Friday, November 12, 2021

Crazy People ARE Dangerous

Another episode from Stacy McCain, Let’s Discuss the Media’s Shameless Dishonesty in the Kyle Rittenhouse Case

Everybody is now talking about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and the judge’s “don’t get brazen with me” eruption at the prosecutor, but there is a larger story that is being overlooked — namely, the media’s role in bringing about this politically motivated prosecution which they are now misreporting to their audiences. After watching CNN (so you don’t have to) on Tuesday, I turned the TV Wednesday to MSNBC and was struck by the fact that nowhere in their commentary did they mention that Joseph “JoJo” Rosenbaum was a convicted child rapist who had just been released from a psychiatric ward the day he was killed in the Kenosha riot.

This is the most important fact in the whole case.

Rosenbaum was a hardened criminal who spent more than a decade in Arizona prisons. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and after he showed up on the third night of rioting in downtown Kenosha, immediately confronted the armed men guarding the used car lot. . . .

I haven't spent a lot of time on Rittenhouse, and this is my first on anything to do with the trial. I think he's innocent by reason of self defense in at least a moral sense, but I realize self-defense law in detailed and nitpicky and varies from location to location.

One reason Rosenbaum's mental condition is not an issue at trial is that it had no impact on Rittenhouse's response to his attack; Rittenhouse had no reasonable way of knowing Rosenbaum's prior history when he responded.

And yet, without a crazy Rosenbaum attacking Rittenhouse, the whole cascade of event, leading to two deaths, a serious injury, and a young man on trial for his freedom.

So, yes, crazy people are dangerous. 

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