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    Rittenhouse says he used stimulus money to buy the gun he allegedly used to kill two

    Kyle Rittenhouse says he used stimulus money to buy the gun he allegedly used to kill two during Wisconsin protest, Washington Post reports


    By Gregory Lemos, CNN

    Updated 7:27 PM ET, Thu November 19, 2020


    Social media reveals more about Kenosha shooting suspect 02:46(CNN)Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse says he used money from a stimulus check to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill two people and wound one other on the night of August 25.

    "I got my twelve hundred dollars from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment cause I was on furlough from YMCA. And I got my first unemployment check so I was like, 'Oh, I'll use this to buy it,'"

    What led up to the shooting

    Rittenhouse told the Post he went to Kenosha on August 24 for his job as a lifeguard. He told the Post he got off work at 8 p.m. and went to Black's stepfather's house where he, one of his sisters and Black spent the evening watching live streams of chaos erupting downtown, his sister told the Post.
    His sister said Rittenhouse supports peaceful demonstrations but objected to violence and called the protesters "monsters."
    Social media accounts believed to belong to him portray a young White man with an affinity for guns who supports "Blue Lives Matter" and President Donald Trump.
    According to the Post, the following evening as protests continued, Rittenhouse and Black armed themselves and went downtown to help a friend protect a used car dealership and provide medical aid to people with minor injuries.
    "I was going into a place where people had guns and God forbid somebody brought a gun to me and decided to shoot me. Like, I wanted to be protected which I ended up having to protect myself," Rittenhouse told the Post.


    Rittenhouse told the Post he is not a part of any militia groups but he joined up with other armed men and women, who he called "strangers" who were also present, to help protect property.
    "Nobody was instigating me and I wasn't instigating anybody else. Everybody was calm with me and everybody was enjoying me. Like, I was helping everybody. So what I noticed is if you show the people respect they're going to show you respect back," Rittenhouse said.
    Rittenhouse ended up at a gas station when he heard reports of cars being lit on fire, at which point he grabbed a fire extinguisher and began running down the street, according to the Post.
    Rittenhouse clashed with people gathered near the car dealership for reasons not specified, according to the criminal complaint filed against him. Rosenbaum was unarmed and threw an object that appeared to be a plastic bag at him and missed, according to the complaint.


    Rittenhouse allegedly ran away from the shooting scene and was chased down by demonstrators, the complaint says. Huber approached Rittenhouse after he tripped and fell. A scuffle ensued and Rittenhouse allegedly shot Huber once, the complaint says.
    After shooting Huber, Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz in the right arm, according to the complaint.
    Rittenhouse was able to leave the shooting scene still armed because he walked toward officers with his hands up, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskin said at the time.Rittenhouse doesn't regret having a gun that night


    Rittenhouse's mother revealed Rittenhouse's shaken condition when she arrived at Black's house to pick him up.
    "I saw Kyle, he was pale, white, shaking, crying. We left, it was just Kyle and I. We drove around and um, we went to the police department," Wendy Rittenhouse told the Post.
    When asked by the Post if he regrets having a gun that night, he said no.
    "No, I don't regret it. I feel like I had to protect myself. I would have died that night if I didn't," he said.CNN reached out to Grosskreutz's attorney who called Rittenhouse's claims of using stimulus money to buy a gun "disturbing" and "egregious."
    Rittenhouse faces two charges of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide in the shooting. He has also been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by someone under 18, a misdemeanor.

    CNN's Sara Sidner and Faith Karimi contributed to this report.
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    Good

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      #3
      Idiot. Shut the eff up.
      Ballistic: "Grif... You are my legal eagle spirit animal...."

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        #4
        Buying a gun is a legitimate path to feeding the economy. That said... his statement is not helpful.
        Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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          #5
          that's awesome! Kid's got balls. May not work well for his defense though

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            #6
            "CNN reached out to Grosskreutz's attorney"

            As if anything constructive or enlightening could come of that.

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              #7
              I hope Trump pardons him.
              Just Another Reason For Me To Retire in Tennessee.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ChiefSailer View Post
                I hope Trump pardons him.
                They aren’t Federal charges so Trump can’t.
                "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
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                  #9
                  So CNN ignored the videos and evidence that has been released? That "bag" had a brick in it. He "tripped" because he was hit in the back of the head with a skateboard.

                  I hope he gets as rich as the smirker.

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                    #10
                    He is out of JAIL.!
                    My Pillow Guy and Actor RICKY SCHROEDER pony up $$ along with other donations or 2million bail
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                      #11
                      Kyle, Kyle, Kyle, Kyle, Kyle.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by artburg View Post
                        He is out of JAIL.!
                        My Pillow Guy and Actor RICKY SCHROEDER pony up $$ along with other donations or 2million bail
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                          #13
                          Kid should probably lose the black rifle coffee shirt. Just saying at least until after a trial

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                          • Destro
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                            Agreed, though I’m wondering if they are one of the donors to his bail.

                          • imrich
                            imrich commented
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                            BRC is good stuff.

                          #14
                          Kyle is doing gangsta shit when gangsta shit needs to get done.

                          Good for him.
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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Finicky Fat Guy View Post

                            They aren’t Federal charges so Trump can’t.
                            That's too bad. I was hoping Trump could help the kid.
                            Just Another Reason For Me To Retire in Tennessee.

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