Comprehensive, Time-Spliced Video Of Kenosha Event

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 5 months ago

I’ve already written extensively on the Kenosha event, here (“What Started The Event?), here (“No, I Absolutely Do Not Stipulate That Kyle Rittenhouse Shouldn’t Have Been In Kenosha”), here (“What Does It Take To Be A Writer For Slate?”), here (“Three Criminals Shot In Kenosha, WI, Identified”), here (“Candid Observations At Reddit Concerning Kenosha, WI, Gun Battle”) and here (“One Rioter Gets Half His Arm Blown Off With Rifle Fire”).

But I can barely keep up with the breathtaking speed and dizzying accuracy of the analyses at both and Reddit/Firearms. has comprehensive analyses at both this link and this one (the first being first in the sequence, the second being updated but different).

Reddit/Firearms also had a good analysis up, which has been taken down by the awful moderators, but which I lifted here (for the most part, although the loss of comments is regrettable).

The best video I’ve seen to date is a time-spliced video built and posted by a Redditor and dropped out as an MP4 file.  Here is the link (if the link gets taken down, I downloaded the full video and will repost).  Allow me to explain why I’m lifting some of the prose and explanation.  This is “fair use,” as I do not make a penny off of this web site.

Second, I’ve seen far too many valuable, creative, informative discussion threads removed by awful moderators to trust that it will be there in the future.  They could send me a certified letter signed by an attorney declaring that it will never be removed, and I’d still not trust them.  With that said, I will be lifting only parts of the explanation by the author, and I encourage you to go to the balance of the explanation and the comments (which are equally informative).

The Reddit/Firearms thread is here.

The entire thing is a single synced shot, with the exception of the part after the shooting where the entire clip from Regg’s stream of the shooting is played again, and a few seconds at the beginning showing CJ’s shot of Kyle leaving the gas station. Other than that, everything can be considered sequential, synced within about .05 seconds.

The first clip is mostly in there for irony’s sake, and to show that he was wearing his shirt properly earlier, but it’s part of a larger confrontation which started when rioters got angry at the gas station defenders for putting out a dumpster fire. (first shot fired at 3:49)
Joseph was there, and he was very angry at people.
That may have been what prompted him to start chasing Kyle (long time after this incident happened) when he spotted him 50ft outside the gas station parking lot, or Kyle may have started running on his own, drawing people to chase him. Either way, he appears to start running with the extinguisher about a second before “burn inside” is yelled”, dropping it a few seconds later.

[ … ]

Highest quality video of the chase and initial shooting:
Second set of shootings:
Another shot of the shootings, plus a thread with aftermath (unused):
Kyle leaving the station:
CJ’s stream, the guy who provided first aid (7:30 for first shots): (this is the libertarian who went viral the night before, he has a few statements about the situation in other posts)

Auxiliary footage (there’s more video from earlier in the night on their FB pages):
Aftermath Gore:
Lakota’s footage, since he was following CJ:
RT footage, relevant bit at T minus 6 where Kyle asks the cops to go north to his workplace:
Gaige’s POV (if anyone has his entire stream, let me know):

That’s all I’ll lift.  There’s a lot more at the link, and as I said, I encourage you to visit the link and watch the entire video (linked above), multiple times if you have to.  I have.

It’s obvious to me that Mr. Rittenhouse attempted to put out a fire caused by Rosenbaum, Rosenbaum didn’t like it (because he was trying to expand the fire to nearby buildings and police vehicles), and went after Rittenhouse.

Kyle Rittenhouse defended his life, and then others gave chase.  Kyle was on the ground when the rest of the shooting occurred, in one instance defending his life against an attack with a skateboard (which could be lethal in an attack to the head or spine), and in another instance against a convicted felon with a pistol who was advancing towards him (and who unapologetic and later claimed that his only regret is in not emptying his magazine into Kyle).

If you still don’t understand how this went down, I encourage you to go view the video again.  In the exchange, he killed a convicted sex offender (and also convicted arsonist), a wife beater, and wounded (and took out of the fight) another felon.

There’s another aspect that hasn’t been discussed at all, and that is the police interactions with the militia before this event went down.  Watch one of those present explain it to you.

Let’s be clear.  The founders were deeply opposed to a standing army, and the police have become that standing army in many instances, especially with militarized tactics like SWAT teams and no-knock raids.

I’m not opposed to the use of militia to aid “peace officers.”  That’s how the founders intended it to work.  I’m also not opposed to what the Kenosha police told the militia, nor their intended use of the militia (assuming this report is true).

What I am opposed to is the arrest of Kyle Rittenhouse in this instance given that he was doing what was expected of him (and also acted only in self defense), and the office of the DA filing charges of murder against Rittenhouse.  The DA (Michael Graveley) will now use his office to conduct lawfare against the very people with whom the police made a bargain that very day.

But you can be sure of one thing.  Graveley’s office will make sure that the U.S. Department of Justice investigates the shooting of Jacob Blake.


  1. On August 31, 2020 at 7:17 am, Sheepdog said:

    All being said, Kyle did a service to the community in that…

    1. Jo Jo will never harm another kid, ever

    2. Skateboard Corpse will never beat another woman, ever

    3. Defiant bolshevik thief will not use its right arm, kinda like Patriot applied Sharia law

    I do have questions regarding the one-arm bolshevik thief.

    1. Have weapons charges been filed?

    2. Have its threats of wishing it had emptied its full magazine been heard by this DA?

    3. Why is he allowed to hang out with other bolsheviks in his hospital room and make
    these threats?

    4. Why is it not handcuffed to a hospital prison bed?

    The more I look at this thing, the more I believe TPTB helped and are fanning the flames. If we could ask Mr. Jay Bishop laying in a Portland morgue, I would think he’d agree.

    Textbook divide and conquer, I just pray President Trump isn’t part and parcel of all this…

  2. On August 31, 2020 at 10:22 am, PaulB said:

    We are seeing state sponsered terrorism against the population they are sworn to protect

    This occurs in an end state of a country. Keep your powder dry and your friends close. No one is coming to save you from the savages this time.

  3. On August 31, 2020 at 10:36 am, Houston said:

    We probably will never know, but I would like to know who was doing the other shooting. Where were they shooting and to whom it was directed. Kyle was not pulling the trigger for those rounds. They were coming from someone and going somewhere. Was someone shooting at Kyle? If so is a miracle someone wasn’t hit. There were quite a few shots fired that didn’t come from him.

  4. On August 31, 2020 at 11:30 am, mike said:

    ” I would like to know who was doing the other shooting. Where were they shooting and to whom it was directed. Kyle was not pulling the trigger for those rounds. They were coming from someone and going somewhere. Was someone shooting at Kyle? If so is a miracle someone wasn’t hit. There were quite a few shots fired that didn’t come from him.”

    There is pretty clear evidence that Antifa/blm came to this event with the intent to ambush and shoot the volunteer militia defending the car lot. The terrorist shot in the arm is wearing an orange rag in the vicinity of his neck, it is not used as a covid mask but as a “friendly” identifier for other antifa shooters. This has been seen at other antif/blm riots where there is anticipated gunplay. If you observer the sequence of various video filmed before and during the shooting, you will see the antifa “captain” in charge of the scene in the grey camo pants with a black watchcap. He has a plump chick working with him who is wearning a Blm backpack. These 2 are ever present and are using non verbal communication between themselves and the rioters to control their own troops They never engage personally with the opposition, but are close enough to direct the action. This antifa “captain” can be seen parading in silhouette in fromt of the lot and firing a pistol in the at about the time kyle is being chased by the pedo. The air shots are probably intended to provoke shooting from the militia. The whole tactic is to appear to be innocent street protesters while in actuality they are a heavily armed and centrally controlled trained mob. They were intending to crowd the armed militia while looking innocent and either provoke an over response for the camera or to actually displace and confuse them so that they could be driven off, separated, disarmed and perhaps shot. They came close to pulling it off but it all went horribly wrong for them due to young Kyle’s discipline. The cameraman who interviewed Kyle before the riot was also the same man who took off his shirt to aid the dying pedo at the car lot. His questioning of Kyle adds to Kyle’s defense,, but it is very possible the “reporter” was scouting the defense before the attack for antifa.
    The retaliation shooting a couple of nights later in Portland was also a planned shooting by an assembled antifa/blm hit squad. They were clearly wandering around looking for an easy, isolated target and they found one. He was called out by one terrorist and shot down by another. Another terrorist in black can be seen looking for the brass shell casings with a flashlight immediately after the victim goes down.


    – The enemy has a full organization working against anyone in their path. It includes designated shooters, designated aggressors, cameramen, scouts, comm, etc,etc,etc.

    – It is probably not wise to attempt to engage in any sort of counter protest type activity where they will be present (like the pro Trump thunder run through Portland), It may make some people feel good, but the message is mixed and the risk is too great for the benefit.

    -It is unwise to publicly posture with weapons and or brandish them in an attempt to intimidate the terrorists. They expect this and countering it is central to their plan to defeat you as it was in Kenosha. If you are going to resist rioters and arsonists, bring the weapons into play after they have committed to the attack and once you have made that decision, don’t hold bak.


  5. On August 31, 2020 at 11:42 am, Houston said:

    @ Mike,
    makes sense.

  6. On August 31, 2020 at 11:45 am, Herschel Smith said:

    I have a followup post tonight. At this point it’s clear who fired the first shots and where they came from.

  7. On September 1, 2020 at 8:47 am, Pakvi Roti said:

    Grey Camo Pants and Chubby Chick need to be on a list. I’ve seen comments elsewhere that claim these two have been at a number of riots. Great G2 on the orange scarves, I did not pick that up from the videos until it was pointed out.

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