third person during Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots last week, has spoken out to thank his supporters, according to his lawyer. Rittenhouse is being tried as an adult, and faces multiple charges, including first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. His lawyer, John Pierce, said Rittenhouse acted in self-defense during the riots, following Jacob Blake's police shooting on Aug. 23What are the details? Pierce shared video footage of a conversation he purported to be between him and Rittenhouse. The caller can be heard on the phone saying, "I just wanna thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart...
    On Tuesday, Pierce Bainbridge lawyer John Pierce, who is defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, released a phone message of the teen from behind bars. Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was charged last Wednesday with first-degree murder following his alleged involvement in a two-part shooting last Tuesday night that left two dead and one injured during far-left rioting and chaos in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Pierce has claimed that his client was acting in self-defense against repeated attacks from a “potentially deadly mob,” stating that the teen was failed by local and state politicians who allowed the chaos and destruction to overtake Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake. “KYLE RITTENHOUSE SPEAKS!!!!!!” Mr. Pierce captioned a video of his taped phone conversation with Rittenhouse (post below). “THIS...
    Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, filed a lawsuit Tuesday over his arrest the night Taylor was shot and killed by police, asking the court to declare him "immune" from prosecution and citing the state's "stand your ground" law, according to CBS affiliate WLKY. Walker fired at officers when they entered Taylor's home on March 13, later claiming he believed that they were intruders and was acting in self-defense.  Walker was initially charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. The charges were later dropped, but Walker's legal team is asking the court to ensure they won't be filed again, WLKY reported. "The charges brought against me were meant to silence me and cover up Breonna's murder," Walker said at a...
    Facebook has banned users from sharing a crowdfunding link to assist with legal fees for 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who was charged with homicide last week following fatal shootings that occurred during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. But the site allows posts asking for fundraising for several other individuals who have been charged with crimes — including murder — leaving questions about what Facebook uses to determine their community standards and why Rittenhouse — who is entitled to the presumption of innocence and a legal defense team just like every other American — is apparently being singled out. What are the details? Rittenhouse is accused of killing two men and injuring a third on Aug. 25 during...
    Here’s the first thing to notice about the horrific news cycle of the past few days: Donald Trump is openly stoking right-wing violence, in no small part, because it bumps the coronavirus pandemic (6 million cases and rising, more than 183,000 dead) and the economic crisis (10% unemployment and 29 million Americans going hungry) out of the headlines. The second thing to note is that it’s nonetheless a terrifying development that will almost certainly lead to more violence, especially in light of what promises to be a chaotic but close election, where violent tactics and intimidation could affect the outcome. On Monday afternoon, after days of encouraging right-wing aggression on Twitter against the largely peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters, Trump gave a press conference in...
    NPR was strongly criticized Tuesday after it claimed that President Trump had "no evidence" that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three protesters in Kenosha, Wis. last week, acted out of self-defense. "You saw the same tape as I saw," Trump said during a White House press briefing on Monday. "He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like. And he fell, and then they very violently attacked him, and it was something that we're looking at right now, and it's under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed but it's under investigation." NPR responded on Tuesday by tweeting: "President Trump declined to condemn the actions of the suspected 17-year-old shooter of...
    Amanda Marcotte September 1, 2020 5:30PM (UTC) Here's the first thing to notice about the horrific news cycle of the past few days: Donald Trump is openly stoking right-wing violence, in no small part, because it bumps the coronavirus pandemic (6 million cases and rising, more than 183,000 dead) and the economic crisis (10% unemployment and 29 million Americans going hungry) out of the headlines. The second thing to note is that it's nonetheless a terrifying development that will almost certainly lead to more violence, especially in light of what promises to be a chaotic but close election, where violent tactics and intimidation could affect the outcome.  : On Monday afternoon, after days of encouraging right-wing aggression on Twitter against the largely peaceful...
    A top employee at Adidas abruptly left the company this week after he made a comment on social media that was perceived to be sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Illinois, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder after opening fire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week in what his lawyers claim was self-defense.What are the details?Adidas global creative director Paul Gaudio abruptly departed the sportswear company after he was criticized for what some current and former Adidas employees interpreted as a pro-Rittenhouse comment. The Instagram post in question, published by news website Complex, included a picture of Rittenhouse and news of his criminal charges. "He is also a victim here," Gaudio wrote, Complex reported. "He's a...
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered a defense of Kyle Rittenhouse on Tuesday as the 17-year-old faces murder charges for the vigilante killing of two protesters in Kenosha. Ingraham followed up her wild interview with President Donald Trump by joining her fellow Fox host, Brian Kilmeade, on his radio show. She began by brushing off the Wisconsin officials who don’t want Trump to visit Kenosha, saying “he’s the president of all the people” and won’t be prevented from traveling there amid the city’s current unrest. “That’s what the Democrats always said they wanted in a president,” Ingraham insisted. “They wanted a president who didn’t care about blue states or red states, just the United States, and that’s his...
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the alleged Kenosha shooter is facing 6 charges for allegedly shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a riot in the city early Wednesday morning, according to an official complaint. President Donald Trump expressed some support for Rittenhouse on Monday, alleging that Rittenhouse could’ve been killed if he hadn’t fired back at those individuals. Host Amber Athey breaks down the chain of events which led to the shooting that night and the people involved in it. Was this self defense or murder? LISTEN:  LISTEN:  WATCH:  Thanks for watching and check out past episodes of the podcast: Unfit To Print Episode 66: Democratic Conspiracies About USPS Are Russiagate 2.0 Unfit To Print Episode 65: Media...
    President Trump on Monday declined to denounce suspected vigilante shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who has been charged as an adult with killing two people during protests in Wisconsin. Instead, the president said at a news conference that Rittenhouse "probably would have been killed" himself if he hadn't fire his gun. "We're looking at all of it," Mr. Trump said, when he was asked by a reporter if he would condemn Rittenhouse's alleged actions. "That was an interesting situation. You saw the same tape as I saw. He was trying to get away from them, I guess, looks like. And he fell and then they very violently attacked him. And it was something that we're looking at right now, and...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The attorney representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch charged with killing two people and injuring another in a shooting during a Kenosha protest last week, claimed self-defense on Fox News Monday night.John Pierce appeared on Tucker Carlson Monday night to insist Rittenhouse was defending himself when he fired his assault rifle several times, killing two people and injuring a third."Kyle and his friends decided that nobody was doing anything to protect that community," Pierce claimed.WATCH: What Antioch teen said just before deadly Kenosha protest shooting EMBED More News Videos New video shows Kyle Rittenhouse being interviewed by an independent journalist the same night he allegedly opened fire on protesters in Kenosha. Pierce said Rittenhouse did not...
    The attorney representing alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse said Monday that his client was exercising “100 percent self-defense” on the city streets. Rittenhouse has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed two people and injured another last Tuesday. Attorney John Pierce described Rittenhouse as a concerned youth who was determined to protect businesses from being torched and looted by rioters. “Kyle and his friends decided that nobody was doing anything to protect that community and they decided they would answer the call and help protect that business,” Pierce told Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” The lawyer said that Rittenhouse was not only armed with an AR-15 rifle but had brought a first aid kit because...
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a news conference in the briefing room at the White House on August 31, 2020 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee | Getty Images President Donald Trump suggested Monday that a 17-year-old accused of killing two people during the civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, may have acted in self defense. "You saw the same tape as I saw, and he was trying to get away from them," Trump said at a White House press briefing when asked about Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois resident who was arrested last week after two people were shot and killed during the tumultuous protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  Rittenhouse is facing charges including first-degree intentional...
    President Donald Trump suggested Monday a man arrested for killing two people in protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week might have acted in self-defense, while criticizing the killing of one of his supporters in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend, which is still under investigation. Trump said video of the Kenosha incident showed the alleged shooter, Kyle Rittenhouse, "was trying to get away from" protesters but "he fell and then they very violently attacked him." "It was something that were looking at right now, and its under investigation," he said. "But I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed. Its under investigation." On Sunday, during an interview on ABCs "This Week," Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBirx says she's hopeful about coronavirus vaccine but urges people to 'do the right thing today' McGahn argued Kushner's security clearance should be downgraded: book Wisconsin governor urges Trump not to visit Kenosha: 'I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing' MORE on Monday defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wis. "We’re looking at all of it. That was an interesting situation. You saw the same tape as I saw," the president told reporters during a news conference at the White House. Trump described Rittenhouse as acting in self-defense, saying he was "very violently attacked" by demonstrators. "And it was something that we’re looking at right now and...
    By Aidan Johnston Tucker Carlson asked America, “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” While the question sent the Fake News Media into an anti-gun and pro-riot frenzy, Tucker’s question cuts straight to the heart of an issue plaguing these United States. Nationwide, Americans tune in each night to find that rioting, looting, and unanswered 911 calls are our “new normal.” We are repeatedly seeing American businesses looted and burned down while business owners are beaten and killed for defending their livelihoods. These scenes have already prompted an unprecedented five million Americans to become first time gun owners. These first-time gun owners don’t represent a rise in vigilante...
    In a statement Saturday night, the ASU College Republicans denounced College Republicans United as a "radical, far-right extremist group." ASU College Republicans called for an investigation of the group. Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin, say Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and severely wounded a third with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday. The victims were part of anti-racism demonstrations occurring in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is Black, by a white police officer. Blake, who was shot seven times, remains hospitalized. Rittenhouse told police he was trying to protect businesses and people and acted in self-defense. At a hearing Friday, a judge postponed a decision on whether Rittenhouse, who is in custody in Illinois, should be returned to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police in Tallahassee say a man who pulled a gun at a Black Lives Matter protest won’t face charges because he was defending himself. Protesters were outside the capital building yesterday to discuss the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake among others. During an altercation, one person pulled a gun on BLM protesters. Confusion broke out but was quickly deescalated by the Tallahassee police department already on scene. Download The New CBS4 News App Here “I sound a little hysterical but I was no more than about three feet from the guy when he pulled the gun out, you know,” said protester Anthony Price. “That could have easily been me but he just chose...
    TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man who pulled a gun at a protest won’t face charges because he was defending himself. The Tallahassee Police Department said in a statement that the incident occurred during a protest downtown. Police said a white man began “documenting the protest” and then was pushed from behind. A fight ensued, police said, and the man was knocked to the ground. “He got back to his feet and brandished a gun,” the statement said, but “officers quickly engaged, took the individual into custody and peacefully dispersed the crowd.” No charges were filed, and no injuries were reported. Police said the man with the gun “was lawfully carrying a concealed weapon as...
    By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters If you’re going to keep a gun for self-protection, it is incumbent on you to know what the law is regarding self-defense. You should know what your local/state laws are, and also be aware of some of the technical details involved. Bear in mind that this isn’t legal advice and I am not a lawyer. This is a discussion of publicly available information and of ideas pertaining thereto. For a more in-depth and comprehensive overview of self-defense laws, you should check out the works of Massad Ayoob on the topic – in particular his work “In The Gravest Extreme” – as well as those of Andrew Branca, who is an actual attorney, and his book...
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Republican student group at Arizona State University is receiving backlash for donating money to the 17-year-old gunman who fatally shot two protesters in Wisconsin. College Republicans United announced this week that half of any funds they raise during the semester will go toward paying for the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse. “He does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent anarchists during a lawless riot,” the group said in a tweet. Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin, say Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and severely wounded a third with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday. The victims were part of anti-racism demonstrations occurring in the wake of the shooting...
    Attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people and wounding another during a riot on Tuesday, said the teenager “did nothing wrong” and only pulled the trigger to defend himself from harm. “Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory right to self defense,” Pierce Bainbridge, the law firm representing Rittenhouse, said in a press release Friday evening. JUST IN: statement from the legal team of Kyle Rittenhouse: “Kyle is not a racist or a white supremacist. He is a brave, compassionate, law-abiding American who loves his country and his community.” pic.twitter.com/t65Et9oV2A — Cassidy Williams (@CassidyWtv) August 28, 2020 Rittenhouse is facing six charges from the shooting, including first degree...
    A group of college Republicans is raising money for the legal defense fund of alleged murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. According to the Arizona Republic, Arizona State University student organization College Republicans United announced they would accept donations for the 17-year-old recently slapped with various murder charges after killing two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Half of all funds collected this semester for Republicans United will be donated to 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse legal defense fund,” a tweet announcing the fundraising campaign reads. “He does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent anarchists during a lawless riot.” In several widely-viewed videos, Rittenhouse can be seen firing on multiple individuals at a Black Lives Matter...
    The attorneys representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager accused of killing two people this week during protests in Kenosha, Wis., has claimed that his client acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse has been charged with five criminal counts, including first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless homicide. On Tuesday, Rittenhouse allegedly opened fire during protests that have dominated the Wisconsin city after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot in the back by Kenosha police seven times in front of three of his children Sunday afternoon. Rittenhouse was taken into custody Wednesday in Illinois and is being held in a juvenile detention facility since he is still 17. It is still unclear whether or not he will be prosecuted in Wisconsin, where he would be tried as...
    Reuters August 29, 2020 0 Comments A high-profile lawyer representing the 17-year-old boy charged with killing two protesters and wounding another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, said on Friday that his client had acted in self-defense. Atlanta-based attorney Lin Wood said video footage of the altercation would vindicate Kyle Rittenhouse despite what he described as misinformation being spread by the media. “Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. Murder charges are factually unsupportable. An egregious miscarriage of justice is occurring with respect to this 17-year old boy,” Wood said on Twitter. Rittenhouse, who prosecutors say traveled 30 miles (50 km) to Kenosha from his home in Antioch, Illinois, before the shooting at about 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, is...
    VERNON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- Antioch teenager Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in court Friday morning in Lake County, Ill. after being charged in a shooting that left two people dead and another injured during Tuesday night's Kenosha protests.Rittenhouse was taken into custody Wednesday in Illinois. Since Rittenhouse is 17 years old, he is being held at a juvenile facility in Vernon Hills.He has been charged as an adult with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, along with weapons violations. Authorities plan to extradite him to Wisconsin to be tried.His two victims have been identified as Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. At Friday morning's court hearing, Rittenhouse's public defender did not waive extradition and asked for...
    A SHOCKING video shows Kyle Rittenhouse's victim had a gun during the Kenosha protest as the teen's lawyer is arguing self-defense. Newly released footage shows Rittenhouse - the 17-year-old who allegedly shot three protesters marching for Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin - supposedly shooting his third victim. 7Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly shot three protesters marching for Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WisconsinCredit: Enterprise News and Pictures 7Gaige Grosskreutz, pictured, was the third protester allegedly shot by Rittenhouse and the only one who survived 7Gaige Grosskreutz was seen holding a gun on video during the protest Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, was allegedly shot by Rittenhouse and seriously injured on Tuesday night. He was the third protester allegedly shot by Rittenhouse and the only one who...
    Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who allegedly shot three and killed two people during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week, issued a lengthy statement Friday evening after delaying his extradition from Illinois to face trial for murder. “Kyle did nothing wrong,” attorney John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge wrote. “He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.” Rittenhouse was charged Thursday with six criminal counts — including two counts of first-degree murder. One of the two charges carries a potential sentence of life imprisonment. However, the charging document indicated that in both encounters in which Rittenhouse allegedly fired his rifle, he had been attacked first. In the first case, a man had allegedly pursued...
    A 17-year-old charged in two shooting deaths amid a chaotic demonstration in Kenosha, Wis., earlier this week feared for his life after being attacked by rioters who chased him and beat him on the ground, his attorney said Friday. In a lengthy statement, the lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, John Pierce, announced he and attorney Lin Wood are representing the teen. Rittenhouse faces multiples criminal charges in connection with the Tuesday shooting that killed two people and wounded a third. Pierce said the teen was protecting an auto dealership that was destroyed during riots the nights before. Hours earlier he had finished work as a community lifeguard in the city and helped removed graffiti at a local high school.
    Newly emerged online video and photos apparently shows one of alleged Kenosha, Wisconsin shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims holding a handgun during the encounter – as the suspect’s lawyer insists his client was acting in self-defense. In the footage, Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, can be seen allegedly shooting his third and only surviving victim Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm as the Grosskreutz apparently holds a handgun. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz, 26, shortly after fatally gunning down Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, late Tuesday during protests over the Sunday police-shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the city. The teen shooting suspect was charged with six criminal counts — including first-degree intentional homicide and attempted homicide – but his...
    Newly emerged online video and photos apparently shows one of alleged Kenosha, Wisconsin shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims holding a handgun during the encounter – as the suspect’s lawyer insists his client was acting in self-defense. In the footage, Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, can be seen allegedly shooting his third and only surviving victim Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm as the Grosskreutz apparently holds a handgun. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz, 26, shortly after fatally gunning down Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, late Tuesday during protests over the Sunday police-shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the city. The teen shooting suspect was charged with six criminal counts — including first-degree intentional homicide and attempted homicide – but his...
    KYLE Rittenhouse will stay "locked up" after his hearing is delayed as officials tried to extradite him from Illinois to Wisconsin. A judge postponed a decision Friday on whether the 17-year-old should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges in the killing of two people on the streets of Kenosha during unrest following the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake. 4Rittenhouse will stay 'locked up'Credit: Refer to Caption The Illinois judge granted Rittenhouse's request to delay the extradition hearing to September 25 during a brief hearing that was streamed online. Rittenhouse did not appear. Blake's shooting which left him paralyzed and was caught on cellphone video sparked several nights of protests in Kenosha, making it the latest focal...
    The criminal complaint against 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse alleging he fatally shot two people and wounded a third on the heels of rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week appears to read as though he acted in self-defense. What are the details? Rittenhouse was charged with one count of first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly shooting dead Joseph Rosenbaum, which carries a 60-year maximum prison term; one count of first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly shooting dead Anthony Huber, which carries a life sentence; and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for shooting and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, which carries a 60-year maximum prison term. He's also charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety while using a dangerous...
    An extradition hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was delayed Friday as the 17-year-old suspect’s lawyer claimed that his client acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse did not appear for the brief proceeding in Lake County Circuit Court Friday where an Illinois judge agreed to postpone his extradition hearing to Sept. 25, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The suspected teen shooter requested to waive his presence at the hearing and to have more time so that he could hire his own legal team, according to the news outlet. Rittenhouse will remain in custody in Illinois pending extradition to Kenosha. “We also arranged for him to have a phone call...
    A criminal complaint filed in Kenosha County against Kyle Rittenhouse on Thursday appears to suggest that he acted in self-defense when he allegedly shot three people this week during a riot. This comes as The New York Times released a video analysis of the shooting that shows that an unidentified person fired a handgun off into the air moments before the first person was shot that night. Rittenhouse was charged with six criminal counts including felony charges of first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety (2), first-degree intentional homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. In the probable cause portion of the criminal complaint, Assistant District Attorney Carli McNeill outlined what investigators believe happened based on numerous videos that were reviewed...
    A Republican House member is defending the actions of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly shot several people Wednesday during a scuffle amid rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “100% justified self defense," said Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. "Do not try to take a weapon away from a man or bear the consequences." 100% justified self defense. Do not try to take a weapon away from a man or bear the consequences. The criminals here: Kenosha local government that allows the riots, burning and looting night after night. Armed citizens defending themselves will fill the vacuum. https://t.co/7L5jvPBcHb— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) August 26, 2020 Two men died and another was shot during a minutelong sequence that unfolded in Kenosha as citizens spilled into...
    Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarLoomer win creates bigger problem for House GOP Twitter won't unban far-right activist Laura Loomer after GOP primary win Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar wins GOP primary  MORE (R-Ariz.) reacted to online footage showing the moment a gunman appears to shoot at people at a protest in Kenosha, Wis. by characterizing the man’s actions as “justified self defense.” “100% justified self defense. Do not try to take a weapon away from a man or bear the consequences,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “The criminals here: Kenosha local government that allows the riots, burning and looting night after night. Armed citizens defending themselves will fill the vacuum.” 100% justified self defense. Do not try to take a weapon away...
    Two-time World Series champion Aubrey Huff praised the 17-year-old who was charged with killing two people during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “#KyleRittenhouse is a national treasure,” Huff tweeted on Wednesday night in a post referring to 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with murder for allegedly shooting three people, two fatally, following altercations during a riot over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Huff’s post was liked and retweeted thousands of times before being deleted Thursday morning following mixed reactions of both support and disgust. While many verified Twitter accounts slammed the former slugger as being racist, several prominent conservatives echoed similar sentiments. Fox News host Tucker Carlson, for example, argued that Americans shouldn’t be surprised...
    In September 2019, residents of Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, once again took up arms as a self-defense militia to protect their city and families as they faced attacks from Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG). Since that time, war has raged. Breitbart Texas recently obtained an intelligence report detailing how, in April 2020, the cartel used small airplanes to drop explosives on the civilian militias. Mexican authorities deployed aerial surveillance as a deterrent. The CJNG then transitioned to small drones able to fly undetected on conventional radar. Recently, two drones were seized inside a CJNG armored vehicle located in Tepalcatepec. They were found abandoned after a failed attack. The drones were loaded with C-4 explosives and ball bearings capable of remote detonation. The...
    When Elijah Martinez, eighteen, was arrested on suspicion of murdering Wayli Alvarado-Gonzalez, fifteen, in the parking lot of a Denver 7-Eleven on New Year's Day 2020, local media treated the story like another typical urban crime in which one brown youth killed another. But to attorney Jason Flores-Williams, who represents Martinez and has made a name for himself in Denver by taking on the powers-that-be (back in 2016, he sued the city over homeless sweeps), it's much more than that. In Flores-Williams's view, the case, which is at the center of a major motions hearing scheduled for Friday, August 28, with a trial currently set for November, is a test to determine if people of color in the Mile High City,...
    By Jim Wilson If you say “personal defense” to most people, I expect they would immediately start thinking about guns. I like guns and have made my living for my entire adult life with guns, one way or another. But let me suggest a few things, in no particular order, that might be just as important as guns for personal defense. 1. Situational Awareness How much time do you spend training your eyes and ears to be alert for what is going on around you? It really does take training and practice. Just yesterday I saw a big, strapping young man walking his dog right down the middle of the street. His ear buds were in and he was bopping...
    A 28-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter protest who was charged with assault after police said he punched a man in the face at a Seaside Heights Boardwalk was simply protecting himself -- and never punched anyone, he said. Jamaal Holmes of Toms River was marching on Saturday with approximately 25 other protestors when an unidentified 68-year-old man demanded he take off his Guy Fawkes mask -- then reached over and tried ripping it off, Holes told the Asbury Park Press. Holmes got the audio in a recording taken on his iPhone, which at the end show the man lying on the boardwalk. Seaside Heights Police Department Detective Steve Korman said the man fell to the ground due to the impact...
    A Black Lives Matter leader in New Jersey has been charged with punching an elderly man in the face — knocking him to the ground — when he tried to confront him at a boardwalk rally. Jamaal Holmes — the 28-year-old leader of a march Saturday on Seaside Heights — was busted for the violent caught-on-camera clash with a 68-year-old objector, the Asbury Park Press said. He was charged with simple assault for hitting the unidentified man “in the facial area,” leaving a “small laceration to the back of the head” after he fell, Seaside Heights police spokesman Steve Korman told the paper. Holmes, of Toms River, admitted in interviews to pushing the man — but insisted it was only...
    Garfield County Sheriff\s Office/Getty Alexander John Feaster Booking Photo. When Kyndal McVey took a dare at a party in Enid, Oklahoma in the middle the night on June 28 to steal a neighbor’s Nazi flag, she likely didn’t think that it would lead to being shot multiple times. But that’s what happened as she ran back to the party with one of Alexander Feaster’s captured Nazi flags that he regularly displayed outside of his home. According to Oklahoma’s Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Feaster may have even been waiting for the opportunity. In the arrest affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun, it says after the shooting when deputies searched Feaster’s home they discovered a chair placed near the...
    A FAR-right gunman, who shot a woman four times with AR-15 for ripping down his Nazi flag, claimed self-dense, court documents say. Alexander Feaster, 45, is accused of shooting Kyndal McVey, 26, outside his home in Hunter, Oklahoma on June 28. 7Feaster allegedly shot Kyndal McVey, 26, outside his homeCredit: KFOR 7Feaster said he feared for his life, lawyers claim Credit: Garfield County Sheriff's Office 7McVey spent several weeks in hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries.Credit: Facebook / Kyndal McVey Feaster allegedly shot McVey four times with his firearm as she ran away from his home after she was dared to steal his Nazi flag. He was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and shooting with intent to...
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines on Friday. In a sublime exercise of judicial trolling, the majority opinion, penned by an appointee of President Donald Trump, cites a recent statement by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in support of the constitutional right to bear arms. California Government Code § 32310 purports to ban possession of large-capacity magazines (LCMs) that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. That law, which was passed in 2016 to much fanfare and attention, was a direct response to what the court refers to as “heart-wrenching and highly publicized mass shootings.” “But even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” the opinion notes. “California’s near-categorical ban of LCMs...
    An Oklahoma man who was arrested for shooting an unarmed woman in the back four times after she tore down a Nazi flag outside his home has claimed self-defense.  Alexander Feaster, 45, was charged back in June over the shooting incident involving 26-year-old Kyndal McVey outside his home in the small town of Hunter, north of Oklahoma City.  Feaster is accused of shooting the young woman four times with his AR-15 as she ran away from his home after stealing the Nazi flag on a dare.  He was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and shooting with intent to kill. Feaster has claimed in court documents that he is a 'patriotic citizen' and 'loyal American' who feared he was in...
    The 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-level court’s decision that ruled California’s ban on high capacity ammunition magazines is unconstitutional, according to documents published Friday. Since 2016, California gun owners were unable to possess large-capacity magazines (LCM) defined as magazines built to contain more than 10 rounds. (RELATED: California Governor Approves Broadest Gun Seizure Laws In US) Appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote the majority opinion, saying the ban on magazine capacity “struck at the core right of law-abiding citizens to self-defend by banning LCM possession within the home.” “California’s near-categorical ban of LCMs strikes at the core of the Second Amendment-the right to armed self-defense. Armed self-defense is a fundamental right rooted in tradition and the text...
    California's ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets was struck down by a federal appeals court as unconstitutional, with the majority ruling that the law "strikes at the core of the Second Amendment," according to the Associated Press. Judge Kenneth Lee of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that there may be good intentions behind the law, which was a response to mass shootings, but that doesn't have any impact on whether it is constitutional. "In the wake of heart-wrenching and highly publicized mass shootings, the state of California barred its citizens from owning so-called 'large capacity magazines' (LCMs) that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition," Lee wrote for the majority. "But even well-intentioned laws...
    An Oklahoma man says he acted in self-defense when he shot an unarmed woman who swiped a Nazi flag hanging outside of his home, according to a report. Alexander John Feaster, 45 — who struck 26-year-old Kyndal McVey with a hail of bullets as she fled in June — claims she put him in “imminent danger of death or great bodily harm,” according to the Smoking Gun, which cited court papers. McVey was at a party across the street from Feaster’s house at around 3 am on June 28, when someone dared her to yank down one of his two Nazi flags, according to local police. As she bolted back to the party, someone yelled “gun!”— and Feaster opened...
    An Oklahoma man says he acted in self-defense when he shot an unarmed lady who swiped a Nazi flag hanging exterior of his dwelling, in response to a report. Alexander John Feaster, 45 — who struck 26-year-old Kyndal McVey with a hail of bullets as she fled in June — claims she put him in “imminent hazard of demise or nice bodily hurt,” in response to the Smoking Gun, which cited courtroom papers. McVey was at a celebration throughout the road from Feaster’s home at round three am on June 28, when somebody dared her to yank down one in every of his two Nazi flags, in response to native police. As she bolted again to the celebration, somebody...
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines on the basis that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment -- noting that it would criminalize half the magazines in the U.S. The state’s law bans possession of large-capacity magazines (LCMs) that hold more than 10 rounds. The court’s three-judge panel said that while the law has a “laudable goal of reducing gun violence,” it must also comply with the Constitution. IN 'DEFUND POLICE' CITIES WITH RISING CRIME, GETTING A GUN NO EASY TASK: 'NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE TO GET A PERMIT' “California’s near-categorical ban of LCMs infringes on the fundamental right to self-defense. It criminalizes the possession of half of all magazines in America today,” the majority in the...
    An Oklahoma man says he acted in self-defense when he shot an unarmed woman who swiped a Nazi flag hanging outside of his home, according to a report. Alexander John Feaster, 45 — who struck 26-year-old Kyndal McVey with a hail of bullets as she fled in June — claims she put him in “imminent danger of death or great bodily harm,” according to the Smoking Gun, which cited court papers. McVey was at a party across the street from Feaster’s house at around 3 am on June 28, when someone dared her to yank down one of his two Nazi flags, according to local police. As she bolted back to the party, someone yelled “gun!”— and Feaster opened fire...
    According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the number of officers in the Minneapolis Police Department has been reduced 10 percent since May and the department “could lose as much as a third of its workforce by the end of the year.” Some on the city council have sought to abolish the police department. With this development, there has been a corresponding spike in violent crime. Minnesota Public Radio reported that as of August 4 Minneapolis had experienced more than twice as many homicides in 2020 as during the same period in 2019. Local CBS affiliate WCCO reported that through July 26 robberies in 2020 were up 36 percent over the same time period in 2019. The situation has become so dire,...
    Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden portrayed Michael Brown as the victim of a police shooting on Sunday—the sixth anniversary of Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri—despite the fact that the Obama-Biden Department of Justice determined that officer Darren Wilson had acted out of “self-defense.” “It’s been six years since Michael Brown’s life was taken in Ferguson — reigniting a movement,” Biden tweeted. “We must continue the work of tackling systemic racism and reforming policing.” It's been six years since Michael Brown's life was taken in Ferguson — reigniting a movement. We must continue the work of tackling systemic racism and reforming policing. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 9, 2020 The report from the Obama-Biden DOJ stated: As detailed throughout...
    After an apparent murder confession in a since-deleted Facebook post sparked a police investigation in Georgia, former WWE star Marty Jannetty claimed he was defending himself from someone who was trying to sexually assault him. “I almost got raped. If I couldn’t have handled myself, that dude would’ve raped me,” the 60-year-old Jannetty said in an interview on the Boston Wrestling MWF YouTube channel. “I didn’t say I killed him. I said he disappeared.” Jannetty, who wrote in the Facebook post he “made a man disappear,” said he wanted to buy marijuana, and the front desk clerk at a local bowling alley in Columbus, Ga. was known to sell it. “What I didn’t know was he lured in little kids,”...
    On Sunday, people marched in the streets of downtown Austin following a vigil for Garrett. Foster Sergio Flores / Stringer /Getty Images Daniel Perry, an active US Army sergeant fatally shot an Austin protester and says it was an act of self-defense, according to a press release from his attorney obtained by NBC affiliate KXAN. Perry's lawyer said his client fired the gun to "protect his own life," after the protester raised a weapon. But witnesses have disputed that claim and said Perry was accelerating his vehicle aggressively and inciting the violence. Perry has not been charged with any crimes. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An active US Army sergeant identified as Daniel Perry fatally...
    The US Army sergeant who allegedly shot and killed Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster during a rally in Austin, Texas, is claiming he acted in self-defense and was working as a ride share driver at the time of the incident.    Sergeant Daniel Perry's lawyers have now identified him as the man who fired three shots at Foster after the BLM protester allegedly pointed his AK-47 at Perry while he drove his car into a hundred-strong crowd in Austin on the evening of July 25. Foster, 28, a former US Air Force mechanic, was shot in front of his disabled fiancée Whitney Mitchell and later died in hospital from his injuries.  Although authorities have not named the shooting suspect, Dallas-based lawyer Clint...
    Whitney Mitchell, Garrett Foster's fiancée, attends a march for Foster on July 26, 2020 in downtown Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images A witness to the shooting death of Garrett Foster in Austin, Texas, on Saturday told CNN that the motorist who opened fire "incited the violence." Foster, a 28-year-old Air Force veteran and caretaker for his fiancée, Whitney Mitchell, was pushing her wheelchair during a Black Lives Matter demonstration when a car drove into the crowd.  The driver wasn't trying to defend themself — he "intentionally and aggressively accelerated their vehicle into a crowd of people," James Sasinowski told CNN. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man who watched Garrett Foster get gunned down at a...
    A man who shot a Black Lives Matter supporter in Austin this weekend was released from jail without being charged after he says he used his gun in self-defense, according to police. The unnamed suspect, who left jail less than 24 hours after his arrest, said he shot and killed Garrett Foster for allegedly aiming an AK-47-style rifle at him. The suspect reportedly told the police he was driving near a protest in Austin when he saw Foster with his wife, who was in a wheelchair. The suspect said he "shot someone who had approached the drivers window of their vehicle and pointed a rifle at them," before driving away from the protest and calling 911. Austin Police Chief Brian...
    The man who was arrested after shooting a Black Lives Matter protester in Austin, Texas, over the weekend was released from jail after claiming he fired his weapon in self-defense, according to police. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said the department released the unnamed suspect from jail without charges because he believes he acted in self-defense after a protester, Garrett Foster, allegedly pointed an AK-47-style rifle at the man while he was in his vehicle. Police said the incident is still under investigation. Foster, a 28-year-old man, was at the protest in Austin alongside his fiancee, a quadruple amputee, when he was shot multiple times. The man who shot Foster drove away from the protest but called 911 as...