Law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax that if Kyle Rittenhouse not only had a right to be at the Kenosha riots, but that he would "probably be dead" if he did not have a gun.
"If he hadn't gone there with a gun, he'd probably be dead," Dershowitz told hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith. "He went there with a gun because violence was threatened."
It would be better if no one showed up with guns to protests, however, Dershowitz continued "that's not the reality in which many from Black Lives Matter operate."
"This is not a case that's going to be determined by the forensics alone," he added. "The jury is going to have to look him in the eye and say, 'Do we believe he was scared?' The fact that he broke down on the witness stand, even though a basketball player mocked him for that, it seemed genuine to me. It seemed authentic and if it's seen as genuine by the jury it will have an impact."
I have to agree with Dershowitz on this. Should Rittenhouse have had a gun? Probably not. Would be still be alive if he was not carrying for self defense? Also probably not.
He did not shoot until after he'd already been attacked and there was a gun pointing at him. Rittenhouse acted in self defense. Case closed.
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