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Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse

By Curt_Anderson
November 24, 2021 9:55 pm
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(Yahoo)Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced a bill on Tuesday to award Kyle Rittenhouse the Congressional Gold Medal for "protecting the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020."

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award an individual or institution. It is highly unlikely the bill will go anywhere in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, and it has no co-sponsors.

Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha and wounded a third, was acquitted last week by a jury of all charges, including intentional homicide.


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  1. by Donna on November 25, 2021 8:39 am
    It's one thing to agree with the verdict. That's a reasonable stance given that at least the appearance of due process was served. Btw, it was for OJ too.

    But it's an entirely different thing altogether to lionize this guy as a hero, which IMO is pretty sick and is indicative of the rot that has permeated the Republican Party.


  2. by HatetheSwamp on November 25, 2021 1:09 pm

    Lionize. Isn't that one of the Eagles' biggest hits?

    Y'know the lies your side's telling about him is quickly making a folk hero out of him. It's as if you've martyred him without killing him.


  3. by Donna on November 25, 2021 2:52 pm
    What lies? That he's a White supremacist? A lot of people got that impression because of his actions. I assumed it too. He denies it. Okay. You can either believe, disbelieve, or say 'I don't know'.

    That's human nature. No "side" owns that.


  4. by HatetheSwamp on November 25, 2021 4:14 pm

    What actions suggest he's a white supremacist?


  5. by Donna on November 25, 2021 4:34 pm
    Yes.


  6. by HatetheSwamp on November 25, 2021 4:41 pm

    I take it that you're admitting you got nuthin?


  7. by Donna on November 25, 2021 5:22 pm
    No, I merely answered your question.

    A 17-year old White boy travels to another state, picks up an AR-15 and goes to a BLM protest cosplaying a cop, and later on poses with Proud Boys, and you don't see how someone might conclude that he's a White supremacist?

    That's not to say he is, though. I'm agnostic.


  8. by Donna on November 25, 2021 5:26 pm
    LOL! I misread your question. I understand now why you think I was dodging it. My bad.


  9. by HatetheSwamp on November 26, 2021 5:08 am

    Y'know, Donna, the one Fox News show I watch is THE FIVE. Last month, it was the highest rated cable news program, even though it's aired at an inconvenient time.

    The format of the program is that there are four "blocks" in which the panel digests news items. Generally, at least, one of the blocks, often more, involves producers running material run from other networks involving the reporting of or commentary on the news. It's a combination of fact checking and bemused mockery but it serves to illustrate how much misinformation and hate is spewed on MSNBC and CNN and other news sources.

    It's not accurate to say, for instance, that Rittenhouse traveled to another state. Rittenhouse's father lives in Kenosha, as I understand it and he's always spent a lot of time there. The kid he considered to be his best friend lives in Kenosha. Kenosha was his home in the way that two places are home for kids whose parents split.

    I saw the video, did you?, of Rittenhouse carrying a fire extinguisher through the streets literally putting out fires rioters started in dumpsters as they were pushing them toward targets they planned to incinerate.

    I know you claim not to get your news from Rachel but I've never noted that you acknowledge where you do get your information.

    But, my sense is that you fill yourself with false information which fuels your, well, prejudices.

    My sense is that much of what you know to be true about that night ain't.


  10. by Donna on November 26, 2021 8:33 am
    I seem to remember seeing a photo of KR carrying a fire extinguisher. I really haven't spent that much time on it, though.

    I don't understand what any of what you wrote has to do with my question, but I'm quote used to your sudden onsets of word diarrhea when you're trying to dodge a point or question.


  11. by islander on November 26, 2021 9:26 am
    My position on this is that KR was not guilty of “murder” but he was guilty of of “Reckless Endangerment”---which is defined as: “the criminal offense of recklessly engaging in conduct that creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to another person. Whether you meant any harm or not, creating a situation that puts someone else at risk is illegal."

    What KR did was insert himself into a potentially violent situation armed with a deadly weapon that could only serve to intensify the likelihood of deadly violence in any confrontation taking place in an already tense situation...and that’s exactly what happened.



    KR could not legally buy or carry an AR-15 assault style weapon since he was under age. He had to get “someone else” to procure it for him (similar to procuring liquor for a minor). The only way he was not charged with underage possession of a deadly weapon was through a technicality due to the incomplete description of the exception to the law which was written to make it possible for 16 and 17 year olds to carry a long rifle or shotgun “for the purpose of hunting”. That was the intent and spirit of the rule allowing this exception. The exception was not meant to make it legal for a 16 or 17 year old to carry a military style assault weapon into a potentially violent situation that had nothing whatsoever to do with hunting. 



  12. by HatetheSwamp on November 26, 2021 10:30 am

    isle,

    The judge did drop the weapons charge. You'd think he'd know Wisconsin law.

    I do think that you're right that the charges against Rittenhouse didn't fit the crime.

    And, the unbridled hate being dumped on him by the people at MSNBC and CNN, et.al. is transforming him into a folk hero among the people on the right.


  13. by Donna on November 26, 2021 10:34 am
    What crime are you referring to, Bill?


  14. by Donna on November 26, 2021 11:37 am
    Oh ok - "reckless endangerment". Nevermind, my bad.


  15. by islander on November 26, 2021 12:44 pm

    The judge did drop the weapons charge. You'd think he'd know Wisconsin law. ---Hate

    I didn’t deny that the judge chose to accept the defense’s argument that Wisconsin law forbids 17-year-olds from carrying handguns but allows them to openly carry semi-automatic rifles.

    What I did was explain why I thought the judge’s decision was incorrect since it violated the intent and spirit of the exception granted to the law 948.60 which forbids possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. The exception was put in for shotguns and rifles in order to allow 16 and 17 year olds to carry a rifle or shotgun for the purpose of hunting. There are major disagreements as to whether an AR-15 assault style rifle could be classified as a hunting rifle and Rittenhouse was definitely not carrying a dangerous weapon for the purpose of hunting.

    I also disagreed with the jury’s finding of not guilty on the reckless endangerment charge and explained why.




  16. by Donna on November 26, 2021 4:16 pm
    Maybe the judge considered that what KR was doing was hunting.




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