By R. Cort Kirkwood | 30 August 2020
THE NEW AMERICAN — Kyle Rittenhouse was in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to serve and protect the town’s residents and their property, his attorneys say in a lengthy statement that details the events of the night the 17-year-old killed two attacking thugs and wounded a third.
The attorneys from Pierce Bainbridge, the national law firm that will defend Rittenhouse, offer a much different view from the mainstream media narrative of the mayhem on August 25, when the Marxist radicals of Antifa and Black Lives Matter again besieged the city.
Rittenhouse was there to help clean up the mess left by days of revolutionary rioting, as well to provide first aid to “protesters” and protect businesses, the attorneys said.
He Did Nothing Wrong
Friday’s release from Pierce Bainbridge clarifies what Rittenhouse was doing before he stepped forward to protect an auto dealer’s remaining property that had not been destroyed.
For starters, the attorneys wrote, the mayor of Kenosha and governor of Wisconsin “failed to provide a basic degree of law and order to protect the citizens and community buildings in Kenosha. The city burned as mobs destroyed buildings and property, and looters stole whatever they wanted. Rioters defaced storefronts, the courthouse, and many other public and private locations across the city.” […]