Civil Suit Against Acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse

BY PGF
1 year, 8 months ago

Kyle Rittenhouse

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You would be wrong if you figured Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal battle ended when a court acquitted him of murder and other charges for justifiably shooting 3 men in self defense. This is yet another example of why, if possible, avoiding conflict is always the wisest action.

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The Civil Suit Against Rittenhouse—

The father of an adult who attacked Rittenhouse with a skateboard wants money. No doubt he grieves for his son. Any decent father would. But the arguments in this civil suit against Rittenhouse are nonsensical and proven false in the criminal trial.

The Deceased Attacker is actually a Hero

For example, in the suit, the father claims his son was a “hero” and was trying to disarm Rittenhouse. The claim in the criminal trial was that somehow the 3 men were ‘good samaritans’ who thought Rittenhouse was an active shooter, and they needed to stop him. A claim that prosecutors couldn’t substantiate with evidence, witness statements or ‘victim’ testimony. The complaint filed by the man’s father reads:

After Anthony was shot, Gage Grosskreutz approached Defendant Rittenhouse with his hands up, pleading with him to stop his shooting rampage. Without provocation or any legal justification, Defendant Rittenhouse shot at Grosskreutz from point-blank range, hitting him in the arm. Thankfully, Grosskreutz survived.

Yeah, this description of events is complete fantasy when compared to all the evidence presented at trial.

Rittenhouse is an alt-right Nazi

The complaint also attempts to use the same failed approach prosecutors used in the criminal trial—frame Rittenhouse as a racist. The ‘you’re a racist’ argument works on social media. But the same question that the prosecutors couldn’t provide an answer to in the criminal trial lingers. If Rittenhouse is so blinded by racial hatred, why did he only shoot people of his same race? The answer is clear, because he only shot people who he reasonably believed were going to cause him death or serious bodily harm, period.

The court rules and procedures for civil suits are much more lenient. There was supposed to be a law against double indemnity, but that was in a bygone era in a free country that no longer exists.

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Insurance is primarily a wealth preservation tool. Insurance, in all cases, is a minor cost to cover what would be a major cost if an infrequent, yet very expensive, particular event were to happen. If you have something to lose, the cost of insurance may be a wise choice. This applies to all types of insurance. CCW insurance is no different.


Comments

  1. On November 6, 2022 at 10:38 pm, BRVTVS said:

    The problem with this type of insurance is that gun owners are then funding an industry that has every incentive to lobby for mandatory insurance. It’s what happened with car insurance and health insurance. A similar thing also happens when the only local gun rights orgs are organizations of regional shooting ranges. Ordinances banning backyard target practice proliferate to drum up more business.

  2. On November 7, 2022 at 12:08 am, Dan said:

    The lawsuit is almost certainly doomed to fail. But we will see once again the truth in
    the statement that “The process is the punishment”. Defending himself will cost Mr. Rittenhouse untold amounts of time, money and grief. As intended.

  3. On November 7, 2022 at 10:14 am, Frank Clarke said:

    …double jeopardy…

  4. On November 7, 2022 at 11:49 am, Redman said:

    He can beat the rap, but not the ride. F’ing lawyers. Remember, judges were just lawyers too.

  5. On November 7, 2022 at 12:43 pm, scott s. said:

    I’t never been “double jeopardy”. Common law torts have always been subject to court process. But all they get is a “judgement”.

  6. On November 7, 2022 at 1:06 pm, PGF said:

    It is double jeopardy. Two trials in defense of the same set of facts, the second of which is after full exoneration of all criminal charges? That is definitely double jeopardy, perhaps not according to law, but in fact, it is.

  7. On November 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm, Clyde said:

    Herschel,
    Thanks for the link comparing CCW insurance. I’ve had a “permit” and have meant to do this for 12 years and finally did it today. Hope I’m just throwing my money away and never need it but I do feel better for whatever that is worth.

  8. On November 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm, Bradley A Graham said:

    Every bullet you fire in self-defense has a lawyer attached to it.

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