December 1, 2021

NY Post: The Rittenhouse Situation Was Caused by Leftist Policy

  • Flyover Country

By: Konrad Holden 

In Brief:

Rittenhouse didn’t cause the events that led up to the self-defense shooting of three attackers, Joseph Rosenbaum, Gaige Grosskreutz, and Anthony Huber. Instead, it was Democrat mismanagement that allowed riots to continue and ordered police to stand down that caused the violence of that night, according to the New York Post.  Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and other Democrat politicians have failed to protect their citizens from riots for an entire year.

The Background:

In August of 2020, a man charged with sexual assault named Jacob Blake was shot in the back while resisting arrest. Blake apparently had a knife in his hand at the time of the incident and was not responding to officers’ requests even when they had their guns drawn.

Blake did not die but was paralyzed from the waist down.

This led to widespread rioting in Kenosha, WI where the incident occurred. During the riots, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was forced to shoot three men in self-defense.

After Rittenhouse was acquitted, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers supplied the city with Wisconsin National Guard troops in fear that riots would break out.

According to the New York Post, that could have stopped the Rittenhouse incident from ever happening. The editorial board says that “when rioting starts to break out — whatever the cause and whether or not it sprang out of peaceful and legitimate protest — every authority’s only proper response is to shut it down, fast.”

Telling police to stand down or not properly equipping them to deal with rioters has been a strange tactic of left-leaning politicians ever since the riots in the summer of 2020. 

According to the Post, “there’s no excuse for the leaders in Portland, Minneapolis or Kenosha, who surrendered their cities to the mob.”

Notable Quotes:

“Because riots make it all too likely that people will be killed, and certain that innocents will be harmed. (Talk to anyone whose business or home was destroyed, many of them black or other minority members.) - New York Post Editorial Board

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