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After then-teenager Kyle Rittenhouse traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to defend local businesses from protesters demonstrating against the 2020 police shooting of Jacob Blake, he entered an altercation that led to him fatally shooting two people and injuring a third. He became a right-wing hero after he was acquitted of all charges in that incident, with a jury finding he acted in lawful self-defense.
But he now faces a civil suit from Gaige Grosskreutz, the surviving person he shot — and this week, he appeared on OANN's "Real America with Dan Ball" to complain about his new legal predicament.
"Kyle, let me apologize for this whacko, his attorney and the judicial system the way it is today, because you were completely exonerated in your criminal case," said Ball.
"So they're suing me in the Eastern District of Wisconsin for emotional damages, pain and suffering, humiliation, a bunch of other things, I think conspiracy is one of them," said Rittenhouse. "And it's quite honestly ridiculous, it's frustrating, and I'm just praying it doesn't go anywhere because if they win, this is a new standard for people who defend themselves and are rightfully acquitted in a criminal court. If they're proven to use lawful self-defense, they're gonna say, hey, I know you were found not guilty, but we're gonna come after you in civil court, we're gonna take your money and we're gonna file these lawsuits against you and we're gonna drown you in a mountain of debt."
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Rittenhouse and Ball bemoaned the fact that it would set "a horrible precedent" for gun rights and self-defense, noting that Grosskreutz admitted on the stand to pointing a gun at Rittenhouse himself.
"I mean, we see it here at OAN Kyle and other conservative voices out there," said Ball. "If you don't agree with what we're saying, the left's first go to is obviously attack the woke mob that's happened to you, whether it be in your face physically when you're out or on social media and the second is try to break them financially. That's what they do. Take away advertisers, we know this, take away cable coverage, satellite coverage. We know this or sue, sue, sue and try to take all your money."
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) on Friday led a Congressional delegation visiting jailed Jan. 6 defendants, and the far-right Congresswoman from Georgia afterward ducked a question from a reporter over whether the visit served to downplay the attack on the Capitol.
Greene led the visit of House Oversight Committee members from both parties, ostensibly to inspect conditions under which the 20 Jan. 6 defendants are being held at the Washington D.C. jail, who she called “political prisoners.”
After claiming the toilets at the jail don’t work and that the inmates are being denied medical care, Greene deflected a reporter’s question over whether the visit served the purpose of "whitewashing" the insurrection.
“They are," Greene said. "The Democrats and the media alike are whitewashing all the things that happened with the Antifa BLM protests and riots across the country in 2020.”
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“I don't know why we have to all forget about those, and that we have to continue arresting 1,000 More people for January 6.”
Two parents in Philadelphia have been arrested after police found their child zip-tied in a dog cage, reported NBC News on Friday.
"Philadelphia Police Department officers responded to the house on Glenview Street around 12:52 p.m. for a report of screaming. They found two partially clothed children, ages 3 and 5, crying and wandering around the back of the residence, according to a news release," reported Mirna Alsharif. "Inside the home, officers discovered a third child locked in a dog cage secured with a zip tie, police said in the release. The child, who was found naked, is a 6-year-old boy, NBC Philadelphia reported, citing police."
Michelle Campbell, 30, and Paul Weber, 31, the parents, have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. All three children have been taken to the hospital, and their conditions have not been released.
"It was not clear Friday how long the child had been in the cage or if authorities had been called to the home in the past," said the report. "The Philadelphia Department of Human Services would not say if the suspects had a history of calls or complaints against them."
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Child endangerment stories have made national headlines in the past.
Last year, Hocking County, Ohio sheriff's deputies executing a search warrant found a 3-year-old locked in a cage and a 2-year-old walking around with a meth pipe. A few years before that, an Indiana dentist was found to have kept his 14-year-old daughter in a cage and molested her, and said simply "the Lord is good" when authorities demanded to know why.